Happy Monday Family & Friends…
This weekend was a DUCC filled weekend. We spent a lot of time at DUCC, but it was a variety of activities going on. Hope enjoy this week’s Monday Moments.
I love what God is doing at DUCC. In the summer months we host what we call Let’s DU Dinner as an intentional time of fellowship before our monthly prayer meeting. We have a philosophy at DUCC that is rooted in Acts 2:42-47 that highlights 1) Devoted Partnership, 2) Divine Power, and 3) Daily Progress. Each of these 3 things were evident this past Friday night. We had a wonderful meal, and fellowship time, BUT our prayer time was phenomenal! As we worshipped and prayed Friday night there was such an invitation to experience the power and presence of Christ in a deeper way. I really got a sense of revival taking place as we prayed with & for one another! I encourage you this week take out at least 30-60mins and devote it to PRAYER! Pray with your family, friends, co-workers, and strangers!
Saturday morning Cherelle and I had this wonderful plan to take Chloe swimming. She loves splashing the water in the tub, and ensuring that we get in on the fun. So as we set out to take Chloe to the pool, it happened to be around her nap time. Chloe fell asleep while we were on the way to the pool! We woke her up, but it wasn’t as pleasurable as we had originally planned. The water was super cold, and Chloe was super sleepy. However our little lady baby still courageously got in the water for a little bit and splashed around while releasing the most addictive laughter ever. This family time was recharging.
Also on Saturday we had what we call DUCC Detailing. It is where we take out time to go over the behind the scenes aspect of DUCC, and we CLEAN! We actually had fun cleaning the church, and the church really needed it! Overall these moments like this make me think back to the many years we did ministry without a building, and how blessed we are now to have a space we can call our own.
This Sunday we had our second installment of the LIFE series from Psalm 119. There are many fun facts about this long Psalm, however I would like to simply say this Psalm teaches and exemplifies to us what it means for the Word of God to be our Distinction, Desire, and Direction. This Psalm teaches us how we should view the word of God, and how the word of God should impact our lives. This Psalm is broken down into 22 sections with 8 verses a piece. I would encourage you to take the next 22 days to read and reflect on a section from Psalm 119 as a refresher for your desire for God’s word being manifested in your life. The bottomline from Sunday’s sermon was this: “It only works if you use it.” The best thing we can do with the Word of God is APPLY IT. So, does the word of God matter in your life?
I close with this quote from John 1:1-5
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.