Today our church met at 10:00 because of the leadership of Lisa Mello (senior pastor Tom Mello) she had called for a morning of prayer for our city, state, our nation and the nations of the world and an opportunity to go out and touch our city.
Normally when there is a call for prayer the response isn’t what you would like to see but not so this morning and it was a Saturday in June. There was time of worship and then an open microphone for people to come and pray. That can be a dangerous proposition allowing anyone to come and pray but again it was powerful with different people praying. As Ps Tom was sharing at the end I had to leave.
But I had an opportunity to pray as well and I wanted to share with you the things I saw and prayed. During worship I saw an angel at the door handing out tickets. I’m saying to myself why is an angel handing out tickets? Then I was reminded that yesterday when I was cleaning my garage I threw away an old broken down grass seeder/fertilizer spreader. The ticket was for each of us to pick up a new grass spreader on the way out. A grass spreader is used to spread new seed and the Lord said our old way of spreading seed (see Matthew 13 parable of the sower) needed to change. The old methods we used were effective in the past but He has a new way/strategy to sow seed.
It was also during this time of prayer and worship when I just felt that the Spirit was saying there are no answers down here but there are answers in heavenly places.
The following are the verses that came to my mind and I shared this morning:
3. Isaiah 64:1 “Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down! That the mountains might shake at Your presence”
And finally the cry that fills my heart: We will look to you and cry out for mercy/for your intervention.
4. Psalm 123:1-2 (AMPC) ”Unto You do I lift up my eyes, O You Who are enthroned in heaven. 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, and as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy and loving-kindness for us.”
Yes, there are no answers down here but you have all the answers we need. Father, rend the heavens and pour down.
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Pastor Brian R. Weeks began ministering in 1972 and has served as a pastor to both youth and young adults. He also served as an associate pastor for eleven years, and then for 25 years as a senior pastor, apostolic missionary, and church planter. In March of 2017 he released his church Solomon’s Porch, but in order to remain part of the local church, continues to serve among its several pastors.