This is the sight I was greeted with as we pulled into the mountains of New Mexico. I was just blown away by the beauty of God's majesty. It was as if God had just dropped the most glorious sunset right in my lap so I could taste just a small portion of His glory at that moment. And taste I did. I savored this image and soon realized it was just a preview of all the God had in store for me to partake of. He is so good!
We began revival services Sunday morning at Eternity Baptist Church. The pastor of the church is a long time friend of my husbands. He and his wife were actually Jimbo's youth leader way back in 1969 when Jimbo was 14 years old and they were about 30. Precious servants of the Lord. Then and now. They served like second parents to him and he loves them so much and they feel the same way about him. It's been fun to see how Kat still mothers him just like he was 14 again!
(Larry and Jimbo)
We had awesome services on Sunday. The spirit of the Lord was so present. Jimbo had prepared several sermons for his time here and when he woke up Sunday morning, God had other plans for what He wanted Jimbo to preach, so he said, "OK, God, it's all you!". The message was amazing. God spoke to His people and the message that was delivered was one that touched every person in that church. Hearts were pricked. Lives were changed. Decisions were made. God showed up and showed out and His presence just filled the sanctuary. I just love it when He does that!
By the time services started Sunday night, we all had such a hunger for a Word. For THE Word. We arrived at the church and couldn't find his notes anywhere. He doesn't use many notes, but he does like to have his scripture references written down and just a little outline to keep him from chasing too many rabbits. But they were no where to be found. But once again, God was in control and the message that he gave Jimbo to preach was just the Word that all of us needed to hear.
Monday morning, 5 of us set out on motorcycles and left Alamagordo headed for the mountains. I climbed on the back of Jimbo's bike with camera in hand and we headed out. We rode to Ruidoso and Cloudcroft and God just painted picture after picture of the most majestic sights I had ever seen. Everywhere I looked was the beauty of God. I could just hardly contain myself. I kept saying, "God you are so amazing!"
(me, Jimbo, Larry, Kat)
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the
firmament showeth His handywork"
As we prepare for services tonight, Tuesday night and Wednesday night, I would love it if y'all would just continue to pray for the people of Eternity Baptist Church. Pray that God will continue to move among the people and that they will develop an even more fierce hunger for the Word and for growth in their spiritual lives. They are a precious body of Christ and I just want them to all get on fire for God! I just know they can be such a HUGE blessing to their community and just explode with the desire to reach out and show others the way to the CROSS! May God be glorified in all we do!
"For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore
for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me"