As we come up to a very important day in the life of our conference, I am calling on each of us to engage in serious time in prayer. We need the Lord’s sweet Spirit to refresh and ready us to make important decisions together carefully, cheerfully, and graciously.
One of my favorite Psalms (139) says, You have searched me Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.
Why, if He knows us so completely and intimately, should we even bother to tell Him what’s on our minds? Because when we engage our great God on His ground of Word and prayer, something happens between you and Him that can only happen there. You cannot enter that holy ground and not come away a new creature!
All of us have our opinions and preferences, and the Lord knows those very well, because we’ve been thinking them and sharing them a lot in recent days. So, He knows what we are thinking. But now, it is time to come before the Lord with a humble heart and spirit, and ask Him that His preferences will reign, and to ask His Spirit to fill us in such a way that we will know that the Spirit has been present and that we have followed His promptings. So please pray for our constituency gathering. A lot. And then let us rest in what He will do in and through us not just on this coming Sunday, but all our days awaiting His glorious return.
-Mic Thurber, Rocky Mountain Conference president