Teams for the upcoming Weekends are set and ready to go!! Last weekend the Men’s team met for the first time, and the Women’s team will meet for the first time in just a few weeks!! What an exciting time for the Community!!
Applications for the weekends are now being accepted, and in fact, the deadline is quickly approaching. Applications for the Men’s weekend must be received by August 20th!! That is just over a month from now!! Please, pray about whom God is placing on your heart to sponsor this fall. We want to fill these weekends with plenty of “babe chicks”! The dates for the weekends are: K-137 September 17, 18, 19; K-138 October 15, 16, 17.
Another exciting upcoming event is our annual Summer Ultreya on Friday, August 13th. This year’s Summer Ultreya will be held at Hidden Lake Metroparks in Leroy at 6:00PM. Hot dogs, Smore’s, and an assortment of beverages will be provided this year. During the evening, we will eat, sing, share in fellowship, hear from one of our own Koinonians, share communion together, and have a short business meeting. There will also be time for individual activities on the trails, the pond, or the archery range. (Individuals will need to provide their own sporting equipment)
At the recent Men’s team meeting, I shared from one of my devotions the week earlier. The devotion spoke to the need for continuous prayer, and related how our prayer life should be like the priest’s duties in maintaining the fire on the altar of the temple in Leviticus.
“Fire shall be kept burning on the altar continually; it shall not go out. Leviticus 6:13. Keep the altar of private prayer burning. This is the very life of all piety.”
Here was what I was reminded of: Prayer, a life of piety, takes work. It’s not always easy. But with “Action”, it’s rewards are a “Life in Grace”! Any of this sound familiar?
Ironically, as I was driving to the Men’s meeting, I was reminded of how important it is to lean on our Father and His Holy Spirit in that task. You might recall, it rained just a little on Saturday!! I was driving through that rain when the Lord put on my heart Elijah’s fire, told to us in 1 Kings. Not only did Elijah have confidence in our God to light that fire, he had such confidence in God, the one true God, that he had the fuel soaked in water!! Not as a test of God, but to give the glory to God, of what He is possible of!!
I share with you that word of encouragement that God shared with me: Keep the fire burning through daily prayer, and know that when all seems impossible or improbable, all things are possible through God!!
I pray God blesses all of you. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at any time (440-346-7641).