Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Under the influence

Floored!It was Abraham Lincoln who said: “If all the people who fell asleep in church were laid out, end to end... they’d be a lot more comfortable!”

We had a few people laid out at our church last weekend – but for a happier reason. It was our “Alive Weekend” festival in the Giant Marquee (a full knees-up for the mJa) – Easter weekend, so an appropriate weekend to call “Alive”...

And it certainly was alive! We had a lot of very powerful Holy Spirit happenings – people laughing and crying as the Spirit came upon them, people falling, people being healed.

I even toppled to floor a couple of times myself (I thought I’d grown out of such things...)

Yet, as we were reminded by our two main leaders towards the end of the weekend, the ultimate purpose of the Holy Spirit manifesting His presence in such ways is not that we fall over, or display emotion – but that we are refreshed and empowered to give our all to build the Church.

“It’s not how you fall down, it’s how you get up that counts”.

But I have to say, I feel very refreshed, a whole lot more human, less stressed, more confidant – so the fruit is good.

As Scrappy Doo would say, “Lemme at ’em”...

These men are not drunk, as you suppose. (Acts 2:15)

5 comments:

Aidan said...

Wheeeee!

Anonymous said...

Is that guy wearing lipstick?.....
And the other bloke has big arms! Must be Andy Gregory then.

witness said...

Can you see the words now?

alison said...

yeah the weekend was AWESOME.

Bobbie True said...

wow!!!!!talking about being refreshed!!!the weekend was soooo GOOD cant wait til the next one!!