Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Chapel Report

"To him who is able to do immeasurably more than all you are able to ask or think or imagine..."

I would not have dared to imagine that God would have done something as big and amazing as what He did this morning. At 9:00 AM 30 MLA's and support staff gathered to pray for their peers who are sick and facing enormous medical challenges. One important committee recessed so that the members could participate in this very important time.

I chose to focus on the theme of God's grace for the morning. While we often think of God's grace as being available to help us in our time of need, His grace is also given to empower us to fulfill what He has put in our hearts to do.

I wasn't sure what to expect when we provided an opportunity for people to pray publicly for their peers. It was silent for a moment and then they began to pray. It was exciting to listen to them. One huge lesson is that in spite of political differences, these people really care about each other.

While it's often said, we literally felt the prayers of hundreds of people across the country. Men's, women's, student and special prayer groups lifted us before our Father in Heaven and the result was tangible. I'm told that the conference call was exciting as people prayed collectively and used technology in a very exciting way.

This has been an exhilarting experience and only the beginning of what God has in store for our province and our nation. Thanks for praying and standing with us.


There was a genuine sense of God's presence with us today and we felt the prayers of people across the country. I'll write something more later, but I wanted to get this out to you ASAP.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool.
-D

Al Kelly said...

Greetings Tim

I am encouraged as you are to see members of our government raising their voices and hearts to the one true God as you open the opportunity for them.

I have been reading the life and times of William Wilberforce and watched the current DVD "Amazing Grace". It depicts the Christian determination, vision and attitude that he showed over many years in English Government on a quest to abolish the slave trade and raise the moral standards in England. This DVD would be a fitting gift for each member of our MLAs this Chistmas from Leading Influence.
So . . . . in that spirit I would like to challenge all your readers and supporters to not only pray for our politicians, but to actively show our support by joining with me to sponsor one member each with one of these DVDs. Please send me information on how I can donate my $25 gift towards this challenge.

Blessings
Al Kelly

Tuula said...

Tim,

This is so very exciting, watching God move is amazing. Will pray for your Carol Fest.

Tim said...

We are rising to Al's challenge. We aren't prepared to do this out of our current budget. (We were think pens not dvd's...)

If you'd like to be a part of this opportunity, you can give online via our website at
http://www.leadinginfluence.com/Donate.html