Peter Kling's grand daughter Leslie, a police officer, was recently murdered in the line of duty. She and her family Jack, and Zachary, had just bought a new home in Hemet last year. Peter shared a message about seeing his grand daughter again in her "father's mansion" where he as prepared a place for her.
The catastrophes of life drive us to our knees. These trying times cause us to run to the Lord and not away from him. Humiliation steals our sense of value that our earthly life amounts to anything. In the valley of humiliation the adversary will beat us down. The devil will remind me that in my flesh there is no good thing. However, Jesus said, come to me all of you who are heavy laden and I will give you rest. God made children to be afraid of the dark. However there is nothing worse than grown men who fear the light. For the light came into the world and men rejected the light because their deeds were evil. God sent his son to rescue us from the darkness.
The theme of this weekend's men's retreat is "Ignite." Prayer, studying the word, and fellowship with our brothers in Christ provides the fuel for igniting our hearts. The spiritual warfare gives us the purpose for prayer. Prayer and the Word of God are God's offensive weapons in the spiritual battle. Spiritual revolutions are worked through the power of prayer. Praying men are God's mighty men, empowered with hearts on fire ignited by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Let's continue Michael's message "ignite" on the next post.
In Christ, Brian