Yesterday will go down as one of the most powerful days at C3. God laid a special message on my heart to help people that feel like they are in a pit and can’t get out… which meant that on Friday afternoon I TOTALLY changed my sermon. And if you know anything about my personality… that’s hard for me to do. We have been in a series based on Proverbs called "GPS: Getting God’s Direction For Your Life." But a GPS doesn’t help you when you are in a pit! One young woman handed me a note during the worship and response time yesterday… She said that the sermon was for her.
“I am in a pit. My fiancé committed suicide in front of me by shooting himself. I am having a hard time getting through it. I had waited so long to start that phase of my life. What I finally had found was ripped away from me. This happened in December and our wedding date was going to be in May. I am hurt, confused, and angry. I feel robbed and don’t understand why at my age I don’t have a family. I am deep in a pit and I didn’t ask for it and I want to get out.”
At the end of each service we had three crosses at the front and asked people if they were in a pit to write it down on a piece of paper and nail it to the cross. Hundreds of people came to the front and put their “pit” on the cross. It was one of those God moments that you had to be there to experience. We worshipped and prayed, and God moved big time. If you weren’t there you can check out the vodcast or podcast.
This Sunday is Palm Sunday and we are going to wrap up the GPS series. I can’t wait…. I have a feeling that God’s going to continue what He’s started.
Side note: our praise team did an awesome job and they led us in a new song by Hillsong, “In Your Freedom”, Saviour King album. Go to iTunes and check it out.