These couple of weeks have been a time of great brokenness for me. I am writing just after a Friday overnight prayer, which has always been my favourite meeting in my diary. As always, the Lord’s presence was there and we had a most wonderful time in the presence of the Lord (The worship and ministry time in all night prayer is recorded under piano worship). Despite all that is happening around, there is a sense of a new depth in the Lord, and as always, a greater love for the Lord Jesus.
My wife and I are thankful for those who continue to surround us with encouragement as we seek to do God’s perfect Will and destiny in our lives. We have heard from God and are holding fast to His words, visions and leading. In times like these, many come with diverse advice, opinions, judgments, counsel, etc. but finally, it is our lives and our destiny at stake and no one else; thus we will continue to follow from our hearts the direction that the Lord is giving to us in building our home and family strong, to build the work and ministry that He has called us to strong.
We have heard from the Lord. We know what we need to do. The Lord has spoken and we are obeying His leading. In the next couple of months and the next few years, it will be clearly seen that the direction taken is the right direction in simultaneously building both our marriage and the ministry strong. There are six more years of the decade of glory (2006-2016) to go. It is necesary that all things that should be tested are tested to the stage of the present greatness of brokenness so that the Lord can bring forth His glory. Within me is a sense of a pemanent brokenness that the Lord has wrought within me that will forever render me a broken vessel before the Lord for His use and His glory alone. Now when the Lord uses this broken vessel, all will know that it is definitely not me, for I am an imperfect clay vessel, but that it is truly the Lord and the Lord alone who has so chosen in His mercy to call and appoint this broken vessel to do the work of His kingdom. To Him be all the glory always.