Friday night, 13 March, 2009, a new beginning in Waterloo, Ontario.
Eight of us gathered in our home around 7:30 pm. The weekend before, Lori and I had a sense that the Starfish Network Winter Retreat was going to be a catalyst for moving forward in God’s purposes. So, we went, and I did one of the three sessions, “Casting the Net in the Local Housechurch” and I knew by the end of the weekend that I had in a sense prophesied what I believed and what was going to come to pass. Indeed it did.
Lori felt from the middle of the weekend that we were to launch out this week. We prayed into it and we felt convinced that we were to move forward this week. So, putting out trust in the Lord, we informed some of the people who had met with us on and off, and we invited some recent friends, and we all came together. Eight of us gathered together, fellowshipped, interacted, discussed the Gospel of John, worshipped, prayed for one another, and just loved each other. We built up and encouraged one another. It was an incredible evening.
It was incredible, not only in proclaiming a new beginning, but in the fact that we gathered from 7:30, and did not realize until looking at my watch that it was 12:45 AM! It was incredible, all that time together just flew by!
I thank God for a new day and a new beginning. I well remember the words of the prophet, “despise not small beginnings.” I really do love the new beginnings of what God is building among us.