Pressing In

Monday, January 4, 2010

As this is the start of another year, we at Rock Solid Church are going into it with a desire for a closer relationship with Christ. I am so grateful for pastors who are committed to, not business as usual or playing church, but truly pressing into God's presence. Their vision permeates the church. It's like a fire that spreads.

We are starting 2010 with a deeper commitment to prayer, to God's Word, and to obedience. We are taking these next two weeks to seek Him and draw close to Him. That doesn't mean we press in for two weeks and that's it. No, we press in and know that He changes lives that are presented to Him--and I need Him to change me so that His will may be fully accomplished in my life. This time of consecration is not a one-time experience; it's the beginning of something deeper--a deeper level in Christ, producing fruit that will remain. Our expectations are high, for the Lord never disappoints.

So for the next two weeks, there will be very few, if any, political posts here. Perhaps the occasional copy and paste of a Facebook note. For the most part, anything that I post during this time will be spiritual in nature, like sharing some S.O.A.P with you.

What's S.O.A.P? It's a type of devotion that we do at Rock Solid Church. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. It involves reading the Bible and then writing out one Scripture that stood out, writing what I observe in it, writing how it applies to my life, and writing out my prayer concerning it. I encourage you to do it also. It's powerful and will really be a blessing in your own time with God. I don't think I'll share my S.O.A.P. with you daily, but I'll share some, and I pray that my reflections will bless and encourage you.

It's time to turn plates down and turn spiritual ears up. I don't want to miss a thing!


Anonymous,  January 5, 2010 at 5:43 PM  

Dear Andrienne,
I started a Daniel Fast today which will run through Jan. 15. I join you in understanding that we must get serious about prayer and fasting. S.O.A.P. sounds like a great disicipline as we seek to draw closer to the Lord.
In Christ,
Phoebe Ivers

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