Deep down in our hearts we all have a need to belong! We all desire to be vulnerable and just be loved, no matter what. It's a good thing that in the Lord Jesus you find such a place. He will never push you aside and will never not love you.
He is always there for you and desires to fill every need in your heart. No matter what you look like or what you do, His loving arms are always wide open for you and there is nothing He desires more than to just be with you!
As I was thinking of you today, and was also just really getting excited about the possibility to meet you soon when we dedicate the classroom here to the Lord on July 18, I remembered the first time I felt that deep sense of belonging.
I think I was about 15 years old at the time, and I attended a meeting back in Switzerland where Apostle Colette was speaking about the face-to-face relationship with Jesus. I remember sitting there and I wish I had taken a picture of me sitting there.
I probably sat there with my jaw wide open and my eyes nearly popping out of my head. I met the Lord Jesus that day like I never met Him before and He showed me His reality. For the first time in my life, I knew that I belonged to Him and He to me. I knew that there was nothing in this world and in this life that would change this.
Sure, after this came a season of removing veils around my heart and smashing my stony heart so that I could not only feel this passion for myself, but also for the body of Christ. I then wanted to take this reality and hand it out to everyone around me.
You know, the Lord Jesus loves you and He has a place for you no matter what. If there is anything we want you to even experience when you come to visit us for the classroom dedication, it is that you come to the place of realizing that you belong to Him and that there is nothing in this world that will ever change that fact.
No ministry office, no leadership position, no hardship and no difficulty will ever change the fact that you belong to the Lord and He to you.
So as you head off into your weekend, remember that. Reach out to the Lord Jesus and allow Him to meet that deep need inside. Give Him your heart and allow Him to work on you. As you do, you will have a treasure to pass on to the Church that not many found yet.
Changing the Church starts with the change of your own heart right here, right now!
So, let's do it, shall we?
I hope to see you soon. Please don't forget to RSVP (if you haven’t already) by July 15. We wouldn't want anyone to go without lunch!
With Love and Blessings,
Apostle and Team Leader
Apostolic Movement South Africa
P.S. This week something momentous happened! We now have signs so you can find us :)