When God Comes Through For You

Now I didn't blog yesterday and here is the reason why.

3 AM Easter Sunday morning.  I wake up all miserable.
4 AM Easter Sunday morning.  My stomach is really giving me fits.
5 AM Easter Sunday morning.  I know something is wrong, but what is it?
6 AM Easter Sunday morning.  I am before the white throne (not the Great One) relieving myself of dinner from the night before.
6:30 AM Easter Sunday morning.  Montezuma's revenge.
7 AM Easter Sunday morning.  I want to die.  I have food poisoning.

Of all Sunday's to get food poisoning.  I arrive at the church, late, and exhausted.

My wife messaged everyone on the staff.  PRAY!
When I got to church people PRAYED!
As I sit in my office, I PRAYED!  "Oh God, get me through this service!"

10:30 AM Easter Sunday morning.  The first video plays and I feel ill.
10:35 AM Easter Sunday morning.  The second video plays, and it's time to go to the platform.
10:40 AM Easter Sunday morning.  We sing the first song.  Well, the worship team did.  I kind of stood there.

James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

While everyone was greeting I turned my back to the congregation and prayed a quick prayer.  "God, a lot of people put a lot of faith into this service.  Please don't let this stop You or me today.  AMEN"  

Isa 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.

That's when it happened.  I felt a surge of strength to sing, all nausea stopped, and I was good to go. 

The rest of the service was excellent, 13 people came forward and asked Jesus into their lives.  12 more in kids church.  

As soon as I stepped off the platform, it was over.  I wasn't sick anymore, but I was exhausted.  Since noon Sunday, I have slept 14 hours.  But I needed the rest.  

I am glad to be surrounded by people who care. 
I am glad to be surrounded by people who pray. 
I am glad to be surrounded by people who will step up and lead. 
I am glad to be a father, a husband, and a pastor.  

Yesterday was a good day.  Perfect?  No.  But I'll take good over perfect any day. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, that You for coming through for me every day.  AMEN