Fruitful February - Bearing Good Fruit for Christ
Pictures above: Training and equipping the church in Western Australia for 3 Sundays in February.
Jason and I are glad to be invited back to tailor their trainings for them after an introductory session with the church, as we build line upon line, precept upon precept.
"Let Your work [the signs of Your power] be revealed to Your servants, and Your [glorious] majesty to their children. And let the beauty and delightfulness and favour of the Lord our God be upon us; confirm and establish the work of our hands–yes, the work of our hands, confirm and establish it."
Psalm 90:16-17 AMPC
We have been pleasantly surprised on the increased turnout at the 2nd training session, as the pastor who invited us to run the training, was interviewed and publicised our training sessions on radio 98.5FM.
Only after 1 week of training, what blessed my heart deeply was to hear the stories of how those who attended from the youngest to the oldest put to action what they have learnt!
Two teens (13 and 15 year olds), started a youth gathering in their secondary school and by week 2 have reached and engaged about 15 friends to join them to learn more about God!
One very elderly lady in aged care residence prayed for God to use her even though she believes herself to be the only follower of Christ there. She prayed for God to help her to have boldness to connect with others and to share Christ with them and she is experiencing more favour with others.
It only goes to show that it is not about how much one knows, but how much one obeys God puts into action what they have already been taught. To me that is bearing fruit and it glorifies God.
The 3rd and final training ended off with a powerful move of the Spirit. We laid hands on many who responded to receive the Holy Spirit and they were filled with the Holy Spirit!
What a wonderful reminder of this declaration made by Captain Pedro de Quiros an explorer and navigator hundreds of years ago on 14 May 1606 (on the day of Pentecost) that this land is ‘Terra Australis del Espiritu Santo’, the Southland of the Holy Spirit!
My prayer is that: as summer was coming to an end, and as we entered into a new season of autumn, may the rain of the Holy Spirit fall upon the good soil of hearts causing the seeds that have been sown to bear forth good fruit and fruit that last! (John 15)