Thursday, October 25, 2007

Rise Up, O Men of God!

Excited about Men's Retreat coming up this weekend. Still remember last year's Men's Event which was a great time of "iron sharpening iron". This was last year's band (I miss Alex Collins!)

It looks like a great event. Got a great band to play with. Looking forward to what God has in store for us. Mark Beeson and Dr. Bob Laurent will speak to us which should be awesome. Something amazing happens when guys get alone like this - the prophetic voice of God seems to come out in the teachers we have.

Have you ever experienced a Holy Spirit moment when you are planning or doing something and then someone else you are working with ends up thinking the same thing without you talking to them? As planners of services, we find this happens often, which is a good thing (I guess we must be listening to God's Spirit which is good for people who are leading a church!). I will let you know more about this after the retreat since I don't want to spoil the moment for anyone going. More to come soon.

Note to anyone willing:
PRAY FOR US that God is able to work in and through us in powerful ways in the wake of this event. That it wouldn't just be another "thing" to do, but a raising of the bar in our commitment to Christ and the redemption of this world. That would be my prayer.

Great words we will sing:

Rise up, O men of God!
Have done with lesser things.
Give heart and mind and soul and strength
To serve the King of kings.

Rise up, O men of God!
The kingdom tarries long.
Bring in the day of brotherhood
And end the night of wrong.

Rise up, O men of God!
The church for you doth wait,
Her strength unequal to her task;
Rise up and make her great!

Lift high the cross of Christ!
Tread where His feet have trod.
As brothers of the Son of Man,
Rise up, O men of God!

Amen, my brothers, amen.


Sarah Koutz said...

Good hymn.

Why do the guys always get to go away somewhere? Men's retreat. Oasis Guys getaway. It seems like women's events are always shorter and in town. I don't like this.

Jeff Kamp said...

Dan, I can't wait to leave work today and head down to my first men's retreat. I look forward to great speakers and of course awesome music. I pray that the men of this church will rise up to the calling that God has on all of our lives. I'll be prayin' for ya!!!

Sherry Ingle said...

My hope is that every man at the retreat has a woman at home praying for him!!! Rise up Oh Men!!! (PS I miss Alex, too! He's like another son to me!!)

Samuel said...

Pray for me that God may give me a christian mate like the ones God gave to you Guys, I am 51 years of age and still single and looking.

God Bless you all......Samuel