In the words of one of the seminar presenters today – “Have you ever been so excited about something that you just had to share – like a two for one kind of sale at Nordstrom’s. You want to tell everyone.” I felt that way last night and this afternoon.
I am generally skeptical when people talk about things that they like or that has moved them. Not that I don’t believe them – it is just I don’t have a framework to place their experience – because it is not my experience.
Last night I went to the encounters cafe (something that others have described to me, but I’d never experienced myself). As I stepped into the room I begin to understand why others had been so excited about it. As I walked into the encounters cafe I felt a peaceful, comfortable, holy atmosphere. I could relax and have God conversations. But you too may be skeptical about what I am describing – so I’ll just say come and see.
This afternoon another similar experience took place. I attended the seminar on creating prayer rooms. Then the presenters took us through the prayer room in the North Tower in rooms 580 and 581. Again, I felt a peaceful holy atmosphere. I dug in the box of sand and found a shiny pearl shaped ball. I could feel my insides grumble with God hunger. Come and see.
John records a similar experience: “Come see a man who knew all about the things I did, who knows me inside and out. Do you think this could be the Messiah?” And they went out to see for themselves. ‘We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.’
Come and see for yourself. Hear and participate in an experience with a Holy God.
Those of you in cyber space who can not be here I encourage you to read John 4. Ask for a taste of the Living Water.
My prayer is that all of our hearts will burn with God hunger.