Over the past two months the weekly email list has grown dramatically, and I want to welcome all the new subscribers. A big part of Belonging House, and the adventure with God that I live, is being a testimony of God’s goodness. Hopefully my life is a witness that listening to the Lord and doing what He tells you is a better way to live. In that sense, a lot of what I do is a parable this message.
Here is one of those parables.
On Wednesday over 40 leaders from across New England gathered for quarterly meetings focused on the move of God happening in New England. Part of the day was to share about the 2015 New England Night of Worship at Fenway Park. For you outside the United States, Fenway is one of the oldest baseball parks and a shrine to “America’s Pastime.”
At the end of the meeting, someone gave me two tickets to that night’s game at Fenway Park (and they were good seats). Unfortunately, the game was postponed due to weather. My tickets were for the next day, but I was scheduled to be at the Massachusetts State House for the National Day of Prayer.
That night, I went home and looked at Facebook and my Aunt Cheri in Upstate New York was getting a new puppy. They were planning on calling the puppy “Fenway.”
The next morning I headed to Boston and put the tickets in my pocket. As the prayer time at the State House went on, I felt I needed to stay and meet with some friends serving in the legislature, and gave the tickets to my friends from YWAM Boston. They went off to the game, and I stayed behind to pray and talk.
After the meeting, I grabbed lunch and then my friend Andrea told me she needed to go to the camera store. Off we went, and when she parked the car, I was surprised that we were right next to Fenway Park!
Hmmm. Finally, I asked the Lord to show me what was going on. Obviously, I needed to be at Fenway Park. We walked over to the stadium and as we stood there and asked God what was going on, a tremendous love for Boston and the people came over me. This was the heart of the city. It represents the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of its people. And since I have lived here, one of the mottos for Red Sox fans has been “THE CURSE IS REVERSED.”
All this adds up to one thing–no matter what, you can’t miss your destiny. God will get you to the place you need to be, even if your choices cause the path to be a little non-direct. If you keep saying “yes” and listening, you will get there.
Don’t miss tonight at the North Shore Bridge as we launch our first monthly “Art and Awe” First Fridays.
I will be traveling to Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky and am looking for some opportunities to share along the way. If you or a group you know would to host an evening of worship and impartation, let me know.
Thank you for your prayers!
He Never Fails,