Every Friday we’ll leave the regular format and post a few random thoughts.
I’m in Costa Rica all of this week, and so far have had an exhilarating, powerful time. The flight was uneventful but long, obviously, and not being bi-lingual, I’m pretty much at the mercy of my hosts and interpreters. Still, during the opening presentation last night, I pointed out that the Holy Spirit needs no interpreter, and His presence was so clear and potent last night! As it has been in all the subsequent services. I’m truly happy for Exodus Latin America, who is hosting this event. There are over 600 people here, the conference is “sold out”, and the enthusiasm is overwhelming. I’ve spoken three times so far in addition to a tv interview on Costa Rica’s most watched news program, and I will have four more presentations to make. Loving every minute of it – wonderful, fun people; lots of tears and joy; everything a conference should be. I am blessed beyond belief to be here.
Kinda shocked at the Casey Anthony verdict, which has touched off nerves everywhere. I wonder if, at times, we have a sick need for someone we “love to hate”, who becomes the focal point of our wrath. Perhaps, and if so, a mother complicit in her child’s death is a good candidate. I hope you will join me in praying for Casey and all involved. Whenever I feel an unhealthy wrath towards someone, as I admit to feeling for her, I know only prayer will solve the problem. When I ask God’s work and blessing in the life of someone I have something against, I exit my heart’s dark places and into His heart’s perfection.
I’m lonely for my family, while at the same time thoroughly enjoying my family here in another country. And somehow, quickly checking into this blog and jotting down a few thoughts makes me feel right at home. Hope you’re looking forward to a terrific weekend. God bless.