8 Years

Today, I'm reading Jim Cymbala's book called "Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire." These phrases moved me:

Cymbala: "From this day on, the PRAYER MEETING will be the barometer of our church. What happens on Tuesday night will be the gauge of which we will judge success or failure because that will be the measure by which God blesses us."

Spurgeon: "The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of the first tokens of His absence will be a slothfulness in prayer.

I feel sense a burden to increase the level of prayer at New Life Church. God has so much more for those that pray. It's heavy on me today. Who knows what God will do?

8 years ago today, Renata and I drove into Colorado Springs to start at New Life Church. We had been married for 25 days. Time is flying. Oh, the brevity of life!