Last week I went to Kansas City for the Grace Covenant conference. I am always refreshed by seeing friends, the strong teaching and Kansas City BBQ. But this year I was encouraged by the testimonies. Grace Covenant is expanding internationally in Nigeria, The Dominican Republic and Peru. Dallas Elder told a great story of fulfilled prophecy regarding a ministry connection in Peru. Jeff Dodson shared how three breast cancer tumors have disappeared through the prayers of the people of West Chariton Fellowship in Novinger MO. A young woman at the conference who had a progressive hearing problem leading to deafness in her future had her hearing completely restored.

These are just a few of the stories of what a living Lord is still doing on the earth. I know we all have disappointments and prayers we are still waiting to see answered, but it is good to focus on all the good things God is doing all around us. We choose what we look at and we choose what to believe. Our skepticism and pessimism water down our faith. Take a minute and stop focusing on what isn’t currently happening and look around and see what God is up to. You will be refreshed and encouraged by this.

I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.

Psalm 27:13-14

See you Sunday morning!