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03.06.10 | March 2010 enewsletter

Hi Everybody,

In January I wrote about a benefit event we were planning for Chris & Linsday Rogers. Thought I would update on that. We had a wonderful night of worship with Marco Barrientos, Zach Neese, Walker Beach, myself, and many others including friends and worshippers that came out to be a part of the event. It was held at Heartland World Ministries Church with Pastor Steve Hill. The house was full. We were able to come into the presence, pray over Chris and Lindsay, and be an encouragement them. The added blessing was that we raised $10,000 to bless them to be able to help with some of the medical bills and ongoing needs they have incurred. We continue to stand with them for a complete healing and ask you to continue to believe as well.

I want to quote John Piper from the first chapter of his book, The Dangerous Duty of Delight. He says, “I write this little book because the truth and beauty of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, are breathtaking, I say with the ancient psalmist,

‘One thing have I asked of the Lord
That will I seek after;
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord
And to inquire in His temple’”

I love that. The truth and beauty of the Lord are breathtaking. I’m sure you have at one time or another seen something in creation that took your breath away. Imagine that! In 1 Corinthians 2:9 Paul says, but just as it is written, “THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.”

We cannot even conceive the glory and majesty of this amazing King. We only see in part right now but the Father wants to reveal His beauty now to those who desire it. The psalmist said, "ONE THING, have I asked of the Lord". Not two, not three, but just one..... to dwell and to see. I am convinced that our hunger and desire is often too weak. There are so many distractions and so many things tugging at us. The call to us remains... will you come and sit at the feet of Jesus in the midst of your busy life, do you desire Him above all else?

Worthship (english transliteration of the word worship) teaches us that every person worships one thing or another. The thing you ascribe worth to is what you worship. I encourage us all to make the ONE thing in our lives the presence of Jesus. All else really pales in comparison!! And I think when we finally see the face of Jesus one day soon, we’ll be wondering why anything else even mattered!

On a side note, we are going to extend the mp3 of the month “Break Me For The Nations”, for one more month. Not only are we offering the song as a free mp3, but are asking you to help get the word out to your worship and missions pastors. We are offering this version of the song for free to anyone using it for the purpose of missions. Feel free to use it for your videos and promotional material.

Many blessings on you as you journey with Him,