“Behold, I will do a new thing. Now it shall spring forth. Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19 NKJV
The Lord Who Burst Through
While in Israel, I was reminded of a story that happened in Baal Perazim, which means “the Lord who bursts through.” I Chronicles 14:11 NLT
It was there that God told King David to march forth when he heard the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees. When David moved with obedience in a previous battle he exclaimed, “He used me to burst through my enemies like a raging flood.”
I’m compelled to encourage you to march forward. God desires to use you to defeat the enemy like a raging flood.
Spring Forth for Easter
As Easter approaches, use this time to gather your troops, prepare your team, and march forward!
Here are four tips as you prepare for your Easter Service(s):
Promote your Easter Service by inviting guests to attend.
Prepare for your Easter Service so that your guests will have a great experience when visiting.
Pray for the guests that will be attending. (Write down names of people that you know that may visit or that have been invited.)
Plan to follow-up on all guests.
In a recent Coaching Event with Josh Hannah, he made this statement, “it’s not about the numbers, it is about the names.” I agree! If we fail to get names (and phone numbers), usually there is no follow-up. If we do not follow-up, then the percentage of the guests returning anytime soon decreases significantly.
Be intentional in reaching out to the unsaved and the unchurched in your community. Put the four P’s in motion – Promote, Prepare, Pray, and Plan. May you experience an overflow on Easter Sunday!
Bishop Tim Lamb combines over 34 years of pastoral and church planting experience to lead LifePoint Ministries. Bishop Tim's unique prophetic insight, forward-thinking leadership, and compassion for people combine to make him an effective leader for our pastors and churches.