There has been so much going on its impossible to blog it all. We are still in a curious period of chaos at the corps as the implications of the review are hitting the proverbial fan. Also experiencing a the huge ‘Amen’ of God though, and really feeling that some of the things we’re embarking on are significant.
Firstly, Freedom in Christ Ministry material. It looks like it will be revolutionary. The leaders of the corps have agreed to have a ‘freedom appointment’ to deal with strongholds and stuff. We will then hopefully be able to lead others in the corps through the process.
Secondly, we’re going Ward wise! We’re launching out in cell stlye over the next few years. Wards are old Army prototypes of wards. We’ve kept the name because its marginally better than cells, but there are some added extras to the ward concept that cell doesn’t have…will expound on that later.
In other news:
Firstly, I’ve been doing a fair bit of personal study, books, CDs, internet, on what is called the Jezebel spirit. I (unpopularly) believe that this spirit is manifesting itself in the corps…I guess I notice it more because I’m the ‘Elijah’ it is manifesting against! So…we continue to try and live in the opposite spirit, submiting to God, resisting the devil and refusing to give it any excuse until I have the slightest idea how to deal with it more effectively.
Secondly, had a sudden recognition about an hour ago with regards to the fact that when we eventually move corps, we will have to start all over again in a lot of things! *Sigh*
Thirdly, the battle of personal obedience proves in so many ways, to be crucial in the fight of a leader. Some areas are more down than up, yet other areas are strong. God is gracious, but God forbid that I should ever purposely trample the blood of Christ underfoot. Pressing on deeper in holiness.
Fourthly, my gaelic is slowly improving and we’re looking forward to a trip to Barvas on the Isle of Lewis (Scotland) in October. Been feeling strangely interested in the Western Isles for a while now…looking forward to visiting. Haven’t got round to visiting Captains Matt and Debbie on Orkney yet, but you never know…we might make it before the get re-appointed elsewhere!
Fifthly….urm….also looking forward to a weekend in Devon coming up (we’ve told DHQ this time..and about our last holiday!!)
So…thats not even half of it!