It’s just past midnight, I really OUGHT to be in bed, as tomorrow morning, I head, once again, for the airport: Heathrow (Terminal 1 especially) seems to have some giant magnet that constantly pulls me back there. At least this time, it’s not for another long-haul flight:instead, a drive to Portsmouth, and the luxury of a cabin on the 9 hour-crossing to Le Havre, and then about a 4-5 hour drive, to the lovely little town of Brem-sur-Mer, on the Vendee coast of western France.
‘Activating the blessings’ is the theme Colin and Sue Enticknap have given to the conference, the conference itself is ‘Louange Côte Ouest (West Coast Worship), which begins actually in the morning: it seems I’m the duck to be shot at speaking at the main celebration in the evenings(!) on Friday and Saturday, but it’s a great theme, as I’m a great believer that WE have the authority in our own lives, and the power from God, to CHOOSE to activate blessing and gifting in our lives…..
So much of what we do – or, sadly, DON’T do, is because we don’t feel ‘able’, have the confidence to trust that God has given to us ‘ALL the divine power we need for life and godliness’ (2 Peter 1:3), live in fear of what others will think, live in fear of ‘getting it wrong’. My prayer for this weekend (Le Weekend – I love that bit of French! – but not as much as ‘la baguette’ 🙂 ) is that God will so overwhelm all who are at the conference with HIS confidence, remove fear, and pour out his power on that wonderful region of France.
The worship at the same conference two years ago, was tremendous – led by Bruno Lafitte and Hélène Goussebayle: it’ll be great to see them, and so many others who were there, too, once again.
I’m so glad to have Brian Louden with me: we had a fantastic time in Cali together last November, Brian has a driving passion to pray for the sick, but more importantly, he LOVES people. Colin and Sue’s son, Jason, is also travelling with me, I’ve not met him yet, so it’ll be great to get to know him.
We’d really appreciate your prayers as the west coast is tough ground to pioneer, and Colin and Sue have a great ministry there, but encouragement, and a whacking great dose of God’s Holy Spirit wouldn’t go amiss!