Lord in our midst

Why should you be like a man confused,
like a mighty warrior who cannot save?
Yet you, O Lord, are in the midst of us,
and we are called by your name;
do not leave us.
Jeremiah 14:9

This verse captures how many of us feel right now. The truth is that God is in charge and "on the job". But God also wants to be in our midst, among us, communing with us. I believe that the church is going to be a place where people encounter God's presence. I believe that while people will still need a word or guidance for their lives, even more, they will need an encounter with God for change in them. Many people have have Bible studies, sermons, seminars, retreats, discipleship groups, accountability relationships, counseling, and intense worship; without a life-changing God encounter. This is what people want and really need and what will happen, I believe.