"This is my prayer group. If you can... do join us!" the e-mail said.
How could I say NO? But to be honest, when I first read the invitation and later, the day's program, my first thought was "Oh, my, can I stay focused listening to sermons for 8 hours!" Even the promised breakfast, lunch and snacks couldn't convince me enough. But she is a very good friend. Letting her down would be cruel! So, I hovered my mouse over the YES option and, with a heavy finger, hit the Enter button! That's the beauty of this tech world, it shortens your agonizing time.
Since I arrived in America, I had been accepting invitations to attend renewal meetings, bible studies, masses, services, etc. from various faiths and denominations. I try to get the best from each session and take it with me with an open mind. And everytime, I feel more secured in my own religion. My chosen faith. My GOD!
Or, should I say, OUR GOD!!!
The day started with setting up the room and breakfast. Then before I knew it, it was lunch time. The journey we took thru the presentations of God's words were so engaging, and funny at times that, along the way, I almost wet my underwear from laughing. After all I am not that young anymore! After a sumptuous lunch, we had some sharing moment where I experienced through others' testimonials how God makes and lets us know, feel, and see HE exists. I didn't experience any heat or cold sensations, or an out-of-earth feeling during the pray-over, but I knew HE was there with me, guiding me, looking after me. I went home happy, energized, enlightened.
My friend, thank you for the invitation to experience my GOD, our GOD!!!