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A Little Like Heaven

A Little Like Heaven

Mike Rhoades | Apr 28, 2015

There are moments in life that take your breathe away, then there are moments that give you breathe. This week nearly 130 PPM staff members from all over the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America came together in south Florida to prepare for a summer of mission trips.  From the start, the presence of God was thick.  Like an overly humid summer day, His presence had a density that stuck to everyone as they moved excitedly from meeting to meeting. The longer I watched, listened, and generally lived in this constant state of worship, the more loudly Matthew 5 began to resonate in my soul...

 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.  -- Matthew 5:13-16

Pelicans, you are a salty bunch!

I fully believe that this summer will be monumental in ways that we could never dream up or plan.  Standing in that small south Florida church, your worship quite literally shook the rafters.  Your voices caused the stained glass windows to vibrate with God's name.  It was a breathe-taking display of multicultural, multigenerational worship that felt a little like Heaven.

But...and this is huge...it never once felt like the end.

When a moment takes my breathe away, I find myself instantly trying to gather and categorize the moment.  This wasn't the case.  Never once did I feel the urge to reminisce, rather it was as if God was building a launch pad of worship.

I would venture to say, for those in attendance, there were many breathe-taking moments.  What set these moments apart from so many other like moments, was that God breathed life into our breathless souls.  Not that people were broken and God restored them, but that people worshiped so freely they found themselves emptied and ready to be filled up with the Holy Spirit.

As you step out in faith. As you find yourself wondering why now, why this. As you walk through the deepest valleys and climb the highest mountains, I'm praying one thing for you. I pray that you worship our good God so freely that you find yourself filled up by His grace and mercy and love.

Stay salty friends.

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