God’s Plan in Eustace, Texas

God has His own plans.

Glowing Heart went to Eustace, Texas one Wednesday afternoon for a youth rally. Earlier that morning, students all over the country (including those in Eustace), gathered around their school’s flag poles for “See You At The Pole” (SYATP) to lift up prayer and worship. Since our youth rally was after SYATP, we called it “Saw You At The Poles.” This was a particularly important event since we would be going back to Eustace in a couple weeks for a DNOW. “Saw You At The Poles” was not only these youths’ first impression of GH, but it was going to be a good time to get to know some of the students and invite them to DNOW. We were there to make good connections early, so the “real” work could be done at the DNOW.

God has His own plans.

First, we were not expecting the response we got at “Saw You At The Poles.” Ephesians 3:20 expresses that God is “able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,” and He far exceeded our expectations at the rally. Over twenty students asked to receive Christ as their Lord and Savior. Being with Glowing Heart, I’ve seen things I would safely call a revival, and this was one mighty revival, for sure! We were all surprised. We always go into events with the expectation that God will do amazing things, but He just blew us away.

God has His own plans.

Second, we were expecting to come back to Eustace in a couple weekends for a DNOW. In a lot of ways, we were there to encourage and invite student to DNOW. But the Thursday before DNOW, it was cancelled. Of course, Glowing Heart was disappointed. But that didn’t stop God’s work in Eustace. We still went to FBC Eustace for a Sunday morning service. It wasn’t what we had on our schedule, but it was on God’s schedule. We were blessed to be there, and the congregation was so welcoming to us, eager to worship. Henry brought the Sunday morning sermon on why we come to church– because we are the church. The Holy Spirit did His work on convicting and comforting, and brought many people to the altar that morning.

God has His own plans.

There was an awakening in Eustace, Texas over the past couple weeks. I pray it continues to grow. When we watch the news or get on the internet, it looks like Christianity is sinking under political and social pressure. It is looking darker and dimmer down the scope of time, and many American Christians are worried. We are trying to come up with great church programs, fit in with the culture, and we have our own plans on how Christianity is going to stay alive in the West. But,

God has His own plans.

 

“Behold, the former things have come to pass,

and new things I [the LORD] now declare…”

– Isaiah 42:9a

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