For the ladies of Restoration (my home church for the last 22 years), we are nearing this chapter’s end. However, it is definitely not the end of the story. Yesterday, I believe I heard the Lord say the heart of Restoration is still beating. Even as we commemorate the end of this part of our journey, the heartbeat of Restoration continues because it is alive in our hearts. The desire to see individuals restored to God’s original intent for their lives is something we will carry with us wherever we go. Some of us are going ahead with CityLife Church. Others of us will be walking with the Lord into new areas of His Body. The thing we need to remember is that no matter what, the Lord only has One Body. Some may be here and some may be there, but we are still connected as the Body of Jesus. We don’t need to draw circles around ourselves. Jesus came to break down dividing walls, not build them. We are still family no matter where we find ourselves on Sunday morning or Saturday night! In the end, we all have the same destination – the presence of the Lord Jesus.
Abba Father, thank You for bringing us together. Thank you for knitting our hearts together in love. Keep us one in Your Spirit. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.