Boot Camp Tomorrow. (Please Pray for Us!)

Tomorrow Beth and I leave early in the morning to travel to Raleigh for our Acts 29 Boot Camp and assessment. I am both excited and nervous. Excited because this will be a powerful conference where God in his might will show up; and nervous because other men of God have a part of my future in their hands. As most of you know, this journey to move and plant in Boston has been about a 2 - 3 year process. Beth and I prided ourselves on never getting ahead of God no matter how strong the temptation. If it were up to us, we would have moved long ago, however that would not have been the Lords will; it would have been ours. Over the past 3 years we have grown so much. God has given us unbelievable friends, opportunities and experiences that only the He could have ordained. All of those things would have been missed if we got ahead of the Lord.

We feel that we have heard so clearly that God is calling us to plant in Boston. We believe that ALL (not missing one) of the people that we trust and respect have confirmed this calling in our lives. We have received supernatural revelations from the Lord that we could talk about all day if given the time.

Please take 1 minute and ask the lord to do these things for us this week at the assessment:

That he would confirm our calling through these men who will be assessing us. That the Lord will speak clearly to us and that our hearts and minds will be open to what He wants to say to us. That He will lead, guide and direct our paths (Proverbs 3). Please pray that I (and Beth) will be ourselves while being assessed. That we will be open and honest about who we are and where we are at; not trying to please man but rather God. (1 Cor 15) That I will be confident about what we are being called to do (Philippians 1). Pray that we have protection from the enemy who is literally prowling around us right now just waiting for an ideal opportunity to devour us (1 Peter). He wants to kill, steal and destroy the will and plan of God in us (John 10) but we desire to stand firm and when we have done all to stand; we'll continue to stand (Ephesians 6). Amen.

I want to thank all of you who have walked with us either directly or indirectly. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for you. That you have been willing to listen to me, read what I write, pray for me, or even speak into my life. You will never understand how the Lord has used you in my life. If you are reading this and think that I am not talking to you; your wrong. You all have had some sort of influence in me at some point in my life. For that I say "Thank You and I Love you"

3 comments:

Chris Kauffman said...

praying for you as I read this Matt...

Amber Shomo said...

Just prayed as well! I'm sure it's going great. Can't wait to hear. Love you guys.

Jen said...

Praying for you guys, SO excited to hear all about it!!!! You guys will do awesome, I know.