Business Meetings and the Holy Spirit

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This past weekend was full of business meetings regarding the purchase of the building we are currently renting and the remodeling of the whole building (10000 sqft) with a 200+ seat nave & sanctuary and a dedicated children’s hall.  To be perfectly candid, it was very easy to get bogged down in the numbers & details.  It was also very easy to disregard the work of the Holy Spirit in what was happening.  Did I notice at the time that there was a difference in that room vs. the many other meetings that I have been in re: money and sales?  Not at the time. But looking back with 20/20 hindsight, I can see the Spirit that helped guide the members of the building committee and leadership team in that room and for the past year of planning and research.  Needless to say, it’s something I will remember when I get bogged down in vestry and leadership meetings and want to do ‘the real work’ of the church.

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