Colleen and I leave tomorrow for Honolulu, Hawaii, where we will participate in the Transform Our World Global Conference with Dr. Ed Silvoso, 67 speakers and workshop leaders and 1100 delegates from 25 nations!
This is the first international conference that Colleen has attended and I can’t tell you how excited I am that we can share this week together! My son, Matt, our daughter-in-law, Leah, and our good friends from Zylstra Harley Davidson, Mike and Amy Matter, will also be attending along with several others from the area. I again have the privilege of serving as Faculty Dean as part of the Executive Program Team.
The other night I shared a passage from Luke 11:9-13 with our Church Council. I’d like to pass it on to you and invite you to join in making it our prayer theme for this coming week. Jesus said:
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Jesus invites us to “ask, seek and knock!” And what Jesus say that our heavenly Father promise to give us? He gives us himself! He gives us the Holy Spirit!
What are you asking from God? What are you seeking to find? What doors would you like to see opened? I leave for this conference ready to serve others but also ready to receive all that God has for me, for my family, for Christ Church, for our region, state and nation! I’m asking the Lord for a lot! I’m seeking greater revelation! I’m not only knocking on doors; I want ‘em knocked down!
But here’s what God has spoken to my heart and this is where I invite you to join me. What I need the most, and may I suggest, what we all need the most, is more of the Holy Spirit! Praise God! This is exactly the gift our heavenly Father gives when we “ask, seek and knock.” He gives us more of himself!
Thank you for your prayer covering throughout the conference. Please make this your constant refrain; “Come, Holy Spirit! More of you! More of you!” We travel and represent you with deep affection, love and prayers!
Blessings in Jesus,
Pastor Greg and Colleen Pagh