This week at camp meeting was unlike any other. I have been regularly attending every meeting and conference that the River at Tampa Bay Church has and this has by far been the best one yet! I loved having such a diverse amount of music and teachers. Joel Stockdale was one of the ministers and his life and testimony speaks volume.
One of my favorite things that he said was “My life is a testimony of the GOODNESS of God!”
It was so refreshing to see others overcome obstacles in their life by the power of God in their life. It is encouraging to know that no matter what is going on in someone’s life, you can still live out a life that will bring glory to God.
The main focus of this week was igniting a generation. Pastor Rodney was ministering at one of the evening services and he called up all the children between the ages of 6-12. Then he began to pray for people as the spirit led him. He was walking around the sanctuary and he pointed out three girls that he wanted to pray for. So they came up to the front and he laid hands on them and they fell out under the power of God. He had the ushers pick up one of the girls and he gave her the microphone and asked her to describe what was happening to her. She could hardly speak but what she did say was very powerful.
She said, “I feel free.”
And then she fell right back out under the power. Only thirteen, we found out later. It was such an eye opener and that experience will never leave me. Even young girls and boys have the ability to feel bound and captive. No matter what the issue was in her life that she was dealing with, she is free!
Praise God that she is set free by the power of God!