On January 19th, the Men and Women's Ministries each began bible studies entitled "A Man After God's Own Heart" by Jim George and "A Woman After God's Own Heart" by Elizabeth George. Since the first meeting, we have heard testimony upon testimony, seen an increased hunger for God's presence, and lives literally being transformed from the wisdom and insight taught in these lessons and that which is shared during class discussions. The fresh revelations of God's character, nature, desires for us as His children are being made known. Our congregation is becoming increasingly aware of the fact that God is a God who wants to spend time with His children and who desires to give good gifts to us. This awareness has changed the way we talk, think, pray, and make daily decisions. We have that hunger and thirst for God that is mentioned in the word. Because of this, we are experiencing God's presence in our services in such an exhilarating manner, that there is a deep cry that comes from within ushering a closeness that can't be explained. The immediate cry of our church is "God we want to see your glory." We realize that we will get to the point that instead of us pursuing God, He will begin to pursue us. We will settle for nothing less than what God has ordained. We expect the blessings, favor and hand of God to be upon our church. Out of the shadows and into the divine life, the blessed, life, the preferred life - designed and orchestrated in the mind and heart of God to be demonstrated through the Spirit of God. Many of you reading this are as we were, tired of church as usual, sensing that there was something more but not knowing what it was or how to even obtain it. Let me assure you, there is more and it is found in spending time at the Master's feet, forsaking all to live a life that glorifies our Heavenly Father.