April 5, 2020
Earlier this week, a few members of our UChurch community gathered together to worship. Here is a glimpse of a revelation that was released during that time:
As our UChurch family continues to work through the tensions revealed in our own hearts – with regards to fear, legality, doing the ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ thing, we are continually encouraged in our knowing that God is not condemning what is coming out of us. On the contrary – He is bringing all these tensions in our hearts to the surface because He so desires to speak life into them. And as we, as a family, have come to know Him more and more - we truly do become what we carry, and He wants us to solely carry His love.
We were moved by the intercessory nature of our Monday night worship (sanitized, socially distanced, and all)… and by our collective sentiment of mere ‘submission’, if you will, to breakthrough; breakthrough spiritually, socially, and even literally with regards to the state of the world right now. But not the kind of breakthrough we run after and grasp at. As a family, we have very intimately known this reversal in ‘running’ after breakthrough for some time now. What we sensed was the kind of breakthrough that is in the surrender, that is received rather than fought for. The kind Uchurch has been receiving as a family. And specifically, the kind of breakthrough that Father wants to impart into each of our hearts in this time when everything ‘should’ and ‘ought’ to be in chaos, so that we might in the meantime rest in the corner of boat, napping with Jesus in the middle of the storm.
Our prayer and intercession comes in many forms. For us on Monday it looked like humble prayer and worship. It looked like an Instagram live and a Zoom in from our quarantined Pastor. It looks like allowing Father to continue moving in our hearts, just as he always is, and receiving who He is in us as our compass to navigate this new rhythm of life we currently find ourselves in.
I leave the gift of peace with you – my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts – instead, be courageous! - John 14:27 (The Passion Translation)
In receiving the breakthrough that is in surrender, here are few songs that came to our hearts while we worshiped on Monday night. We hope they are encouraging to you and your family during this time.
Stand in Your Love (Bye Bye Fear)