We’ve all seen the “Kung Fu” type movies. I like one particular instance where the “Master” wanted to show his students a new technique of shooting an arrow. He instructed his students to blindfold him with a towel and then he shot. When took off the blindfold he saw a completely clean target, no arrows in it. He glanced at his students and they where afraid to look at him, embarrassed because he totally missed. In a quick recovery the master asked, “What did you learn from that?” They stammered a bit and one disciple blurted out, “I thought you were going to teach us how to aim without looking?” Wrong conclusion!” said the master, “The truth is, if you want to hit the target you need to keep your eye on it!” It made a lasting impression upon the students.
In FCOP we have found that we constantly need to be reminded of this simple truth. That is why we spend so much time and effort in training our Pastors and leaders. In June, about 150 leaders showed up for three days of refreshing. It is clear that we must constantly be reminded of what we want to hit spiritually. We pray in the Holy Spirit and in the natural. Why? Because we are led into truth as we pray in the Spirit, but our intellect is not engaged. As truth is revealed by the Holy Spirit to our soul, it is interpreted to our intellect and emotions, and that moves our natural will to make a conscious decision to act in accordance with the will of the Master. In other words: “Hit the target!”
The topic of the month was: Being Led by the Spirit, and understanding how He leads us left everyone feeling a new sense of focus. It was amazing to see our Pastors and leaders come together to learn how to be fruitful in the Spirit.
Here are some images of our conference at our Training Center: