Some Random Monday Thoughts

Pam and I are so grateful for all the friendships God has given us with people all around the world. From the time I committed my life to Jesus Christ, I knew He wanted me to impact people’s lives with the Gospel, but I never thought my life would be impacted this much as well. 

This past weekend we had the honor of ministering in Austin, Texas for Bishop Jesus & Sandra Guerrero in the AEGA Latino Conference, sponsored by AEGA and United Christians House of Prayer. The conference was held Friday night & Saturday morning; then we stayed over for Sunday ministry at House of Prayer.

In each session the worship, led by Amanda Rodriguez & the House of Prayer Worship Team was off the chain, the messages were powerful and right on time; and the altar ministry met needs in people’s lives that only He can do. The House of Prayer volunteers served with such a spirit of excellence, it reminded me of when the Queen of Sheba visited Solomon and when she saw the excellence of Solomon’s attendants as they served, it took her breath away.

There was a point Saturday morning during the worship time, the Spirit of God began to move very strongly, and I literally felt like the ground was shaking under me. In my inner man I heard the Holy Spirit say, “this is a defining moment. I am taking my people up from here…!” The shift I felt in my inner man was so distinct that it made all the warfare Pam and I have been through over the last several weeks worthwhile. 

Often times, satan attacks you directly before or immediately after a great blessing from the Lord. Or for ministers, immediately before or after God has used you to be a powerful blessing in someone’s life. His attacks don’t always involve a sickness or a car accident, it is most often little irritating things that intend to steal your peace, bring delay or frustration into your heart & mind. Little things like your cable being hit by lightning, taking out the modems and routers, destroying your main computer, and running over a nail as you are attempting to transfer to the airport to catch a flight. Being delayed on the highway, someone keying your car, and…well you get the picture.

I thank God Paul said, “the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:18) This glory is not always for the sweet by & by; so many times, God gives us a little piece of heaven in the now & now.

This weekend was filled with laughter, friendships, fellowship, food, tears of repentance, tears of joy, food, love, the overwhelming peace of God…and did I mention food? Church people function well when there is food involved. While every weekend Pam and I are out ministering is good, this weekend, I believe it was a little piece of heaven.

The life Pam and I live can be tiring at times, very stressful in others. We don’t get to spend time with our family like we want to, nor do we get to enjoy time off as often as we would like. But I wouldn’t trade this life we have for the world. The friendships and family God has given us around the world makes all the “irritating” things we go through worthwhile.

Just some random Monday thoughts. Thanks for being a part of our journey.

David Copeland

David has been actively involved in church leadership since 1978, the year he accepted his call to the ministry. David currently lives in the East Alabama community of Lanett with his wife of almost four decades Pam. David passionately believes in the local church and served in almost every facet of local church ministry before launching into full time itinerant ministry in 2001. Since then, David has trained pastors and leaders, conducted crusades, help plant churches, and conducted revival campaigns across the United States as well as South America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Kenya East Africa. He and Pam currently lead the Revival Now Schools of Ministry across Kenya as well as helping to establish and build the Hope Centre Children's Home in Kilgoris, Kenya. David ministers with a strong prophetic edge and is passionate about bringing people to a living relationship with Jesus, developing leaders, and empowering those around him to live as Spirit filled disciples of Jesus. He holds a  BA, MA and a Doctor of Theology from Omega Bible Institute and Seminary in Monroe, Louisiana.

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