Claiming the High C’s – Introductory Chapter Questions 4 and 5
Posted by gshstudy on January 21, 2007
4) During a calm period what have you done for shore protection?
I am not sure. It has been a long time since there was a calm period. I am not sure I would even recognize one if it hit me in the face.
5) Describe a personal high tide, a time when you felt especially close to God.
At MCC, before we began 40 Days of Community, we shared in a day of Prayer and Fasting called Prayer 24. From 7am on Fri to 7am on Sat. There was no requirement to participate for the full 24 hours, just to be aware of it, to have the church open and available for prayer or to pray at home during a time period that people signed up for.
I felt such peace and joy during those 24 hours, unlike anything I had ever felt before. I remember afterwords thinking I should spend my next vacation there at the church.
There was some really moving group prayer times, which normally I would feel uncomfortable with, but on this day, felt exceptionally natural and focused completely on God. I could hear God in all the different prayers that went on.
The next morning, after having been up all night, I felt more energetic and revitalized, which for me is really saying something, Mr. Hyper that I am. I wasn’t able to fall asleep the whole day except a 15 minute cat nap while watching golf. And that tide remained high throughout the whole 40 Days project.