The Main Event was just great at The River at Tampa Bay Church on Sunday, August 22nd as we celebrated the return of our Pastors Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne as well as giving our worship to the King of kings and Lord of lords. I had the privilege of being a part of the worship team that morning. I could feel the weight of God’s glory as it filled the room. I could barely stand up on my own by the end of our time of worship. The presence of God was so evident in the room. And as Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne shared on the process that we must go through when we say “yes” to the call of God, when we surrender our lives to do His will and not ours.
He brought a piece of wood from Africa which is also used by artisans to make wooden carvings, excellent and unique masterpieces. It really drove the point home when he explained that we are that piece of wood going through a process to become a great masterpiece. He went on to say that the process requires us listening to God’s Word. Our obedience to every word that comes from God for our lives, will determine how great and beautiful we will be as a masterpiece. One of the keys of becoming a masterpiece in the hands of the Master is to stay in His hands, stay in the process. It’s not an easy process, as God begins to cut off everything that is not pleasing to Him and begins to create something new. The altar was full at the end of the service; many were saved as they gave their hearts to God. Others answered a call of total surrender. The anointing was so strong that no one wanted to leave. I am expecting even greater things to happen among us at The River at Tampa Bay.