We were praying about whether or not to start the home group back up, and when, etc. I think God got a little impatient with us – I feel like He kind of whacked us over the head (“Here’s your sign!”)
First the kids emailed us about coming to lunch. Then at church they were offering a book on prayer, with a study guide, for use in homegroups. Paula and I were looking for a way to “jump start” our devotions this year, and this looked like it would work for Homegroup, too, so… today was the first homegroup meeting of the year almost by accident. It was just us and the kids but we enjoyed the visit and distributed the book.
The book is Love to Pray by Alvin Vandergriend. It provides a 40 day prayer plan designed to help the reader fall in love with prayer, and with God, all over again. I’m looking forward to renewing my relationship.