County seat: Aspen.
We have entered into another beautiful mountainous county at nearly 8000 feet, but with Aspen Mountain’s summit towering at 11,212 feet. This county is near the continental divide (11 miles west) and follows the Roaring Fork River. I have to boast of this amazing area before going on to our time here. Just sit and stare at what an amazing creator/ artist our God is!
“Oh how good and how pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1
We found the perfect spot with our new friends Pastors Jim and Pam Tarr, and with our Melody Pena. Jim and Tony prepared the ground for offering and worship.
This is one of those counties where a picture speaks a thousand words. The beauty of this place is overwhelming. To share hearts with fellow believers is a gift, and to pray and worship together with these people is a treasure.
We shared our offerings together, placing them in the ground, beginning with our stone and sticks. With this, we remember Elijah and the prophets of Baal, and “Who” won that confrontation! (1 Kings 18:20-40). We prayed for more intercessors to rise up and take their place on the wall. “As for me, I shall call upon God, and the Lord will save me.” (Psalm 55:16). “He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry for help came before Him, even to his ears. Then the earth shook.” (From Psalm 18: 6-7). “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth!” (Psalm 34:1).
We prayed for unity in the body of believers according to the Word. “Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17).
We prayed for mustard seed faith to grow and spread across Colorado. “For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20-21).
And, we asked for God to rain down His Holy Spirit fire on the church, and for Holy Spirit fire to pour over us again. (Matthew 3:11). We remembered Jesus the Living Water, that we would be filled with Him and thirst for Him alone. (Psalm 42:1-2).
We prayed Jeremiah 10:6-7 over Colorado, worshiping the King of Glory. And, so precious, we shared communion with each other and with the land, remembering the price of love that Jesus paid for us. I love the feel of the cool dirt on my hands, and I love knowing it’s on our feet as we travel these counties.
And, as always, we sealed our time with worship.
“Psalm 33:1-3: “Sing joyfully to the Lord, oh you righteous ones; praise is becoming to the upright! Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings! Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy!” (Psalm 33:1-3).
Thank You, Lord, for Pitkin County!