This week, Pastor Robert returned from his sabbatical and shared what God taught him about how He moves when we rest. Pastor Robert Morris shares how God moved in his life during his sabbatical, what he learned in that season of rest, and how it has inspired him for the future of our church.
1. I rested. Taking a sabbatical requires trust and obedience. Gateway trusted God as they gave away millions to those in need, but God miraculously replenished Gateway’s funds with more. For Pastor Robert, he learned sleep apnea was keeping him from resting fully.
2. I recovered. It took a year for Pastor Robert to recover physically from his near-death experience. This sabbatical helped him recover mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. During this time, God healed Robert’s heart from sorrow that he didn’t die and experience heaven fully. God showed him why he’s still here—to further the gospel.
3. I renewed. God renewed His call on Robert’s life. He showed Pastor Robert that he is supposed to stay at Gateway and further affect the body of Christ through Genesis 35:1—the same verse that led him to start Gateway Church. This is a new season for the church, for the body of Christ. Breakthrough is coming!