Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for September, 2009

Just dropping a quick note to tell you that we’re working on a new radio program at KBXL 941 The Voice.  It’s so exciting!  Think of praying over the air… Amazing.

The only other thing on my mind right now is that God is faithful!

Read Full Post »

Humility and Revival

There is a connection between humility and revival.  Of course, confession and repentance is also important, but to humble ourselves before God is where revival begins (the last place we usually  go).  The first two recordings Revive My Heart – P1 and Humble Yourself – P2, are Part 1 and 2.

No Entitlement is a recording on forgiveness.  Wow, the Lord released me from something I had been carrying around for a few months.  He is so faithful!

I pray He prompts your thinking and praying through these three messages.  God bless you…

Revive My Heart – P1

Humble Yourself -P2

No Entitlement

Read Full Post »

Trust in God

All day long I’ve been thinking about what it means to trust in God.  I mean really trust Him.  What does it mean to trust Him no matter what?  No matter what…  What did it mean for Noah to trust God?  Or Abraham?  Moses?  Joshua? Esther? …..

Each of them were in situations that brought them to a place where they encountered God and therefore, a great challenge lay before them to trust Him fully.  They stood at a crossroad and were given a choice to trust God or resort to human means.  Especially in Abraham’s case, he resorted to his own resources (or those of Sarah) in trying to “produce” the son that God had promised them.  They tried to make it happen through practical means.  Hagar’s womb made perfect, practical sense to Sarah, and then to Abraham.  “We can accomplish God’s promise “this” way,” they said to themselves.  Can’t you just hear the conversation between them. How logical!  How brilliant!  How resourceful!  [We would do well to stop and consider just how much we are like Abraham and Sarah.]

And here I am at a crossroad in my own life… It has to do with waiting on God for a car.  And I’ve been struggling to find the words to explain something about this circumstance God has placed before me…  Oh, Lord, please enable me to express my heart.

What’s life for?  Most of us would say, “To live.”  Here we are.  We have breath and life and work and therefore, we aught to be living life.  But what if the most important part of life..no matter what’s in your life or what you do…is to know God and to make Him known.  What if that’s the most important thing, just as the Apostle Paul says in Philippians 3:10, “…that I may know Him…”  What if life has everything to do with discovering Who God is, and in so doing, we come to love Him more than life itself? What if He’s the whole point?!

What if the most important part of going to work, is not merely completing a task, but in completing the task, God is revealed through you. And because you so live your life in dependence upon Him, He is all that matters?  And what if, in my case, the most important part of purchasing a car is that God will be revealed and others will see His glory?  Well, from a practical, human perspective, that sounds absolutely absurd!  But if our life is, as James says, “…just a vapor that appears one day and then vanishes away” then what happens between our breath and the passing vapor MUST have greater significance than just living a day-to-day existence.  It MUST have something to do with knowing God and Him being revealed through our life.

You see, Noah just didn’t build an ark for a bunch of animals.  He didn’t just save the best of mankind so they could start all over again with a clean slate.  He built the ark because God told him to and in so doing, we see God revealed.  We see God!  We see God noticing something about Noah that was completely unlike the rest of mankind, “But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. …Noah was a righteous man, blameless in His time, Noah walked with God” Genesis 6:8-9.

So Noah built the ark.  How impractical.  What a stupid looking thing on dry land.  Drip.  Drip.  Drip.  And the floods came and what God said, happened just as He said it would.  And Noah walked with God.  And Noah trusted God…  And Noah and his family entered the ark.  And the rest is history!

And through Noah, we see God doing something so extraordinary that even after all these years every time we see a rainbow, we remember God’s covenant.  We can trace the rainbow all the way back to God and His mighty working through a man who trusted Him enough to build an ark when it had never rained on the earth before!  Wow.  That’s radical faith.  That’s the kind of faith and trust I want in God: a wild abandon faith for allowing God to reveal Himself to a world that doesn’t believe in God anymore.  Let that be the purpose of my life, I pray.

You may think your life, and your life work, is of no earthly significance.  You may wonder what’s the big  spiritual deal is about flipping hamburgers at McDonalds, or chasing cows around a pasture or answering phones at a doctor’s office, but just like Noah and Abraham, you have the opportunity to allow God to be revealed, if you will but trust Him to make Himself known…to you, and to those who are watching.  What will it be?  Go ahead and live radically!  God will bless you beyond description.

Yup, that’s what this whole car adventure is ALL about…  I trust You, Lord God!  Because YOU are trustworthy, and beautiful and worthy of ALL my trust.  In you alone, I place my trust.

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are fully committed to Him” 2 Chronicles 16:9 (a)

“However, as it is written: ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” 1 Corinthians 2:9

Read Full Post »

Glorifying God

I want nothing more than to glorify God.  I want my life to point to Him!  The more I entrust myself to Him, the more I discover what the Apostle Paul meant in 2 Corinthians 2:14-17.

14But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads (manifests) the fragrance of the knowledge of Him in every place (everywhere). 15For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, 16 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? 17For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

My life is not about me…the world will try and make it about me, but if our life truly belongs to Him, then our life will point to the Lord God Almighty.  And all the glory will go to Him!  May it be so in my life today.

Read Full Post »