Today, I'd love to share 3 highlights from my Rescue Mission Tour. I had 16 events in June and traveled through Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. What an incredible time. Check it out and see some photos too...
We declare our dependence on You. //
We stand grateful for the freedom to worship and honor You openly. //
Be Healing and Hope to our veterans. //
Breathe courage and protection over our troops. //
Break forth wellsprings of compassion and unity in our homeland; //
For every race, every color, and every creed. //
Bring peace and rest to every nation; to your world. //
We. Need. You...
Do you believe God is willing to heal you or that family member you're praying for? Do you believe it is God's will when you lock arms to pray? If not, I totally understand. But I want to tell you I believe you are missing a huge part of Jesus' heart for you.
Please take some time to read this all the way to the end. It is a lengthy post. But I believe it is critically important to the reboot, revival, and resurrection of the American church. Our Father wants vibrant life for us right here and now. Christianity was never meant to be a discussion about power. It was meant to display God's power. I realize this might mess with some of your theology...but I think its worth the risk. See you on the blog!
Today, I want to share a poem/prayer I wrote
in response to an anonymous poem called, "Stray."
You drew a line, a line in the sand.
You wrote it in blood, the love of The Lamb.
It can't be revoked, removed, or undone,
The Lamb who was slain conquered and won.
Depression must bow, despair must retreat.
Shame has been pierced, it falls at Your feet.
Does God always get His way? Is it God's will for acts of racism to take place? Is it God's will for unborn babies to die? Does God still work all things together for good? I wonder how many times we attribute things to God's will when in fact they are directly contradictory to His heart and will. I wonder if people can actually die before their time, before God wanted to call them home...let's dive in and talk about it.
You burst on the scene with salvation.
You silence every false accusation.
I am not ruined, but ransomed.
I am not forgotten, but favored.
I am not belittled, but beloved...
I'm reading a great book called God is Good: He's Better than you think by Bill Johnson. It's incredible. Go read it when you have a moment. // One of the main premises of the book is this: God's goodness will draw people to Jesus in the last days. It is God's kindness that leads us to repentance. Because of this, what we need to do as believers is be a people where God's goodness can dwell, We need to be good stewards of His goodness. We need to be able to handle God's blessings while carrying our cross at the same time.
In the waiting, in the wondering, in the wishing…
Stir up a heart full of trust.
When the answer's not here yet…
When the road is unclear…
When the direction feels circular…
Stir up a heart full of trust.
What if we all stockpiled prayers? And what if those piles, those monuments, produced the kind of faith that scaled the walls of the impossible? What if those relentless prayers, the persistent pressing in for the hem of Jesus' garment, could take our "issue" and turn it into a miracle? ...
I praise You for being the Creator and Sustainer of adventure.
You have invited me into this wide-eyed adventure of following Jesus.
Prepare my steps. Provide the way.
Silence my trepidations. Boost my faith.
Raise my courage. Increase my resolve.
Break the false spirit of fear over my life.