Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Rebel Renewed

God is up to something amidst His church. From so many directions I am hearing others speak exactly what He laid upon my heart 6 years ago, namely "revival."

There have been seasons where the pounding grew faint, and there have been times where the beat was a undeniable thud. These days, I cannot shake it. I am taken by it. I cannot deny it. It is real and He is speaking it into the hearts of many.

It's time that the church be the church, representing the God of the universe in the power due His name. He is drawing us and revealing His might. He is moving and pursuing. He is calling His own to be on fire--full of Him. There is no other life abundant!

I have lived in this world. I have fulfilled the lusts of the flesh. I have abused His name in years past. But He has worked something in this prodigal's heart that nothing this world has to offer can touch.

Paul says in his letter to the church at Ephesus, "And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit." (5:18) This world offers things that ease the pain for a moment, but our Creator offers life abundant--a completely different camp than the passing highs our fleshly bodies can experience.

This past Sunday I taught on being filled with the Spirit. The truth is, as believers, we can be sealed with His Spirit (see Ephesians 1:13, 4:30) and not filled with His Spirit. Being filled--walking our day-to-day in the power and love of God--comes by faith in His character and promises. We have to set our minds on His will and ways, and then believe that if He said it then it will come to pass.

The God of the universe is up to something very big. And I want to have a front row seat! Use me Lord!

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kelly said...

You are right - I too hear the drum beat getting louder - I too feel my heart racing and my ears perk up - I too find myself getting armed and ready to move. I don't know when, I don't know where, I only know Who calls. I just pray that when He calls me I hear and I go. I can no longer be silent. I am waiting for His silent words: It is time.

lara said...

He is up to something huge, sister-friend. The excitement is mounting.

Natasha Sherwood said...

i remember when your dad used to say a storm is coming. . .

lara said...

That is so funny, Tasha. I totally remember that now that you mention it. One of my dad's friends recently told me, "What God begins in one person He may complete in another." Funny.

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