Thursday, September 25, 2008

This gives me great hope

As the end of the month draws near I have to say, it has been one of the fullest most reflective group of weeks I've had in a very long while.

I am fortunate enough to have a Pastor who consistently raises the bar and challenging his congregation to do more, love loud, dig deeper and mine the mission fields right in our own families and neighborhoods.

Likewise my small groups/Sunday school teacher does the same during weekly class time.
By and large my small group is not the average group of retiring Baby Boomers. This bunch is in a constant state of motion, taking up many worthy causes, providing hands on and monetary assistance to various individuals and families very often right in our own backyard. A group is always, I do mean always just heading out or returning from missions fields in and out of the country.

I've also come to know some amazing bloggers out here in cyber-space. These folks regularly knock my socks off with their incites, activities and demonstrations of the passionate servant hearts they bare for our world near and far. Each in their own voice share their love of God and this world He created to anyone who stops by for a read, comment and hopefully a chat. Some of my favorite can be found at the sidebar of this page.

As I get ready to enter my 51st year I am awestruck at what God is doing through the lives of this younger generation. What these young people do and the way they allow God to use them makes my heart race and floods my face with tears of joy. It's nothing short of phenomenal. God is just all over their lives!

All this gives me great hope. Hope for my children, grandchildren, my country and the world we all inhabit. Revival seems seems eminent, the fields are white and many laborers seem united in the cause of sharing Christ with the word and deed. (Colossians 3:15-17)

I find myself being drawn more and more to my knees praying the Holy Spirit continue to set our world afire one person at a time. Darkness seems everywhere, wars, hurricanes, tornadoes financial collapse, gas and food shortages and climbing prices. What greater time and place for God to use His people to bring light into this abyss. May we each be the salt and light as Christ instructed. (Matthew 5:13-14)

Many a wildfire begins with a spark. Every thing, great and small keeps the flames roaring. Be bold and pray that God will bring to you things you can DO. Lastly and most importantly Pray! Pray like there is no tomorrow, allow yourself and your heart to be broken for our country and our world...and our Father will pour out a harvest and healing like nothing we can imagine.

"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

2 Chronicles 7:14


connorcolesmom said...

That is such a great insight
I love seeing the world with joyfilled eyes instead of doom and gloom
You are a treasure and God is so Proud of you :)
Love ya

Rachel Rowell said...

this is good stuff!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the link love. I appreciate the support. I am grateful that God had called me to do His work with His children and look forward to what the future holds. I agree that revival is near and I want desperately to be apart of it!

Fran said...

What joy and hope we have in Christ and through Him we can do it all!!! This just blessed me so much. Thank you!

Have a wonderful weekend.