Due to the tremendous increase in my schedule it has been awhile since my last post.
Saw You at The Pole was totally awesome. 4 great Bands rocking out for Jesus and people praying in small groups all over the auditorium.. What a powerful event!! This weekend, we will be with more great bands as on October 11 we travel to Calvin College for Tim Timmons and All sons and Daughters.. Then on October 12 and 13 we will be at the Lakeshore Vineyard Fellowship with The Neverclaim. I will be preaching to an intercessors group in attendance at the college and making contacts for our upcoming revival season at both venues.
I am still working to get caught up on my new booklet on Prayer Precedes Revival and should have another excerpt for you shortly. It is truly a labor of love from my heart. Angie and I are somewhat connected with the Vineyard movement now as well as IHop, and it has been revolutionary in our hearts toward genuine revival.
One of my biggest struggles this past year are those who have dropped away. It caused a heaviness my heart until the Lord healed me of that. Sometimes the biggest battle a true leader faces comes from within the camp; the stubborn and rebellious, the disengaged, those with a spirit of competition and indifference. But God has special folks He is raising up in these days who walk in overcoming power; march in rank, and fill the gaps created by others who, for whatever reason are prone to wander… So thankful for all the provision on every level that Father gives…. Preaching on this aspect of leadership next week. May we all be thankful that the Lord loves us so much that He requires change from us before forward movement….. Its easy for a preacher to know who is with them and who is not…… As Long as Jesus is… Thats all that matters!
It can also be a battle to move through the shadows of yesteryear. Today i got a clergy appreciation card from someone who said and did terrible things a couple years ago and instantly saw the chance at restoration. Its a good thing when Gods people can come back into true unity based on mutual respect. i was totally overwhelmed by this simple act of contrition.. Humbling.
My prayer as of late: Dear Lord, Cause the Glory and Fame of Jesus Christ to become my greatest passion and pursuit.. Send revival Lord to make Jesus known throughout the earth and to fulfill your promises to exalt your Son.. (Eph 1:15-23; Col. 1:15-20)…
Angie and I love you all and will see you next time…