Glimpse

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Have you seen me?

In the night, in the dark
By the streetlamps, abandoned cars

We have spoken

In the allys, in the streets
In vacant desert lots

Did you hear my voice?

In the distance, on the wind
In the sun, the pouring rain

Or feel me touch your hands?

Pray for summer in the blizzard
For Warmth in the dead of winter

I offer understanding
Consolation reimagined
Meaning redirected
Purpose wrapped in life

Have you given away your reason?
Your substance or your time

Everything has its season
It’s reason and it’s rhyme

Can you read the message?
Written on your walls
Answering the call

Do you feel the expectation?

creation is still waiting
For the moment, for the day

That you find the way

catch a glimpse of meaning
And step into the light

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Burning Questions

What are you going to do today? How about tomorrow? What are your plans for next week? Where do you think you’ll be next year?

On the surface, these seem like pretty mundane questions…

What are the things you’d like to accomplish? What are your goals? Have you decided on a career? Is there a mission statement for your life?

We’re getting warmer.

What can you do to improve the lives of those around you? Is there something you could do to help with the quality of life for people in general? Can you be of some service to the overall well-being of the human race?

There’s something too think about, but it’s still kind of general, let’s take it up a notch;

How do pictures of the victims of famine, or refugees of war-torn third world nations affect you? Are you bothered by the rise of human trafficking and slavery? Do you have any feelings at all about the living conditions in the slums maybe only a few miles away from where you are reading this?

Think about it for a minute….

Why are you here? Why were you born? Do you believe in God? What are His plans and purposes for your life? Have you found them?

Is there a hunger deep down in your soul for something OUTSIDE of yourself? 

Do you want to make a difference in the world?

Jesus came to give us life to the fullest. But that life is only gained through having a servants’ heart. Life doesn’t become full untill it’s poured out for others.

Depending on the depth to which this has penetrated our hearts, we will feel varying degrees of the emptiness that permeates this world. The freer we are from it, the clearer it becomes. It is a world based on self-satisfaction, instant gratification, and a self-absorbed sensuality. There are millions living in this vacuum of self, waiting to be set free into a world that has meaning. They need to know the truth. They need to feel loved.

They need you.

What will you do?

Time To Heat Things Up!

Today, I have an amazing (and young) guest blogger who is on fire for the things of God. Somehow, between playing on multiple worship teams, practicing, and eating tons of peanut butter, Aaron has found time to become a pretty good writer. You can read more of his blogs at  http://twofridays.wordpress.com/   ….enjoy!

There is a coming revival. A move of God is coming that’s going to be unlike anything yet. God is going to reconstruct the church from the inside out. People are going to encounter Jesus like never before. The Holy Spirit is going to move in huge ways. The worship, prayer, teachings, and every other aspect will be spirit lead.

Now, naturally, Satan is NOT looking forward to this. He is going to do everything in his power to stop this from happening. He doesn’t want the people of God to get lit on fire for God. He’ll try every trick up his sleeves to keep us divided. But the Devil and all of his demons can’t stop Christians who are burning from the inside out. We’re going to burn through every effort Satan makes against us.

Our job as Christians, and as the church, is to get in God’s face, and let him light the flame until we are BURNING UP! And then we need to keep that fire ablaze day and night until it spreads EVERYWHERE! It’s time to step it up! We need to give our all to God. In worship, in prayer, in our study of His word, in all areas of our lives. Saying we want the fire of God to come upon us is one thing, and actually contending in prayer and worship for it is another. And if we won’t do it, God will find others who are willing. We can’t let age, gender, race, denomination, fear, pride, or anything else get in between us and our Lord.

The question is…are you going to burn like a wild-fire and go after God like never before?…or sit back in the shade and watch other people spread the fire and do the work because you might have to get out of your comfort zone? Are you going to contend for the Holy Spirit to move in our lives, or shy away because sometimes, things can get a little crazy when we give him control?…Are you going to move in your gifts?…or not move in your calling because of what others might think, or say?

There is a choice, that we as this generation have to make…To go after God like we’ve never done before, or be luke warm and get spit out of God’s mouth cause he can’t use us. We all have a calling God has on our lives. We can do this! Let’s do this! Let’s burn this thing up! You are called!   : )