Sunday, July 10, 2011


For as the waters fill the sea, the earth will be filled with an awareness of the glory of the LORD.
Habakkuk 2:14

As we hasten toward our Lord’s return, I believe God wants to reveal Himself in even great ways than in the past.  I look for this to happen on both a corporate and personal level.  I believe God wants to flood the earth and our lives with His presence.

As we took a road trip as a family earlier this summer we traveled through areas affected by heavy flooding.  The pictures weren’t pretty.  We saw acres and acres of planted fields turned into lakes. Roads were closed.  Homes under water.  For many, their lives would be changed forever.  Although they tried to control the spread of the flood once it hit it was devastating.  It seemed as though once the water started to come it just spread covering more and more.

What happens when God “floods” our lives?  That’s what we want, right?  We desire more and more of God’s presence.  But what happens when it starts spreading to every area of our life?  Will it be uncomfortable?  Will we lose some things?  Will it devastate certain areas?  What happens if it just continues to spread?  Could we handle it?  Deep down is that what we really want?  I don’t know, but I hope so.  There is no doubt that when God gets hold of a life it is changed forever.  It might get uncomfortable, but there’s nothing better.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

A Word From President Ronald Reagan...

To preserve our blessed land we must look to God... It is time to realize that we need God more than He needs us... We also have His promise that we could take to heart with regard to our country, that "If my people, which are called by my name shall 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 will heal their land."

Let us, young and old, join together, as did the First Continental Congress, in the first step, in humble heartfelt prayer. Let us do so for the love of God and His great goodness, in search of His guidance and the grace of repentance, in seeking His blessings, His peace, and the resting of His kind and holy hands on ourselves, our nation, our friends in the defense of freedom, and all mankind, now and always.

The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him for the healing of America... Our country is in need of and ready for a spiritual renewal. Today, we utter no prayer more fervently than the ancient prayer for peace on Earth.

If I had a prayer for you today, among those that have all been uttered, it is that one we're so familiar with: "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace...." And God bless you all.

President Ronald Reagan 
--From a speech to the American people, February 6, 1986