There have been very few times in my life where I’ve experienced such an awareness of God’s tangible presence as I did this past week in Sao Paulo. Thank you so much for supporting us in prayer. So much was happening (and I had such infrequent Internet access) that I’ve had little opportunity to be online and I was unable to send you updates (or respond to all of your comments, so sorry!).
I’m still processing a lot of what God did, but one thing I know, He showed up in ways that I’ve not witnessed in a long while. And I’m so grateful that He reminded me that “HE is able!”
The wilderness of doubt is the most dangerous place for anyone to wander, but it is easy to enter that wilderness when it seems we’re not seeing God answer prayer, not seeing Him at work, and seem to be losing the spiritual battle at every point. I’ve spent far too much time in that wilderness.
God was gracious to remind me this week that He is well aware of the requests I’ve been lifting, and He is on the move (whether I recognize it or not).
Next week, I’ll share with you a few stories of what God did in Brazil, but I confess, I’m not able to put into words all He did. In one word, last week was: amazing. I witnessed women and students respond quickly to the gospel and it gave me an even greater passion to see that happen here. I’m begging God to bring revival to the American church in my lifetime. I’m crying out to God to not let my final years be wasted with the trivial, but let every breath be filled with glorifying Him.
Five days after landing in the U. S., I’m traveling to Austin for a women’s event where I’ll be sharing my heart with the women of High Pointe Baptist. I’ll be speaking this evening and twice on Saturday. I’m on my way there now!
Will you pray for us?
Please pray that God will meet with us and instruct us.
We live in a day noisy with the clutter of false ideas and loud, ungodly, rhetoric. Women are confused and in need of truth. Men need a clear vision of God’s calling on their lives and courage to flesh that out! Marriages are failing, children are walking away from the faith, and women are drowning in a sea of lost dreams and hopelessness.
We can’t fix this, but I know One who can.
What is the answer?
Our only hope is a mighty, mountain-moving, earth-quaking, nation-shaking movement of God.
I’m asking Him to do this.
I’m asking God to bring revival.
Don’t misunderstand me when you read the word revival. I’m not talking about an old-fashioned tent meeting, or church event on the calendar where people come, have an emotional experience, and leave without measureable life-change.
When I use the word: revival, I’m talking about a revolution of mind and heart that so affects a group of people that there is no mistaking they’ve been radically transformed by God!
A God-Centered Revolution where:
♥ People cannot get enough of the Word of God—they hungrily devour it, memorize it, meditate on it, and then (what a novel idea) they actually APPLY it to their daily lives!
♥ Employees view their place of work as their mission field and live out their Christianity with integrity, graciousness, a God-centered work ethic, and sincere hospitality.
♥ Marriages are healed and transformed—never to be the same again.
♥ Gossips repent and use their mouths to speak truthful, life-giving words.
♥ The next generation is fueled with a passion for Christ.
♥ The cynicism of the age begins to close its mouth in wonder over God’s obvious work in people’s lives.
♥ The older generation lives with a commitment to be fruitful to their dying breath.
This is what I dream for. This is what I live for. This is why I’m traveling again today to share God’s Word. I am only one simple speaker in a world of voices, but I pray God meets with us. I pray God moves in our lives this weekend.
I’m asking God to ignite the fire of revival.
Will you join me in asking for that?
Will you pray for us this weekend?
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