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A Time to Pray: Season of Intercession

The Word of God speaks of a time and season for everything under Heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Prayer is to be a constant in our lives as believers, but in this season, a specific call to prayer and fasting for revival and awakening has been released across the Body of Christ.

The Lord is calling us to a season of fasting and prayer for His redemptive purposes: That whosoever would come, be saved, revived, and set free.

Beloved reader, I also want to invite you to actively take part in this season of prayer.

God longs to do above all we could ask or imagine as we pray His purposes, seek His face, and follow His ways. Our nation is in great need of God. Likewise, the Church is in need of reawakening to intimate relationship with Jesus unto doing the greater works of the Kingdom.

The latter is especially crucial to the coming of the promised Harvest.

Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21 AMP, emphasis added)

We have not because we ask not; at times, we also have not because the answers only come when we pray God’s desires instead of our own (James 4:2-3). As we seek to hear His still small voice, we will know more readily what to pray. Let’s join our hearts together with God’s, praying His redemptive plans and asking Him to do what He longs to do.

Our intercession is treasured by Heaven as we pray in agreement with the Father’s heart: On earth as it is in Heaven.

Call to Action: Make Time to Pray

In order to be productive in prayer, we must first set aside regular times to do so.

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War in the Airwaves

I’ve noticed even more tonight that there’s a war going on in the atmosphere. The enemy hates our worship of Jesus and has his own sounds going as he tries to pollute the air of homes, cities, regions and hearts.

We need to lift our voices in worship of Jesus more and more wherever we are! Our words and worship penetrate the atmosphere to bring God’s life and light all around us, His anointed sons and daughters!

After leading worship today I can especially feel his irritation at the healing that came to hearts and to the atmosphere over our region; and even though I know we don’t fight against flesh and blood, his irritation seems to be being reflected in the natural through others around us playing music that is more raucous and their singing more blatant than usual.

So tonight my hubby and I are playing the 24/7 Prayer Room web stream via IHOP-KC in our place! Don’t forget to play music glorifying our God in worship in your homes and spend time praising Him all the day and night long, lifting your voices wherever you are

With every thought let us love You, God!

A Growing Passion for LIFE

Over the last several weeks, my passion for LIFE and to see people awaken to the tragedy of abortion is growing rapidly. Honestly, I didn’t quite understand how it was happening myself.

I have been drawn like a magnet to Bound4LIFE’s blog and to prayer. I have been longing for our local Bound4LIFE chapter to begin having silent sieges again, which is a silent prayer meeting in front of either an abortion clinic where we put red tape on our mouths with the word “LIFE” and pray for the ending of abortion, revival in our nation, and the healing of those affected by abortion. (Just a note: The current head of our local chapter has scheduled a siege this month!)

I began thinking also of my friend Mandie, who was previously the head of the local Bound4LIFE chapter in our area, who was killed by a drunk driver two years ago. I get some sneaking suspicion that she has been beckoning Jesus to give me a greater passion to pray concerning the issue of LIFE. :) Of course, I myself have asked God to give me this passion before, and He is answering this prayer relating to this cry in His own heart.

At this moment, I want to share some things that have come to my attention, praying that others will see the true reality of why LIFE is the only way of truth in the matter. A baby is a human being at conception, and I do not believe anyone can rightly reason themselves out of this truth. A baby does not get to choose the timing or circumstances of their conception or coming birth. At conception, God breathes life into the child (Psalm 139:13-16), the choice of the parent cannot do this.

Why should not a baby also have the right to live the life that God Himself has given the child to live? No person should decide whether a baby will be allowed to be born or to take from them the opportunity to live out the dreams and destiny that their life will unfold and that God has in store. (And for the parent(s) that chooses life, this child is apart of their destiny and dreams as well.)

Tonight I am specifically praying for our nation’s leaders and people, that they will be moved by God’s love for them and how He gave them life and wants all to have life without it being snuffed out before they have the chance.

I pray that they see that the devil is the one who kills, steals and destroys, but Jesus came to give LIFE abundant and desires all to have life. (Abortion not only hurts the child being aborted, but also the mother and others involved in many ways, and the devil knows it.)

I thank God for those who have had to suffer abortions themselves, and have been healed and set free by God, His love and His truth. I pray God will heal those who need healing from abortion’s effects in the lives.

I am also praying that all will remember our nation’s Declaration of Independence, and realize that abortion violates the right to LIFE stated in it:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among those are LIFE, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
(The United States Declaration of Independence)

May our nation’s people and leaders be moved by God’s heart that every child, even in the womb, have the right of LIFE, not the threat and finality of abortion, which would leave them with a life taken from them, unable to be lived; a destiny and dreams never getting to be realized.

Who knows what those children who have been lost could have accomplished in this world–becoming those who help, cherish, lead, teach, encourage and love, those who might bring even more LIFE to our world’s needs concerning poverty, ending world hunger, cures for diseases, and even more.

Unless You Repent

At church our interim pastor shared from the letter to the church at Ephesus:

“…I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place–unless you repent.
(Revelation 2:4-5)

My heart is heavy yet hopeful, knowing God will have His way with or without us. I can’t truly say what I’m feeling today is of me, because I too need God to change me tremendously, and think I could actually be feeling God’s own grief over us as a church! (I’m personally asking God to give me His heart and passion, and to continually show me my part in His purposes.)

This fall I had a vision in which I saw God touchdown on our church, and something like two shockwaves rushed out from it. One wave went out around the church itself, and the second went out through our city.

I feel God has said this is what He wants, but that this won’t be unless we humble ourselves and repent, fervently praying and seeking His face. This feels imminent!

If it doesn’t come I feel God is saying to us in even His indescribable grace and mercy:

“I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place–unless you repent.”
(Revelation 2:5)

Amazed by His Spirit’s Leading

I have a God story to tell today. :)

If you are familiar with the song Dance With Me, you know that the song comes from Song of Solomon and refers to God as “the Lover of our souls.”

Before we sang it this morning, our contemporary service worship leader had something to read to our congregation. As he began reading, I started to think that it was sounding awfully familiar and emotion began to flood my heart. I had written it! It was posted on my blog!

It turns out that our worship leader had no idea that it was my writing as inspired by the Lord. Later on, I shared with him and another friend in the car about how it blessed me that God used something I had written. It was then that he remarked that he didn’t know I’d written it, and  had “stumbled” upon it via a search engine.

I was blessed, humbled and loved on by God as part of this post was read to our congregation, and that God would use it in my very church, without myself or the other worship leader knowing it beforehand. What unity that is–totally a God-thing, uniting with our hearts! How amazing our God is!

I am greatly blessed that something God’s teaching me could be used by Him for others. It was just… that God would use something like that, the mere outpouring of one’s heart. I am humbled. And I am praying that God will bring us closer and closer to Him as a church, as His beloved children!

Early service:

  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Neale/Coffin, Plainsong adapt. by Helmore)
  • The Savior Is Waiting (Carmichael)
  • I Need Thee Every Hour (Hawks/Lowry)
  • Choir: All the Earth Will Worship (Bible/Fettke/Kingsmore)
  • Offertory: Holy Spirit, Rain Down (R. Fragar)

Contemporary service:

  • You Are Good (Houghton)
  • Rain Down (Martin Smith/Stuart Garrard)
  • Freedom (Bushard)
  • Dance With Me (Chris Dupree)
  • You Won’t Relent (Misty Edwards)

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