Thursday, October 20, 2005

Happy Is The One...

I have several versions of the Bible. Below is Psalm 1 from the NET Bible ( Take a few moments to read it and allow the Holy Spirit to speak about the beautiful relationship there is between the followers of Jesus and the written Word of God.

Psalm 1

1:1 How happy is the one who does not follow the advice of the wicked,or stand in the pathway with sinners, or sit in the assembly of arrogant fools!

1:2 Instead he finds pleasure in obeying the Lord's commands; he intently studies his commands day and night.

1:3 He is like a tree planted by flowing streams;it yields its fruit at the proper time,and its leaves never fall off. He succeeds in everything he attempts.

1:4 Not so with the wicked! Instead they are like wind-driven chaff.

1:5 For this reason the wicked cannot withstand judgment, nor can sinners join the assembly of the godly.

1:6 Certainly the Lord rewards the behavior of the godly, but the behavior of the wicked is self-destructive.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

A Simple Definition of Revival

Duncan Campbell experienced genuine revival on the Isle of Lewis in the late 1940's. His simple definition of revival is: "Revival is a people saturated with God." When I think of being "saturated", I think of being soaked with water. I also think about the ground feeling like a sponge because it is filled with water. If we (our church, our small group, our campus, our youth group, etc.) are saturated with God, then we are filled with his presence and power and fruitfulness. And they only thing that matters is His Glory! May we be a people saturated with God! Bryan

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Can the Glory of the Lord Fill the Church?

Good afternoon. It has been a while since I have posted anything.

Today I read these words from Ezekiel 43.5: "Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple." Could the glory the glory of the Lord fill our church sanctuaries each Sunday? If God's people will fervently pray and seek the Lord's face, then "yes", his glory will come revival power and renewal.

Let us keep at it.