Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone as you celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Thursday, December 15, 2005

Holiness and Revival

Brian Edwards, in his book Revival! A People Saturated With God that holiness of life will always precede revival. He writes: "God looks for men (I would add women, teenagers and children) who will be willing to surrender anything and everything as long as their life can be kept clean. This is an essential part of personal revival" (pg. 59).

If revival is going to happen in our country, then let us pursue holiness and a passion for God's glory.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Cold Temperatures Do Not Matter!

Right now at 1:04 PM in Omaha, the temperature is 5 degrees. Yes, we are in single digits! Here is the forecast for the next few days. It will warm up later this week. 38 degrees is far better than 5!

Even though the outside temperature can be very cold, our heart can be hot with spiritual fervor. Romans 12.11 commands us to be "never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord".

Let us work daily at being spiritually hot for Jesus!

For Jesus Alone!


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Prayers of George Whitefield

How shall we pray and prepare ourselves for the coming revival? George Whitefield helps us in this regard. On his way to Georgia in 1737 he prayed: "God, give me a deep humility, a well-guided zeal, a burning love and a single eye, and then let men or devils do their worst!" (Brian Edwards, Revival! pg. 57).

Wow, may all those attributes be true in me.