Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Renewal and Revival

Greetings in Christ,

This summer has been quite busy with mission trips, new beginnings, fun events, change and other things but the one thing that has been constant is that God is working in a magnificent way. It may not seem like it now but I feel God has been using the summer to prepare many of us for something fantastical to happen. I believe God is beginning to revive those of us that have been faithful to HIM. He is beginning to renew our spiritual energy so that it will erupt in our hearts.

I was listening to a Sermon a few weeks ago and there was a passage of scripture that really stood out to me. At first it was a personal relation but maybe it is a message for all of us. “Now that your obedience to the truth has purified your souls, you can have true love for your Christian brothers and sisters. So love each other deeply with all your heart.”1 Peter 1:22.

1 Peter 4:8 echo's the message the previous passage, “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” God calls us to love others above all else because it is the strongest weapon against evil. It is the essence of light, the very core of who God is and he is calling us to open our hearts to each other and to those around us.

As a man Jesus lived a life of love in everything he did. As his followers in the world today we are expected to do the same. So the question is; are we doing so?

Many of those of you that read my little posts are those I know to be strong in the faith. I also know of some of you that have been earnestly interceding through prayer asking God to revive and strengthen the hearts of the faithful. I have a feeling that that time is coming soon. Maybe it is just a personal relation but everything I've been hearing in my time with God tells me something is coming.

I encourage you to reflect upon what God has been saying to you, are we really prepared to Love as Jesus does? Are we really ready to see God move in a mighty, mighty way? Are we ready for our hearts to be strengthened and encouraged? I know the answer to all these questions for me, do you?

Thanks again for visiting "The Gathering Room"

Stand Strong and continue to believe the teachings given to you
(2 Thes. 2:15b NCV),