I'm down here in So Cal having a blast with my family at Disneyland. Just about to head out the door for another day of rides, Churros, and parades. Instead of a blog this week I wanted to share some amazing testimonies from an incredible youth group in Denver, Colorado. A few weeks ago I was talking to Jessica, the youth pastor, and she was sharing what God was doing in and through their youth in their city and schools. I was so encouraged by what was happening out there and I asked her if I could share the testimonies with you. There are quite a few but it is well worth the read. I am hearing more and more of youth and young adults who are demonstrating the power of God in their city. Well here are the testimonies. I'm off to Disneyland.
A girl in our youth group’s teacher complainted that he had problems in his neck. It was giving him really bad headaches and if he turned his neck to the right and left he would black out. She was really nervous but went up to him after class and quickly asked if she could pray for him. He said yes. She said a quick “be healed in the name of Jesus” prayer and ran out of the room. The next day he came up to her and said that his neck was all better. When she prayed the pain left and now he
Sunday morning in our staff meeting and at church we heard incredible testimonies. Three cases of cancer healed. A lady with MS for 30 years received healing in our healing rooms. Metal disappearing from people's bodies. 12,000 Muslims saved in one week in a country in the Middle East. What a great day to be alive! I just sit back and celebrate what God is doing. We are in the midst of revival. For years I read books about revival and now I am seeing it firsthand with my own eyes. I'm experiencing things I read about and in many cases things that go beyond what I read about. God is on the move! We must move with Him. It is our responsibility has sons and daughters of God to recognize what He is doing in the earth and give ourselves wholeheartedly to it. Carpe Diem keeps coming to mind. We must seize the day. We must recognize what God is doing and seize the moment in front of us. God is healing people right now. He is saving people right now. He is setting people free right now. Today truly is the "day of salvation." Cities are being transformed. Lives are being radically changed. Atmospheres over nations are shifting. You were born for this. This is the hour the Lord appointed you to be alive in. Seize that moment and you will see things you've only read about.
On a personal note, I just got back from a
I have always loved reading biographies. If you saw my bookshelves in my office, you would see that easily my favorite subject to read on is the life of leaders and revivalists. I am always inspired by encountering the lives of men and women who have been used by God to shift the atmosphere over a nation. One persons sacrifice and obedience can bless an entire nation.
Look how good I have been with blogging. I am patting my self on the back right now for the barrage of blogs I have been writing. ;-) We've been back for a week from England. Back on my normal sleep schedule and back in the city where In-N-Out calls home. We came back into a crazy week with a conference at Bethel with Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda. So love them and what they bring.