Today I read a little booklet by David Thomas called "To Sow for a Great Awakening." It's a quick historical survey of the times of spiritual awakening that have occurred throughout history and the ways in which deep and hungry prayer preceded them all. Thing is, travailing prayer, as Thomas calls it, is not a … Continue reading Praying for a Great Awakening
When you read the Bible do you ever find yourself sort of skimming over the names? Be honest. When I come to a long genealogy or a list of names that are hard to pronounce I often find myself just kind of skipping down to where the "real" text starts again. Recently I have been … Continue reading Does God know your name?
I have never been more hope-filled for the church I serve than this morning. It wasn't the flashiest thing we've ever done. We've had lots of bigger and better programs. We have more organized and polished times of worship. We've had outreach events with hundreds of people in attendance. And yet I don't know if … Continue reading When God’s People Pray