Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Field Trip Today

Hmm... Things feel a little quiet around this ol' blog so perhaps it's time to toss in some fire, something which some of you will deem controversial. Me? I see it only as truth, truth which has encouraged my heart and confirmed some unspoken things within me since I first read it.

What this article speaks of is never far from my mind, but it's a part of me I almost never show you here. But every once in awhile, I feel I must. So here you go ... and may it encourage you, too:

A Fresh Outpouring Has Begun  by Ron McGatlin



Anonymous said...

The main goal in my mind has to be seeking our GOD and HE will give us whatever HE deems we need. I see too many today seeking POWER...and it somehow seems to end up moreso as a search for POWER OVER OTHERS as much as anything. We have to want HIM and relationship more than anything else. And certainly the love is a strong indication of where people are...without the love, it means nothing. Good to think on these things!! One pastor we had in the past emphasized being Bereans, always searching Scipture...tis a good habit to have!!
Elizabeth in NC

Debra said...

Hi Elizabeth---thanks for commenting and yes! Seeking God will always be the most important thing.

But we as individual soldiers make up God's army and His army is not to be filled with stagnant isolationists. He wants them (us) to move out and break the chains off men's tortured souls with the power gleaned in our alone times--the mention of power is *God's* power *through* His people, not over them.

This article spoke of many of us who had to leave churches where dead, dry tradition had become god, rather than let that deadness trap us in mediocrity and kill our fervor, too. It led us to a type of wilderness with God, alone,(so it wasn't a sad place) where He continued to teach us, remold us and prepare us for these years which are coming--hard, but amazing years because of what He will bring us through and the crowds of hurting, godless people He will help us reach and bless and save.

At least, this is what that article said to me. Part of what I gleaned, anyway. There was much more there.

Thanks again for commenting. I thought more people would, actually.... Blessings, Debra

Dolores said...

Debra, at the risk of sounding totally stupid I am having trouble understanding the article. I am a Christian and I feel like I should be able to comprehend it. Maybe I need to read it a few more times. Thanks for your wonderful blog. I never know what your topic will be but it's always a pleasant surprise.

Debra said...

Aw, Dolores.... Your honesty is so refreshing. I'll email you, ok? Thanks, Debra

Anonymous said...

I see what you mean about what we learn in the wilderness times. Whether we are actually in a remote place (as we were for 40 months from 2000 on...job related...truly remote, one of those 2 places was 45 minutes from town!! In the middle of nowhere.) That is where we began this part of our faith journey that has meant the most. When we are alone, even if alone as a family, we were in our most intense learning time, tis true...tho in a way we still are now, as we only meet sometimes with a congregation and mostly with a small home study group. Not necessarily what we have planned, but what has occured, in this place where we live. Long story...
Elizabeth in NC