Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Where She Has Herself A Merry Little Revival

"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord...So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. "...Acts 3:19, John 8:36


Uh-oh. I'd joined the Complainer's Club. Again.

Our kitchen sink barely drains water. 
Sam-The-Cat's thyroid level are wild and he's skinny. 
After cleaning a certain carpet spot, it turns brown. 
The day after my 'tired legs' got healed, my hip began hurting.
Real coffee officially keeps me awake now, even with taking extra melatonin.

And there's more negative stuff that I concentrated upon rather than the good.

Oh, and please remember our problems arrive customized. What majorly bugs me, might make you giggle--and vice versa.

Then last week Joyce Meyer preached (again) that by complaining, we 'remain' (get stuck) and open scary portals to discontentment, sluggish growth, blocked joy and who knows what else?

Yikes! So it was Conviction City 'round here and I tried to immediately quit the Complainer's Club. But this time they wouldn't let me dump them that easily. Uh-oh.

So, guess what? God 'said', "Oh Debra! You need your own little Weekend Revival."

Ooooo. Hadn't had one of those in ages.

So I watched, like, 15 episodes of Sid Roth's, It's Supernatural. They shared stories of our huge God which then made my complaining feel downright pitiful. Embarrassing. (Color me blushing.)

Sid Roth's guests always pray at the end and oh! I'd raise my hands and get in on all those healing prayers.

I told our tv remote's lady, "Launch Christian music," and whoosh! She did. (Whenever Tom and I tell her to do anything, we find it's hard to not say, "Thank-you.")  シ  I sang along and smiled.

Over at Open Library I read Encountering Heaven And The Afterlife which, wow! Was filled with stories that thrilled my heart and answered some recent questions.

Oh, and Jesus and I sat at the front porch bistro table and gazed at the river. Such palpable peace out there. Amazing.

And then my homestyle revival finally got me kicked out of the Complainer's Club. They don't like flooded, happy, set-free hearts there so they bid me good riddance. 

Today's lesson? 

Never just settle for plodding along on Oh-Hum Road. God wants to shake us awake! And may He use us to awaken others, for oh, the love, joy and hope available as we continue along this glorious journey with Him.

"Habakkuk had a complaint. The Bible says that he went to God with his complaint. And you know what God said to him? 'Get a vision and write it down so plainly that everybody who passes by might be able to read it'. 

Here's a prophet of God who ... went to God with his complaint and God said, "Get a vision". We don't need a complaint. We need a vision. And we don't need to be complaining about our government, our nation. What we need to do is get a vision to stand up and be the way that we should be and believe that God can use us to make a difference."     ---- Joyce Meyer

One of my super favorite episodes of Sid Roth's It's Supernatural? This one.

"Do all things without grumbling or questioning..."... Philippians 2:14

"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15


Terra said...

I like your own mini revival where you got kicked out of the complaint club, a club we don't want to be in. I will check out that show you watched 15 episodes of, it is new to me.

Betsy said...

Great post Debra! I needed it. I don't think I've been entrenched in the "complainers club" exactly, but I don't like fall because it means winter is coming and it always depresses me. I've been trying desperately to not let it get me down this year, but after my flu shot last Tuesday, I woke up Wednesday with a humming in my ears that hasn't stopped. I feel like I'm losing my mind. It may or may not have anything to do with that shot, but I have felt icky ever since. Dennis says no more flu shots for me. We'll see.
Anyway, I was already struggling with fall and now I feel, yuck! I'm spending my days helping my friend Jenny who just had hip-replacement surgery and can't be left alone yet as she's a fall risk. This is the girl who was doing triathalons two years ago and she isn't coping well with inactivity! We're enjoying our "girl time" watching old episodes of Downton Abbey in preparation to going to see the movie next week with our Hubby's if she's able to get out.
Boy, I did ramble on didn't I? I'm going to see if our library has that book. Since my heart stopped and I had my experience before I got my pacemaker, I always find it very interesting to read other peoples stories.
Have a lovely, lovely day my dear friend.

Pam said...

We certainly never know what life will bring us. Sometimes we wake to perfection, and other days nothing seems to work. I guess as long as we live in this world, there are going to be lots of ups and downs. Recently, I felt challenged and blew it, but it was Conviction City at my house,too, and I turned to the Lord and asked him and hubby to forgive me. It's humbling.

Debra, it's encouraging to read about your willingness to face the issues that weighed you down, then you searched for God's answers. Good for you! Plodding along is NOT the goal. Living victoriously in the fullness of God's love IS the goal. What a blessing it is to share with one another. As always, I appreciate your honesty, Debra!

Pam said...

Forgot to mention that those fall pictures are glorious!!