Hi All... this is a repost of an article I wrote back in March, 2008. Today is Primary Election Day in Florida, and many folks have their eye on the guy they think will do the job of changing America. Read this Blog post and you might get a better idea on who can really do the job! (Please scroll down)
March 29, 2008
What Ya Waiting For?
Greetings from Central Texas....
OK... a looming trucker's strike, record high gas, eggs, bread and milk, lots of home foreclosures, lost jobs, and to top it all off, the media crying, "Recession!"...... What's a guy supposed to do? Talk about living in days of uncertainty! Wowsers, have you ever seen anything like it? We don't really like to admit it, but most Americans are kinda shaking in their boots right now! Yes, I'm talking to you Brother and Sister Christian too!
I hear so many Christians these days talking about how America is under the judgment hand of God. The question is asked, "Who's going to fix it?" Many are looking to Bush, McCain, Clinton and Obama as the answer to all of America's problems. Many within the Church are pointing fingers at all of the unsaved, the abortion providers, the New World Order, etc., etc. as the "Blame of all things!" Yet the obvious answer is right under our own noses... US! The Church... we're the root of these problems and we also have the answers to them!
Tuesday night we were ministering in a house church meeting. We were ministering on the gifts of the Spirit. Corinne was talking about how we shouldn't be afraid of the spiritual gifts. She quoted II Timothy 1: 7, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline." The context of this verse is dealing with Timothy using the spiritual gifts that God had given him through the laying on of Paul's hands. I then noted something very interesting. The verse proceeding this, verse 6 says in KJV, "Stir up the gifts that were given you...." However, note verse 6 from the New Living Translation, "This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you." There is a vast difference between just stirring up something and fanning it into flames!
My Friends, I'm looking at America from the eyes of the Revivalist. I see that we are in the best place ever, for the greatest, life changing, move of God that our Nation has ever seen! But it all depends on us... the Church. No longer will "church as usual" get the job done! Let the revival begin within us! Allow God to "fan into flames" all that He has already placed within you! Cry out to God for a personal revival! Ask God to spiritually awaken you! Ask Him to raise you from the dead! Let's not worry about the abortion provider, let's just be concerned about us... you and I personally! Let God's fire fall on us!
Change me Lord, and then watch me change the world!
Church, What Ya Waiting For?
Larry the Revivalist!