Howdy from Sacramento, CA.....
It's Monday morning, May 14. Rascal (our Budgie) and I are up early, enjoying a beautiful California morning. Rascal and I have become pretty close the past few days as our Traveling Buddy, Corinne has been gone since last Tuesday morning. Yep, we've been all alone, nearly a week now! Corinne had the opportunity to fly back to Michigan for a week, and get in some good time with all of our children (5) and grand children (now 16, with the birth of Little Alex, last weekend). So Rascal and I have been doing some quality bonding!
You know... Corinne and I have been married over 40 years now. In a few weeks I'll be turning my back on another decade of life, as I'll be hitting the BIG 60 on May 21! So that means that my wife and I have been together for the greatest portion of our lives. I guess it's OK to confess that a little part of me is aching from missing my Bride and Best Friend! But just a few more days to go, Wednesday night she'll be flying into the Sacramento Airport on a Northwest Airlines "mission of mercy" to Rascal and I.
OK...enough of the mush. Like my Mom told me Saturday, "You'll get over it! And before you know it, Wednesday night will have arrived". But you know, there is something a little deeper here than just Larry missing Corinne that I'd like to share with you, something that the Lord is really burning into our spirits to share with the Church.
So often husband and wives will come to Corinne and I during some of our meetings around the Country and say something like, "Wow.. we feel that God would have us travel the Nation in a motor home and minister in churches all over, just like you!" Our first response back to them is...."Sure hope you have a great marriage!" The pressures of ministry today have never been greater, then add to that pressure, the close confinement of RV living, and the stress can really be overwhelming. If a couple does not have a pretty powerful marriage, the net result will not only end in ministry failure, but complete disintegration of the marriage and home!
Too many today are looking for the big "Red EASY Button" (see May 6 blog below) so that it can be pushed and ....PRESTO - CHANGEO--- INSTANT - PERFECT MARRIAGE AND FAMILY! Can you say, "Fantasy Island?" With all of the stress of today's living, marriages and the family and, even the Church are greatly suffering! If you have been following our ministry at all, you are fully aware of the fact that we seek Revival for the Church, we call it "Kingdom Revival." Why Kingdom Revival? We, and others, sense that there is coming a mighty revelation to God's Bride, His Church, of who she is within the Kingdom of God. This revelation will actually usher in the coming of the Lord. The Bible really makes this clear in several places, like Matthew 24: 14 "And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and the the end will come." (NLT) The message of the Kingdom of God must go forth, and the revelation of it must be quickened into the hearts and lives of every Believer in Jesus Christ.
In this "Gospel of the Kingdom" also comes the revelation of the godly family and it's relationship to the Church. The Holy Spirit is revealing much to us in these areas and we will be ministering on more of this in our meetings around the Country. However, I'll have to save much more of this to a later blog, as I don't wish to make this one too long. Let me share just one more verse of Holy Writ for you... Ephesians 5: 31 - 33 (again NLT), "As the Scriptures say, "A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united in to one." This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband." (emphasis mine)
Healthy Families are a prime goal of our ministry results. Please let us know how we can pray for you. Just post a comment to this blog by hitting the little "comment button" below. Remember there is no "Big Red EASY Button" for your marriage, but there is one Big God who's love is greater than can ever be imagined, and He's on your side! From Jesus flowed His blood, tap into Him today.
Kingdom blessings ~ Larry
p.s. Oh, please keep me in prayer until my wife comes home Wednesday!
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