It's Time To Go!
I'm preparing to leave on a huge trip, Saturday I take off for Myrtle Beach, SC where I will be conducting a revival for my dear friends Neigel and Peggy Scarborough...suffering for Jesus by staying on the beach...someone has to do it! Next Thursday morning I fly from Myrtle Beach to Miami where I meet our team, arriving in Miami at 1:37 PM, and then off to Kenya at 5:15! Thank God for Tylenol PM...right after the curried chicken!
Lately my spirit has been overwhelmed, I find myself becoming a deep thinker, I know you can't tell that by my writing...but I have a deep sense that God has a great desire to do something through on this trip. Recently I read a thread on a message board talking about our need for revival, I believe in revival, but I believe more in restoration, the process of putting things back in place, adjusting our lives to the proper order in order that we can fulfill God's original purpose for our lives. Our lives, much like our bodies, get out of adjustment, twisted and turned, contorted and manipulated, they need to rest, be rejuvenated, readjusted, and restored to the order that allows them to function in the manner God has always intended. Revival is a watch word of Charismatic and Pentecostal believers, it has roots in scripture and a place in the church, I simply fear that revival has become a series of services we have occasionaly in our churches that doesn't accomplish what most believers hope for...we need restoration and then revival will follow!
The Holy Spirit seems to be impressing me that renewal/restoration/revival are already taking place in this present time, not like we've expected it, and not in every life or every church, but it is taking place...where people are looking and open to what God is saying and doing. Do you remember the scripture in the Book of Revelation where continuously God says, "Let him who has an ear, hear what the Spirit says to the churches!"
Pray for us as we travel that God will grant us favor with God and man, for traveling mercies, and that the words of our mouths will bring healing, deliverance, and restoration in the places we go. Pray that the Holy Spirit will use us to touch the lives of the people we come into contact with, and that Kenya will experience a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit...a true life changing move of God.
Assante Sana (Thank you very much)