Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18
It’s time we awaken, dear ones.
Prosperity has lulled the western church into a false sense of security. We visit our beautiful buildings on Sundays to hear a message from the pulpit and to thank God for His provision. Then we return to our homes where we work diligently to build our own kingdoms.
And all around us evil surfaces. People are beheaded. Women are sold. Children bear children. It doesn’t touch us personally, so we pause in indignation at the news and then return to what matters in our own lives.
Meanwhile, Jesus’ call rings forth, carried on the breath of His Spirit.
“I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18
Where is the prevailing church of Jesus Christ?
I fear she has been sleeping. And if she continues to sleep, evil will soon find its way to our own doors.
Jesus calls us to wake, beloved.
“I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.” Revelation 3:1-2
Will you wake with me before it’s too late, dear one? Will you rise in love that acts?
Today I share Ann Voskamp’s words from a recent post after visiting Iraq. As you read them, I ask you to open your heart and seek God’s face. It’s time we feel what He feels and start doing what He would do.
Blessings, dear one.
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