P R A Y !

No matter who you are, the shooting in Oregon is such a tragedy., but if you're a Christ follower, this should serve notice that it's time to get serious about prayer.  Look at what the Bible says:

Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.
— Luke 21:36 NIV

Look around---this world is a crazy place and I believe things will get worse UNLESS revival happens.  So often we as Christians just sit back and TALK ABOUT everything that's going on and going wrong in this world and in our nation.  I think it's past time that we quit talking ABOUT what's wrong and TALK TO the ONE who can bring revival and change to America and to the world!  But heed this warning, praying and BELIEVING for change in America and beyond has a starting point:  in EACH ONE OF US.

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
— Matthew 26:41 NIV

I truly believe this is why we're more content to talk about change instead of being the change---it requires something of us and our spirit might be willing but our flesh is weak.  We might be called on to give up some of our precious free time to invest in someone else.  We might be called to sacrifice some of our comfort in order to give to someone in need.  We might have to go somewhere that we're not really comfortable going.  We might have to do something we wouldn't normally do.  The bottom line is this:  we're afraid to pay the price for change.  But here's something to keep in mind---We don't need to pay the price for change, we need to PRAY THE PRICE for change.  So often we pray like we're gonna change God's mind about something.  When we really pray, it's not us changing God's mind, it's more that He changes our minds and changes our hearts.  God will never call us to something that He doesn't equip us to do.  But do we pray as if we trust God?  As if we BELIEVE God?  IF we trust God and IF we believe God, we can truly pray heaven down to this broken world.

Are you willing to TRUST GOD?

Are you willing to BELIEVE GOD?

Then let's pray for change and revival and let it begin in US!  T-Dub out.