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Tuesdays Torch week 461

Tuesday’s Torch

11/21/17

By: Tim Sader

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. (Psalm 57:1)

There were quite a few things right in my life when I was in the Hospital during Mothers Day but life felt like it fell apart after losing the ability to feed myself. It was an unimaginable loss in my life! I tried trusting in a relationship with my then girlfriend whose last name was Hope but after bad things happened in both our lives we broke up and through that loss I truly learned we can only hope in the Lord. Through my relationship, hospital visit and breakup my family continued attending MorningStar each week. It really felt like a safe haven where we could get away and be fully devoted to our relationship with God. MorningStar is pretty large church with an average of about a thousand people on Sundays. Fitting in for most people feels difficult at first and with that number of people it is hard to know who to connect with. After a while we started hearing about connect groups but a lot of them were hard for us to commit to living forty minutes from that area. The Lord had been revealing many thing to my mom, brother and me so we decided to speak with Bobby the family pastor at MorningStar. He shed some prophetic light on things we could be doing individually and as a family to grow spiritually. Connect groups he said would be a great on ramp for us to feel more like we were part of something. He didn’t pick for us but suggested that we contact the Andersons who had a growing group of disabled children to adults and their caregivers. We met them at the beginning of a week night church service when they were getting settled at their seat. They were a young family with twins grade school age and one that started school shortly after we met them. We first met Corrie then her husband Jeremy and the twins Merry and Shelby. Last we were introduced to Zachary in his extra fancy stroller he needed to get around. He was unable to talk to us because of a brain injury but behind his smile, laughs and coos I could see an unexplainable joy between himself and God. It is sometimes said that Zachary spends most days in Jesus lap and through the years I have seen this be an accurate statement.

We were impressed by this family and immediately felt a strong connection with them. After meeting we were ready to join their homegroup. I’m thinking mom went alone for a while because it was near the holidays and we were preoccupied at home. Members refereed to this gathering as wings home group because we could show up there and be relaxed knowing that everyone one there had similar struggles. We felt safety in the shadow of the Almighty’s wings when we came together seeking Him to be our refuge in our various times of need. We were like a glorified support group for one another. We would pray together, watch videos, do bible studies and share our thoughts but we also shared resources and share wisdom about life in the disabled community. Because we had so much in common with other families in the group we were able to exchange the valuable knowledge we all had to help one another go without we needed. Sometimes it was just a phone call, prayer or hug other times it was I have a phone number for this organization and they could really help with that. We were meeting together for different activities outside of group; we ate together often and shared our lives with glad and sincere hearts (Acts 2:44-46). Those that share similar struggles who believe in Christ should share their love and compassion with eachother. This helps us to take our eye off of our struggle and helps us remember others above ourselves. Not focusing so much on us takes our mind off it and we remain humble (Phil. 2:1-4). Eventually as lives changed our group progressed and came to a necessary ending. The bond we formed with the Andersons has matured into a beautiful and successful friendship. We even got to share a weekend with Corrie, Merry and Shelby when they came for a weekend visit with us in Charleston.

Lord Please help us to find others with similar struggles to our own who can help us most because they have been there. Help us to have divine appointments with people we can share our lives with and for strong bonds. Also please help us to look not so much at our own struggle but to find another who we can help through theirs. In Jesus name, Amen.

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com we enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

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Posted by on 11/22/2017 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 460

Tuesday’s Torch

11/14/17

By: Tim Sader 

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (James 4:8)

Right after starting Tuesdays Torch I felt the blessings of God on my life and was certain He brought Erin Hope into my life and we were in love. Unfortunately a lot of extra stress was dumped on us above and beyond what was normal. Shortly after we met I got sick and was in the hospital during the week of Mother’s Day. I really was unsure what exactly was happening I felt congested some and would get a feeling like my stomach was full or bloated. The symptoms kind of came and went I would feel better for a day or two then when it came back I would feel worse. Finally I felt bad enough to call and be transported to the hospital in Charlotte to be near my doctors. In the ER I told them my symptoms and when the doctor pressed on my tummy she knew something wasn’t right and needed to get the swelling down before it ruptured. First I had to get a tube put up my nose and fed it down into my stomach to let out the gases and pump it to see what was in it. It was horrible feeling to me and it had to be there through the night. After running a scan of my abdomen they admitted me to the hospital for observation and to help me over the hump. Erin spent many hours with me but on Mother’s Day her girls, my mom and brother came and I was able to go eat with them in the cafeteria, it was a good day. Before going into the hospital I was still able to feed myself but during my recovery I couldn’t lean forward over the table on my tummy and feed myself so I lost the ability completely. With Muscular Dystrophy if you stop doing an ability there isn’t much that can be done to regain it. After that I got to worrying about my health. I wanted to live the life I had with Erin and see her daughters grow up. While we were together she also lost her job, was hurting financially and was turned down for unemployment. When she couldn’t find a job she decided to go back to school when her daughter started school. Our love was strong but all the stress changed things between us. We went from what seemed so perfect to arguing all the time and attacking eachothers weaknesses. Right before it went haywire I bought a ring and hoped to give it to her. But she felt beat, depressed, frustrated and hopeless. I had a lot of needs I was unsure about, I got clingy and insecure. At that time she had no desire to stay in the relationship so we never got to the ring.

When this happened I was so worried that she would be the death of me. I never physically felt so much pain in my life. Everything reminded me of her. I was sick to my stomach, couldn’t eat, sleep or shut off my mind. Hope differed makes the heart sick (Pr. 13:12). I found out more than ever before, that life was not fair. To get over this I decided to take my hope off the person with hope in her name and placed it in the hands of God who none of us can live without. I fell in love with Jesus like I never had before (Mt. 22:37) He started revealing himself to me in books, scripture, music and dreams. He showed me he had a plan for my life; right from where I was sitting. Without learning to have hope in the source of hope I would not have had the strength to go on. I dug in deep to His word and kept writing the Torch that I started just before I got into that relationship. I was discouraged and didn’t feel like writing but I never stopped and as I drew near to God I felt Him draw near to me. I read a great book called “The Shack” by William P. Young and it helped me to see God on a more personal level. After a few months or so running after the Person of Christ I finally felt the love of God in my heart. I realized that our hope in every circumstance should be in the Lord. Other people do not have the happiness we seek it comes from God. When I realized God was all I had He was all I knew that I ever needed and down the road He would bring me the best wife in the world. She understands me like no one ever has and I love her so very much.

Lord I thank you that the relationships in our past have been part of the journey of getting us to where we are today. Help us not to look at relationships that didn’t work out with hate, animosity or negativity. This isn’t always easy Lord but necessary so that we can move forward. We ask that you would take away our pain and hurt from the past and replace them with high hopes for the future. Mostly Lord no one loves us like you do and no relationship can replace you. Help us to love you before we love anyone else so that we can love everyone like we should. In Jesus name, Amen.

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com we enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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Posted by on 11/14/2017 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 459

Tuesday’s Torch

11/07/17

By: Tim Sader

You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light. (2 Samuel 22:29)

During the time while the Lord was showing me a plan for the Christian Healthcare Commission I had a feeling that I needed to use the word inside of me to reach people with the scriptures. At the time I was reading a weekly message sent to my email every Friday. The messages were full of truth in reference to the word but sometimes they would share opinions about other people and ministries that were very judgmental. It doesn’t thrill me when people oppose the word, have their own agenda or only share what feels good but who’s worthy enough to cast the first stone. This email study I was reading was attacking men of God whose ministries have greatly impacted millions of lives. Seeing this made me angry because I feel if a message is in agreement with scripture than it is ok. All ministries who share the love of Jesus speak truth and we should all be on the same team. The bible never tells us to tear down one another but to build eachother up in every way we can. For a few more months I continued reading and more often than not a holy anger would rise up inside of me until I told the Lord I was done with it. That is when I felt the voice inside me say, “If you think you could do better why not do it yourself.” This was not what I expected or wanted to hear. I had no desire to write an ongoing bible study and didn’t know I could so like most men I tried to ignore the calling. However there was no running; those words stayed with me and soon I felt obligated to share what I had learned after reading the whole bible twice the previous year. I didn’t know if I could do better than what I read on Fridays but I made it my business to never speak against another ministry and to keep my focus on revealing scripture to others. Finally after accepting the call in my heart Tuesdays Torch had its beginning and to my amazement it has grown and is still going strong almost nine years later.

Tuesdays Torch is a combination of stories, revelations, dreams, topics and series that capture the scriptures in a way where readers can understand their meaning and apply them to their lives. When someone reads the Torch I want the light of God’s word to illuminate them in such a way where the darkness completely fades away. The Lord is a lamp; He turns our darkness into light. The word of the Lord will be a guiding light to our feet showing us the way we should go (Ps. 119:105). The path of sinners is dark and unsure because they have no light to guide them. But the path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining brighter until the full light of day has been achieved (Pr. 4:18). We have not been called by the Lord so we can be dark and dull. He wants us to arise and shine because a great light has come into the world and His glory has risen upon us (Is. 60:1). The light of Christ showed us the proper way to live our lives so that they will shine like He shines. In Him was life that was the light of all mankind. His light shines into the darkness but it cannot be overcome by it (Jn. 1:4-5). In His presence the sun will no longer light our day, nor will the moon shine in the night. The Lord will be our everlasting light and God will be our glory. The sun will no longer set and the moon will wane no more because the Lord will be our light and our days of sorrow will end (Is. 60:19-20). No one lights a lamp and hides it in a container under the bed; they put it on a stand so that everyone can benefit from the light (Lk. 8:16). My light had been lit after getting the word in my heart and it was set ablaze when I experienced someone miss use it. When my torch was lit I could not hide it any longer it had to be shared with everyone who has come near to its light.

To find our call or spiritual gifts sometimes it takes us finding the opposite of what it looks like so that the righteous anger will call us to action. Another way our fire maybe lit is by us drawing near to the sorce of light and being filled so much that the light can no longer be contained. It may take a combination of the two like it was for me. First we must be filled with something to share with the world and then answer the call to action when we are prompted to do so. The first reaction will likely be to run from it; this can be a sign that it truly is something the Lord is asking us to do.

Lord I pray that the light inside of us will grow brighter and brighter as we grow closer to you. If we see issues in a ministry or leader help us not to judge or bad mouth them. Instead, help us to answer the call to do it better if we think we can so that the light in us will change the lives of others. Help us not to condemn others but to pray for them instead that they may see the error in it and take the proper steps to fix it. Instead of worrying what everyone else is doing help us to do what you have for us to do. Illuminate our path Lord so that the darkness will not trip us up and so we can see like you see. In Jesus name, Amen.

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com we enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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Posted by on 11/07/2017 in Torches

 

Missing Torch

Dear Readers,

Sorry I missed writing you this week I was out of town with my wife and family. We enjoyed a much needed vacation and arrangements weren’t in place to send out the Torch while away. Next week we will resume with week 459 of Tuesdays Torch. Thanks for you patients and understanding.

Blessings, Tim Sader

 
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Posted by on 11/02/2017 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 458

Tuesday’s Torch

10/24/17

By: Tim Sader

May the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)

Right before going to the revival in Florida my family tried out a church I wanted to attend. I knew it was the right church for me and we attended there seven years until I got married in 2015. As I learned more to seek the Lord and hear from Him I had a series of ten dreams that all felt related to the hand of God dream and an idea that began to grow when I was in the hospital. I noticed there was a hole in healthcare that could be filled by Christ and the church. Hospitals mainly treat the physical body and mental conditions but do very little for the spirit and soul. We are made up of three parts and when we are down sometimes all three parts need treatment. The Christian Healthcare Commission (CHC) is an all-inclusive plan that became a three part mission to handle the other parts of our being. When Jesus sent out the twelve disciples he told them to proclaim the kingdom of heaven is near and for them to heal the sick, raise the dead and drive out demons (Mt. 10:7-8). Because they had received so much from Jesus He told them to freely give to others. We all know that Jesus miraculously healed multitudes of sick people but for whatever reason our percentage of healing in this way is much lower. This doesn’t mean we cannot bring healing to those who are weak and feeble or that they cannot be healed. What it means is that we need to do something to help healing happen. No church is any stronger than those who are most weak among them and it is our God given duty to help them heal. Phase one is all about enabling the disabled to become the Beabled. Anyone who is down and out can Beabled by a new outlook on life and the support of those around them. Even if we face death all day long we are more than conquers through Christ who loved us (Romans 8:36-37). The Beabled approach life differently they don’t only look at current circumstances but at the possitive side of life. They practice living by faith and not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7). They also believe that we can do all things through Him who strengthens us (Phil. 4:13). Beabled ministry presents these ideas in a way where members can easily grow and be strengthened in their faith.

The first phase has a lot to do with what we can do to build those in most desperate need of a touch from the Lord. Whatever we do for those who feel least we do it onto the Lord (Mt. 25:40). Phase two is about us finding our proper place in the church so that together we can grow stronger into the body of Christ. Body Builders will be a social media site with tools to help believers find their place in the body and use their gifts to reach out to others at home and across the globe. Just like our body has many members that all have different functions in the body of Christ we all have different gifts that make us have different functions. Each of our function has equal importance because we belong to eachother and together we are the universal body of Christ (Rom. 12:4-5). We all receive a gift not so much so we can be blessed but so we can be a blessing to others. Through the mosaic section on the website members would be able to reach out to other believers so that they can be used in incredible ways throughout the global church. One other feature of the site will be stories of the faith where users can share testimonies, music, revelation, teaching so we can grow together. The final phase of this revelation is a Christian Healthcare Community where we would treat every part of a person not only the body. Clinics and Hospitals would integrate with prayer, teaching and other spiritual practices to treat the spirit. The community would be funded and employed by churches and believers. There would be an insurance that would share the cost of the overall healthcare of all members and the needy. There is a hole in healthcare and through these ministries healing is possible for the whole man.

Lord I ask that we would ultimately see you as our healer and help us to know nothing is impossible through you. I ask that we would be on the look out to help those whose struggle seems more difficult than our own so that we can build them up. Please help us Lord to learn the gifts that you have given us so that we can do our function in the church. Lord we ask that a Christian Medical Community would rise up and chage the way we see healing so the whole person will be made well. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com we enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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Posted by on 10/24/2017 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 457

Tuesday’s Torch

10/17/17

By: Tim Sader

Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say. (Isaiah 28:23)

After I was sick and got my life right with the Lord a group of us took a faith journey to the revival in Florida so we could feel the Spirit in tangible ways. Right before we went to Florida there was a church I heard about in a book I read many years previously not knowing it was near me. While watching GodTV I was reacquainted with MorningStar Fellowship when I saw their program on there. It showed their church is in Fort Mill, SC so I had to check it out since it was less than thirty miles from my front door. To get there I had to convince someone to bring me and it had been years since we went to church as a family so it felt impossible. One weekend after going to eat near there I asked if we could drive out to the old Heritage USA which is now MorningStar. It was shortly after a service but Mom decided to go in and check it out hoping to get some kind of feeling about whether we should try it out. To her surprise she felt great peace when she went in and walked around so her, my brother and I decided we would try it out. One Sunday near Easter we decided to get up early so we could get there for the second service at eleven. Right before we left my friend Terry saw us getting ready to leave and decided to come with us to MorningStar. The building they have services in is actually the atrium of Heritage International Ministries Confrence Center and Hotel. There is a rounded stage with large white columns in the front center where they preach from. There are elevators on both ends, a pit area off to one side and four stories of open walkways overlooking the sanctuary. On the first visit it seems a bit distracting but after a while it’s easy to get used to. Terry felt uncomfortable with a café selling coffee and pastries before church so he waited at the van for us. I think he overreacted some but it just wasn’t the place for him. I had waited almost ten years to go to church there and from the moment I went through their doors I knew that I was in the right place at the right time. Suddenly I was in a place that got me spiritually and I enjoyed the freedom they allowed so that we could learn to hear from the Lord how He wanted to use us.

MorningStar is a church unlike most churches I have attended. Their main focus is on the prophetic ministry being restored to us in the last day church. We must learn to choose life and live in the blessings of God. If we love Him we will learn to listen to His voice. He is our life and will lead us into the Promised Land if we follow His leadership (Dt. 30:19-20). To listen to the Lord it is important that we pay attention so that we can hear what He is saying to us. God rarely speaks to us in an audible voice and if he does often times it is a whisper. God speaks to us through signs, wonders, dreams, prophetic experiences, words of wisdom, knowledge and through other people. At MorningStar I learned about these spiritual gifts and saw them at work in my life and through others. No matter which way we go in life we need to hear that voice behind us telling us the right way to go (Isa. 30:21). This is what prophetic ministry does for us. Those who listen to the voice of the Lord are His sheep. He knows us if we follow His voice (Jn. 10:27). Every day God is waiting for us to hear Him speak and He will if we don’t harden our hearts and tune Him out with our rebellion (Heb. 3:15). When we receive a prophetic message if it is reliable we should pay attention to it like a light shining in the dark until it comes to light what is in our heart. No prophecy in scripture was interpreted by the prophet so prophecy must always come into agreement with scripture. Though through people God may speak what is spoken should always come from the Holy Spirit (2 Pt. 1:19-21). The Lord knocks at our door, if we hear His voice and are open to it He will have fellowship with us (Rev. 3:20). At MorningStar I learned that the Lord has a message to communicate to us and all we have to do is open ourselves to His voice and listen to what the Spirit is saying to us.

Hearing from God is the one thing every believer wishes to achieve in their Christian life but very few of us are willing to invest the time it takes to clearly hear from Him. We pray God show us this, why does that, ask Him questions, tell Him to help us or guide us but we will not listen long enough for Him to answer. What is far worse is thinking that the ways He speaks are silly and not being open to what seems to be hocus pocus. If we will purpose to listen to Him He will speak to us in ways and through experiences we never thought possible.

Lord I pray first that you would speak to as clearly as you can so that we will not miss what your Spirit is saying to us. Also I pray Lord that we would have the desire to invest the time it takes to clearly hear from you however you chose to speak. Open our heart to every possibility for hearing you and free our mind from being closed off to you doing impossible things in our lives. Help us now to pay attention and hear what you are saying to us. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com we enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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Posted by on 10/17/2017 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 456

Tuesday’s Torch

10/10/17

By: Tim Sader

Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? (Psalm 85:6)

When I got sick from too much carbon dioxide in my blood I experienced the hand of God descending upon me and after that I knew I would win this battle in my body. Recovery felt daunting for a while but each day I felt stronger and was getting used to the new medical equipment to help me breath properly. I had been away from church for five or six years at that time in my life but seeing God how I saw Him made me want to dedicate my life to Him forever. After getting ready for the day I would watch several preachers I enjoyed listening to for hours a day. When I got on the computer I would read four chapters in my bible and explore the scriptures. When the weather got warm again I would go for prayer walks around town and had prayer time in the park every day. I began to feel alive again as I drew closer to the Lord than I had ever been previously. In spring of 2008 GodTV cancelled all their evening programming for many months to show the Lakeland Revival in Florida. It was growing in numbers, signs and wonders every night as people gathered from around the world to better know the Lord. Being in the glorious precense of God becomes addicting and I desperately wanted to experience what I was seeing for myself. A friend of mine Terry came by one day while watching the revival with my brother and he sat down and watched it with us. He is a believer in God but not much a fan of organized religion or TV preachers, he was a sceptic but intrigued by what he was seeing. I kept watching the revival nightly and after a few days Terry felt like we needed to go there. At first he assumed it was for my brother and me to get some kind of healing from the Lord but later he learned it was a spiritual awakening for himself. I was saving personal money I had left from the skate park so we used it to take a trip to the Revival in Florida. Terry, his wife and son loaded up with my brother and me in our big old Chevy van so we could have our faith adventure. It truly was a test of faith because we left our care givers and they had to help us instead. It was worth feeling revival like that and we were all blessed to experience this outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

The thing I remember most about the two nights we spent in revival meetings was for us to go home and spread the fire into our communities. We had an understanding that the Lord wants to revive us again so that we can rejoice in Him. The hand of God rests on the man at His right hand, Jesus His son was raised up for Himself. Through Him we are not turned away from the Lord; He will revive us for Christ sake so that we will call on His name. Restoration comes in Jesus name and the Lords face shines on us so that we may be saved (Ps. 80:17-19). When we experience revival and rejoice in the Lord we see His unfailing love through Him granting our salvation (Ps. 85:6-7). The Lord says that He lives in a high and holy place but also with those who are lowly and repentant in spirit so that they may be revived (Is. 57:15). I cannot think of a time in my life where I felt lower in my spirit than when I was in the hospital trying to get well. When my life felt like it was on the line I wanted to be sure I had everything right with the Lord. This brought revival to my spirit I was hungry to experience the Lord and I needed to feel Him in the realest way I could. Studying my bible and seeing this revival unfold on TV would never make me feel the Lord like I wanted to feel Him. I felt like I had been torn to pieces but after getting sick I full heartedly returned to the Lord and experienced healing in my life. Soon after we return to the Lord He will revive and restore our lives so that we may live in His presence (Hos. 6:1-2). I’m not real sure that I spread the Spirit of revival right away but I had it in my life and have done everything I can to share the word of God with others through my writing.

It may not always be necessary to chase the anointing for us to experience Him in very real ways. Wherever His Spirit is we can have revival in our lives. Often times it is sad to say that we find Him most in the lowest places of our lives because that is when we most urgently need Him. The Lord happily will receive us when we have been prodigal sons and daughters but how much greater would it be if we never left in the first place? We can have revival always in our lives if we will love the Lord like he already is in love with us.

Lord I pray that we will not wait until our lives hit rock bottom before we show you the devotion that you are desperate for us to show you. If we are almost to that point or already there help us to feel no condemnation when we make it back to you. I know Lord that you always are on the side of the underdog and we all have been there. Lord we ask that wherever we are at in our relationship with you that you would revive us again so that we may rejoice in you. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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