The proof of humility is the willingness to listen – first.
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, (Colossians 1:13)
How are you responding to God’s call?
On Sunday morning July 8, I received the following email from Bowie Curry, the prayer coordinator for the Greater Fredericksburg area.
Hi Randy! Just wanted to tell you what a blessing your devotionals have been to me personally and to I’m sure many others. Your heart to network the Body of Christ through the internet and other media has already revolutionized the way others as well as myself communicate vision for ministry. Keep up the good work, brother! The Lord is with you!
I’m sitting in the lobby of a Travel Lodge in Nashville still trying to process the significance of what I and about 80 or 90 thousand other experienced yesterday at The Call. Since you mentioned it in your letter I thought I would share some first hand impressions.
It was a fast not a feast. This was not a Christian rock festival, but a “solemn assembly” serious call to prayer, fasting, repentance, spiritual warfare and above all extravagant worship of God.
From beginning to end it lasted about 14 hours. It was blistering hot; most of us were hungry from fasting [some had fasted for 40 days before the event; I can only imagine what they were experiencing!] A significant number stood or, it seemed, danced in front of the platform for the entire time! If God has His Navy SEALS these were surely numbered among them! This event was a challenge and a call to the emerging generation of young people to the most radical lifestyle of prayer and fasting, the highest standards of personal holiness, utter abandonment to the pursuit of intimacy with Christ and extravagant, self-sacrificing love for the lost and hurting. It was astounding to me that the higher the bar was set the more resounding the “Yes!” from the heart of these youth. No sacrifice seemed too great, nor any love too extravagant. At a certain point I was tempted to question whether I had ever really been saved in the light of what I was witnessing!
Well, praise God, I am saved but there is no doubt in my mind after witnessing this event that for those who are willing to heed “The Call”, there is extraordinary grace that is being offered from heaven!
Radical Islam has infected the hearts of millions of Muslim youth willing to lay down their lives in murderous, religious zeal. Are we to believe if Satan has his troops that are willing to pay the ultimate price out of a motivation of hatred, fear, and foolish rewards that God would not have those who out of love for Jesus and compassion for the lost would be willing to pay any cost or endure any privation? For me, The Call settled that once and for all. Because God’s love never fails, Islam and every other false kingdom must fall. “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”
Heavenly Father, thank You for the 80,000-90,000 people who participated in TheCall Nashville on 07-07-07. Thank You for many others who responded to TheCall in their own communities. We ask You now to fan the flames. Keep the fire of desire burning bright to reclaim America for Jesus. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.
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Photos from TheCall Nashville [http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoughtquotient/750592065/]
Blessings to raise the bar higher and higher in your own life!
Joseph Peck, M.D.
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