Saturday, November 15, 2008


It's been awhile since I posted, so I thought I'd jot a few words. Have I jotted enough yet? ;)

Went to a conference in Orlando yesterday to hear a couple of seasoned men of God. I don't normally do stuff like this, but I wanted to hear their insights on our current state of politics and economics, and how they felt God would unit His Church in America. We seem so divided. 

No longer do we merely debate theological stuff - is tongues for today or not - but about social issues like abortion and homosexuality. It feels to me as if we've watered down holiness. We're thin skinned, wanting the world to like us. We've conformed God into our own image.

These men said many good things. I felt exhorted. And, I spent about an hour and a half in the prayer room by myself. Left me with an Ah and Awe sensation. And, ran into a woman we met in Poughkeepsie at the River Church in '97, Debbie Bryan! Good to see you, Deb.

So what was my take away? Get serious about prayer. I mean dead serious. And know the Word, be in the Word. Don't know about God, but know God! Perilous times are ahead, but we are the Light of the World and need not be afraid.

In the midst of trial, we must lean into Jesus. He will take care of us. We do not have to fear Wrath.

Pray for peace in America and Israel. Pray for President-elect Obama and his family. Pray for wisdom and the fear of the Lord. A lot of counsel is rising up that is not Godly. And not wise.

Pray for our hearts to be open to the love of Jesus!

1 comment:

Sharon Hayes said...

Thanks Rachel, this is very good, I agree this is a time for intense prayer. I may use this in our prayer sheet this week or the next.

Love you so much SEE YOU SOON!!! YEA