Growing up in a culture of Christianity, the word revival can mean anything! Jumping up and down, yelling, praying in tongues, blowing on people, and even burning all of your secular cd's (though most would end up buying all those cd's again, three months later). Not that any of those things are wrong or evil, but are they really revival? Maybe? Glenn Sheppard or Winkie Pratney can probably give a more accurate descriptions of revival than I can, but this is where I am at currently: "Revival is falling in love with Jesus all over again!" Revelation says, "return to your first love..." I love this! It's not add more bible reading, or add more hours of prayer or evangelism (though one would argue that those are bi products), but it is falling into crazy love with Jesus all over again! Or for many of us it may just be for the first time! I just want to encourage you that whether you are on a spiritual high with Jesus or a spiritual low; seek his face! Fall in love with him again! Search with help from the holy spirit for any "little foxes" that may be blocking you from going to a deeper intimacy and love from Him! Things that keep you from seeing the beauty of Jesus in a way you never have before. No matter what stage you are at in your walk with him, there is more! Fall in love with Jesus all over again!
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I (Andy) remember being 18 and on my first trip to a closed country in Asia (almost 20 years ago). I remember praying with a yellow skinned “slanted” eyed 10 year old to receive Jesus in his heart. The first time I had ever led someone to the Lord! I couldn’t believe that God would “speak through me” - a poor excuse for a Christian from SW Michigan! But he did; and it launched me into a love relationship with Jesus that is still growing and being shaped….
A recent report from our students on a 2 month mission trip in Asia, is that last week 6 people GOT saved! This is amazing! Not only are parts of Asia closed, but usually in a 2 month outreac, salvations don’t happen this quick! The week before 1 person gave their heart to Jesus; so in less than 1 month. 7 people have come into God's kingdom!
Imagine, last year this time, many of these students were just trying to survive their Senior year of High School and now they are winning people to Jesus!
Thank you for your part in this! Because of your monthly prayers and financial partnership with the Millers, we are able to help train, disciple, and send out hundreds of young people like this every year! These salvations are because of YOU!