Thursday, November 29, 2012

How To Have A True Spiritual Revival

Once a man asked an evangelist "how can we have revival?"
The evangelist answered by asking "Do you have a place where you can pray?"

Yes the man replied.

Tell you what to do, go to that place and take a piece of chalk along.

Kneel down there, and with the chalk draw a complete circle around you and pray for God to send revival on everything inside that circle.

Stay there until He answers, and you will have your revival.
You see, God is ready for revival...always!

But the question is are you ready for revival?

Are you sincerely and consistently seeking His face? Do you discipline yourself to read, memorize, and meditate God's Word?

Revival in your finances, health, relationships, and spiritual life won't happen until you completely immerse your heart and mind to scriptures.

How to claim your inheritances?

A Michigan factory worker, earning less than ten thousand dollars a year, was an unknowing heir to a half-million dollars.

When located by an investigator some years after his benefactor's death, the worker explained that he had neither returned home nor kept in touch with his family for 24 years.

The investigator who located him estimates there is about 40 billion dollars in inheritances lying unclaimed in this country alone.

Are you as a Christian unaware of your status as "an heir of God through Christ"?

Like the prodigal factory worker, do you live in ignorance of your inheritance and at a spiritual poverty level because you have moved away and fail to keep in touch with our Father or his family?

If so, now is the time to rekindle your love and passion for God.

Make a commitment today to memorize a single Bible verse and meditate it throughout the day.

It's A FACT: Scripture memorization will help you grow stronger spiritually as you reflect on God's promises wherever and whenever you want, at any time... Without even needing to have your Bible in hand.

ACTS 2:38

An elderly lady was asleep in her bed one night, when she was awakened by a strange noise from the living room.

Cautiously, she walked in and discovered a burglar in the process of stealing the stereo. Overcome with fear, she whispered a desperate prayer, "Help me Jesus!" The burglar heard her and started towards her.

Without a thought she put up her hand and shouted a favorite scripture reference: ACTS 2:38! The burglar immediately froze.

The lady dialed 911, and within minutes, police were on the scene, and took the burglar to the police station.

As the police were questioning him, one of the detectives said,
"I'm curious, you could have ran and got away, why did you stay frozen in that one spot?"

The burglar answered, "Man, if you knew that old lady was packing an axe and two .38 revolvers, you would not have moved either!"

On a serious note, there's a tremendous power of having God's Word in your heart and mind.

So don't let age or your memory capacity stop you from memorizing and meditating God's Word.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Billy Graham Tells An Inspiring Story

Billy Graham tells the story about a little child was playing with a very valuable vase. He put his hand into it and could not withdraw it.

His father too, tried his best to get it out, to no avail.

They were thinking of breaking the vase when the father said, "Now my son, make one more try. Open your hand and hold your fingers out straight as you see me doing, and then pull."

To their astonishment the little fellow said, "O no, dad, I couldn't put my fingers out like that because if I did I would drop my dime."

Smile, if you will,  but thousands of us are like that little boy, so busy holding on to the world's worthless dimes that we cannot accept liberation.

Drop the trifles in your life. Surrender! Let go, and let God have His way in your life.

Friday, November 2, 2012

How To React To Those Who Hate Christians

I remember the old story of a young soldier boy who was a Christian. After the lights were out in the barracks he would slip down on his knees by his bunk in order to pray.

One night the sergeant, who had little use for anything religious or Christian, threw his very muddy boots at the boy, striking him on the side of the head.

The next morning the sergeant found his boots beside his bed all clean and polished to perfection.

He was so impressed by the actions of the young man that he was eventually reached for the Lord. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God."

Here's the moral of the story...

In life we sometimes experience unpleasant things we do not deserve. Events that we cannot control but what we can control is our reaction.

You can be bitter or better. You can hate or love.

Regardless of the situation, keep your faith in God and remain at peace with Him. Meditating your memory verse throughout the day is a good habit to keep your eyes and heart focused on God.