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Gotta Serve Somebody…

The legendary folk/rock/pop singer Bob Dylan sang: You may be an ambassador to England or France, You may like to gamble, you might like to dance, You may be the heavyweight champion of the world, You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls. But you’re gonna... read more

How Honesty Saved My Job!

When Life Action’s church event arrived in his Texas church, Rick Lawson had no idea what God had in store for him. “I was an engineering supervisor with one of the largest defense contractors for the U.S. government. In that role, I had top-level security... read more

Whose turn is it in the “chess game” of spiritual life—ours or God’s? Or, as some have proposed, is God making the moves on both sides of the board, whether or not we recognize His hand in doing so?

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Is It Our Move or God’s?

This question is, of course, quite loaded, especially as it relates to revival. To answer that revival is dependent on us—that it’sour turn to seek the Lord and repent so that He can take His turn in sending revival—raises questions for some over the apparent... read more

Why Would Anyone Choose to Be Broken?

Well, why would a man check into a hospital and allow the surgeon to start cutting? Because he knows that surgery is the only way to experience healing and to be physically restored. What makes a woman willing to endure long hours of intense labor? She knows that... read more

Redirecting Glory

Jesus taught that multitudes will be cast out of heaven on Judgment Day who honestly believed themselves to be heaven-bound. They’ll leave the throne room sadly, befuddled by their self-deception, terrified by their fate. I wonder: If it’s possible to deceive... read more

Cultivating Humility

1. Know the greatness of your sin and your God. John Owen said, “Two things need to humble us. First, let us consider God in His greatness, glory, holiness, power, majesty, and authority. Then, let us consider ourselves in our mean, abject, and sinful condition.” True... read more

The small band of church leaders had been praying earnestly for revival in their community—a village on the Isle of Lewis, the largest isle of the Outer Hebrides, just off the coast of Scotland. They were particularly burdened for the young people of the island who had no interest in spiritual matters and scorned the things of God.

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Choosing Brokenness

For eighteen months they met—three nights a week, praying through the night, right on into the early hours of the morning, beseeching God to come and visit in revival. But there was no evidence of any change. Then one night, a young deacon rose to his feet, opened his... read more

How Do We Draw Near to God?

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He... read more