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Begin your journey today and discover how saying yes to God through humility, honesty, repentance, obedience, and kingdom living can completely transform your life.
It is one of the ways of God. Periodically in history, He opens the windows of heaven and comes down with His manifest presence. We call these moments revival as they affect the church, and spiritual awakening, as they impact people without Christ. Spiritual results happen at an accelerated pace and with stunning results. These outpourings bring a course correction to nations, and most importantly, they glorify God.
“Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it; prone to leave the God I love” (Robert Robinson, 1758). The hymn writer captured in a sentence what is universally true of man. Our humanity is weak, the devil is strong, and the world pulls us relentlessly away from God. Even those who have come into a relationship with Christ still wander at times.
Watch this short video update from John Avant, president of Life Action and see how your partnership with Life Action is making a difference. We are so grateful to each and every one of you who are investing in our team and this ministry. Thank you!
Thank you for praying for Life Action during the month of August. Below you will find specific ways you can pray for us this month. LAM Prayer Calendar August 2020
In January of 2018, my family received news that my dad’s cancer was most likely terminal. This was really hard news to receive, but we went forward, praying and seeking different treatment methods. As my dad’s treatments continued, his cancer continued to spread, and I knew that this was my “yes to God” moment. I was going to learn to say yes to loving my dad, and loving him well.
Every pastor and spiritual leader I know is experiencing waves of discouragement and confusion during this COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders lead. They want to move the ball forward and get things done. Spiritual leaders want to see the kingdom advance. No true man or woman of God wants to just survive. To get by. To merely tread water. To see the work of God slowed or even stopped.
It is a tragic thing to watch a nation digress. The youngest of those who live in our nation today cannot possibly remember anything different. But many of us can. We remember a nation, not long ago, where …
If the news of Coronavirus and chaos in our streets has you down, consider this—you could be a Kachin. On July 2, over 160 people in Kachin State in Myanmar were killed when a 200-foot-tall mountain of mud taken from the local jade mine gave way and buried them alive. Why were they there taking such unimaginable risk when they knew that these landslides happen regularly?
One of the great mysteries of God is that He meets with us. This has happened since the beginning of time, as God walked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day in the Garden He had created for them. Until they chose to go their own way, they enjoyed unhindered, intimate communion with Him.
Thank you for praying for Life Action during the month of July. Below you will find specific ways you can pray for us this month. LAM Prayer Calendar July 2020
Really, what can I do? I’m just a sixty-year-old white woman feeling inadequate to change anything in our world. My emotions these past months have ranged from extreme sadness to anger to utter hopelessness.
In a service where God brought our city together, a young man asked an elderly African-American man if a white man had ever served him before. He could not recall that happening. The young white man then knelt and quietly shined the black man’s shoes. In the worship service. We saw brokenness, with tears of sorrow and joy.
Have you noticed how many people are posting on social media things like, “Can we just fast-forward to 2021?” I get that feeling, and I’ll bet you do too. But actually, it runs contrary to God’s way of thinking and working in the world.
The last months have been filled with countless opinions of how we should view and respond to our national (and international) tragedy. Health and government officials have interpreted for us the nature of the problem and the potential solutions. We have been fixated on these daily reports, and we have been directed by men’s opinions and best ideas. All of this may be good and helpful. But where is the divine voice? Are we hearing God’s opinion of these days and turning to Him for divine solutions?
We are most often the central subject of our thoughts and conversation. This preoccupation indicates a self-observed life, which is our greatest problem. Worried about what people think of who we are, what we look like, and what we’ve done, we unconsciously place the “I” in the forefront.
Who is the smartest person in the world? Regardless of the list you would compile, no one would come close to a 30-year-old Hebrew slave named Joseph. But it is vital to understand the source of Joseph’s wisdom and knowledge.
In 1996 I began to pastor New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. The population around our church was significantly black, but our church was not. I embarked on a journey to see that change. It was not an easy task. As our church became more diverse, I began to encounter opposition I had never experienced before. Our family even received death threats! At one point I was so discouraged and angry that I went to my friend and mentor Crawford Loritts and asked for his advice.
Revival must change our hearts AND our actions. A global pandemic … racism, hatred, killing … our nation on fire … And the Supreme Court has allowed government authority to have over churches. Churches are not seen as essential now because they have not acted essentially in the past. We don’t really need churches to reopen. We need them to restart—different than they used to be.
Thanks for praying for Life Action during the month of June. Below you will find specific ways you can pray for us this month. LAM Prayer Calendar June 2020
On this episode of Let’s Talk, we will discover the one biblical key that accelerates growth, jump starts revival, earns the respect of others, and might even help you survive a pandemic. Join us at (time) as Pastor and Life Action Messaging Leader Dan Jarvis gives us a step-by-step plan to make this moment count.