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True Revival Starts in OUR Hearts

Monday, August 09, 2010

Tonight, as often happens, God showed up for our worship time at First Assembly in Jackson, Mississippi. I have recently become more aware of the magic that is worship. Do not get me wrong, I can get lost in God's presence with the best of them. Lately though? I also enjoy getting lost in what God is doing in others. So tonight, as we belted our praises up and God filled the place, I got lost in His glory, but then, a song I had never heard came on. First I was a little uncomfortable, it was slow and I can't sing as it is, let alone slow, unknown lyrics, SO I just listened.

This alabaster jar,
Is all i have of worth
I break it at your feet, lord
It's less than you deserve
You're far more beautiful
More precious than the oil
The sum of my desires
And the fullness of my joy!

-- So much was running through my heart. I first thought of the one who used her expensive oils on Jesus, even though she knew he was going to His death. Then I thought of the lady with her two pennies she gave. I was literally stunned at the pictures in my mind. Then i looked around and as I witnessed the look of pure worship on so many faces I felt God just pouring out over the room. Then I saw the most precious, most amazing gift God could let me see at that moment. A young girl, probably 10 years old if that, looking up with her hands outstretched to the Lord.** Do not get me wrong, the youth at Jackson first is truly amazing,** but something about this young lady just spoke to me. After viewing this special moment, I witnessed something even more touching. This young girl wiped her tear filled eyes as it appeared she was in awe of God's presence. All I can say is WOW! The song continues --

Like you spilled your blood,
I spill my heart as an offering
To my king
Here i am, take me
As an offering
Here i am, giving every heartbeat
For your glory take me

-- AS the song continued more thoughts raced through my heart. Yes, Lord, Take ME, Me Lord, Take me as an offering, its my deepest wish. In fact its something that I have had on my heart for a while. I want to be a sacrifice for You Lord. I cry it out in prayer often as it is my hearts biggest desire. Then realization kicked in--

The time that i have left
Is all i have of worth
I lay it at your feet, lord
It's less than you deserve

-- What a powerful wake up call. Time was something I just haven't been investing enough of. I can beg and plead for God to use me and it could be something I mean from the very heart of my soul BUT, how can God use me if I'm not even making as much time as I should for Him?? I realize that though I love God with everything inside me, I was letting other stuff take importance over Him. What was worst is I really couldn't see that I had done this because I still made time to read a chapter in the bible every day (some less willingly than others). I still made it to church, but heck even the unsaved can give Him that much. Here I am, completely in love with Him, yet I wasn't giving Him the time He deserves.--

And though i've little strength
And though my days are few,
You gave your life for me
So, i will live my life for you

--Can I just add a WOW here? Isn't this what we are here for?--

Worthy, worthy
You are worthy
Worthy is the lord

-- Such a short sentence but man how powerful. God You ARE Worthy--


OK so now that I told the long story that went everywhere, but was important to the story, here is the rest. Tonight God really opened my eyes and not only showed me who He is in ME, but how Hes working in others lives too and that sparked a passion that tells me I am very ready for the youth revival happening the next few days. I know I won't be able to perfectly follow God now, but I know with His help I CAN be the woman He created me to be.

Please pray for Jackson First Assembly of God as we lift our youth leaders, youth, and schools up and show how GOD does revival. Pray for the lost to have open hearts to hear God speak and that this state sees that revival may start in the heart of few, but it can spread to the masses with the faith of a mustard seed! Have faith and know GOD IS IN CONTROL!!!!

If you never heard the song, here is the link. God bless everyone,

Jamie

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  • CINDYHOUGHTON
    Yes it is good. If we give Him what we have to offer He is more than pleased no matter how small it is.
    3762 days ago
  • IUHRYTR
    Sounds like a blessed church and service. emoticon -- Lou
    3762 days ago
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