Showing posts from February, 2013

Calvary Chapel Relief: Hurricane Sandy

Last week, I was blessed to travel to New Jersey with a group from my church to help with Hurricane Sandy Relief. I remember hearing about Hurricane Sandy and the damage that it left in October and thinking, "I want to go back east and help with this." It never amounted to anything until January when one of our Pastor's who often leads trips to disaster zones made an announcement about an impending trip. I inquired about it, how much it would cost and when it was, after his response, I really wanted to go.

I started praying about it, asking the Lord for confirmation. Did He want me to go on this trip? The Lord answered me specifically with this verse:

"And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, 'Go'". - Exodus 2:8a. 

So, I told the Pastor, I was in. You'd think after hearing from the Lord, I would be certain that this was what He wanted me to do, but I wasn't. I got cold feet almost immediately after I said I would go. However, the Lord knew that wo…

"When we are invaded and overtaken by the life of God and our hearts become His heart, our hands become His hands, our minds His mind, and our vision His vision, we suddenly become effective." - Leslie Ludy, Wrestling Prayer

If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one go there unwarned and unprayed for.” - Spurgeon

New Things

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” -Isaiah 42:9  The Lord lead me to Isaiah 42-44 this week. Reading through these chapters, the Lord spoke a lot of things to me. However, this particular verse spoke volumes to me. Recently, I’ve had the impression that my life is on the cusp. As I sat reading this over yesterday, it was as if the Lord was speaking to my heart. “I’m doing a new thing, the old things have passed.” I felt as though yesterday was the first day to the next chapter of my life.  As I read the whole of chapters 42-44, I got a bigger picture of God. He describes Himself as Lord, Light in darkness, Savior, Creator, King, the One who blots out our transgressions, Redeemer and Maker of all things. But I also get a bigger picture of who I am to Him: He keeps me, holds me, calls me and knows me by name, He will never leave me, He walks with me through the storms, I am precious to HIm and loved by H…