A Church with a Heart for our Community

June 24th Wednesday

Greetings in the name of “the Faithful Witness” (Revelation 1:5), Jesus Christ – THE Crucified and Risen Saviour! Another beautiful summer morning in the Kingdom  God is so good! I know this is a busy day for many – moving day, family gatherings, going on a ‘mini-holiday’, at home projects, caring for friends, and that is what we know about! Therefore, I will be praying for you today, asking Father to “bless you and keep you – to shine His face upon you and be gracious unto you – to turn his attention to you and give you peace” Numbers 6:24-26.

This morning as I was driving along to the office…minding my own business, a Bible verse jumped right into my mind This is not an entirely strange thing to happen and usually is encouraging, so I began to ponder what was the significance of this verse to me…today. “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 NIV. This, of course, is a familiar verse and we seem to understand the simple power that is intimated, so I pondered, asking God what was He trying to communicate to me. I got caught up in a flow of thoughts and visions and Scripture and promises. after a moment or two, this flow began to settle on a portion of Scripture that carries vivid imagery and stimulates the senses.

When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour..And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets…another angel with a golden censer standing at the altar…much incense to offer, the prayers of the saints…the smoke of the incense and the prayers of the saints went from the angel’s hand to God…the angel fills the censer with fire from the altar and hurls it to earth…thunder, lightning, earthquake… from Revelation 8:1-5 – and God is preparing to act.

I sensed God saying: There is always a period of silence,,,quietness…stillness, before I begin to ‘move’ in a situation, a life, a city, a church. I need my people – the saints – to keep on praying, fill the ‘censer’ with the incense of prayer and praise and worship. However, know that when the silence gets deafening…be still! and know that I am in control. I will reveal myself…gloriously!

In a moment…a blink…the flow of God’s voice through flowing thoughts stopped. I continue to ponder. There has been much prayer for our city and the churches in the community and for family situations…and I am confident that God is going to reveal His power and glory in ways that I can only imagine. Until that time, I am going to…Be still and know that He is God.

Be blessed!