Friday, September 30, 2005

Upside Down Prayer

Every day I receive a devotional challenge by e-mail, taken from one of A. W. Tozer's books. Here's what I received today! Would you be one of those 300 believers who could turn the world upside down in this, the 21st century?

Revival: No Limit to What God Could Do

But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, "These who have turned the world upside down have come here too." --Acts 17:6

There is no limit to what God could do in our world if we would dare to surrender before Him with a commitment like this:

"Oh God, I hereby give myself to You. I give my family. I give my business. I give all I possess. Take all of it, Lord-and take me! I give myself in such measure that if it is necessary that I lose everything for your sake, let me lose it. I will not ask what the price is. I will ask only that I may be all that I ought to be as a follower and disciple of Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen."

If even 300 of God's people became that serious, our world would never hear the last of it! They would influence the news. Their message would go everywhere like birds on the wing. They would set off a great revival of New Testament faith and witness.

God wants to deliver us from the easygoing, smooth and silky, fat and comfortable Christianity so fashionable today. I hope we are willing to let the truth get hold of us, even at the cost of rejection or embarrassment.

The faith of the heavenly overcomers cost them everything and gained them everything. What of our faith?

taken from Jesus Is Victor! - pages 116-117

1 comment:

  1. Hi David, I just received your email of three days ago. I'm so blessed to have a godly man in my corner like you, lifting me up in prayer. Your email made me cry. I felt that God had forgotten me. Thank you for reminding me that I am still on His mind. I've written about your email to me in my latest blog. Blessings on you and I certainly will lift you up in prayer as well, as you face your current struggles. Above all else, I have learned that no matter what, God is still good, is still in control and when we look to an uncertain future, He is already there! Hugs to you David my brother!