Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Shaking the dust off

In my prayer group today, God gave us each the desire to pray for revival in the Church. And in doing so, Ezekiel came to mind. God gave Ezekiel the command to preach and prophecy to the dry bones that life might be restored to them. And I thought if God can give life to dry bones, how much more can He work through the lives of you and me!

In the end, all it takes is for the Spirit of God to shake off a little of the dust that gathers and give us wisdom and strength for the journey ahead. The key is to remember we don't do the work of revival, that is the job of the Holy Spirit. We are simply His vessels. And sometimes all we need is God to clean us up a little.

All this brought to mind a song from my youth, There Shall be Showers of Blessing. In it, God is bringing the abundance, and it is just our job to receive it...

There shall be showers of blessings,
this is a promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
sent from the Savior above.

It's my prayer that we might all open our hearts to this shower of abundance that God wishes to pour out in our lives and in the life of the Church.

3 comments:

Bill said...

Amen brother! I'm so looking forward to your arrival here and the showers of blessings we will join together.
Bill

TheStewarts said...

...and how happy we are to have you return to Scioto County. We are fortunate to have your family in our community and look forward to welcoming your return.

Jill & Bob said...

Welcome from old members who now live in Florida. You sound like what All Saints needs. Love and Laughter. Bob and I really miss you guys but we are so excited about Fr. Jim. You are getting a whole bunch of great people. God bless you and maybe we will see you sometime.

Bob & Jill Goodman