Getting Up When You Knock Yourself Down

Wednesday is for Prayer

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What Does it Mean to be “On Fire” for God?

Two Sundays ago I challenged our church family to join me in pursing 5 significant resolutions in the New Year to move toward personal revival. Below is my first email encouragement to those who told me they were taking up the challenge.

This evening I realized that I have referred to the five resolves in a number of recent posts here (and here) on the ChosenRebel BLOG and it occurred to me that there might be a significant number of the over 2,500 subscribers to the BLOG that might need the same encouragement. So, here with a few minor edits, is the first email I sent out. I hope that simple as it is, it would be a source of hope to you as it has been to the people in our church family.

Hi all,

You are receiving this email because you wrote me, or told, or texted me that you had taken one of the “5 Resolves for Personal Revival” sheets.
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I am excited for you. God promises great things to those who seek his face with passion.
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Psalm 84:11 (ESV)

11  For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
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But I am also sobered. The evil one is not going to make this easy. And that’s why I wanted to encourage you with a couple of thoughts, ideas, and some new information.
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  1. I’m praying for you and with you. I’m in this with you. I need revival as much as anyone and it’s good to know that we are not alone.
  2. Here’s a link to a video that I think will encourage you.  Frankly, I can’t vouch for this teacher on a larger basis and I have some real concerns about his overall ministry. That being said, this clip is great.
  3. Keep reading your resolves each day. Do the actions called for. And when you fall down, we all will, don’t give up. Get back up off the ground and keep plowing ahead.
  4. Keep pursuing God with all your heart. 
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Looking forward to seeing you Sunday and continuing our journey together.
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pastor marty

 


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