I have recently listened to a very encouraging word from Dutch Sheets that he spoke to us at the 2018 U.S. National Conference in Spokane, WA USA that I wanted to bless you with today.
At a recent Staff Meeting, we listened to one of Dutch Sheets' videos. As we listened, we felt drawn to a time of prayer. So we prayed, we worshiped, and we shared scripture together. The Presence of the Lord was so strong. It was a holy time.
One of the scriptures we shared is the familiar one found in John 17:17. It is where Jesus is saying to the Father, “Sanctify them by Your truth....” That is what He is saying in this hour.
As Jesus' followers we know He is speaking to us, but there is a sense of “What are You saying to me? Is there anything You want to adjust in my life?” I would say He is bringing our attention to something again. It may be that what the Lord is saying this time is taking a different direction, but the essence of the truth is there.
The scripture goes on to say, “As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.” Imagine what your reaction might be in hearing the Lord say, “I am sending you.”
You might reply, “I'm not going anyplace. I leave work and I go home. I go to the grocery store, but I don't really go anyplace because we are in lockdown. We can't go anywhere.”
Maybe there is a message in your reply; something in our lives personally, right in our own home, our own dwelling place, our own working place. The places that we have become accustomed to and places we can’t run from. He is saying, “I've got you right here. Hear My voice. Listen to Me. I want to make some changes.”
That just makes me want to cry. Because it is a very precious thing God is allowing and doing in our lives.
Just recently I received such an encouraging word from a leader in another nation who felt directed by the Lord to be in prayer for the United States of America on election day. This leader took a group of prayer warriors and went to their nation's U.S. Embassy. They stood in front of the Embassy in the rain and interceded for the United States. That so touches my heart! It is so humbling and it is so beautiful. It is so needed.
A Foundation of Prayer
From the beginning, Aglow has built a foundation of prayer around the world. Positioned geographically and spiritually, we are confident that God hears us when we pray, releasing the will of Heaven on earth. What we declare matters. Along with the urgent stirring within my heart to pray, my thoughts went to an old hymn that we are all familiar with. Listen to these words.
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ Blood and Righteousness,
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus’ Name.
On Christ the Solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
And the chorus repeats that line again, ALL other ground is sinking sand.