Humility Brokenness Desperation

We had a guest speaker in church today.

He spoke on how 3 things are evident for a true revival.

Humility… It’s something that a person cannot measure on themselves… It is there or it isn’t… And if you’re wondering, my take is that you don’t or you have false humility (oh, this little old thing… I just found it lying around…)

Brokenness… To me this is on the floor, oblivious to anything else and having a deep look at where I’m at… like Mary the mother of Jesus… After the shepherds had come… Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. Luke 2:19

These are private times that I keep in my heart and have to look back on during hard times…

Desperation…

I heard stories today of what desperation others are dealing with in other countries… China, Burma, Vietnam, India… And my heart bleeds… The underground churches… The influx of people daily turning their lives over…

And it rings in my mind that I’m selfish…

What type of person am I here in Canada… My very life isn’t at risk like those in Egypt…

How does my miniscule mental health measure in comparison!!

(Can we see where this is going?)

But then I stop and look… Stop and evaluate these thoughts… Are they truth? Are they something that measures up to the word of God?

Thoughts either come from Satan or from God

We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. 2 Cor 10: 3-5

Just because a ministry there is different from a ministry doesn’t invalidate it.

Desperate: working with someone who is struggling with mental health issues, to me, counts. A Canadian is loved just as much as a someone in an underground church in Ethiopia…

They are both created by God… They were both knit together in their mothers wombs… He has plans…

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jer 29:11

Everyone has an important place in God’s body.

Someone killed because of their faith is loved just as much as a desperate suicidal women here in Canada.

When I was at the end of my rope hanging on by a thread… And recognizing I needed help… That I had nothing left… As I’ve seen other… It’s pretty humbling

I have looked back on my journalling and I don’t recognize at all who that person was… Except I was broken… And there was enough left in me to be desperate

I may not go to Mongolia to be a missionary… But I can be one here…

Their are thousands, millions actually of people out their who match all 3 and we can see them have a personal revival…

The harvest is ready ALL over the world… Even right here…

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