Wow. I just saw this posted on my brother's blog and had to post it here as well. The numbers are shocking. It would behoove every believer to take this call to action seriously. I hope this video shakes you to your core, as it did me.
A while back I was doing a segment that I called "Great Daily Prayers." These were prayers that I have used to direct me during specific times, and most of them came directly from Thomas a'Kempis. Well,
This morning as I was doing some studying in Scripture, I came across a passage which I have read many times before (I even have it highlighted and notes in the margins). But this time as I read it, the Holy Spirit began to move in my heart, and I began to weep. Try as I might, I couldn't hold back the tears.
Wednesday morning of this week, Rob Wetzel and I skipped out on the morning of sessions at Innovate Church, and opted instead to get up early, drive out to the Peaks of Otter, and hike to the top of Sharp Top. There was a period of time on Tuesday afternoon when it seemed like the trip might not work out.
Recently, my brother and best friend, Josh Via (those who are near and dear simply call him "Fro"), commented on my live blog posting of Perry Noble at the Innovate Church conference. His comment was worth noting and my response is even more worth noting (Just kidding… not really). Anyway, the comment in questions from Noble is highlighted below. Fro's comment and my response are below that.
As you can tell, I skipped out on session 3 today. I wasn't just playing hookie, I actually had some work I had to get done. I'm looking forward to tonight's session with Perry Noble. I like Perry because he is a man who is not afraid to tell it like it is. Too many times, we refrain from saying things because we think they are "innappropriate." In reality the only thing that is innappropriate is not speaking the truth in love. Or sometimes we do speak it, but we water it down and speak in terms that are so vauge that no one even knows what we're talking about.
Speaker: Ed Stezer
Speaker: Francis Chan
Well, the time has finally come for me to break the blogging silence. I've been on a three week "fast" from blogging, which simply means that life got busy and blogging was low in my priority list.