Melissa—Over the last several years I have heard many times that awakening is coming and I liked the sound of that! I’m all for it! I didn’t realize, however, until very recently that I had a very specific view of what that awakening would look like. Over the last month my perspective is being shifted and awakening is starting to look differently than I originally had it all figured out. So, I’m just going to be transparent about what I realized I was thinking it would look like.
I grew up in the church — like for real, grew up IN the church. My parents, grandpa, and many other family members were and are in ministry and I currently work on staff at my church. I’m saying all of this to help frame where my definition of awakening came from. My initial and long running view of awakening was, for the most part, that there would be some sort of mass experience that would cause people to look for, cry out for, or long for God. They would run to local churches or people they knew were Christians seeking to know their Creator and we would just have glorious services of people getting saved and set free and beautiful times of worship. Now, I’m not saying none of these elements will happen, but this is actually a very limited view of what awakening is. The Holy Spirit has been mercifully expressing that to me. I hope that in the next few posts I write about “Waking Up” we may be able to enlarge our capacity and expectation for the awesome awakening coming upon us and our nation.
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