Friday, July 03, 2009

I want to share that Brent and Deanna are seeing tremendous fruit from the team's ministry in Peru with hundreds coming to pray about a personal relationship with our Lord and King. You can follow their trip in words and pictures at the "trip update" section (Peru) on www.awestar.org. Please be in prayer for stamina, perseverance and health for the team.

This weekend we celebrate our country's Independence Day as well we should. It must serve as a reminder that there is a tremendous cost for freedom. Be in prayer for our men and women fighting in Afghanastan and Iraq, and keeping us safe on other fronts.

I can't help but wonder how our founders and those who fought after them would view our drift from the blocks that they underlayed the foundation of this nation on. We are no longer a "Christian" nation though there are still many believers here. But we have wandered off and find our national soul (if there can be said to be such a thing) floundering morally and spiritually. (Check out Ezekiel 5 to see how God dealt with Israel's defection from Him).

What country will take up the Lord's mantle and in so doing become His mighty tool? What blessings await the people, the "king" willing to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord of all, King over science and the mind, body and soul.

How mighty even a small island that does so will become - a mouse that roars with the voice of Heaven.. Our leaders once followed and exalted our Savior, but today they apologize and neuter Him in words and law. This will only draw His wrath and deflect His greatest blessings to the one(s) that will lift Him on high and exalt His holy word. Hail His grace, acknowledge His Lordship, live His love!

Brad

2 Comments:

At 5:27 AM, Blogger Marti said...

Brad, I've been so excited about the great things God is doing in Peru that I decided to leave a comment reminding people to check the Awe Star site. Obviously, my comment is unnecessary. Clearly, our prayers are not.

On this day in which we celebrate our nation's independence, the Scripture God brings to mind is the familiar one from the dedication of the temple in 2 Chronicles (stated here in the modern Message version): "If . . . my people, my God-defined people, respond by humbling themselves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on their wicked lives, I'll be there ready for you: I'll listen from heaven, forgive their sins, and restore their land to health. From now on I'm alert day and night to the prayers offered at this place."

Only when we humble ourselves and pray can true celebration begin. On this day of freedom, let's join Brad--and Brent, Deanna, and Team Peru--on our knees.

praying in pink
with tender love!

 
At 10:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On my knees, praying. Thanks so much for your posts, Brad. I will continue to pray for the teams overseas seeking to bring a true independence and freedom that comes only through knowing Jesus!

It is soo important to continue our prayers for the health and safety of our teams overseas. I will continue to lift the AweStar family.


Vicky

 

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