I believe we are wasting some valuable resources in the church. We have often worked so hard to be relevant, that we have downgraded our thinking some times. We have lost some of the things that truly make the church the church. Many of those resources are the folks who went through powerful times. Impartation, meetings and revelation. Maybe they did not handle it right. Maybe others did not. But we can not live our lives as “been there-bought the tshirt” and expect results. There is a cry in the church for change. There is a cry for change in our country and in the globe. Some, perhaps many of those older folks have some keys.
We have put emphasis on the church for the youth. Powerful, exciting.
Malachi 4:6 And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”
We are in need of the hearts of the children to be turned.
I wrote this last night for an article I did for another publication.
I was a child of the 60’s. Born in 1955, I quickly embraced the 60’s. I remember learning to dance The Mashed Potatoes and The Twist with Brookie, a friend of the family. By 1960 my folks had moved to the country. Moving us out of East Haven and into the small farm community of Northford. We lived in a farm house on an old dairy farm.
I remember my first record club from RCA, followed soon after by one with Columbia. All the music that followed the Beatles showing up.
I think it is okay to be a little nostalgic. To remember times of your childhood. To share the history with your family, your friends and others.
But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ houses, old men who had seen the first house, wept with a loud voice when they saw the foundation of this house being laid, though many shouted aloud for joy,(Ezra 3:12)
That verse was during a time of celebration and revival. Remembrance is good. His lovingkindness is good.
Joel 1:3 says Tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation.
Dust off those testimonies, those thinkings and thoughts. It is important to you and your children. Your family and friends. Shake off the dust and remove the cobwebs. God gave you those great things not to hoard or to squander, but that others might know. Get our you guitar. Dust off the keyboard. There are sounds you have heard that are timely to be released.
Young people, forgive us our “know it all” attitudes but embrace the life we have lived and the life we have poured out.
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. Your name is like honey on our lips!
Accounts of his sons and of the many oracles against him and of the rebuilding of the house of God are written in the Story of the Book of the Kings. And Amaziah his son reigned in his place. 2Chronicles 24:7
There is history to be written. History to be embraced. History to be made. Come on, you people of God, for this is the day where the tide has turned. History makers because of His story. Blow off the dust, dream again, fly in His presence.
New seasons, new shakings, new sounds.
The winter is over!!! “But I have heard that before.” But have you heard it today. Have you “cleaned the yard and prepared the seeds? Have you thought of the harvest and what is to come forth?” Faith! Let God arise and His enemies be scattered.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, … John 14:26
There is a shaking before awakening!