Only a couple more weeks until the end of the year. And I can't tell you how excited I am for the year of 2008. Not only in our personal life, but also in the life of the church. The word of the Lord only spoken about a month ago, but the fulfillment has been seen and felt not only in the spiritual realm but also in the physical realm.
Entering into the year of intimacy and intercession has awaken a desire and great expectation in my life for more of God. I believe that I am not the only one feeling this way. The last two Sundays has been so exciting. The experience could not be accurately described by words, but, it's a feeling of exhilaration and extasy in the presence of God.
It's almost as if we could literally punch a hole in the roof above the church's building. The sounds of praise and intercession is almost like a roar of a lion that has been kept in the cage but now ready to come out. There was so much freedom and joy that was radiating from the congregation. At the same time, the annointing was so strong and tangible to those who was present at that moment.
The church has been in the neutral position for a long time. In the fairytale, the church is like sleeping beauty that has fallen into a deep slumber and never was going to wake up. Until, the prince come and awaken the sleeping beauty from her sleep.
The time is now. It's time to wake up from our slumber, from our programs and events, from our bible theology and our head knowledge. It' s time to get out of the four walls into the streets of the city. The prince has called us with His loud voice. To awaken those who are still in deep slumber. Will you listen to the sound of the still small voice. Who will rise up and respond to that calling?..
Here we are, Lord. We are not going back to our sleep, we are going to our knees.