Tag Archive Revival

ByAngie

Are You Hungry For Revival?

Whether said by ourselves or our mothers, at some point in our lives we have probably all heard the phrase, “If you’re being picky about what you want to eat then you probably aren’t that hungry.” (In my case, I’ve heard it a lot from my husband as we agonize to agree on a decision for dinner. 😉 )

Am I the only person that becomes pickier the more hungry I become? When I am REALLY hungry, I want something that is good and going to calm my appetite for more than a few hours. These are the times that I want to eat some of my favorite homemade from scratch meals, NOT McDonald’s.

The last few years, I have been spiritually hungry for revival. I am at the point that fun little sayings that make me feel good do not do it for me. I want the real presence of God, no matter the cost. If it steps on my toes, so be it. Fast food theology isn’t working here, I’m starving!

Are you hungry enough for your revival to eat the Bread of Life, or would you rather a quick greasy fix?

Bread of Life

As long as we are praying for a revival in this world we are going to have to realize that the “cheap imitation stuff” is not going to work here.

Our world is hurting. People are lost. Unbelievers have experienced enough counterfeits to know that some of what the church is putting out there for them is not going to satisfy their hunger. If they know that… then why don’t we know that as we fatten ourselves up with the junk that isn’t good for us?

Why are we not willing to get in the kitchen and turn up the heat?

We all know that a big delicious Thanksgiving meal takes work. Lots of work. But we all look forward to it and know that in the end it is going to be so worth it. We are craving that meal so badly that we spend days if not weeks planning it. That’s hunger!

We have to be so hungry for the Spirit of God that we are willing to work for it. No more fast food Christianity.

Prayer, fasting, time in the Word of God, witnessing to others… sacrifices!

Get out of the drive thru, unplug the microwave, and get to cooking and cleaning!

While “feel good” sermons and thoughts may help us momentarily, do they help us grow to trust God in the bad times? Do they challenge us to want to live more Christ like?

Fast food theology will leave you sick. Microwave doctrine will be cold in the center and too hot on the edges.

Picking and choosing which scripture to follow, sometimes out of context, while ignoring other important passages can be very dangerous. Beware of food poisoning!

Store bought religion is not healthy and quickly stales. We need the Bread of Life!

Because church fads come and go, but God’s Word lasts forever.

Bottled worship does not bring breakthroughs, leaving us thirsty. We need living water!

Just because something may be working for someone else, it does not mean it works for everyone. Follow your own convictions and have a personal worship experience.

When wanting comfort food, you can’t find it in a can of chili or envelope of gravy powder. You want it made from scratch!

While reading books by wonderful Christian authors can contribute to our revival, we cannot be comforted by them alone. We need to get on our knees, open up the Bible, and experience the comfort that only the Holy Spirit can bring.

With a Biblically sound approach, we are nourished! We are FILLED with the Spirit! The real deal, not the cheap heat lamp substitute, but the gourmet that was given specially to us by our wonderful Father!

How hungry are you for revival? Starving? It’s raining fire in the kitchen!!! Let’s get filled up!

And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. – John 6:35 NKJV

ByAngie

Songs To Get Your Soul AMPED Up For Easter (Day 3: Songs 21-30)

Need to catch up? No problem!

Songs To Get Your Soul AMPED Up For Easter (Day 1: Songs 1-10)

Songs To Get Your Soul AMPED Up For Easter (Day 2: Songs 11-20)

Here we are, already on day 3. I’m ready for that revival we talked about yesterday. Are you? Keep praying!

So many emotions come with the remembrance of Christ’s death and resurrection. Feelings of sorrow but also of excitement. Let us never forget the price that was paid for us on that cross. He bore it all, just so we would not have to suffer.

But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
Songs To Get Your Soul AMPED Up For Easter - Raising Sticky Hands To Heaven
I can’t wait to see my Savior face to face one day. There will never be enough words to thank Him, and I will spend eternity trying to find them. It’s going to be wonderful!
Until then, we have music. 🙂

 

21: The Healer – The Ruppes

 

22: Still Believe – Kim Walker-Smith
One of my favorites…

 

23: Unworthy of The Blood – Martha Borg
This was a hard song to track down! My Dad has been singing it in church for years. Love it!

 

24: Lead Me To The Cross – Hillsongs

 

25: Were You There – Selah featuring Russ Taff
There are many versions of this old song. But I love anything by Russ Taff, so this is the one I went with.

 

26: Carry My Cross – Third Day

 

27: Secret Ambition – Michael W. Smith
Anyone remember this one? I used to play this over and over on a cassette tape where I recorded it off the radio… Until I dubbed it on to another tape to play 3 times in a row. Still love it.

 

28: O The Blood – Gateway Worship

 

29: Victor’s Crown – Darlene Zschech, Israel Houghton, Kari Jobe

 

30: Beautiful Rider – Jake Hamilton & The Sound

Well, that’s it until tomorrow.

What are some of your favorite songs for Easter? I still have a long list to work through, but would love to know what some of the songs you hold near and dear are.

Be sure to check out this post from Jennifer A. Janes last year about A Special Needs Friendly Easter Egg Hunt. Even if you don’t have a special needs child, it is very insightful.

God bless!

ByAngie

Songs To Get Your Soul AMPED Up For Easter (Day 2: Songs 11-20)

Day 2 has arrived! Are you getting excited for Easter Sunday? C’mon, now!

I don’t know about you, but I’m praying that this Sunday sparks a REVIVAL for the church as a whole. We sure need it, don’t we?

Maybe some music will help… 😉 Let’s do this!

Lord, let our remembrance of your death and resurrection, through which we have been given salvation, begin a revival in our hearts and in our churches. Let us all return back to you, our first Love. In your mighty name we pray! Amen!

 

Songs To Get Your Soul AMPED Up For Easter - Raising Sticky Hands To Heaven

 

Picking up where we left off yesterday… (You can see Songs To Get Your Soul AMPED Up For Easter (Day 1: Songs 1-10) by clicking here.)

11: Easter Song – Keith Green
Keith Green was one of those ministers that has continued to minister even decades after his death. His testimony, songs, sermons, and writings are still relevant today. If you want to be inspired and motivated to reach the lost and make a difference, I highly suggest looking up more information on Keith Green, his wife Melody Green, and Last Days Ministries.

But yeah, you can’t have Easter without Easter Song. I mean, self-explanatory.

 

12: Alive – Kim Walker-Smith
“It may get loud, the grave is empty now! It may get wild, His love is like no other!” 

 

13: I Will Rise – Chris Tomlin

 

14: Jesus is Alive – Ron Kenoly

 

15: Celebrate Jesus – Carman, Commissioned, & The Christ Church Choir

 

16: This Is Amazing Grace – Phil Wickham

 

17: East to West – Casting Crowns
I’ll never forget the first time I ever heard this song. I was a few months pregnant with Tommy (so nearly 8 years ago) and had parked at a Long John Silver’s because I was really craving fish for some reason. The DJ announced that Casting Crowns had just released an awesome song and to listen closely to the words. I had only repented a few weeks before, and was still dealing with a lot of guilt. I was sure that the things I had done would never be fully forgotten by anyone, including God. I was supposed to go to church a few hours later, but was so close to chickening out because I felt unforgivable. Cue this song… My fish was cold by the time I was done crying… and I went to church. Thank you, Lord, for Your grace and mercy!

 

18: Revelation Song – Kari Jobe
I have a story about this song, but I’m going to save it for another day… (I actually always have a story about every song. I’m one of those people…)

 

19: In Christ Alone – Mercy Me
Another one that has obviously been sung by many people, but this is the version I chose for this post.

 

20: Had It Not Been – Gaither Reunion (Featuring Michael English, Mark Lowry, & Terry Franklin)

 

Whew! That’s it for today… Be sure to come back tomorrow! Oh yeah, there’s more. A LOT more!

Keep praying for that revival. It starts with each and every one of us.

Are you looking for some fun DIY decor ideas for this weekend? A few years ago Stephanie shared these fun projects over on her blog, Crayon Marks and Tiger Stripes, for Jesus Eggs and a Cross Button Frame. So cute! Click the links below to find out more.

Jesus Eggs

Button Easter Egg Frame & Button Cross Frame tutorial