Baby Emma Lim Died September 16
The Lim family is in Myanmar doing incredible relief work. Baby Emma suddenly came down with a infection and all though the nation’s best medical was made available to her, she went on to be with Jesus. Her family are building churches, houses, schools, and passing out Bibles all with the blessing of this Pagan, anti-Christian government. Their loss is great and painful. Pray that Jesus will continue to be glorified and that souls will be saved in this nation. Lift her family in your prayers as they grieve and continue the work of the ministry. True heroes of the faith!
Lou Engle wrote: “Now California sits within a fog of Jezebel confusion. Recently the Supreme Court of California disregarded the votes of the people and legalized homosexual marriage. The entire world listened attentively as the mayor of San Francisco boasted, “As California goes, so goes the rest of the nation. It’s inevitable, this door is wide open. It’s going to happen whether you like it or not. This is the future, and its now.” The world is looking to California for moral leadership while California finds herself caught in the snare of idolatry and self-worship. Recently I received an urgent call on behalf of hundreds of pastors admitting that California wouldn’t be saved simply political petitioning and confessed the reality of an ongoing spiritual battle within the state and the need to mobilize for mass fasting and prayer.
They asked us to bring TheCall to San Diego, not knowing that we received several powerful directives from the Lord a year ago that TheCall was going to go to the stadium in San Diego. Therefore, we are summoning believers from all across the state of California and the nation to gather. When there is no remedy, when there is no natural hope, God still has a holy prescription. Blow the trumpet in Zion, gather the people, and call a fast. Let the believers of this great state gather and cry out to God believing that California could become the flash point of real change in America not the open door to societal collapse.” Let us return to the fasting praying womb in San Diego and seek the face of God on November 1st, 2008 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA. Thousands will pray that day for the turning of a State and a nation. It is not about politics but it is about a higher authority. JOIN US or SEND US www.thecall.com
Family Day At Deanna Rose Farms!
No jokes! We had a great time with the kids at the farm. Feeding the baby goats was the best part! That’s Farmer Ferguson to you all! The Harvest is ripe!
“The exclusion of the weak and insignificant, the seemingly useless people, from a Christian community may actually mean the exclusion of Christ.”
“In the poor brother Christ is knocking at the door.” Quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1939
Becoming What We Behold
The wisdom of beholding! The grand design of the eye! The eyes are gateways of fascination. The affections of the heart follow the locked gaze of the eyes. The God of pleasure designed us to delight in that which we behold. Jesus said in Matthew 6:22-23, “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” Simply put, whatever you focus your gaze on is what you become.
Someone recently commented on our blog, asking for more clarification on the “Beholding and Becoming” principle. You become what you look at; you believe what you hear, as long as you see it, hear it, often enough. Madison Avenue knows this and assaults with a daily barrage of rapid fire marketing. Have you ever seen a new car or style of clothing and thought, “Wow that is hideous!” Only to find yourself liking or owning the same product a few months latter? What happened you beheld it long enough, saw others with it, and ultimately that which once repelled you now attracted you.
People often say, “I can watch this movie or listen to this person, and it won’t affect me.” Nothing is father from the truth. For example, I can tell if you are an avid Simpson’s fan, simply by listening to you speak. Why? We become what we watch.
This can be a bad thing or it can be leveraged and become a good thing in our lives. Want to become like Jesus? It takes more than a WWJD bracelet. Jesus said, that He only did what He saw and heard from the Father. Jesus beheld the Father and communed with the Holy Spirit through two primary ways.
First, He beheld God through the scriptures. More than study, yes He did study, but He meditated upon them. His intentional thoughts and His random, daydreams where about the Father, and Spirit whom He encountered through the scriptures. Start our day off in the Word, but also carry some of it to eat with you through out the day. Meditate on God in the Word.
Second, Jesus beheld God in prayer. Fellowshipping with the Godhead was Jesus’ prayer for us in the book of John. Start right, put the right stuff in the middle, and end strong. Start off with prayer. Fill your day with quick prayers! You are always on His mind, move to keep Him on your mind more often. Then end with fellowship thru prayer and worship. As one of my friends says, “That iPod or CD player is our portable worship team. Fill your eyes, ears, and mind with thoughts of Jesus and His Character and you will be transformed. Fill your eyes with light and your whole being is filled with light.