True awakenings follow extraordinary, united prayer and will bring visible change.
Change is not always comfortable or easily accepted. Yet without it, we may have a tendency to become stagnant and complacent. In the words of Anthony Robbins, “If you do what you’ve always done, you will get what you have always gotten.”
Recently, we relocated my mother from a home 350 miles away, where she had lived for more than 50 years, to a small duplex near us. The transition has not been without its challenges, but God’s grace has been evident each step of the way. Mom’s heart sometimes longs for the more familiar past, but her companion of 61 years has also relocated to his new home in heaven, and the house has been emptied of all its furnishings.
Yes, the old home place still holds sweet memories of warm embraces from my dad, and children’s laughter echoing through the rooms during family gatherings for the holidays. However, Mom is beginning to recognize that the blessings and joy God has for her on this new adventure are far better than trying to maintain a tight grip on the past.
The great awakenings of the past were amazing,
but God is not calling us to maintain a memory.
He is challenging us to make a radical move to the higher ground
of victory, power, and authority needed for Americans today!
Transitioning from our familiar comfort zones to a place of passionate, united prayer inside and outside the church walls may seem like a radical move, but as we continue seeking a new Christ awakening in our nation, God may require some major shifts in our perspectives that open us to the fresh and new things He is doing in His kingdom.
[This Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks on America, believers from across the nation will be gathering together to pray. Click here to find out if Cry Out America is in your community!]