Hungry for God

Be Filled and Pour it Out

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Ride the Wave 

There have been thousands of “waves” of the Holy Spirit throughout church history.  Here’s one example: in the country of Wales, between 1762 and 1862 there were at least 15 outstanding revivals (see “Revival Comes to Wales” by Eifion Evans). 

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Holy Disruption

Historically, we see that God brings renewal and positive change when people intentionally seek him.  But people don’t usually decide one day all on their own initiative, “I’m going to really go for God.”  Usually, there is a catalytic moment…

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Fires from Heaven

In the Bible, God’s activity among us is sometimes compared to fire. What does the fiery Holy Spirit do?   He purifies, refines, ignites, makes alive, imparts passion and zeal for God, and his coming is accompanied by spiritual gifts and…

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Hungry for God

How do we become hungry for God?  I think it’s partly God’s gift, and partly our choice.   Recently God has made it very easy for me to pray because he has visited me with amazing power and regularity.  I am…

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Post #10: Living in Humility

A life-changing conversation between mother and son 

When he was 10 years old, David Eisenhower was vey excited about joining his older brothers to go trick-or-treating on Halloween night.  But his parents wouldn’t let him go.  They thought he…

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Post #9: Change in God's Pocket

Change in God’s pocket 

Rich Nathan, pastor of the Vineyard Church in Columbus, Ohio, shared in a sermon, “John Wimber used to say that we need to be loose change in the pocket of the Lord that he can…

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A Teenage Girl Says Yes to God 

Pretend for a moment that you are the main character in this unimaginable situation.   You are a 13-year old girl, engaged to be married.  A huge angel shows up to announce that…

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Humility in the Desert 

Jesus is the forerunner for all believers—the Father led him into the desert to test and try him.  When Jesus was baptized, the Spirit of God descended “like a dove” on him.   A voice from…

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Humility Brings Rewards 

If you’re smart, you’ll learn humility.  If you want your relationship with God to flourish, you’ll walk humbly.  If you want satisfying relationships with your family, friends and work mates, you’ll develop a humble heart.  If…

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Post #5: Living in Humility

Seek Jesus, Find Humility      

It’s not that humility should be the focus of our life’s pursuit.  Jesus is our focus.   At the core of Jesus’ nature is humility.   

Jesus humbled himself to the very lowest place and as…

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Post #4: Living in Humility

Humility is Good Soil

Andrew Murray said, “Humility is the only soil in which the graces root; the lack of humility is the sufficient explanation of every defect and failure.”  Murray, a pastor and writer from the late-18th and…

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What does a humble life look like? 

Moses, Part 2

Moses shepherded a very large group of unruly, complaining people.  He put up with their forgetfulness of God’s many miraculous interventions.  When there wasn’t good water to drink or good food to eat, they complained.  Most…