We just got back from an awesome weekend with our students at a conference called Chillipepper. We only made it for one night due to the ice, but in the one night we were there, God spoke to all of us in incredible ways! The speaker spoke on just one verse, which is going to be our verse for this week:
“Lord, I have heard of Your fame; I stand in awe of Your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.”
I pray that you have heard of the fame of the Lord and that you stand in awe of His deeds. More specifically, I pray that you can think of specific experiences in your life where you stand back and know that God had to be involved. I know I can, and Mom’s journey with cancer was actually one of those times in my life. The last week or so of Mom’s life, she would only wake up for a few minutes at a time. At night, though, once things had settled down, Mom would wake up for about an hour with just Daddy, Jack, Richie, Megan, and me there. Mom would be more clearly awake than she had been all day. She said it was “just us time,” and these times were such a blessing that I know that they happened only because of God. Because of those times, and many others in my life, I stand in awe of the deeds of the Lord.
I LOVE the challenge that the second part of this verse presents, though. Habakkuk is praying for God to repeat His great deeds in his day and to make His fame known in his time. What a prayer! So often, we pray defensive prayers (God don’t let this person get sick… God don’t let us get in a wreck as we drive to Tennessee this weekend… etc.) Now, there’s nothing wrong with praying that kind of stuff, but as Christians, we need to be praying offensive prayers too! We need to pray and ask God to DO stuff! The God we serve now is the same God who parted the red sea, who healed the blind, who rose again in 3 days, and so much more. God can do big things in OUR day, we just have to ask! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to see God do something big. I’m ready to see God move in such a way in my church and in my community that I know that only God could cause such a revival. I am praying and believing Habakkuk 3:2. Will you join me?!