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Let me know Your ways - Monday, May 7th, 2007

“Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways that I may know You, so that I may find favor in Your sight. Consider too, that this nation is Your people.”
Exodus 33:13-14

Well, May 6th has come and gone. It was the date that I was waiting for. It was the day that I couldn’t wait to circle on the calendar. It was the time that I was expecting the Lord to reveal His ways to the church of Dallas. So looking back on this past Sunday, what was so special about it? Here I thought there might be an unforgettable, outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Here I thought that the masses of people would overflow onto the street. Well, I will be frank, none of that happened. The Spirit was present and so were plenty of people, but it wasn’t “I” thought. Our speaker, a Messianic Jew presented a message that each and every Gentile (Christians) needed to hear. It was profound and had future implications. It was a blessing to those in attendance. (Please go online and listen to the message (www.dallasrevival.org).) The worship was phenomenal. The time of communion was memorable and meaningful. Yet, the cloud of glory didn’t fill the tent. Thunder didn’t fall upon the ground. Fire didn’t strike the tent.

Maybe I had my expectations confused…which is exactly the case. May 6th was a day of magnitude for me personally, but it didn’t come as a result of the evening worship time. On the contrary, the Lord spoke to me through the morning prayer time. For some reason, even though I was expecting God to help with direction and guidance, His response was totally unexpected and I was caught off-guard. Not only did God use the morning prayer time to possibly direct my steps for the last night of the tent-revival, but possibly as well as for my future.

Moses understood the power of prayer. He knew God would answer if he asked for direction. Therefore, Moses said “Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways that I may know You, so that I may find favor in Your sight.” Moses needed help leading God’s people. He needed some direction. He needed favor. So he asked. I too have been asking God for help. What in the world am I suppose to do with the last night of the tent-revival? What am I suppose to do after the 40-days? Well, after yesterday morning’s prayer time, I “might” have heard an answer. It is an answer that I don’t know if I am up to the task. I don’t know if I have the energy. I will be honest, I don’t know if I am willing to go as far as, give my life up for it. In fact, this morning I woke up sick. I thought to myself, “Oh Lord, is there something else that I could be called to? Is there something else that would be more ‘cookie’ cutter? Something that would be easier” But I am beginning to realize, I don’t know if there is anything else out there for me but for me to pursue revival. It is what I have been called to. So yesterday morning, when I believed that God was beginning to confirm to me in these 40-days that I am to pursue revival for my life, I wanted to run. I wanted to run back to the sports world. I wanted to flee back to my hometown. Why? Because calling others to revival is hard. It is challenging. And I don’t know if I am ready.

I know I am being rather vague on the specifics concerning the prayer time. Why? Because I am still processing it all. I am still praying for confirmation from the Lord. Would you please pray for my direction as well? Would you please pray that the Lord continues to guide and direct my steps not only for the last night, but also for what is too come? Just as Moses heard from the Lord during his prayer time, I too believe I will hear, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.’” (Doesn’t that sound refreshing?)

Based on the examples from Scripture, I believe God will answer His servants in His own time. Without a doubt, I believe He will respond to us in the 21st Century. We just need to be patient. Look at the life of Moses and the people of Israel. David wrote in Psalm 103:7, “He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel.” God will answer His people. We just need to trust that He will.

" We cannot organize revival, but we can set our sails to catch the wind from Heaven when God chooses to blow upon His people once again."

- G. Campbell Morgan