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Hang in There - Friday, March 9th, 2007

"Do you not know? Have you not heard? the Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, and to him, who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary."
~ Isaiah 40:28-31


This morning I woke up thinking of an encouraging verse. It is a verse that my parent's had etched upon small stones for their friends at church in thanks for their prayers for our family. Itis averse that was prayed aloud by a man of faith at our church during yesterday's prayer time. It is a verse that I have now turned to when growing weary amidst all the details, details, and more details of the 40-day tent revival. You see, God's strength and understanding is endless for each h one of us.In the Book of Isaiah, the Lord promises us, that He will helpus (particularly the young) inour time of need. The psalmistagreed, and wrote in Psalm 147:5, "Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite."

As this 40-day tent revival unfolds, each day I have learned that I must wait on the Lord.This is where I find my strength. When I make numerous phone calls in one day, there are times when the energy becomes "zapped."When I write endless emails throughout the day,the efforts become "slower." But despite the busyness, everytime I recognize the planning and preparationare inHis hands (and not in mine)I become relaxed.I am reminded thatif I wait on the Lord in this time of revival, I will gain new strength. I will "mount up with wingslike eagles." I will "run and not get tired." I will walk and not become weary."

But when I lose this perspective, I want to fall down. I want to pass out. The details are never-ending for The Dallas Revival. Thankfully,every time I look at the stone engraved with the Isaiah 40 passage, I amreminded not to lose heart.And justas Job understood,I too must maintain the paththe Lord has placed me on.Imust come before the Lord with "clean hands," and then without a doubt, I will "grow stronger and stronger"(Job 17:9)as the day draws near.
- klm
" 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