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Take Courage – Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

“’But now take courage, Zerubbabel,’ declares the Lord, ‘take courage also, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and all you people of the land take courage,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work; for I am with you,’ declares the Lord of hosts.”
~ Haggai 2:4

Yesterday afternoon was one of those days that I grew frustrated and more frustrated. All for two insignificant reasons. My computer shut down, and my phone line went haywire. I had no outside source of communication, yet, once again the Lord continued to set aside the small details. He showed to me that He is bigger than my email account. God is bigger than my phone account. How do I know? Because I am reminded of the words that Zerubbabel heard as he was planning on rebuilding the city of Jerusalem, when God said, “I am with you.”

So the day mustn’t stop. I am reminded to “Take courage…and work.” Therefore, I pressed on with the day. I went to a prayer meeting in the afternoon, and Lord brought to me one of the individuals that I was suppose to call that day. He was at the same meeting! Isn’t God good? And at this same meeting, I ran into a gentleman who worked for an organization that I am all too familiar with…I just hadn’t connected with them in over 10 years! Yes, the Lord revealed to me, that I must continue to work. Regardless of the situation at hand, I must continue to TAKE COURAGE. So what does this mean? To me, it means keepin’ on. Don’t give up. Hang in. Persevere with faithfulness. Why? Because God has promised that He will be with me in the planning and preparation for this 40-day tent revival.

Thankfully, the Lord didn’t promise just Zerubbabel that He would be with him. He also promised Joshua the high priest that He would be with him. And God also promised the people of the land, that God will be with them as well. Therefore, let us all TAKE COURAGE and trust that the Lord will be with us corporately as we pursue the restoration for the city of Dallas.

Later that evening, I went to another prayer meeting with a group of like-minded believers (of various denominations and ethnic backgrounds) to call upon the Lord for revival. What a blessing! I was even able to meet face-to-face with the pastor who will be speaking at the 40-day tent revival on the second evening. God is good, and He is in control!

By the end of the day, the email was back in working order, and the phone line had a signal. Even more, people still wrote out their emails and individuals still left their phone messages. The preparation hadn’t missed a beat for the 40-day tent revival. The Lord is in all situations and details, even the small ones. We just need to take courage and continue to pursue the Lord; and leave the results up to Him.
- 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