At the beginning of each new biblical month, we turn to anchor points in the Word and see what the Spirit is saying to the church...now. This month we're alerted about chaos.
Chaos is virtually always seen as something to be resisted, averted or controlled.
But biblically, there are two qualities of chaos whenever God is in the process: As crucible and kindness. 11 in scripture (we're in the 11th biblical month,) is linked to disruptive transitions that come suddenly a
To be fully alive is to thirst...deeply.
Thirsts come in many sizes, shapes and intensities. Deep thirsts require deep drinks. That's not the issue.
Our drinking problem manifests in how we try to slake them. Like the woman at the well, we take most of our thirsts to a 'Jacob's well.' A place where we've traditionally and habitually gone to fill them.
And like her, we keep coming back thirsty: Something's broken and we're worn out in the process.
Most of you are conversant with the 7 Mountains of Culture: The 7 primary 'molders' of society in a nation.
Years ago that revelation / word / assignment was given by God to key Christian leaders with this charge: Mobilize the Body to help lead each mountain and thereby 'make disciples of all nations.' Yet we've not done so well - particularly with one key mountain.
To the contrary, the Arts and Entertainment mountain drops a daily deluge of stories, sounds and images t
Overlay our cultural calendar with God's and we enter this new decade through the door frame of His 10th month.
So what? Well, maybe, just maybe - God would have us attend to the power of 10 in scripture so that we align in time with Him.
For the risk and reward of the purpose of 10 is it's power to propel you to promotion or penalty.
Does that have your attention now? You see, Esther and Daniel, servants and spies, lepers and lasses - all experienced the sifting and s