A sheep that devours other sheep: Just as bad as a wolf in sheep’s clothing

It’s interesting. I’ve been searching for blogs to follow on wordpress…

In the process I have found blog after blog with post after post attacking specific people and specific ministries. They claim these people to be wolves in sheep’s clothing, citing specific sins or associations with others who they believe to be in error.

They attack and tear down, ignoring the fruit of the ministries… I’ve seen people tear down for every reason – from associations with those who have given false prophecies, to statements taken out of context, to tearing them down for dancing.

Some of these things are legitimate errors made on part of the ministers being attacked.

Some of them are just silly doctrines.

But when it comes down to it, it really just comes down to sheep acting as wolves, calling out supposed wolves in sheep’s clothing, but acting as wolves themselves in the process. (more…)

Oh, that You would rend the heavens… chord chart

I made this tonight for our worship band, figured I might as well throw it up here. Plunked out on guitar in a few minutes, don’t hurt me if chord names are off, legend is on the bottom. I just found some random chord name generator online and plopped in what I was playing and those are the names it gave.

A                             Amaj7

Oh that You would rend the heavens

Asus2                        A

Oh that You would rend the heavens (more…)

A Change of Seasons

“All I can say is I feel that there’s a new season…”

I was visiting International House of Prayer KC over Thanksgiving break, and ran into a friend of mine who is on staff there, who is very prophetic. There’s a certain rule there about people prophesying to visitors about coming to live at IHOP. It makes sense. He has asked me my plans, and I had jokingly told him “You’re prophetic, you tell me!”

That was his response.

I didn’t blow it off, but I didn’t know what to make of it either. I lived at IHOP for the summer of 2009 and I love that place, I would love to spend a season of my life there, at least a few years, even 10 years, and preferably a very near season!

Then I got back to Texas, and in more than one conversation the idea of a new season came up. “Ok, Lord, I get what You’re saying.”

But I still don’t know what it looks like. I can definitely feel the shift in the air, like that subtle warm sun on a chilly winter day indicating new life is just around the corner. Indicating that the season of rain is coming. Indicating that the seeds that have been sown, that have been buried under drifts of snow and that have died, will soon be springing to life.

Ok. I hope there’s more than just poetic language to those statements. I hope it’s time for new life. I pray that the change of seasons is upon me. I wonder what it means. I wonder if it means that He’s paving a path to IHOP-KC for me.

Or not?

Whatever He has planned, He knows best. I deeply desire to be in Kansas City.

Right now, I am listening to Cassie Campbell & team in the prayer room, and they are singing “You who started a good work in me will be faithful to complete it, and on the day I see Your face I will shine.”

It’s very applicable. Wherever I am, as long as I remain with my gaze fixed on His face, I will do well. He’s the purpose. He’s the same wherever I am. . .

So here I am, just waiting for what He has in store… looking for signs of a new season….

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Onething 09

Well a few days ago I got back from onething, IHOP-KC’s biggest conference of the year. I believe attendance actually broke 20,000 people this year! I highly recommend visiting ihop.org and viewing the conference archives while they are still up, particularly the Wednesday morning teaching by Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With A Mission. It was phenomenal.

I enjoyed getting to take a trip back to IHOP and to lean on the Lord’s provision the entire time I was there, from finding a ride a week before going to finding a place to stay 2 days before, and then taking each day moment by moment to figure out how I would get to and from the conference. I basked in the Lord’s favor during onething, He provided so much and basically gave me a playground to explore. It was wonderful!

While at the conference, I got to volunteer with the Forerunner Evangelism Intensive, which is an internship that I went through at IHOP summer of ’09. I got to speak with many people about the internship and it was so much fun to go through the crowds and meet people! I love the atmosphere at IHOP, particularly at onething and other conferences, though it’s far from day-to-day mundane IHOP that I love so much, there’s an energy of people coming from all over to experience something that they’ve never experienced before – there is an expectancy.

Not to mention, about 750 were baptized during the conference. Amen!!! Oh I so recommend that if you did not get a chance to watch the conference, visit IHOP’s website and watch the archives here.