Blog Archive - August 2008
The archives of The Sun Will Rise, organized by month.
I'm back from Arizona and there's been a lot brewing on my heart. I'll give more on my trip and what's brewing in a few days because we're just about to jump into our normal monthly 3-day fast. But I just wanted to post this quickly...
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Yesterday I was meditating on and praying through Hebrews 1 with one of the worship teams here in the house of prayer. The whole chapter such an amazing passage, but I got “stuck” on the first two verses:
“God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son,”
(Hebrews 1:1-2 NKJV)
Those thirty words are full of spiritual gold directly from the heart of God, just waiting to be mined by the hungry hearer. I felt like I got yet another small glimpse into them yesterday. Let me tell you, there’s so much power on singing the Word of God, but that’s a subject for another post.
Even the first phrase, which you can sum up as “God speaks”, is a deep expression of His humility. Who is this God who actually opens His heart wide to speak and make Himself known to weak and broken human beings? God is not obliged to speak to men in any way, but it’s something He chose to do. He is so unlike us, yet He chooses to make Himself known by speaking to the ones He created. What is in His heart that He would do such a thing? Surely the accusation that He cannot be known or doesn’t want Himself to be known is a fabrication constructed by the enemy that men have believed from just about the beginning.
Justin and I have been going back and forth for a while now to get a simple and functional page up on his website, and I'm proud to say that it's finally done! He wanted to put something up before The Call this weekend.
Check out http://justinrizzo.com
Designed by yours truly. We ended up landing on something clean and uncluttered. Let me know what you think!
It's been a while since I've posted. I've been busy dealing with some nagging life issues and our 40-day fast is about to come to an end (FOOD! yum...) On this fast, I’ve been listening to some Jack Frost teachings lately, and he has provoked me to think about the heart posture and the attitude I take in my relationship to the Father. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably unknowingly dismissed the words "son or daughter of God" as cool language to use in a conversation or a teaching and imagined the Father as a bright and shining being somewhere “out there”, whom no one has seen and who the angels and the four living creatures bow before continually. But through some of the revelation that God has given Jack, I’ve begun to see our heavenly Father as someone much more.
Everything God created us for was so He could have a home with us. The Father desires His children to live with Him, enjoy Him, and bring pleasure to His heart. His heart and His home is a place of warmth, protection, comfort, security, and identity. It is a place of purpose and destiny, affirmation and encouragement. It is a place to run to.