The archives of The Sun Will Rise, organized by month.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The domain name "" was up for grabs until just a few days ago, when yours truly picked it up for a mere $9 per year.

I was in total shock that nobody had purchased it up to this point. Maybe that's just the geek-meets-intercessor thing in me...

So for those of you who can't remember my name but do remember what I am and what I do, you can always go to:

to reach my site.


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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Matt Gilman and Cory Asbury - Holy

Yes, Cory and Matt have finally come out with their CD, "Holy". So many of you have hit my blog or my site by googling for them, so I figured I would post the news about their CD :)

I was one of the leaders in Cory's internship, and Matt was in my internship here at IHOP-KC back in 2004. I love these guys. Their CD is a clear and pure reflection of how they carry their hearts before the Lord in the secret place.

It's available here from the IHOP MP3 store or on iTunes.

Hope you enjoy it!

PS: And so you know, not to be offensive or anything, but Cory is married, and Matt Gilman will not marry you. :)

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

googlelogo.gifI have Google Analytics set up for my site, and as a result I’ve been able to check out some of the search terms that internet users have used to reach my site. Some of them are really funny, some of them are fairly normal and expected, and others are pretty interesting, so I figured I would devote a post to them so people could actually find what they were looking for.

Some of the funny ones are:

“misty edwards ihop married”
“has misty edwards left ihop?”
“is matt gilman married”
“josh hawkins videos”
“is ihop part of the antichrist”

Some of the interesting and unexpected ones are:

“tim cone ihop”
“justin rizzo”
“lakeland revival drummer”

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

I've been on the lookout for a new Sermon on the Mount commentary lately. I have the standard Martyn Lloyd-Jones' and John Stott ones, but I picked up this one the other day:


While I'm waiting for it (even though it takes a while, I love free super-saver shipping from, somebody clue me in... Have you read this one? It was only $8 and I figured anything by Chambers or Spurgeon is quality...

I'll let you know how it is when I get it next week! :)

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

IHOP-KC is currently on a corporate 40-day fast crying out for God’s glory in our midst. I’ve been asking myself the question “what does that practically look like for me?” and figured I’d share my heart on it.

I had to ask the basic question - what is the glory of God, and why do I want it? When we think of glory, do we think of a bright and shining sparkly cloud that comes into a room? Do we think His glory comes to give us a good meeting where a bunch of people fall on the floor? When we are asking for glory, what are we asking for?

In Exodus 33, Moses asked God to show him His glory. He was asking for more than a glimpse of God’s frame in sparkling light on a mountaintop experience. Moses was boldly saying “God, tell me who you are and what you’re like!”

We know the story – God came down in the cloud on the mountain, stood with Moses, and proclaimed His name – “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children and to the third and fourth generation.” (Exodus 34:6)

We have so many biblical examples of God showing forth His power. While I greatly desire a tangible expression of God's power, that alone is not a significant part of what I’m asking the Lord for on this fast. While I want to see angels, feel the weight of God’s glory in a meeting, or see signs of God’s power, I want something that lasts beyond a single meeting or even a few years of revival. The children of Israel saw countless signs and still turned from God. I want something more than a sign.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The other day I remembered again that there is such a wealth of history and depth in Christ that the saints of old walked in. My roommate has a book of old Puritan prayers, and one of them, entitled "Spiritus Sanctus" (Latin for something like "Holy Spirit") is really powerful. I've started to pray this one regularly for the past couple of days since reading it. Now don't just read it below - pray it too, focusing on Holy Spirit who lives in you! May the communion and fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you today (2 Corinthians 13:14).

O Holy Spirit,

As the sun is full of light,
the ocean full of water,
Heaven full of glory,
so may my heart be full of thee.

Vain are all divine purposes of love
and the redemption wrought by Jesus
except thou work within,
regenerating by thy power,
giving me eyes to see Jesus,
showing me the realities of the unseen world.

Give me thyself without measure,
as an unimpaired fountain,
as inexhaustible riches.

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