Wednesday, February 28, 2007


In a pit, with a Lion, on a Snowy Day...
I was in Memphis last week ministering @ the Life Church of Memphis and visiting with my good friend Pastor John Siebeling. He gave me this cool book to read by Mark Batterson who is a pastor and author from our nations capital. I have been working through this book and really getting a sense that the Lord was just encouraging me to stay strong and focused on my call to the nations. Well then a God moment happened yesterday that just energized my life. I was visiting Bethany World Prayer Center with my pastor Scott Hornsby and his staff as we got to tour the south campus facility... Amazing! A long time friend of mine and great man from Blairstown, LA. (yea we all know where that is...) Mike Townsend and I were just staring in awe @ the flags of the nations and he asked me where the Sri Lankan flag was amongst the hundreds of flags of the nations hanging in Bethany's auditorium. Mike and I eased over to get a better view of the flag and when I looked up... there it was hanging in front of me this flag with a huge lion covering most of the flag.
This book comes from II Samuel 23:20-21 stand point of Benaiah's exploits and how he went into a pit with a lion on a snowy day. I am just getting into the book but here is my take so far... what would you do if you were face to face with a lion? RUN!!! But with God's power on the inside of us we run at the lion... God allows us to become lion chasers. Son this will preach! I shared to 100 kids @ Zachary High's Fellowship of Christian Athletes yesterday and ministered to them that God thought of them as Lion chasers... grab ahold of the lion's mane you are facing in your life and fall of into the pit and let the power of God allow you to overcome the snowy conditions and over whelming odds to crawl out more than a conqueror. I am excited and this is only chapter 1...

2 comments:

Leah W. said...
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Leah W. said...

Wow! I needed that tonight. It took me a few days to read it but it's funny how God sends us things right when we need them. I'm gonna go chase my lion now. Love ya!