Revival starts on Pebble Hill tonight. Smack dab in the middle of a clearing in the woods. The process of getting this location ready for revival has been a long one. When Brother Josh first showed us this location, there were mixed thoughts for each of us. My husband, Rev. Mathew Quinn, didn’t know what to think, but as I stood on the side of the road looking at the beginning process of land clearing. I felt the excitement. Somehow, we would have revival in the overgrown woods. Little did I know, there was much more than trees and shrubbery that needed to be cleared. On the lot, just behind the trees, our plan B parking was loaded with an excessive amount of trash. So, we put up the “Future Location” sign and got to work.
“The loneliest person that ever was, was Jesus.”
R.T. Kendall is delusional. How in the world could he ever consider Jesus as the loneliest person that ever was? He’s Jesus! I sat reading these words in R.T. Kendall’s book, Thorn in The Flesh, several times over. Bothered by this statement, but not quite sure why. The idea that Jesus Christ had been lonely as He walked on this earth just seemed… wrong. He’s Jesus! How could Jesus have been lonely? Not only that but how could anyone think that?
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. — Matthew 21:22 KJV
I had everything I needed, just in case. I had two drinks, two packs of graham crackers, flashlights, warm sturdy clothes, cell phone, umbrella. I was prepared. All I was missing was faith. The most crucial thing I needed, even for a short trek to my parents’ house, was the faith knowing that God would get me and my son there quick and without any problems.
Urgent prayers are needed for the grandson of a good friend of ours, as well as her family. The baby, who is about 1 month old, has been in the hospital for a few days […]
On my way to my doctor’s appointment, yesterday, I sat in the passenger seat listening to our local Southern Gospel radio station with my mom. Well, kinda of listening but not really. My thoughts and focus elsewhere. If you were to ask me right now what I had been thinking on or focusing on I couldn’t tell you. Obviously nothing important as tends to happen with me. Often too focused on or thinking about nothing important. As we neared my doctors, stopping at a red light, the singer on the radio managed to pull my attention away from the window I stared out. His words grabbing and sinking into me with a force I immediately took out my pen and a piece of scrap paper to scribble down his lyrics. I have no idea what the song was about, or what any of his other lyrics said, but the ones I heard were pretty powerful. Worthy of hearing and sharing. Important to share with others in a crazy hectic world full of violence, hatred, and darkness. Where what we say can either give life or death to the souls of those around us.
The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” —Jeremiah 31:3 KJV
Several times now, I’ve experienced something that has caused me to pause and ponder and doubt, questioning myself and giving way to the enemy’s lies allowing them to penetrate and wound. Lowering my shield, yet again. (Ephesians 6:17) I admit I’m really horrible at lowering my shield, too lazy or tired to hold it high in the midst of this spiritual battle we face daily. No longer the fierce warrior I started out as but just another spectator, it feels like, on the battlefield trying not to get caught by a passing fist, dart, attack on those around me. Every now and then a familiar voice, stern yet loving, calls out to me, “lift your shield!
God has had a lot on my mind lately. God’s been constantly bringing it to my attention that it’s not about us it’s all about Him. Matthew chapter 6:33 says,
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.” — Count Your Blessings by Johnson Oatman, Jr. 1897
“When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.” —— Matthew 12:43-45 KJV
Despite the troubles and disruption and chaos and uncertainties of life stand unshaken upon that rock which is Jesus Christ. Wield your sword at the enemy. Use your shield. Remain humble throughout your battles, for they’re not yours, but the Lords. Above all, know when to stand still.
♥ † Jessica Quinn