Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lenten Devotional for Wednesday, March 13

SPECIAL NOTE: Dr. Jim Denison will be in the Tall City for AWAKE 7:14, March 24-27, 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Midland Center
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Dr. Jim Denison's 2013 collection of Lenten devotionals is entitled, "If My People..." and comes at a time that he believes "a Fifth Great Awakening is sweeping the nations, as more people are coming to Christ than ever before in Christian history. How can you join this great movement of God's Spirit?" He goes on to write, "in this year's Lenten devotional guide, we will walk each day with King Solomon as he leads his nation into God's presence and glory. We will commit ourselves to our Father's purpose and experience his transforming power. And we will claim his promise: 'If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land' (2 Chronicles 7:14). 'If My People ...' is more than a Lenten guide - it is God's invitation to intimacy with him. Please join us on this joyous journey."

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Wednesday, March 13
Have you prayed for awakening today?

According to the FBI's "Crime Clock," a person is assaulted every 7.2 seconds in our country. A home is victimized by theft every 2.3 seconds; someone becomes the victim of identity theft every 8.7 seconds; someone is killed in an alcohol-related crash every 29 minutes; someone is murdered every 31 minutes.

Abraham Lincoln, facing the grave challenges of his day, testifi ed: "I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me seemed insu cient for the day." What can we do about the moral direction of our nation? Our Scripture continues: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray . . ." The Hebrew word means to "entreat, supplicate, beg." It describes a person seeking God with earnest, heart-felt commitment.

When was the last time you sought God for awakening with passion?

Prior to founding the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture, James C. Denison, Ph.D., was pastor of Park Cities Baptist Church, a 10,000-member congregation in Dallas, Texas. He also pastored churches in Midland and Mansfield, Texas, and in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and received a Doctor of Divinity degree from Dallas Baptist University. He is also the the author of seven books.

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