Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Day 2, 14 August 2007, Bluetree Hotel

I'm in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America. Just let that sink in. You know what's even more amazing? I'm in the presence of the mighty God, Yahweh, and I want more. I confess to You Father, that part of my motivation in going after You is that I'm in the presence of godly people who love You and it's just convicting about my apathy when I'm home. My motives hold such duplicity. I care about first impressions and I want to make good first impressions on all of them. I have very godly friends at home and I'm able to be myself in front of them, but I don't seek You as hard at home. Have mercy on my divided self and my shortcomings [pictured to the left is where I met with God each day; a cafe in the hotel].

Anyway, here's an awesome scripture: "Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Yahweh upholds the righteous." Psalm 37:16-17

The "arms of the wicked" refers to the abundance of the previous verse; that which is the provision of the wicked or that which they trust in. The wicked may seem to prosper now and have security as well as an abundance of provision, but they rest on that which is so temporal. My God owns the cattle on a thousand hills and always provides exactly what's needed to His children. It's sort of a "spiritual socialism." That almost sounds like living on the edge to me. It sounds dangerous, but man, it's the only way to live. It sounds risky, but it's the opposite because one is in no safer place when cast fully into the arms of Yahweh and none other.

Some trends in Brazil:

Brazil has a leadership anointing in Christianity
Strategic in world Christianity: biggest S. American country and major leader in Southern hemisphere Christianity where center of Christianity is!
Revival stirring in Brazil and Sao Paulo. God's about to release something!

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