Thanks so much for visiting Seattle Revival.
We just started in November of 2010 with just 2 people with a heart to reach out to the lost in Seattle and the east side and I am so encouraged by the way the Holy Spirit has been changing people’s lives. I am also very happy and blessed to be serving God in this way and to be encouraging other brothers and sisters in Christ by doing what God called me to do which is to spread the Gospel according to his will.
Since this is my first entry, let me begin by begging you, pleading with you to make the decision to make Jesus the Lord of your life.
It was a decision that I am so glad that I made and as I look back on the last ten years of my life I cannot imagine living without Christ. Without his promises. Without his guidance. Without his love I would be nothing. Still living in the world, still afraid, still struggling, still empty. Jesus poured out his love into my life and changed me from the worldly person that I used to be into someone that has happiness and Joy and peace. I hope that those that read these words and are feeling discouraged and are in crisis to find a good King James or New Life bible, and get into the 4 gospels and learn about Jesus. I also pray that you come to a revival service and or find a good church to attend.
I remember living in the world and all of its problems on my shoulders. I had a very discouraging life before I came to Christ.
Even at a young at I remember the 9th grade guidance counselor telling me that I would never amount to anything, or be anyone. I was kicked out of school. He told me to just leave school because I was not “cut out” to be in school. The people I lived my life with at the time were discouraging. The peoples that were around me during childhood were always in crisis. When I was 13 I never thought I would amount to anything, or be anyone. That discouragement went with me into my teens and 20′s.
When I moved to Seattle, I remember several people encouraging me. I can remember everyone of them. Yes, you can do it. Yes, you can start this business. Yes, you can be happy, but in the end Christ became a name I called out when I was dying, near death, hung over, or sick. I would always say “God, you get me through this and I’ll follow you forever” or I would cry out “Lord, please help me and Ill come to church”. That was my relationship with Jesus the first years of my 20′s and 30′s.
It was not until I went to my first bible study and learned about Jesus that I started to feel better about myself. I started to be encouraged slowly by people I just met. Being with other beleivers, even though I was new and did not know Jesus did wonder’s for my life and at the time I needed it. Maybe you need it now.
My friends were better, and positive and just hanging around with other Christians was a great start for me. I was a baby then as we call them. A baby Christian. Confused, not sure, but still wanting to find out “more”. So what made me want to come back? Encouraging words.
Encouragement is EVERYTHING to someone new.
That old man at 7-11. That lady that works at Costco. The young girl that begs on the street corner. How many times a day do you think they get harassed, spoken down too, called names, and get discouraged. It was the love of Christ burning through these people that I just met in that small caregroup that led them to tell me “You can do it” or “You will make it”. It was those words of encouragement, the love of Christ, that made me come back to care-group again and again.Try and speak words of encouragement to people you meet, or people that you know are having a “bad day”. Sometimes this means everything to them, and it shows that Christ’s love is working inside of you as well.
Encouragement brought me to Christ, but the power of the Holy Spirit was the changing point for me. One night at a revival service, my Pastor laid hands on me and I felt the power of the Holy Spirit on my face, my stomach, my insides and it was REAL. Its when the Holy Spirit was burning me that “real” change began. Biblical change. Change that Luke talks about in the book of Acts. When I first felt the Holy Spirit, it was as if I graduated to a higher relationship with Christ. It’s his way of letting you know that he is real, and that he loves us and its the power that enables us to walk in faith and spread the Gospel.
The Holy Spirit burns out the impurities out of your life.
I suggest that if you have not felt the Holy Spirit to please attend, or visit a bible based church that moves under the anointing of the Spirit of God. I want all of you to feel the Holy Spirit and come to know Christ in a deeper way.