What does it mean to awaken to God? On this edition of Live the Promise Susie speaks with author and speaker Gerard Long about intimacy with God.

“So often we get stuck in the here and now – God wants to take us to a new level of understanding. He wants us to start seeing things from a different perspective. He wants every part of us – every room in our house, if you like.”

Gerard likens the sleepy Christian life to “sitting on dynamite.” If we only knew the power God has given us access to, we would turn the world upside down.

Gerard shares some things to reflect on as we awaken to God’s call:

• We need to realize that Jesus is with us. With His direction we can reach out to those who need to experience the love of God.

• If we ask God to bring “divine appointments” across our path, He will.

• Christians should be intentional about bringing their kingdom influence to every circumstance they enter.

• The Christian life is a journey of asking yourself hard questions. Gerard lists a few: Do I really want more of Jesus? Am I putting anything before God in my life? Am I ready to receive direction from God regardless of what it is?

• Suffering is used to define us, if we truly belong to God.

Gerard offers these thoughts – be open.

“I had no vision of moving to American in 1980… but when it comes to the things that God asks us to do, He gives us the grace to do it. As we move along with Him, we find that our desires change – what God wants us to do, we want to do as well! Don’t have any barrier to what God wants to do in your life.”

Key Scriptures: Romans 15:13; 2 Corinthians 5:13-15; Genesis 50:20

Theme Song: This is My Awakening by Chris Tomlin

Highlight : The urgency of awakening

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2 Responses to "Seeing God’s glory"

  • Susie Larson says:

    Dear Phyllis,

    I’m so grateful that you’ve so deeply connected with God after such a painful life event. May God Himself continue to lead you, heal you, and establish you in His highest and best purposes for you!
    Thanks so much for your note!

  • Phyllis Horne says:

    God is waiting for yielding vessels to do his will here on earth. I am living a revival right now in my life. Because of a divorce I didn’t know what to do or where to go , but to God. I have reached higher levels. So much so that I can’t tell people all of it. For they will not understand how much God can use you and show you. I am in the process of writing a book and I am praying how much to put in the book. There is no limit to what God can do. I know there is more ahead for me. God gives us a little at a time, for our minds can not handle it all at once.

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