The kind of spiritual fire we are anticipating to result from Celebrate ’06 is only possible through God’s Word and God’s Spirit. We cannot manufacture it.
We can program teaching, but not the impartation of truth. We can stir up excitement, but not genuine passion. We can fake attitudes, but not the working of the Holy Spirit. We’ve likely all noticed that an electric “Fireplace” just isn’t the same as one with real logs and leaping flames.
Genuine fire, being “fervent in spirit” (Romans 12:11), will only be ignited by the Holy Spirit using the match of His Word. So what can we do to prepare – what must we do? We must pray. We will not have the fire if we do not ask for it (James 4:2).
With this in view, Doug Lee and Tom Avey have created a prayer-blog for national conference, called “Firestation 06”. Check it out at http:/firestation06.blogspot.com/. You can subscribe and receive new posts in your email.
Will you covenant with me in prayer, to pray regularly and diligently, for national conference this summer?
Even if you don’t use the blog, you can pray. Even if you cannot come to conference, you can pray. Pray that God’s Spirit will fan the flames of genuine spiritual passion in such a way that the churches of the FGBC will be empowered together into the experience of God’s glorious plan and inheritance for His Church. May we never be the same again – For Christ’s glory!