Why Partner With The Revolution?

Why would you partner with the Revolution?

Because you see yourself as a part of the vision we share for this city.

VISION

“We are not here to manage people and their dreams. We are here to inspire and assist them in pursuing and achieving the goals and dreams that God has planted within them, whether that be as pastors and teachers, successful businessmen and women, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. For some it will mean leaving The Revolution, and we are okay with that.

This energy and anointing and love for one another is what will attract people to your church, The Revolution.

My vision is one of the glory of God in our worship, salvations and baptisms, in-fillings and outpourings; marriages and families, houses and homes full of the peace of God. I see a return of the local church back to its rightful place, on top of the mountain, a city set on a hill.

I see this city as the healthiest city in the state, a cancer free zone, where the sick, the diseased, the maimed come to be healed and restored. I see medical outreaches and facilities where people are repaired and healed and learn how to exercise and eat healthy.

I see people prospering in a business climate and local economy that is not affected by the economic cycles of this nation. I see innovation in products and services that will generate great wealth for the Kingdom of God.

I see a future of kids being taught and loved in the greatest facilities for creativity and imagination. I see a generation of youth that will be raised up and used by God at an early age, affecting schools and homes.

I see musicians, artists, authors, orators, debaters, movie producers and actors being raised up to set the trend. The songs from The Revolution will be songs that are sung around the world to participate in the glory of God.

I want to invite you to partner with The Revolution, to help expand our capacity to impact the culture of Columbia with the Kingdom of God.

Are you a battery or an extension cord?

In a recent meeting Gary encouraged the group to be attentive to our personal devotional time, that we need to be careful not to rely solely on our own strength but to seek empowerment from God. I had a vision of  a battery and an extension cord, and the difference between them.
Both are used to provide energy in a situation, but the battery’s life is limited, it will eventually be exhausted and be of no use. The extension cord on the other hand can provide power continually as long as it remains plugged into the outlet. As we go through our day let’s be sure that we are plugged into God through thanksgiving, worship, Bible reading and prayer. We can then be confident that we will have power for whatever situation we encounter because we are plugged into the ultimate source of power, wisdom, and grace.

Don’t Give Up

The phrase, “Don’t give up” can be easier said than done when you’re in the midst of a battle.

I was walking on the treadmill the other day and this is the thought that came to me. I am seemingly going nowhere fast. I can’t really tell day by day, but by being faithful, my endurance adds up by placing one foot in front of the other…as long as I don’t give up.

The same thing holds true when you’re in a battle. When you’re in the middle of it, you feel like you’re bracing against the wind and going nowhere fast. However, without your knowledge, your legs are gaining strength and your heart is building endurance. How do you know that the next step you take isn’t the one that breaks through? If my battle isn’t the one that changes, then I am the one that changes one step at a time…as long as I don’t give up.

The Power of God’s Grace

Have you ever wished God would show you the big picture of your life? Have you, like me, ever thought, “If I could just see how all the pieces fit together…?” As I was reflecting on my own frequent desire to see “the whole picture,” I had a revelation of God’s grace. If God were to show us all the pieces of the puzzle we would easily be overwhelmed by it all; so much so that we might be tempted to run in the opposite direction of God’s plan for our lives. So, why is it that looking at the whole puzzle would be daunting, but we can more easily handle seeing a few pieces at a time? The answer, of course, is grace.

One of the amazing things about God’s grace is its power of transformation. God’s grace can take what seems too difficult to bear and transform it (or rather, our perspective of it) into something completely doable. Take something entirely overwhelming, add a dash of God’s grace, and suddenly it’s no big deal. But, God doesn’t give us just a dash of His grace. As the song says, “if grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.” He generously lavishes His grace upon us.

Something else about God’s grace: He lavishes it upon us just when we need it. “Don’t look for tomorrow’s grace today. The grace you need for tomorrow, God will give you…tomorrow.” (Pastor Gary Powell) Next time you begin to feel overwhelmed by life, wade into His ocean, and let the waves of His grace wash over you.