31st March 2019

     Day Off

 

Four weeks completed already. You deserve a day off. And you can catch up on anything missed, if you want to.

 

See how far you have come! OK. Maybe you have missed a day or two but you are still traveling on this journey. you can feel good about that.

 

Faith was the topic this week.

 

Was there anything new for you? Is there something for which you are beginning to believe God?

 

    

Ideas!

 

Do something that expresses your faith or something that challenges your faith:

 

*    Go outside and look up at the stars or watch a sunset and say, aloud, ‘Lord and King, you have reached out your great and powerful arm. you have made the heavens and the earth. nothing is too hard for you.’ (Jeremiah said this when he was overwhelmed with all that God could do. Jeremiah 32:17)

*    Talk to someone you don’t normally  talk to.

 

    

Wales 1904

 

The Welsh revival started in 1904. It began as a movement of prayer. A key figure was a former coal miner, Evan Roberts, who was studying at newcastle Emlyn College. He attended a campaign held by Seth Joshua, a Presbyterian evangelist, who prayed at the meeting, ‘o God, bend us.’ Roberts had responded with ‘O God, bend me.’ Following this he kept hearing a voice that told him to go home and speak to the young people in his home church. On his return to Loughor, his home town, his reluctant pastor allowed him to speak only at the end of a prayer meeting.

Roberts told them ‘I have a message for you from God:

 

You must confess any known sin to God  and put right any wrong done to others.

 

Second, you must put away any doubtful  habit.

 

Third, you must obey the Spirit promptly.

 

Finally, you must confess your faith in  Christ publicly.’

 

The response to his message was  remarkable and following a series of  meetings a break occurred and the  movement spread rapidly over Wales: in  five months a hundred thousand people  were converted throughout the country.  The revival had a widespread social impact.


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