Is your cup half full or half empty? If you are like me, you find it so easy to live with the sense that we deserve more and better.
We so readily take for granted the many benefits of life without daily thanking God for what He has blessed us with. It’s not until we lose those things we have taken for granted—like our health—that we wake up to the reality of how kind and gracious God has been to us.
One of the things we American Christians take for granted is the freedom we currently enjoy ...
While it’s been more than a month since our OneCry team was in Reno for a one-day event, we still find ourselves talking often about what an awesome experience that was.
We were privileged to be part of a diverse gathering of hundreds of leaders of various denominations, churches, and organizations from throughout the greater Reno area. Joining together that day were Hispanic, African-American, Anglo, and Asian—encompassing the whole spectrum of Christ-centered churches in the area—seeking true revival of the Church of Reno, and spiritual awakening for those there who don’t yet know Jesus.
The closeness ...
We have all most likely experienced the good and bad of prayer meetings. When they are on target with God’s purposes, they can be very fruitful; when they’re not, they can be dry, boring, or even just a place for gossip.
As a starting place, consider the thoughts and ideas below as you seek to lead an effective prayer meeting.
A prayer meeting must be understood as ultimately being about bringing glory to God. When we pray for revival, we are praying that God would once again be glorified in the church by having the place ...
“He who neglects discipline despises himself, but he who listens to reproof acquires understanding” (Proverbs 15:32 NASB).
My dear pastor friend Harry Li said something profound to me lately. He was asking for prayer that his life would not slip away from living in the fullness of Christ.
“I have come to understand,” he said, “the discipline needed to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit.”
I instantly resonated with that statement, and it has plowed through my mind for days now. It is a vital truth—perhaps the key—for those who would be used to lead others ...
Dear OneCry Family,
Right now, we must pray, as never before. All of us are observing the acceleration of darkness in every corner of our culture. The speed at which evil is penetrating the soul of this nation is nearly unfathomable.
But the power and rapidity with which God’s light can halt and push back the darkness exceeds all efforts of the enemy! And it is that light—the light of God’s glory—that we are praying will be manifest in the form of another great spiritual awakening. It could begin at any moment . . . as we turn, pray ...
What hope remains for America?
At Life Action and OneCry, we are convinced that a sweeping spiritual awakening is the only force strong enough to turn around broken families, communities, and churches. We need a revival of biblical proportions!
Each year, we join together on the National Day of Prayer; hopefully this one “set-apart” day in the nation is a reminder of where our real hope is found.
This year we’ve been given an amazing opportunity to bring a clear message of revival and repentance to the churches of America. Through an extensive radio partnership, we’ll ...