The loss of heroes in the time of coronavirus

The past few weeks have been witness to the loss of some giants of the faith in my life. We lost another one recently. I don’t know exactly when, but I just heard yesterday that one of my true heroes, Dwight Palmquist, passed away from brain cancer. He died in the Philippines, the country he loved.

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Living transformed lives

Today’s reading for MULTIPLY discipleship is Romans 12. This passage fits perfectly following a very powerful day at our church. We had a great missions service in the morning with a packed out house. It’s Missions Emphasis, so it’s always exciting to hear what God is doing in the toughest places of the world.

We had a Prayer and Praise night last night that focused specifically on missions. Local and global, we had 90 minutes of powerful intercession.

This morning, I see this passage to read and hear these words from the Spirit: “Lock it in. You’ve broken through in some significant areas. The enemy is alerted and ready to lash back. Lock it in.”

Live transformed thinking this week. Live in a way that keeps our eyes UP, alert to what the enemy is doing… and attack more. Don’t let up.

I then saw this C.S. Lewis quote passed along by a friend on Facebook:

” In religion, as in war and everything else, comfort is the one thing you cannot get by looking for it. If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end: if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth — only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin with and, in the end, despair.” – C. S. Lewis

Pray with an alert spirit this week!