On September 10th and 11th, Denbigh and I (along with our dear friends Micah and Jana Beard) were blessed to attend The Greater Cause. It was a conference put on for pastors. The speakers were Jim Dennison and Anne Graham Lotz. As Mr. Dennison was preaching out of the book of Amos (a shepherd become prophet), I clearly had an understanding of a great need we have in the church in America. He hit the nail on the head. Our pastors need to repent. We need to stop being professionals and submit our lives to the Lord. I would also say that many simply need salvation. I know, it seems such a crazy thing to say that we could have a man in the pulpit who was not a believer, but Christian culture isn't that hard to master. We can easily learn and do and say spiritual things when our hearts are black. A few years ago, I started praying this over the pastors of our churches in America. May they repent or come to saving faith so that the lost, the abused, the abandoned could look on them and see Jesus. May we all see Jesus.
I loved that when the altar was opened up for people to repent that all of these older, well-established pastors flooded it. May a wave of revival come as we repent so that many might follow.