The Bible is a very honest book. Habakkuk openly questions God’s care in the light of severe hardship and persecution. We all face challenges that may even cause us to question God. This is fine as long as we then follow Habakkuk’s example by positioning ourselves to hear what God has to say!
God wants His Church to experience consistent growth, progress and momentum. He makes the first move, but what matters most is always ‘What Happens Next?’ How do we respond? What do we do? Will we be satisfied with special moments… or will we press-on to sensational momentum?
In Isaiah 35 God speaks of a progressive revival that leads to restoration. We learn that we are to be (and how to become) a people of courage, conviction, consecration and celebration. That a community who live this out will pull on God and bring about restoration in the earth and beyond!
When we meet Jesus, our lives are transformed! In Luke 18:35-19:10, we read the accounts of two seemingly very different men; yet both were blinded in their own way, both desperate to meet with Jesus and changed as a result of encountering Him. We learn how we too can encounter Jesus for ourselves!