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Hear I Am

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My back’s against the wall
Knowing Lord, I’ve done it all
You’ve seen it Lord
You’ve known it
How I’ve hurt you, time after time
Yet despite my sin and giving in
You come restore, and heal within
And make me new again

Lament, Lament oh my soul
A price so great, you’ll never know
A love so deep where grace does flow
A Father’s heart will only know

Repent, repent, oh my soul
In all your dismay
Come back to Father
Head the other way
Rest in His arms and know His love
Bask in His peace, come what may

The road is long, the incline steep
Lined with obstacles you’ll come to meet
Know that I AM sent you
Know that I AM’s ahead of you
Charting your course
Making your paths straight
Never, never hesitate
Ride with Him on that great white horse
When He comes again, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Andrew Logan
www.aplogansr.com

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October 18, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Word Received During Prayer

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Before, I (the Lord God Almighty, God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob – clarification by scribe) was shaking, shaking everything, finding and sifting the loose things, unconnected things.

Now I am stirring, stirring, stirring; stirring up Myself within My people, stirring up plans, visions, dreams I’ve placed within them.

My Word says the devil knows his days are short.  Why shouldn’t My people know also.  I am stirring up My people to be about Father’s business:

  • Setting the captives free
  • Binding up the broken-hearted
  • Delivering the oppressed
  • Healing the sick
  • Preaching My Word (it IS good news)

So many people need to hear it (God’s Word).  I’m stirring restoration and repentance.

I’m restoring My Bride so that she’s whole when I return.   Shalom I say to Her.

Just as one stirs batter to prepare a cake, so am I stirring to prepare My Bride. Our wedding is planned and the date is set.  It’s time to prepare.

Prophetic Word received 05 Aug 2009 during morning prayer.

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August 5, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Obedience > Sacrifice

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Perhaps we’ve seen this, read it, heard it before. Subconsciously, some of us may have written it off as just another one of those quotes that has little importance these days. I’d like to give you dissenting opinion on that with a practical example.

Years ago I was employed by a major telecom company doing work in Information Technology. From what I could tell, my career was stable having recovered from a job transition a few years prior, and I had expectations for a rewarding future. As time went on however, I began to experience some turbulence (as I’ll call it). Each time I would pray about it, asking God for direction and or permission to leave, His answer was always clear. “Wait for me to tell you when to leave” is what I understood Him to say.

I will never forget that summer day when the buzz coming from Rumor Central was much louder than normal. As I began to think about what might be happening, I distinctly remember God telling me, “You’re going to be laid off today, but don’t worry. I’ve got everything under control.” I could not believe what I had heard. Within a few minutes, I was summoned to a room upstairs, with others. The events that unfolded shortly thereafter verified that indeed I was being laid off.

Strangely enough I remember being completely confident that I was headed for a better job. Yes there were times when I thought about my having 3 children under 10 to feed and clothe, not to mention some debt had accumulated. The assurance that God had everything under control helped me stay the course. His provision during this time afforded us three months of severance pay.

During the fourth week of my job search, I received a call. The caller asked a few questions to make sure I was the person that someone else had recommended. I was then invited to interview as a consultant for their firm at a major financial services corporation. I interviewed on Thursday of that week and a hiring offer was extended for the next Monday. I delayed the starting date a week to notify the other firms that had begun responding to my job search correspondence, that I had accepted employment.

Now for the best part…For two months I received my severance pay, plus my pay on the new job. As it turns out, the project for which I was consulting was a little behind, so that overtime was authorized. Because I was being paid on an hourly basis, this meant larger checks every two weeks!

Additionally, prior to my being “downsized”, I was compelled to participate in an Employee Stock Purchase (ESP) program at the telecom company. Once the initial layoff dust settled, I went back and researched the terms on that program. Ultimately I was given the option of having my funds returned, or having those invested funds immediately invested in company stock to be purchased at one-half the market price. I’d only wished (looking back) that I had invested more now; but I was reluctant to do so. The ESP program was only offered once every two years, and the results from the prior period weren’t too favorable. I requested the stock and consequently, doubled the value of my investment.

What am I saying? I am saying that what would appear to be a very dark and scary moment for you, your family, and your career may not be that at all. For me, it positioned me very well to pursue my Information Technology career goals and in addition, transition into new endeavors: Pastoral Ministry and writing. When I lost the job at the telecom company, I would never have believed I would be doing what I am now.

For those of you who have a personal relationship with God, I dare you to trust Him to bring you through whatever you’re going through and bless you while doing it. For those of you who don’t have that relationship, I dare you to develop one with Him. You will never be the same and you’ll wonder why you waited so long.

Pastor Andy Logan

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April 1, 2009 at 7:46 pm