Learn from the wildfire.
It starts with dryness. Profound dryness. Trees still stand tall, still have their trunks, branches, leaves and everything. But they are completely dry.
And then a fire starts somewhere. It could be a lightning flash. Or people could have started it somewhere.
But a fire breaks out. It starts to rage. It starts to spread. It becomes hard to contain. All that dryness. All that thirst. When deep dryness comes into contact with a consuming fire. It cannot help but rage.
The fire spreads from one forest to another. Covering hundreds of thousands of acres. Consuming every manner of tree and grass.
The sky is covered with smoke. An entire region comes under this new atmosphere.
Learn from the wildfire says the Lord. "For I am about to do to this place what the fires have done."
A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water.
Revival begins with dry bones. An army of skeletons. The church in Seattle and the Northwest. Your thirst is currency. It is fuel. Everyone is dry, whether they know it or not. But when the fire comes, you will know it — because you will burn.
Dryness is the context for revival. A deep dryness. Where sin abounds grace abounds even more.
In the weakness of the church Your strength is being made perfect.
You took the dryness of the church and you’re turning it into thirst. A deep spiritual thirst. And you’re setting it on Fire.
Let us be the thirstiest. Let us start this fire.
Let lightning fall from heaven.
Turn our dryness into a furious fire of your Spirit.
Let it break out, rage and spread. Let be uncontainable. All-consuming. Covering city after city.
Let the smoke of our worship change the atmosphere in this entire region.