“Awake, O sleeper,
    rise up from the dead,
    and Christ will give you light.”

 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.

Ephesians 5:14-15 (NLT)

A sense of urgency fills my heart today. As I was clicking though my emails this morning, again and again, the subject was the need to pray — now.

Anne Graham Lotz has issued an urgent call to prayer this week on behalf of our nation.

Our church participated in the “Call2Fall” on Sunday. It’s pretty amazing to glance around the Worship Center and see old and young, men and women, pastor and parishioner all kneeling before our God.

The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling yesterday is a win for the good guys. But, as my many years in politics proved to me, tomorrow is another day and it can easily go the opposite way. The most frustrating part of my political involvement was that you work and work, take a few steps forward, only to be back at square one at the whim of the voters. We cannot depend on politicians to change the direction of this nation — only God.

Christians have been looking up since the resurrection for the return of Christ. The Bible compares the end time to childbirth. We may be at in the beginning birth pains. If so, we must take every opportunity to share Jesus. He tarries so that all may come to know Him.

I challenge you to listen to Awaken Us. Let’s get on our knees.