We are having a night of worship at Skull Church tonight, intentionally carving out time to stop and praise God for who He is and the great things He has done at this outreach service. There is no doubt about it, we are experiencing a revival. Hundreds of people have responded to God’s Holy Spirit and made professions of faith in Christ at Skull Church since it began. It is special, exhilarating, breathtaking and delightful to watch people humble themselves, admit their sins and come to Christ that they might find life. It is also addicting, and it makes you want to see it happen again and again.
In the midst of this a verse that has been on my heart is Psalm 85:6 which says, Will You not revive us again, That Your people may rejoice in You? And rather than just being content that we are seeing God move, my heart longs for Him to do more. To revive us again. To ignite a blazing passion in our hearts for Him, for holiness, and for those who are lost. (hopefully one even greater than our passion for the other LOST!) We decided to take a night and set it aside to specifically pray for this to happen. A night to celebrate our great God and pray for Him to take us further up and further in. For Him to purify our hearts and rock our worlds. That night is tonight, and I couldn’t be more excited.
Skull Church is an unapologetically evangelistic service. The reason it exists is so people who don’t know Christ can be invited to hear killer music and the gospel message. At every service there is an invitation for people to publicly respond to the gospel and give their lives to Christ. But for tonight, instead of focusing on inviting someone who is unsaved, we told everyone to come asking for God to (re)ignite their heart with a holy passion. We invited everyone to join us in a day of fasting and prayer today leading up to the service. Starting at 7 this morning we have been guiding the days focus through hourly tweets/fb updates (ranging from prayers of thanksgiving to confession to prayers for our city, for Haiti and so on.) And because our love for God should always work it’s way out to love for others we asked everyone to come to the service tonight with either a package of toilet paper or a cleaning product, items requested by a local homeless shelter.
It has been a clarifying and special day so far and I can’t wait to come together at Skull Church tonight with everyone and lift our voices and hearts to God together. We will be asking God to make Jesus famous in our lives, and that people would continue to come to know Christ at Skull Church as they are invited by friends, coworkers, and family members–both in person and on the radio/website. We are praying for Him to do even greater things in this city than we have seen Him do in the past.
Next week, hopefully with our hearts ablaze, our focus returns to evangelism and we are so excited to have Greg Laurie coming to speak at Skull Church, for the first time ever. Stoked!
Please join with us in prayer as we paddle to catch a fresh wave of God’s Holy Spirit.