I believe revival is here and I believe in the next generation. 

It is an awesome time in history to be a Christian. 
After dinner last night we pushed back from the table satisfied in stomach, yet still filling our hearts through conversation. The older kids and I talked about how God is moving in their generation. They would be the first to acknowledge the gap is growing rapidly between those that are spiritually hungry and those that are becoming “drones” as they would say. Meaning, their lives are fading as they grow ever lost in apps like TikTok. Hours and hours of merely looking at an endless stream of entertainment while they wiggle their finger across their glowing little screens. As one of my kids said, “The Zombie revolution is already here.”  
My kids see it. 
Continual exposure to ever increasing extreme entertainment causes emotional instability and identity confusion. Modern “medicine” and pop “psychology” merely feed the addictive behavior in one of two ways.  
1) They placate to the exacerbated appetites and equally participate by giving them new tools to embody the extreme behavior they are watching modeled before them. 
2) With drugs that alleviate just enough of the pain (that may actually be waking them up) to stay in the passive posture of an endless extreme consumer. 
Maybe my kids are right… 
The Zombie apocalypse is already here. 
Just keep your head down and scroll… scroll… scroll. 
So why am I optimistic? 
The above doesn’t sound very optimistic. 
One word. 
Something is happening. 
All over the country, all over the world. Hundreds of thousands of young adults are waking up. 
They see that humans are bad at fame. They don’t want it anymore. 
They understand that satisfying their appetites in ever increasing extreme ways actually leaves them hungrier and dissatisfied. 
They are waking up to the reality that they are being treated like products, not people. 
They see the continual stream of mass media’s manipulation. 
They are realizing it’s not really their wellbeing but money, power and attention that companies and governments desire. 
They are truly postmodern. 
They are tired of being constantly labeled a victim or a racist or an enabler of either side at every turn. They want to trade shame for real love. 
Not selfish hedonism but actual charity. 
They are finding it in Jesus, hundreds of thousands all around the world. 
Open your eyes. 
There is revival happening everywhere. 
I am excited. 
The future looks absolutely awesome. I can see God moving. This is a great time in history to be a Christian. 
We need to join them and wake up. 
God is moving in ways I have only read about until now. 
How do we participate? 
Lift up Jesus. Make His message, heart and promises as radiant as a swift clear eastern sunrise. He alone will outshine all this darkness. 
John 12:32 “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”
So, what does the Bible mean when it talks about love? Click Here: https://mcolaw.wordpress.com/2022/08/30/the-problem-with-love/

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Mike & Leslie Colaw

Husband, father, pastor. I work here www.encountertrinity.com. Wrestle through ideas here www.luke117.com. I don't have all the answers, but I love the journey searching for them!

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