Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Spirited Chroniclers

I was recently very impressed with Dustin Smith's  blog post  (lead worshiper and song writer) at World revival church about being a spirited chronicler, he quotes the Roman poet Horace who said "there were many heroes who lived before Agamemmnon; but they all remain unknown and unwept, extinguished in everlasting night, because they have no spirited chronicler."

Dustin boldly proclaims that God had called him to be more than a songwriter; he was to write songs that are birthed out from living encounters with God. Songs that make prophetic declarations and  proclamations of who God is and who we are in Him. Dustin's  ended his post by saying it was time for spirited chroniclers to rise up and take their positions of praise for the living God so that it enabled the saints to tear down the forces of hell. Hence let us not forget to recount his wonders, miracles and encounters and record them as stones of remembrance for the generations to come.

This again reminds me of the miraculous crossing at Jordan, God asked Joshua to tell 12 men from each of the tribes to pick up 12 stones from the river (Joshua chapter 4) and erect them as memorial stones so that in the future when the children of Israel asked as to "what these stones mean?" they were to tell them that the Lord God of Israel had cut off the flow of the Jordan for his children to cross through.

I find this awesome that God throughout his word has mentioned to do these actions/acts of remembrance so that the next generation not only know the wonders and encounters we have had with God that will boost their faith but also to expect their own personal miraculous encounters with Him.

The psalmist says (I paraphrase) "So many are your wonders and goodness towards me, so hard for me to recount them all."

So, unlike Horace  we will etch these moments in history for the generations to come to tell them that God does come down to earth and dwell among His people.

Blessings & Shalom,

Sam Kurien

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