February 2021

WHAT BREAKS YOUR HEART?

Hillsong’s “Hosana” has a line in the bridge that is exceptional. Through the prayer of this song, the writer seeks to know what breaks God’s heart. We often tell God about our problems; however, it is uncommon to ask Him about His. Further, the songwriter asks God to break his heart with the same things tjat trouble the Lord’s. This is a priceless spiritual gem.

I have been asking my friends to pray this prayer with me. The answers have been amazing. Our passion for souls is increasing exponentially. Moreover, concern for the North American church has been weighing on my heart. In many ways, I see parallels to the church in Laodicea.

To the Church in Laodicea

14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:

These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.

Here is the difficult part. What am I going to do with the compassion for the lost and for our churches? My prayers have shifted into a new mode by asking God to download the spiritual plan for a national revival. I know that I am just one small voice, but mighty ships are turned with a little rudder.

Isaiah 6:8

New International Version

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”