Origin of Servant’s Journal
I was at my prayer altar at the edge of town May 4, 2010. My prayer has been to see God’s power displayed, like long ago, so that my kids would know the outpouring of God’s power as I did as a young boy.
In my mind I recalled the story of Elijah calling Elisha (my favorite Bible character). Elisha became Elijah’s servant the day he left home for the ministry, as told in 1 Kings 19. I also thought of this portion:
“… And one of the king of Israel’s servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.” – 2 Kings 3:11
While thinking on these things, I felt impressed to submit to the role of an entry-level servant. At that point, a phrase started ringing in my head, “Servant’s Journal”. I’d never heard it before, so it was strange to me.
I began to understand that a lot of Christians want the very thing that I want – God himself, and to see his power again. The phrase, “Servant’s Journal” began taking form as a blog for those Christians who are interested in doing whatever it takes to get God’s power back. This blog is for Christians who are willing to humble themselves as servants, that the next generation may see the power of God.
What is the Servant’s Journal KJV Bible Blog?
The Servant’s Journal is a blog that is entirely devoted to one topic only: understanding and finding the power of God today. The power of God is the most needed yet scarce commodity in New Testament churches.
“And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.” – 1 Sam. 3:1
Just as the word of God was precious in the days of Israel’s judges (1Sam3:1), we live in a day in which the power of God is just as precious (scarce, rare). We know God never changes. So why so little power? The Servant’s Journal wants to uncover how we as Christians limit God, and how to fix what’s wrong in ourselves.
Fresh content will be posted every Thursday.
My only memorable experiences with public manifestations of God’s power were from when I was a young boy. Decades ago, I recall a night at an Old Fashioned Baptist Camp Meeting in Michigan. It was time for the preacher to preach. He got up and said he didn’t feel led to preach, and that God’s got something else.
When he said that, people bolted to the altar so fast that in to time at all it was packed out. On top of that, I noticed a very powerful tugging on my heart to go to altar and get saved. I’ve never seen a public display like it before or since. I’ve seen God move in our church, but nothing compared to that night long ago.
Christian hearts everywhere yearn and burn for God’s power to show up again. The Bible is full of instruction on it, and old preachers have preached on how to have it. The last necessary component is God’s people being willing to do whatever it takes to get it.
Preachers need it for preaching, singers need it for singing, and churches need it for souls to get saved. Nothing supercedes the need for the power of God.
We’ll discuss opinions, ideas, and truths which are specific to the power of God here at The Servant’s Journal. All content is subject to comparison against the KJV Bible, the end all authority of The Servant’s Journal.
- Be respectful. Don’t worry; readers of The Servant’s Journal WILL disagree somewhere. When we do, our contributions will be respectful. Offensive language will result in being banned from commenting forever.
- No Personal Attacks. Derogatory remarks against individuals will not be tolerated. We discuss beliefs, not people here. For example, “Joe Smith’s vision in 1820 contradicts scripture because…[Bible verse]” is an acceptable comment. However, comments like, “Adam Tigges should have been drowned as a baby” are unacceptable. Easy, right?
- Don’t SPAM. You may post valid links AS LONG AS you contribute something constructive.
I intend to publish 99% of your comments. There will be someone, there always is, who ignores commenting guidelines. Use this blog properly, and you will benefit.
My Prayer for the Readers of The Servant’s Journal
“Iron sharpeneth iron, so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” – Proverbs 27:17
My hope and prayer is that by reading and contributing, you’ll glean useful content from The Servant’s Journal. I want to become a vessel through which the power of God can operate, and if you do too, then The Servant’s Journal is here to help you.
Please pray for me as well, as I desire to do a good job for you. I am always interested in your feedback. If you wish to send me your thoughts privately, please email me at the email address shown on the Contact page. Otherwise, feel free to Comment.
If you’re like me, you want to see the power of God like the great men of God knew it years ago. If that’s you, then this blog is just as much yours as it is mine.
The only thing that hinders God from manifesting his power is us – His people. Join me, and together let’s find out what we need to do to have the most precious thing there is – the power of the Living God.
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