Lightning: revisited

Yes, this is my second blog post about lightning, but there’s a reason for it. It seems that no matter how old I get, I still find myself fascinated with this force of nature. It still amazes me that something could light up the sky in that way, happening so quickly that we only catch the moment when everything collides. Almost as if in the midst of the darkest storms, it’s there to say, “Light will always exist.”

I think what I find intriguing about it is that it only takes one moment. Sometimes, all it takes it one powerful touch from God for your life to change. Other times, it takes the moments where you decide that light will prevail in your life. Either way, it proves that the present moment is what impacts the next.

In all my revelation about lightning, I also wrote a song, one that could capture the right now and what is to come. It’s one of the things I’m glad I finished in 2016 because it shows that it didn’t go to waste, but it also gives hope for what’s yet to come.

Here’s the song on YouTube, and you can also listen to it on Sound Cloud as well


Perspectives: lightning strikes more than once

There’s an old saying that says lightning will never strike the same place twice. Recently when I was driving home, there was a storm about to start. I watched as the sky lit up when lightning struck across the atmosphere. In that moment, I realized the significance of lightning.

For those of you who have never heard of the Smithton Outpouring, it all started on March 24, 1996, when my pastor Steve Gray was hit with the power of God, a moment that has been coined “lightning from heaven.” Like most moves of God, people often said that it could never happen again, that what happened on Smithton, MO, couldn’t happen to the same group relocated to Kansas City. They were wrong.

From 2008 til 2012, World Revival Church hosted another updraft of the move of God while on Daystar Friday nights. You see, it’s just a myth that lightning can’t strike twice. In reality, lightning can strike the same place many times during the same storm. Lightning will strike the places that attracts it.

There’s something stirring in my church again, and I can see that it’s the energy building as the lightning of heaven is about to touch earth. Can a move of God happen in the same church three times? Only when the people are positioned to attract the lightning.