Fire on the Front Row

I had a dream last night. Some may question the dream, but I can tell you vividly this is what I saw.

My family and I received a letter in the mail that all churches in America were to start meeting together, regardless of denomination. Baptists, Assemblies of God, Nazarene, and every other denomination were coming together as one. Also stated in this letter was the fact, that we would be joined by people fleeing from other countries to America in hopes of religious freedom.

When we got to the mega church filled with all these people, we saw each American church denomination represented. The worship music had begun and I watched our American churches. Some sang in worship with very little volume. Some with very little joy, with very little victory. Some even yawned in fatigue from standing. Others were sitting down sleeping in the seats in the midst of worship. Then the worship leader cried out, “Does anyone love Jesus?”

Crickets and yawns from many of the American crowd.

But then I heard the loudest voice, “WE DO!! Oh I how we love Jesus!!” I looked to where the voice was coming from. It was from the front row, where a line of people were praising God with everything within them. They yelled, they jumped, they wept, and they cried, “Oh Jesus, we are free! Oh Jesus, we are free!”

In the dream, I saw one of the front rowers stand up and say, “In our country, worshipping Jesus is illegal. But now we are in America, we are finally free to worship Him!”

Their fire was admirable. Their desire to worship was convicting to my heart. Their passion was what we needed

Could it be that this unreal dream reveals a very real truth?

Could it be that since we live in our country where there is a church on every corner, we have become desensitized to the moving of God’s heart?

Could it be that we have basked in so many blessings, that we have heard the Gospel so many times, that instead of having an outcry for God, we instead see crickets from many congregations?

Some of you will read this and keep scrolling. Others may be convicted like myself. After all, I do believe one day, every person will stand before God, and I dream that He will be able to look at all of our lives, and see some front row Christians who have a passionate outcry for Him, instead of a congregation that’s filled with crickets from the crowd! Ask God to fill with you a burden for lost souls, a renewed freedom to worship, an outcry in your heart, and a spark for His Kingdom!

Whether you agree with this post or not, don’t mind me. I’m just dreaming.

JustDreaming #LetTheRedeemedSaySo #MoveOurHearts #GodBePraised

“Let the redeemed of the LORD proclaim that he has redeemed them from the power of the foe!” -Psalms 107:2 (CSB)

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Brandon Baumgarten

Brandon Baumgarten grew up in the small town of Oilton, Oklahoma and was elected to serve the Oklahoma FFA Association as State Secretary, State President, and as a National Officer Candidate representing nearly 25,000 students on the local, state, and national levels from 2011-2013. Afterwards, Brandon launched his speaking career and authored the highly sought after leadership book, Caught Up & Called Out, hoping to help others see the impact they can make on this world. He is a professional speaker, speaking at over 100 different events each year, and a graduate from Oklahoma State University in Agricultural Leadership, and was even named a top 10 student. He is a Zig Ziglar Legacy & Youth Certified Presenter and his message is always to engage, encourage, and empower you to do something big in your life! No matter if you are a student, teacher, parent, or business executive, Brandon's presentations are certain to make you laugh, think, and realize your impact is about to begin!

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