I don’t care what she says—I don’t believe Kay Arthur is 76! She’s an absolute dynamo from the crown of her beautiful hair to the sole of her black knee high boots. I’ve heard a lot of passionate speaking from the platform this weekend, but . . . well, nothing compares to the fire that burns within Kay. There will be no retiring to a condo on the coast of Florida for her. The need in our world is too great. Her God is too awesome. The Truth is too needed. The urgency is too real. She cares too much.
Kay began the evening by painting a picture of the grave danger our society is in, and telling us that if we’re going to act, it needs to be now, and it would have been better if we’d started yesterday. She doesn’t point the finger at the world, but at the church. We are to blame for not knowing and proclaiming the Truth of the Word of God.
Hers was not a hopeless call to action, though:
“It’s not over, because I’m here. And you’re here. It begins with us—with women who know God. We have to be absolutely convinced that God says what He means and means what He says . . . To know God is to know His Word.”
Kay concluded with seven steps we each need to take, all from the book of Nehemiah:
1. Look at what’s broken, and what needs to be repaired.
2. Go to God and ask if you need to help with that particular repair. The first thing you need to do is sit down. Stop running around being busy. Sit down and weep over the situation. Let your heart be broken over the things that break His heart. Confess your sin. Fast and pray.
3. Ask God how you’re going to do it. Ask for success. Do it even if you’re afraid. Enlist others who see the need. You cannot do it alone.
4. Don’t be distracted or derailed by opposition without or opportunists within. The enemy doesn’t want you to rebuild. Don’t get derailed or discouraged.
5. Fear God and not man. Don’t be afraid. Fight for your brothers, sisters, husbands, houses, and communities.
6. Stay in constant communication with God.
7. Don’t let down your guard. Hold to God’s standard and deal with evil.
“I believe if you’re not hearing something,” Kay said, “it’s because you’re not listening.”
Will you take the seven steps above? Will you ask God to show you what has been broken down, and why? Will you ask Him to help you care, and enlist in the fight?
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