CN Morning Rundown: How Our Embarrassment Over the Holy Spirit Can Extinguish the Flames of Revival

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How Our Embarrassment Over the Holy Spirit Can Extinguish the Flames of Revival

I tend to be "safely conservative." I use The MacArthur Study Bible and read Spurgeon's sermons. My father was an extremely hardworking man who grew up on a farm in Oklahoma. As a result, I was raised in a tough environment where crying was not allowed and emotion—except for anger—was rarely shown.

In my younger years, I made fun of those who genuinely worshipped God. Sure, I would get emotional while watching the NFL or Mike Tyson's one-round knockouts. But in church? No way. I believed I was strong because I could bench-press over 400 pounds, drink a twelve-pack of beer and win most of the fights I was in. I didn't have control of my life—my life had control of me.

Some time later, I began to thumb through the pages of my Bible. I realized just how far I had drifted from the truth. By God's grace, I put my complete trust in Christ. Joy, happiness and peace filled my heart. From that came books, speaking engagements, radio programs, articles and ultimately, a church. God took a small-town boy with learning and speech problems and filled him with His Spirit. Over two decades later, I still remember that special day.

BREAKING: Haitian President Assassinated at Home

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in an attack on his private residence early Wednesday, according to a statement from the country's interim prime minister, who called the killing a "hateful, inhumane and barbaric act."

First lady Martine Moïse was shot in the overnight attack and hospitalized, interim Premier Claude Joseph said.

Even before the assassination, Haiti had grown increasingly unstable and disgruntled under Moïse. The president ruled by decree for more than two years after the country failed to hold elections and the opposition demanded he step down in recent months.

Amid Concerns, Biden Administration Announces 'Door-to-Door' Plans for Vaccine Distribution

After falling short of its Fourth of July goal of having 70% of the adult population vaccinated against COVID-19, the Biden administration has announced plans to implement a door-to-door campaign, multiple outlets report. The effort, pitched during a Tuesday press conference, also comes amid concerns about such a mass effort and the effectiveness of the vaccine against COVID-19's new Delta variant.

"Now we need to go community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood and often times door-to-door—literally knocking on doors, to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus," Biden said.

How the administration intends to accomplish this remains unclear. "You don't just give up just because you haven't reached every single person," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. "We're going to continue to apply what we've seen have been the best practices over the past several months.'"

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