Wednesday, November 9, 2011

do you need revival?

Does anybody need a revival in their hearts? Could you use a little reviving in your spirit? God's Word gives us the perfect antidote to our dead spiritual lives.

"If my people, which are called by name, shall humble
themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from 
their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven and 
will forgive their sin, and will heal their land"
(2 Chronicles 7:14)

Everyone who is reading this could use some reviving in their spiritual walk. We will never outgrow the need for going deeper with our Lord. God knew that our journey with Him would be ongoing and that we would need a little spiritual CPR along the way! His precious Word gives us the formula and a promise to go along with it.

First, we have to humble ourselves. Fall on our faces in raw humility of who we are and come to terms with our great depravity of spirit.

Second, we have to pray. While we are on our faces, we cry out to God and pour out all that is within us. All that he already knows, but is waiting for us to confess.

Third, we have to seek His face. As we are pouring out to Him our deep confession, we need to be seeking His will and His way for our lives. We need to hungering and thirsting for more of Him.

Now, this fourth step is where most people fail to go. If we are to be completely revived in Him, we must turn from our wicked ways. That means, whatever it is that we poured out to Him while on our faces, we have to turn from. We have to put it down. Place it at His feet and never pick it up again.

Revival will never happen in our lives if we aren't willing to do these four things. All four of these are necessary if we want to revive our spirits and grow closer to our Lord. We have to dig deeper and seek higher and He will reveal Himself to us. He will heal our land..

"Seek the LORD and his strength,
seek His face continually"
(1 Chronicles 16:11)


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