I will continue my thoughts today on “Why We Don’t Have Revival”.
If we are going to have real revival we must pursue it. I have heard all my life that “If something is worth having it is worth fighting for.” Well, what about revival? Is it worth fighting for? I don’t mean take up arms and go to battle for it, literally. What I am talking about is the idea of doing what it takes to have revival. We need to be willing to abandon what God says to abandon in order to remove all hinderances preventing revival from coming.
Look again at II Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my 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.” People do not want to “turn from their wicked ways”. We get so attached to our “pet” sins that we love them and adore them and we refuse to give them up. If we would just realize the freedom we have when we do give up those things. The freedom to live like God wants us to live. We can have a deep, fulfilling relationship with Him that will be far greater than all the other things combined. We must pursue God and His revival like we would pursue our last breath if we knew it was coming.
If you and I get a true glimpse of the Saviour everything else will pale in insignificance. If we pursue revival with all of our heart then everything else will pale in insignificance because we are seeking God in all reality. Our God is the God of revival. When we seek God we will have real, Heaven sent, Holy Spirit revival. Will you prepare, pray, plead and pursue revival and more importantly God?
So, how are you doing?