Earlier in January, while I was up in Michigan I took some time
to sit in prayer and listen to God. During this time I began to
think about the year gone by and the year ahead. Many people
set out New Years Resolutions, and most are broken within a
few days of the new year .In Christ we are not called to mere resolutions,
but revolutions of our lives. In essence our call to repent and be
born again is to reverse and go another way, which is a revolution
within our heart, soul, and life.
I contemplated these thoughts and prayed about where my life, the
church within which God has called me to minister, our community,
and our world. The more I thought and prayed the more I felt the call
to revival. Many people look at the term revival and think of some
special services, where they bring their unsaved loved ones to hear the gospel.
However, to be revived really means to bring back to life or consciousness,
to impart new health, to renew, or to restore validity or effectiveness.
Believers who seek revival are really getting back to a stronger relationship
with God, being renewed in their spiritual connection to Christ through
the Holy Spirit, and seeking God’s guidance for deeper growth and
commitment of their heart our soul.
May we be revived as we seek to keep on the journey with Jesus in our lives.