As a church, we are embarking upon a revival meeting. While this is an exciting time and one that is looked forward to with much anticipation, we must endeavor to make the most of these meetings and see ourselves desire to get closer to Christ. Here are some things to ponder over the next several days…
STAY HUMBLE: (2Chron7:14) Humility has been described as “a deep sense of ones unworthiness in the sight of God”. We must keep in mind that God wants us to approach Him with humility. We must stay away from the desire to think that we are “all set” and our life is “ok” with God. While it is good to know that we are living in the will of God, it is imperative to understand that there is always room to grow and improve in our walk with Him. Pride will keep us from trying to do more and will deceive us into thinking that there is nothing else we need to do in our walk with God. If we want true revival in our life, we must humbly seek Him realizing He wants us to be changed into His image! God will resist us if we are proud, but will give us the grace to make the needed changes if we are humble!
STAY PRAYERFUL: (2Chron7:14) Prayer is simply communication with God. Not only do we need to talk to Him and deal with the issues He brings to our heart, but we must also listen to Him. I fear that this is the one aspect of prayer that we often fail to do properly. We are in to much of a hurry to actually listen to God. As we seek revival, one thing that is needful is to actually spend designated time just listening for Him to speak to you. Determine to not only tell God what you need and ask God to do things for you, but spend as much time (if not more) just listening for that still, small voice to speak to you and give you instruction!
STAY HUNGRY: (Matt5:6) One of the easiest things to do (especially for Christians that are in church all the time) is to lose your hunger for God. It is a lack of hunger that causes us to go to church meetings and just be there because that is what we are supposed to do during revival services. Yes, it is Biblical to support the meetings of your church, but that should not be our “driving” motivator! It is so easy to just get in the habit of “doing” things for God/church and not have a spiritual hunger for God to move in your life. If you loose your hunger, you are quickly coming to a place in your life of spiritual apathy…a very dangerous place to be! Stay hungry for God to work in your life this week at church and allow Him to do so even when you are apart from the “church”. Make this week as special and different as you possibly can so that your hunger for Him is paramount to everything else!
I am praying that God will meet with us this week and have HIS way in our services! The manner in which you live and conduct yourself this week will have a great impact on how our revival service goes!