Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? (Psalms 85:6 KJV)
I am going to try and write a little bit after each service of revival this week. We are blessed to have the Libbys and Jeff Dickens ministering in song along with Paul Hagen bringing the messages. Revival is such an integral part of church life. An indispensable act of commitment and passion.
It is an act of commitment and passion because no matter whether the revival is a full week or just the weekend today’s society demands we do nothing in making any extra effort to attend. Society is fast paced and not much is able to slow down the pace. Not even in the country anymore.
It has always been my opinion that the church should be a place of rest and peace for weary souls. Revival requires us to slow down for a a period of time and become more in tune with God. It teaches us to adjust our schedule around God. Not God around our schedule. We have to take the time to seek God’s presence in prayer, Bible study and meditation before Him. How many of us have a designated time of prayer and Bible ready for over a hour a day. Thirty minutes? Ten? How much do just fit God in for 20 seconds if prayer after the prayer chain call or the text message requesting prayer. Are we satisfied with only the one daily bread Bible verse we grabbed on the way out or the you verse daily verse?
Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? (Psalms 85:6). Heavenly Father I thank you for revival. I pray that in this set apart time for our people to emphasize their spiritual dependency on you and need for a fresh anointing if your Spirit. I long for your presence in my life and faintly. In this week let us learn to give you more of our time and attention. Amen.