Starting with seeing ourselves as needing a touch from God, we then receive the forgiveness and purifying from the Lord’s hand. After we have been changed, we allow the power of God to spill over into the lives of those around us.
The final part is the attitude that permeates revival.
You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
We’re sometimes lead to believe that following God is all about working, serving and giving. While these things are a part of our Christian walk, they’re not the main things that God is looking for from us.
There are some who feel that once they’ve attended church and given their offering they’ve fulfilled their obligation to the Lord. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Revival brings us to the realization that it’s not about the things we do, but about relationship with the Father. I have to come to the point where I see that God is not after my money or my stuff.
He wants ME! All of me. He wants everything that I am, just the way that I am. He wants my weaknesses as well as my strengths.
Don’t ever get the idea that you’re not good enough to be intimate with God. You can’t make yourself more acceptable to God. He loves you just the way you are.
He wants to begin His work in you from the ground up. How foolish we are to think that we can impress God by our striving after Him.
Let the truth of David’s experience with the Lord speak to us. The church needs revival – right here and right now. It will only come about in God’s way, not ours.
It’s time to lay our lives down before the Lord in submission and humility. Stop the striving and just allow the Holy Spirit to do the work in you that only He can do. Prepare yourself for the revival fires of the Lord.
Question: What’s your first step toward a personal revival in your life?
© Nick Zaccardi 2014