When do We Need Revival?
It is very evident that we need a revival:
When it is easier to stay at home than to go to church.
When it is easier to work than to worship.
When it is easier to be critical than kind.
When it is easier to read fiction than the Bible.
When it is easier to shirk God given opportunity than to do it.
When it is easier to support the club than the church.
When it is easier to sleep in church than stay awake.
When it is easier to grumble than to praise.
When it is easier to condemn souls than to pray for their salvation.
When it is easier to hold grudges than to forgive.
When it is easier to be worldly than holy.
When it is easier to withhold our tithes and offerings - and spend them on the trinkets of time instead of investing them in the diamonds of eternity.
These and other human tendencies are sure signs that a real, heaven sent, heart cleansing revival is needed. As an honest, sincere Christian, you will find that you are guilty in one, perhaps many of these mentioned. But don’t suffer from a guilt complex. Remember, “open confession is good for the soul.” When you realize sin in your life, confess it right then and there to God. Remember the precious promise; “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9
How can we have revival?
Someone asked the great evangelist, Gypsy Smith. The wise, old preacher replied, “Take a piece of chalk, and draw a circle on the floor. Then step inside the circle, and pray: ‘Lord, send a revival inside this circle. ‘”
Gypsy Smith was right. Your life and mine need a personal revival. Let us say with the Psalmist David, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23,24
When do we need revival? NOW! Wherever you are, whoever you are, bow your knee in humility, and cry unto God: “Send me a personal revival - NOW!”