“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will” Romans 12:2
Have you been following the news of revivals happening around this world? Gathering where people have been drawn together to confess and pray. Of course many have been sceptical as to what is been going on but who is anyone to challenge the work of the Holy Spirit? Most of us have not been at these gatherings but have been with small groups or at church and seen how the Holy Spirit convicts those who have not declared Jesus as Lord or those who have slidden away from their regular practices of prayer and Bible study.
Revival doesn’t have to occur in a large gather and it can begin with you. It almost always is preceded by prayer and can lead to a change in mindset and attitude towards the gospel. It is wonderful how the Holy Spirit convicts us not only of sin, but of our mindset. Paul shares with us to make the effort to change your thinking from the world’s and find your truth from God. It is both hard and easy to do this. Hard because we have become so entrenched in the worlds thinking because of the way social media, television, peers and so on have pressured us to belong. It can seem hard to break from the trends mostly because of the fear of being set aside. However, the transformation can be easy because we don’t have to do it alone. Those who have chosen to confess, repent and seek Jesus have the power of the living God in them to over come the world.
Think about revival in your life. Has your work sip of God become routine? Does prayer only occur when you want something besides a deeper connection to Christ? Has Easter, Christmas, or even weekly services become “must do” instead of time to draw closer to God.
Revival is the term used to bring back the love and joy we first had when we chose to become a follower of Christ. Revival can occur daily as we look to God as the one who gives life and is deserving of our worship. Revival begins when we acknowledge the world’s path will lead to external damnation. We can live in this world and enjoy the blessings God has put before us but we must remember, it’s not the world, the government, the bank, our toys that are important. It’s the creator who loves us and wants us to see Him as the source of all that is good.
Revival starts with you