Revival is Now!
Revival has to be one of the most exciting words in the Christian vocab. It literally means to revive and to make alive again. Revival is the coming back to the things of God and an awakening to the knowledge of His presence amongst us. You don’t need to look far to see and hear multiplied thousands of Christians talking of a fresh sense of revival in the air today. There is a tangible expectation that God is moving in a collective way and it is exciting! This excitement is a great reminder to ensure you are prepared for what God is doing and that your heart is ready.
Revival stirs Godly desires within you
Change. Some people love change, while others hate it. Revival brings radical change, but it’s a change you love! Revival is God doing among many Christians at the same time what He is doing all the time in individual Christian’s lives as they come to know Jesus. When God moves and brings revival to your life, Godly desires are stirred within you.
Revival gives you unusual boldness
There is not much more powerful and more beautiful than a revived heart. A revived heart is not only stirred with Godly desires, but it is also filled with unusual boldness. Not just a physical boldness, but a spiritual boldness. A boldness to speak Spirit-empowered conviction, courage and urgency. Have you ever considered what your life would look like if fear didn’t exist? How would you dream, what would you do, where would you go? Revival gives you fresh boldness to look fear in the face and laugh. It energizes you and gives you faith to believe for bigger and better things. Suddenly scary giants become silly gnomes and challenging mountains become dirt piles.
Revival gives you a powerful sound of freedom
Our world doesn’t need a new definition for Christianity, it needs a new declaration of Christianity. A declaration from a revival generation who live with bold faith because they know who they are in Christ. A generation full of hope for the future who are on a mission to declare the good news of Jesus. You can be part of that generation; you can stand bold, courageous and victorious because God is with you and he has revived your heart! Revival allows the love of Jesus to compel you, convince you; and change you.
Are you hungry for God to move in your life? Are you ready for Godly desires to be stirred within you? Are you ready for revival? Ready or not, it is here!
Contact Pastor Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org
The one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation……Luke 6:49
I live in Colorado, a state in the western US known for the Rocky Mountains and our annual snowfall. Yet the worst natural disaster in my state had nothing to do with snow, but rain. The Big Thompson flood occurred on July 31, 1976, around the resort town of Estes Park. When the water finally receded, the death toll was 144 lives, not including livestock. In the wake of that disaster significant studies were done in the area, especially in regard to the foundation of roads and highways. The walls of the roads that withstood the storm were those filled with concrete. In other words, they had a sure and strong foundation.
In our lives the question is not if the floods will come, but when. Sometimes we have advance notice, but usually not. Jesus stresses a strong foundation for such times—one built by not just hearing His words but also by living out the gospel (Luke 6:47). That practice is almost like pouring concrete into our lives. When the floods come, and they will, we can withstand them because we’ve been “well built” (v. 48). The absence of practice leaves our lives vulnerable to collapse and destruction (v. 49). It’s the difference between being wise and foolish.
It’s good to pause occasionally and do a little foundation assessment. Jesus will help us to fortify the weak places that we might stand strong in His power when the floods come…….By John Blase
REFLECT & PRAY:
Jesus, I want to be not just a hearer but a doer as well. Give me the vision to see weak places in my foundation that need attention. And thank You for Your promised presence when the floods do come.
Credit: Our Daily Bread
Thanks to Lyle Dietrich for providing the content for the weekly inspirational bulletin.
Are you in the right position to solve the problem?
|If you have a problem in your marriage, what do you do? In our early marriage years, we didn’t handle problems well. We would do one of two things and neither of them was helpful. Sometimes we would argue and argue and argue. It was a “who’s going to give in first” argument. We both wanted to win. |
Other times we would just ignore the problem hoping that it would magically fix itself. It never did. This is what we learned. Fighting to win never works and neither does ignoring it.
What works is addressing the problem. It’s working as a team to come up with a solution. It’s the two of you against the problem. It’s a simple pivot. Instead of the problem standing between the two of you, pivot and stand side by side with the problem in front of you. Now you are poised to solve the problem together. The next time you have a problem in your marriage that needs solving, pivot and solve it together.
Today’s One Thing:
The next time you have a problem in your marriage that needs solving, pivot and solve it together!
DON’T JUST SURVIVE! – Your Marriage Was Meant To Thrive!