Prayer and Revival

In March of 2019, living in a “shut-down” world, I found myself alone in my truck under a tree in a local park. (All alone remember, quarantined as I was supposed to be.) I would read on social media the post of other people as I tried to seek wisdom on what the future may look like for the church. Over and over people would quote 2 Chron. 7:14, Solomon has finished the Temple of God and then one night God appeared to Solomon. God gave Solomon some very positive decrees and some not so positive, but rather negative. God tells Solomon that at times, because of the sins of His People, He may shut up the heavens and no rain would fall, thus causes great chaos with their number one source of life: farming and their livestock. But God quickly promises Solomon that if His people will humble themselves and pray, seek God and repent of their sins, God would/will hear from heaven and forgive their sins (which is the main reason for their problems in Israel) and restore their land. Vs. 14. I know it is an Old Testament scripture, and a promise, a great promise to the people of Israel. But we the people of God today, His body, the church need to be encouraged to repent! We as a church have let down in so many ways. Let down our guard and let Satan enter into our ranks, something that the Apostle Paul warned the church about, we need to repent of our ease and lackadaisical, even lazy attitude toward who we are and what we teach. So, I began writing and putting out every morning my own thoughts about prayer and trying to call people, believers that would read what I was saying to prayer. So here again, in 2022, I’m calling you to prayer and here are my first thoughts of 2022: In Gen. 5:21, we meet a man named Enoch. It says that he was in “close fellowship” with God. NIV says that he “walked faithfully” with God. I like those pictures, but especially that Enoch “walked” with God. I’ve spent time in many countries where walking is the #1 mode of transportation (although bicycles and mopeds were a close second). “Walking” with God was Enoch’s way of fellowship with God. Enoch like Adam and Eve spent time walking and talking with God. My friends, this little blog began to remind us that we must be people of prayer. That our prayers must cause us to bring to God our sins and shortcomings so that before Him we can be made perfect. It is Jesus’ work on the cross that gives us righteousness, but we have to work at being who God called us to be. I have been convinced over this Christmas season that the world needs the church to experience a revival and wake up to what we have – a fellowship with God the Creator, God the Mighty, etc. We have a responsibility to show the world God, but if we have nothing in our hearts to show, then the world will continue live in evil. Let’s spend this day, in our walking upon this earth in prayer to God, asking for forgiveness and a revival in our hearts so that God might light up the hearts of the lost and hurting around us.

Published by advicefromyourunclerobin

Robin is a Pastor, has been for 40 years. He is married to Jayme and together they have 7 children. Candace, Courtney, Cassidy, Caleb, Kally, Collin & Jacob. Robin & Jayme have great and awesome grandchildren. He loves his Webb City Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinals. He also tries to go golfing and fly fishing whenever he can - but not nearly enough.

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