Formula for Revival

I have been praying for many, many years for a revival in the American church! Over the past 15 years, I have especially prayed for that revival to start where I pastor. That is why, while we were shut down, while our focus seemed to be on all the wrong between people in this world, I started writing a simple request of us all to begin to pray. God gave the Israelites the command to pray whenever they found themselves lost in evil and drifting farther and farther away from the will of God in their hearts and in their nations. God responded to Solomon after his prayer to dedicate the temple and he gave this command when the Israelites had become disobedient and drifted away from God’s will for their lives: “…if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways. I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land…” 2 Chron. 7:14. Yes, I know that his was a command to the Israelite people, to repent of their sins and to turn back to God, but I still believe it’s the formula for revival among God’s people, the Christians today. We have failed God in so many ways. Have we put him first above all other priorities/idols in our lives? Have we truly humbled ourselves or are we arguing on social media about who’s right and who’s wrong? Are we repenting daily in our personal lives, in our churches and setting the direction of our lives in to making disciples that look like Jesus? For us to do that, we too must look and act like Jesus. Today, let’s pray to be humble, turning from wicked ways and seeking more than anything else the face of God. It’s truly time to pray!

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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