Sow for yourselves righteousness;
Reap in mercy;
Break up your fallow ground,
For it is time to seek the Lord,
Till He comes and rains righteousness on you.
If there has ever been a time for you and I to seek the Lord, the time is now. Revival intentionally interrupts life, and many of just don’t have the time for such interruptions. Sad, but this is a true reality for us as individuals, and even as families and churches. The fact is that you and I will not run into nor wander into revival. We will not experience revival going here, there, and yonder; doing this, that, and the other.
But, if we just slowed down long enough to seek God, we just might experience revival. And revival is not an emotional touch; it’s a complete takeover.
For us to experience revival, we must want revival. And wanting revival means seeking the great Reviver. The truth is that everything changes when we seek Him. Everything. Let me name a few… God is glorified, people are sanctified, the church is edified, the world is mystified, and the enemy is notified. In the church today,who does not want to see that kind of transformation?
Yet for many of us, we are too busy to seek the face of God for a revival that would lead to that kind of transformation. Our schedules, rather than our Savior, dictate and determine most everything we do today in our own lives… even in our families and churches. More than ever, we need revival. But we will not experience fresh wind and fresh power in our lives, families, and churches as long as we continue saying, “yes,” to most things. And when we when say, “yes,” to most things, we are essentially saying, “no,” to the most important thing… the Great Reviver.
Dr. Adrian Rogers once said, “If Satan can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy.” And that is exactly where most of us are living… we may not be bad, just busy, and most of us are too busy, leaving no time for revival.
Most of us are deceived into thinking that we are making good progress but we do not realize that we are going in the wrong direction. Some of you are probably too busy to read this post.
For us to experience revival, we will need to stop some things in order to start some things. We will need to get out of some things so that we can get into some things. For some of us, we will need to step down so that we can step up.
Time is a precious gift—every second, every minute, every day—use it wisely. You cannot pay the cost of losing time. Unlike other resources, time cannot be bought or sold, borrowed or stolen, stocked or saved up, manufactured, reproduced, or modified. All we can do is make use of it or not, it [time] nevertheless slips away.
Do we have time for Revival? Slow down, take a deep breathe, and listen for a moment… you just might here the Spirit of God say, “Be still and know that I am God.” And when you hear Him speak, let Him takeover, completely. You’ll be glad you did!
Taking the Time to Seek the Lord for Revival,
adapted from the original blog post at www.thisfamilytree.org
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He is the founder of REAL MOMENTUM Ministries, Inc., and is passionate about seeing a movement of men unleashed and unhindered for the glory of God at home, in the church, and around the world. Keith also serves as a staff revivalist with Life Action Ministries. He and his wife, Nichole, live in Georgia. They have been married for 15 years and have 8 children. They make a great team leading family conferences and retreats together. Contact him today about the possibility of having him come and speak. Learn more about what others have to say.