From the time of my childhood until now I have heard the statement, “We need revival, we want revival.”
David said in the book of Psalms, “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?” What does it even mean when we say “revival?”
It can be described as a period of renewed spiritual interest. It is a spiritual awakening from a state of stagnation in the life of believers and the church. It is a new fervor to evangelize and change the moral climate of the church and the world around it.
The truth of the matter is that we definitely need a revival. We need a fresh move of God on us to where the people of God will make Christianity attractive by the transformed lives lived, and the church as a whole will be motivated to change the world around us.
Another truth is that we can say over and over that we want revival, but the fact remains that we really don’t. If we did, it would change our behavior and would create in us a sacrificial life willing to pay the price for such a great move of God. Talk is cheap and actions rare.
I know, the church and I need revival. But I personally know there has to be change in me if I am going to see it in my day. So my prayer is that the Lord will give me a deep desire for it.
When I pray, “Will you not revive us again,” I am really praying for the Lord to first change me. I desire to want it not just ask for it.