Are We Ready for a Visitation from God?
- Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Since that time years ago, God has challenged me again and again with the same level of commitment - “Am I willing to give up everything for the cause of Christ?” “Will I let God have His way with me each and every day?” “Am I willing to pay the price of commitment?” “Do I really want a visitation from God?”
Where are you with God? Is He wrestling with you over some issue in your life? Can you say “yes” to Him today? Can you say, “Lord, have your way with me. I will stand and pray for a visitation from You. I will pray for this end-time revival at all costs. I will live out commitment in my life each and every day in prayer. I am Yours totally.”? Are you willing to pray this pray and pay this price for revival?
When crowds of people came to visit our ship and when there were endless lines of people waiting to get on board, we realized that commitment is no small thing. We had to work when we didn’t feel like working, we had to serve when we didn’t feel like serving, we had to pray when we didn’t feel like praying, and we had to smile when we didn’t feel like smiling. The result? Many came into the Kingdom and turned their lives over to Christ. Revival and a visitation from God is not going to be all fun and dancing. It will be sheer commitment and a dedicated lifestyle for all of us. Are we ready for God’s visitation or are we just playing games? God is raising up a Church that is willing to pay the price.
In whatever way God is challenging your life today, take a small step forward, and say “yes” to Him. It’s step-by-step, choice-by-choice, yes-by-yes, one day at a time, and in one act of self-denial at a time that you will find true life. Jesus calls you to discipleship and says in Matthew 16:24-25, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.” Let’s prepare for this worldwide revival. It is in daily commitment that we will find true life and will be ready for a visitation from God.
“When you pray for revival and a visitation from God, you’re asking God for life-shaking experiences that will cost you plenty. Revival is agonizing: it so terrorizes you over your sin that you repent deeply. Revival is consuming: It leaves you no time for hobbies, for chores around the house, for work, for sleep. Revival wrecks your appointment calendar, interrupts TV times demands your full attention.” --Elmer Towns
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