FRIDAY June 22, 2018
Revive Your People
Will You not revive us again,
That Your people may rejoice in You?
Christians need to be able to recognize the gifts that God has given to them individually. Sadly, many people do not use their spiritual gifts; they remain dormant in their lives. It is as if they have placed their right arm in a sling for months or even a year. What is going to happen when they take their unused arm out of the sling? They are not going to be able to use that arm. When a believer’s spiritual gifts remain dormant in the Church, they have not taken advantage of what God has given to them.
Believers in Christ murmur and complain because they have no power; and yet, God has given them the power, but they do not use His power in their lives. Instead, they get caught up with their own circumstances, problems and issues. They simply forget to ask God for His help. There are so many things God wants to do in our lives; He is the only One who can work in our lives through the power of His Holy Spirit.
Christians need to be revived. Each believer should return to the place where they first came to the Lord and were excited––a time when they wanted to save the whole world and give to other people what they have found in Christ. What has happened to that excitement in their lives?
Seriously, if you lose your passion and zeal for God, then other things will take priority in your life. You will get your eyes off the Cross of Jesus Christ and be sidetrack from what He intends to do in your life––from the past to the present and into the future.
I remember experiencing what Christ has done in my life, and I never want to lose that passion until the day I die. May God help us to continue to use the gifts of the Holy Spirit, so we can move forward in whatever God wants us to do.
Revival is the exchange of the form of godliness for its living power.
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