Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Questions for Revival

Volumes have been written on how to experience revival. I am not qualified or even knowledgeable enough to answer the question of how. I do know that somehow prayer and fasting are involved. I know that they have to be more than token prayers, but desperate out-cries of the heart to God. He has to see how serious we are through the fasting of things that would keep our thoughts from dwelling upon Him.

Here are some questions I'm asking myself:

  • How can I spend more time this week in fervent prayer to my Father in Heaven?
  • How can I spend less time this week in pursuit of the temporal and nonessential?
  • What can I give up for this week to show God the earnestness of my desire for Him?
  • Are there things in my life that diminish my hunger for God that I should eliminate?
  • Are there things from which my relationship with God would benefit if I added them to my life?
If you decide to join me in pursuing personal revival this week, I would love to hear about your journey. If you aren't comfortable with posting in the comments, feel free to e-mail me. I would love your prayers for me and to join you in prayer for your own personal revival as well.