Getting Real About Life, about Love, and about God

Monday, June 28, 2010

Revival

Tonight we are going to begin a time of revival at Dockery Chapel. My good friend from Kenya, Pastor Paul Migowe, is going to be preaching and my friend Ronnie Elliot and his wife will be leading our music as well as our own musicians at Dockery. It is going to be an amazing three days of worship.

So, why are we doing this? Why do a revival? What is a revival? What is all this about?

The short answer: God.

It is not about me. It is not about Pastor Paul or Ronnie and Peggy Elliot or the Dockery Chapel praise team. It is not about any of the people that will be here tonight or any of the three nights. It is all about God.

Revival is about us focusing our lives on him. Revival is about us seeking God. Revival is about us listening to hear God speak to us and responding to God.

Revival doesn't happen in a church building it happens in a human heart when we open our hearts to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit to empower us to live a new life for Jesus.

If revival is going to happen it begins inside each of us. I often hear people say, "let's pray for revival in the church or in our country." Well, revival begins in our hearts. As an individual is ignited and revived by the Spirit of God revival takes place. Revival of a church or a community happens one human heart at a time.

Tonight we will have worship that will invite us all to open our hearts and lives to God.

The question for all of is "Will the revival begin?"

Let it begin in me Lord.

Love today.

In Christ's love and mine,
Doug

1 comment:

Kadi said...

Good one Doug...thanks for it! :)