A daily verse about the state of our nation and time for Christians reflect and unite in prayer, asking God to send a revival across our land and turn our nation back to Him.
Do we need a revival?
Over and over again, God sent prophets to call His people back to Him. The people mocked the prophets, tried to kill them, refused to listen to them. They didn’t want to be confronted with their sin. They wanted to go on living the way they wanted to – and that included worshipping idols, sacrificing their children to false gods, temple prostitution, and more.
God chose the nations of Israel to be the genealogy of Christ. This nation was supposed to have been set apart and different than the rest of the world. They were to bring others to God. Instead they forgot God and chose to be like the nations around them. Israel broke the the covenant relationship with God. Finally, God had enough and judgement came. That judgement saw Israel conquered, sent into exile, and their land was demolished.
Have you forgotten God?
He is the God that sent His son, Jesus, into the world to pay the price for our sin so that we can have a relationship with Him. That is what makes Him the “God of our Salvation.”
Even if the earth gives way and the waters roar around us, God is our the Rock of our Refuge. Psalm 32:7 says, “You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance.” Because God is the “rock of our refuge,” He is our hiding place. It means that God is with us, and we need not be afraid. It means we can take comfort in being in God’s presence, trusting in the promise of eternal life.
What about you? Have you forgotten God? Do you just pull Him out when life brings a crisis? Do you just visit Him weekly at church on Sunday? God wants a relationship with us – one that is close, intimate. He wants to be a part of every moment of every day.
From The Message Bible:
“You have forgotten God-Your-Salvation, not remembered your Rock-of-Refuge.” — Isaiah 13:9 (MSG)
The Need for Revival
- Take some time today to meditate on your relationship with God. Have you forgotten him?
- Have you taken time to reflect on the meaning of Christmas and thanked God for sending Jesus to save your from your sins?
- In the day-to-day busyness of life, do you push God out of the way to get everything done on your to-do list or do you bring Him along with you, making Him a part of your day?
- Ask the Holy Spirit to show areas of your life where you have forgotten God. How can you include God in those parts of your life?
- Are they sins you stubbornly hang on to and choose to forsake God so that you can continue living the way you want to live?
Praying for Revival
Revival begins in the heart of an individual and spreads from person to person. Would you begin praying today and asking the Holy Spirit to show you moment by moment of every day the times you forget God. Do your forget Him when making decisions for your life? Do you forget Him when life is easy? Or do you walk away from Him and blame Him when life is hard? Surrender to Him the areas of your life that God sits on the sidelines, forgotten and begin developing a close relationship with Him.
Lord, send a revival and let it begin in me.
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