Sunday, March 3, 2013

Would you pray for a revival?

Today I walked up to the church inspite of a bit of a flu I seem to be coming down with.I hesistated transiently but the Lord had other plans,the big,bright sun came up my window and fell directly on me.I picked myself up and headed for the church.I took pains to discard my jeans and dress a bit formally.
It was a lesson I learnt in Inverness.One thing I noticed about the missionary who was distributing the gospel tracts was that he was dressed very respectably.
The first thing I did was ask for some gospel tracts.Unlike India,where we see gospel tracts lying all over the place often treated very carelessly,here we hardly see them.Betty directed me to Stewart.Flora,a lady who I had met by God's grace two sundays earlier caught up with me .Suddenly a lady came up to me with a bunch of tracts ,there must have been around fifteen of them and asked me ,'How many do you want?'I was taken aback but I asked back,'Can I keep all of it?' She said ,'ofcourse you can.'I was so grateful and then :Flora wanted some as well.
The service started with the choir singing 'praise the lord oh my soul'...In the course of the worship,we sang this song thrice.....it was so beautiful.
Uninhibitted worship with the joy of oneness of soul,,,,what a blessing it is from the lord.
We continue to do our series on revival....the reason why we need to pray for revival in our place and organisations are to see the change of hearts that can take place..sweeping from the man on the street to the high places.The other day the pastor was telling us how during these revivals all the pubs got shut,jails were empty and there were no crimes.Only a powerful movement of the Holy spirit can do that...it can change the hearts of the policymakers...it can change the way people think and the choices they make.
The joy of the Lord is the inheritance of a believer and the ornament that decorates the bride of Christ.Do we wear that?If not ,we might need to come to Him in repentance.
The desert and the parched land will be glad;the wilderness will rejoice and blossom....then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped....Gladness and joy will overtake them and sorrow and sighing will flee away....
Would't you want that more than anything....?
Would you pray for a revival?

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