When starting to pray for Revival I must
start with myself. I ask God to show me where I must change. I then need to
repent. Revival is not for the unsaved, it is for Christians. Revival has
to do with me and my relationship with God and His Son Jesus Christ.
Personal Revival is evidenced by the following:
- Confession of every known sin to God.
Turning from all known sin through Jesus. Repentance. Accountability.
- Forgiving those that have hurt me,
regardless of how terrible. It starts with family members and church
- Seeking forgiveness from those I have hurt.
Again, it starts with family members, then church members, then people
at work and so on.
- Making amends and restitution, where
possible for any wrong done to God and men. Part of this are:
admitting wrongs, repaying and repairing where possible.
- Surrendering fully to God and removing every
doubtful habit. It includes : re-directing my plans , goals and
purpose in life; re-directing my first love to God and His Son Jesus;
re-directing my resources: a.) time. b.) priorities c.) finances.
- Obeying the leading of the Holy Spirit, God’s
Word and call to service.
- Going public with my witness.
We are unable to do this through our own
strength. It involves surrender to the Son of God. He says: “Without
Me ye can do nothing.” This is why we must seek God in prayer and His
“--Not by might, nor by power but
by My Spirit says the Lord --“. Zech.4:6