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  • Enduring Difficulty
  • Step Out of the Boat
  • Becoming a Person of Peace
  • BUS!
  • Dependence on our own Strength
  • In God We Trust
  • Are You Faithful?
  • Are You Obedient?
  • The Tendency To Give Up
  • Conviction vs. Compromise
  • Living the Abundant Life
  • Thank Goodness for Hope!
  • Are You a Selfish or Selfless Giver?
  • A Life of Sacrifice
  • In The Midst of Tragedy
  • The Pursuit of Money
  • Healing for a Broken Heart
  • Truth
  • Do You Have a Christ-like attitude?
  • Are You Bold?
  • What Is Your Purpose?
  • Resisting Temptation
  • The Way of the Wise
  • Becoming a Person of Excellence
  • Tis the Season
  • Preparing for Personal Revival
  • The Blame Game

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    Preparing for personal Revival

    Are you consumed with passion for Jesus so much so that you are living a
    "God-intoxicated" life? II Chronicles16:9 says that, "The eyes of the Lord range
    throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him." God is searching for willing servants not necessarily capable or qualified ones that He might employ in His service. Will you answer his call as Isaiah
    did when He volunteered, "Here I am. Send me!"(Isaiah 6:8)?

    A deep relationship with the Lord always begins with a humble heart. Paul Billheimer once wrote, "The sands of time are strewn with the wrecks of the broken lives of many who were once mightily used of God, but who suffered
    shipwreck upon the rocks of spiritual pride." James 4:6 says that "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." If you want God's favor, you need to seek His face. And if you want to be used of the Lord, you need to cease operating on fleshly ability and striving for applause and accolades. Instead, you need to pray that God will reveal Himself to you and fill you with His power so that you "will decrease, and He will increase." (John 3:30)

    Faith also must be cultivated in your life if you want to be used by the Lord and to know Him more intimately. In fact, Scripture says that "Without faith it is impossible to please God" (Hebrews 11:6). God takes great pleasure in
    individuals who trust Him wholeheartedly and willingly entrust their lives to Him.

    Only two occurrences in Scripture mention that Jesus was amazed. The first incident is in Mark 6:4-6 where it was recorded that Jesus "could not do
    any miracles [in his hometown], except lay hands on a few sick people and heal
    them. And he was amazed at their lack of faith." The second is in Luke 7:6-9 when Jesus encounters the centurion who asks him to heal his servant by the power of the spoken word from a distance. After hearing his request the Bible says that Jesus "was amazed at him" and said, "I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel." Both instances deal with either the presence of great faith or lack thereof. Which category of belief would Jesus be amazed to see in your life?

    To develop a greater passion for God we must also repeatedly enter our "prayer closet" earnestly seeking Him. Prayer is vital in the pursuit of the Lord and His holiness. A mighty man or woman of God cannot attain Holy Spirit power other than through the disciplines of prayer and Bible study. Romans 12:12 says
    that we are to be "faithful in prayer," and Paul writes that we are to "pray about
    everything" and "without ceasing" (Philippians 4:6 and I Thessalonians 5:17). In other words, your life should be centered around, rooted in, and guided by prayer. If Jesus used prayer as His lifeline to the Father, then so should we.

    Smith Wigglesworth said, "I believe God's ministers are to be flames of fire. Nothing less than flames. Nothing less than mighty instruments, with burning messages, with hearts full of love." Deuteronomy 4:24 says that "The Lord your God is a consuming fire." Ask Him today to fill you up with His presence and set you ablaze for Him so that others might see the glory of God through your life.

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    All Bible verse quotations on this page are from the New International version.

    All Bible verse quotations on this page are from the New International version.

     
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