Most people find total devotion to Jesus Christ to be odd. People don’t mind being religious or being around religious people. They just don’t want to express their faith. They don’t want you to express your faith.
Personally I can’t help myself. I love Jesus Christ. I love being around other people who love Jesus Christ. I can talk about Him and His Word all day and night.
Last night someone said they’d like us to have revival services every night! I’d love to gather with God’s people and worship Him in song, prayer, Bible study, and fellowship every night for the rest of my life.
That’s part of the reason we’re not seeing true revival in this country. We give God such a limited amount of time. People who go on mission trips say there’s something spiritually different about them that everyone should experience.
What’s different is the amount of time spent in prayer, Bible study, worship, fellowship, and service. If we’d all live as if we’re on a mission trip everyday we’d see and feel God moving everyday. People get upset when you talk about feeling God’s presence. Love, joy, and peace are fruits of the Spirit. You can feel these things.
Christians have fallen for the lie that Jesus is only to be talked about in certain company. That His name is reserved for Sunday. That’s why we need to spend more time with believers. The more time we spend with each other talking about Jesus the more comfortable we are talking about Him with unbelievers. (Reread that sentence)
Why can’t we see that it’s Satan who is trying to keep Jesus name off of our tongues? The devil knows there’s power in the name of Jesus. There’s life saving world changing power in His name! We can’t keep the greatest news of all time to ourselves.
Once something is revived it remains. It doesn’t die. If it dies it must be revived again. Revival leads to life. Let’s have a revival of praise. A revival of worship. A revival of prayer. A revival of testimony. A revival of Bible study. A revival of honoring God. A revival of loving God. A revival of loving each other. A revival in Jesus name.
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory (1 Peter 1:8)