How To Have A Personal Revival (2)

'...Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.'
Psalm 80:18

A. W. Tozer gives us four more steps to personal revival that we must take: '

(1) Bring your life into accord with such scriptures as are designed to instruct us in the way of righteousness. An honest man with an open Bible, a pad and a pencil, is sure to find out what is wrong with him very quickly. I recommend that self-examination be made on your knees, rising to obey God's commandments
as they are revealed to us.

(2) Be serious-minded. You can well afford to see fewer shows on TV. Unless you can break away, every spiritual impression will continue to be lost to your heart. The world used to go to the movies to escape serious thinking about God. You would not join them there, but you now enjoy spiritual communion with them in your own home. The devil's ideals, moral standards and mental attitudes are being accepted by you without your knowledge.

(3) Deliberately narrow your interests. Too many projects use up time and energy without bringing us nearer to God.

(4) Have faith in God. Begin to expect. Look up toward the throne where your advocate sits at the right hand of God. All of heaven is on your side. God will not disappoint you.' The Psalmist writes, 'Restore us... and we shall be saved!' (Psalm 80:19 NKJV). You say, 'Saved from what?' From ourselves! Saved from the influences that pull us away from God and towards this world. Saved to fulfil the purposes for which we have been redeemed and called into His kingdom. If you desire it, you can have a personal revival.

Used with permission from UCB Word for Today. Free issues are available here for the UK and Republic of Ireland.


GrandmaK said…
I especially like these words: "Have faith in God. Begin to expect." We too often foget how important that is...expecting! Wonderful reflection! Wishing youw well! Cathy
Steve said…
Excellent word. Thanks.
Pietro said…
I find interesting the third point. In fact too many interests and the swirling everyday life often don't bring us nearer to God.
deena said…
Firstly love the picture-springs of living water!-Holy Spirit-washes,cleanses purifies and we drink .There are to many life's distracion that can cause our spiritual destruction.I can at times put my hands up to that.As we spend more time in His presence He helps us to see ourselves more clearly-reppentance, forgiveness and restored.