[ i struggle with sharing this, as i don’t like to offend, but here goes… ]
I’m sick of hearing talk about revival! Don’t tease me anymore! Hope deferred makes the heart sick. Prov 13:12
Revival is not my template for life. Not Smith Wigglesworth, not Azusa Street, not even the ‘acts’ church. Jesus is my template; not the dead Jesus, but the one who lives in me, along with the Holy Spirit & the Father. This ‘dwelling place’ was specifically set-up for a purpose, but it wasn’t to be revival-chasers.
You want to chase something? Be a kingdom-chaser. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness”. Matt 6:33
Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing ‘revival’ stuff happen, bring it on… but ‘revival’ is not the goal. It is a fruit of what happens when we are doing kingdom stuff.
Doing kingdom is fun! Jesus left so many clues. The kingdom of heaven is like… the kingdom of God is like… It’s not like reading an encyclopaedia, but more like taking part in a ginormous treasure hunt.
FEEL FREE TO LEAVE A COMMENT, EVEN IF YOU DISAGREE!
[ there, i said it! i’m not anti-revival, really. but if our heads are stuck in what god has done in another time & place & person, it’s too easy to miss the fresh & sometimes strange stuff that god is doing right now, in very ordinary people. ]