29 Dec 3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself to Know if You Need Personal, Spiritual Revival
Do you think you need a personal, spiritual revival? Do you think somethings are not just going right with you? To answer that question, it is important to ask yourself a few questions.
First, was there a time in your life when your passion for Christ was stronger?
Second, was there a time in your life when you read God’s word more faithfully and were more involved in church than you are now?
Third, was there a time where you shared the Gospel more and looked for opportunities to engage people with the message of Jesus Christ?
If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then you need a spiritual revival, Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California said.
“These are signs of someone who has left their first love,” he said, referencing Revelation 2. “Jesus said to the church of Ephesus, loose paraphrase, ‘Hey, I know you guys are busy, I know you’re discerning, I know you work hard, I’m great with that, but let me just tell you something. I have something against you; you have left your first love. So, remember therefore from where you have fallen and repent,” he paraphrased.
Laurie defined revival as “waking up from sleep” and “waking up from sin.”
“You know you are having a revival when you are hungry for God’s word,” he said, referencing Nehemiah 8:1. “That’s a good sign, if you are.”
“Revival starts with you,” Laurie said, adding that it’s easy to point out the spiritual flaws in others. “It starts with me in realizing that God wants to revive me personally. Before there can be a revival in the church, there must first be a revival in you.”