Last week I mentioned that the only hope for our nation is revival in the church. Pray for revival in the church.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV) if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
The church is made up of individuals like you and me. ‘Wicked way’ is the same as “walking according to the stubbornness of his own evil heart, without listening to Me.” Jer. 16:12 And if we are not listening to God, we will do evil. 2 Chron. 12:14
Pray for personal revival.
What to pray? (Jeremiah 4:1-2 TLB)
O church, people of God, “… if you will truly return to me and absolutely discard your idols,
and if you will swear by me alone, the living God, and begin to live good, honest, clean lives, then you will be a testimony to the nations of the world, and they will come to me and glorify my name.”
All people need the Lord. The longer we live the more we’ll realize that whatever we can accomplish and gain on our own will not satisfy. Once acquired it becomes futile and empty. So many professing to know Jesus are engaged in the same pursuits as the world – money, status, power, achievement, a ‘special someone’, comfort – things which cannot profit or deliver because they are futile.
Jonah 2:8 Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.
Ask yourself the question: To what/whom am I clinging?
If it’s not God alone, we will be disappointed. God offers grace to free us and transform us and make us world-changers and together draw the nation(s) to God.