We hear and long for it often, the desire for revival, be it in places in our world where Christians are persecuted, or in the halls of parliament in Ottawa, or in the lives of our family and friends right here in Telkwa.  This is a good desire, a good prayer request.

In his latest newsletter especially for pastors, Jack Stulp from Christian Reformed Home Missions reminds me how revival begins not “out there” somewhere, but right in our own lives…

Scripture consistently speaks about revival for me, for us.  Revival means a fresh focus on the basic things of the faith, on repentance, on asking forgiveness, on living with Jesus as Lord/Master, loving the Lord as God, prayer life, digging in the Word.  Revival should be for ourselves first, and then we should go on to pray it for a people, for a nation.

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