With the recent talk of revival in Florida, I’ve heard a lot of discussion taking place about this topic. Revival is a very interesting subject and it seems everyone has their own definition of what revival is. The more I’ve thought about it myself, I’ve come to this conclusion. A person’s definition of revival will often determine the direction of their spiritual walk. Let me explain.
Revival to many followers of Christ is the ultimate spiritual experience. Call it right or wrong, many followers of Christ would agree. The issue, however, is what does revival look like to you?
My definition of revival isn’t a week or months or years of having services every night. It isn’t necessarily a few services where people are being healed. I think revival is most effective as it impacts the mundane. True revival doesn’t actually start in the church, the church simply becomes a gathering of ‘revived’ individuals. There are numerous components of revival, but I think if personal change in the mundane aspects of life aren’t taking place, I don’t want any part of it! The reason is because true life doesn’t take place on the mountaintop – it takes place in the valley. The question I have for you today is this: How is your definition of revival affecting your spiritual walk? Are constantly looking for the “Rah-Rah” spiritual experience or are you taking intentional steps to cultivate the divine presence of Jesus in your everyday life?