The Agony Of Revival

Revival is not glorious celebration with shouts of joy. Revival is, at its core, agony. Utter denunciation of our sin.
The fruit of revival is celebration and joy. But cultivating it and growing it wears us out.
Leonard Ravenhill, a 20th century English evangelist said, “The world has lost the power to blush over its vice; the church has lost her power to weep over it.”
When David wept over his adultery with Bathsheba and his killing of Uriah, he described the prerequisite to revival in Psalm 51. “My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.” Unless and until we weep over our sin and we are completely broken we can’t experience personal revival or revival in the body of Christ.
David prayed for revival in his life this way — “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners will turn back to You. Psalm 51:10-12.

How will revival start in you?

About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.
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4 Responses to The Agony Of Revival

  1. May God grant us true revival. We are in desperate need.

  2. ptl2010 says:

    Revival is worth it.Keep expecting something good is happening any day. Amen

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