Getting ready for God to do something

This is a repeat of a post that came out in May of last year but I think might be very helpful as we prepare for revival. I really want God to do something.

The last thing that we need is something else to do with our evenings. I know you are busy but I also know that God wants to do a work in our lives. I also know that our relationship with God is more important than any and every thing else. Read the following! Work through it! Pray through it! Get ready for God to do something!

In every heart there is a sort of throne. Who sits on yours—Self or the Lord Jesus Christ? Can you pretend to love Christ without exerting yourself for the spiritual welfare for those whom he died?

Do you give hard judgments on sins to which you have never been tempted, while you are full of excuses for your own?

Do you impute the lower motive in a case of ambiguous conduct instead of “hoping all things,” as love demands?

Can you recall six times in your life that you have ever denied yourself to the extent of real inconvenience for the love of God?

Do you come up to the Jewish standard of giving a tenth of your income to promote the work of God? Or have you been hindering the promotion of the gospel by robbing God? Do you try to find out subjects of agreement instead of aggravating the points on which you differ from around you?

Do you pretend to greater knowledge than you possess or take unworthy means to hide your ignorance or appropriate undeserved praise?

Can you be said really to believe in God when the presence of a human being is a greater restraint on your actions than the fact of God’s all seeing eye?

Have you thought how much greater is the shame you feel when a sin is discovered than when it was hidden from others although God saw it all the time?

Do you get real pleasure from your prayers, reading, and meditation on holy things; or do you get through them to satisfy the demands of conscience and are secretly glad when they are over?

Is there anybody you hate? Any person you don’t love? “He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.” I John 3:14.

Have you stolen another’s reputation? It is enough to make confession but you must do what you can to re–establish his reputation.

Lord bend that proud and stiff necked “I”
Help me to bow the neck and die
Beholding Him on Calvary
Who bowed His head for me

Will you pray that God send us revival in 2008! Will you pray that God really go to work in our lives! Oh how I want Him to do something great in all of us! I want to see souls saved. I want our church to have a real impact on our community. Let’s seek his face.

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