To start the New Year, our pastor called us to a fast. The emphasis is on revival.
My heart cries for our nation and the darkness that has increasingly ensued. My soul weeps for the hardened hearts of lost loved ones. They need revival.
However, God has reminded me during the fast that I need revival, too. Rather than focus only on the desperate condition of others, He asks that I remember from whence I came. Apart from Christ’s shed blood for me, I am a wretched sinner.
God also wants me to remember that He is no respecter of persons. What He has done for one, He’ll surely do for another. Doing so brings me renewed hope for my nation and those I love. Because of Him, I will keep on crying out for revival in my life and others. I will press on in believing that God is able.
I will both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of The Lord.
“It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.“