This past week at our church, we have had an evangelistic team come and preach plus sing special music. We have been able to talk to them, laugh with them, and share burdens with them. As I come off this week, I feel like I have been able to have a feast all week long.
They came to be a blessing to the church, and my heart feels full with what it has received in the messages and the music. The thrust of the messages on Monday and Tuesday’s night’s messages were on discipleship. Sunday morning’s Sunday School lesson was on 5 reasons we should ask God to revjve our hearts.
Don’t you feel often that your heart needs to be revive?
I know my heart needs to be revived!
My heart was touched as Will Galkin shared the following 5 reasons that we should ask God to revive (or quicken) our hearts. These 5 reasons are found in Psalm 119:
- Revive me because I forget Your Word. Oh, doesn’t this strike a chord in your heart? I forget to get into His Word daily like I should. I want to delight in His Word. Psalm 119:77
- Revive me because I’m hurt so deeply. In God’s faithfulness, He afflicts us. The answer to our trials is His Word. God uses pain to remind us what is real. Psalm 119:67, 71, 75
- Revive me because I am so distracted. (What mom doesn’t feel this way!! I definitely need reviving.) Psalm 119:37
- Revive me because I am overwhelmed. I often feel this way. I am probably the most untalented pastor’s wife you will ever meet. There is nothing special about me. Yet, for some reason, I am one. And the blessing of this week, was I heard this preacher that has been used by God in many churches for the past 15 years say the same thing repeatedly about himself. That he was nothing special. Yet God, in His mercy, demonstrated His power and glory through people that He wants to use — whether or not we have any special talents. So in our overwhelmed state, we turn to the One who can do all things well and let Him work. What an encouragement to my soul! Psalm 119:154
- Revive me because I want to know the Lord. Is that your desire? It is mine. I feel a hungering and thirsting in my soul to know God more. My devotional site that I subscribed to this year has spurred me to know more. Teaching an adult ladies’ Sunday School class has made me study more. Seeing my own deficiencies has reminded me that I need to know Him. This past week has increased the tenderness of my heart and helped me to focus on what God wants — not what I want. Psalm 119:159
As I reflect on how God has saved me although so unworthy, that fact alone revives or quickens my heart. Here is part of one song that was sung this past week that moved me to tears. We are so unworthy, yet He chooses to love us and to save us. Revive me, O Lord!
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