Revival Waters For The Soul

Revival Waters For The Soul

Thursday, 11 November 2021

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation].” – Matthew 11:28 AMP

“To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.” – Psalms 25:1 

Whichever way we look at it this has been a long year. Even in April people were already saying what a long year this is. I think the fatigue of the year had a lot to do with how much people have had to deal with. Beyond the physical, we were challenged emotionally and spiritually like never before. In the history of our generation, we have never had to handle a pandemic and its effects the way that we have had to from 2020 to date. Many found themselves in deep waters and in most areas of their lives drowning. Even church was becoming routine for many. I remember reading a post that said “I got out of bed, my greatest achievement of the day” and thinking how profound that was considered for one reason or another,  many could not or would not be able to get out of bed that day. People were tired. Tired of bad news, tired of their lives and losses, and just simply tired of being.

So when this week, that was, came, I could not help but marvel and be humbled at the depth of love GOD has for His people. How He knew that a time would come when we would gather in His house, and “As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my (our) soul for You, O God.” Psalms 42:1 NKJV. Many of us had reached the end of ourselves and the end of our futile ideas and plans. We now needed and wanted GOD above all else. From day one to the last we saw broken people leave revived. Where a person came in heavy and burdened, to them leaving their burdens on the church floor and at the feet of Christ, rising with hope in their eyes and a significantly lighter countenance. The Word, The Word, The Word healed and changed lives. Hands did not need to be laid where the Word of God had already done its miracle. The worship took hearts to levels many did not imagine music could. But it was not just music, it was a prayer put to melody reaching God’s heart. The fellowship allowed people to become undone and for the Holy Spirit to knit them back together again. 

I could go on and on about the happenings of the week and its marvels but at the heart of a revival is souls. Our time and purpose on this earth as believers is to reach and win souls. The glory of the church is expressed in our submission and obedience to the Almighty’s calling for us. To say some of us were challenged would be an understatement. I still ask myself daily if my spirit is indeed yielding to the calling of GOD over my life? Is self being sufficiently crucified so the glory of God may keep shining from one level to another within me? I don’t know. But I do know that my soul is being revived daily. I believe seeds of hope and passion were planted in many and will continue to germinate as they keep being watered by the Word and the Spirit.

Is self being sufficiently crucified so the glory of God may keep shining from one level to another within me? I don’t know. But I do know that my soul is being revived daily.

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