Saturday, August 13, 2011

Awake My Soul!


Psalm 108:1
My heart is steadfast, O God,
my heart is steadfast.
I will sing and make melody.
Awake my soul!

Summertime heralds revival-time in many churches and mine is no exception. Ours was held two weeks ago this coming Sunday. It was in every way a joyous event filled with inspirational sermons and soul-stirring songs. I'm certain that I was not the only person who left there that evening feeling renewed, re-energized and refreshed in mind, body, and spirit, recommitted to loving the Lord and to spreading the good news of His kingdom to a hurting world.

As Christians, we all need revivals from time to time. Trials and temptations abound in this world and, even for the most devout, dedicated, and mature believers, these can wear on our hearts and cloud our minds in seeing God's vision for our lives. Maybe there is a strained relationship at work or family issues eating away at our faith. Perhaps, financial difficulties or the illness of a precious friend or relative are sapping our zeal for the Lord. The good thing about problems and situations that bring us to our knees is knowing we are in the correct posture to approach our God in prayer.

Will you pray with me today?

Heavenly Father, send a revival! Renew a right spirit within me. Restore my faith and trust in You. Refresh me in the comfort of Your word and Your presence. Awake my soul, dear Lord, awake my soul! In the precious name of Jesus, amen.

"Awake my soul, prepare an entrance for your glory,
And let my heart become a throne for you to dwell;
And when I need your Holy Spirit more than life itself,
Then Christ is formed in me." ~ Philips, Craig, and Dean

Readings
Psalms 107:33-43, 108:1-6 (7-13) or 33
2 Samuel 16:1-23
Acts 22:17-29
Mark 11:1-11



7 comments:

  1. I love revivals...the uplifting music, guest pastors and the food laid out on long tables like a king's banquet hall feast. We all can use a boost in our spiritualness and revivals are great for that :)

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  2. Thanks for leaving a comment, David! Yes, they are great events and so uplifting for our souls.

    Blessings!

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  3. Wonderful post! I will pray with you! That He may light all our hearts on fire for Him and help manifest His Kingdom in our families, communities and the world at large so that they might know and come to experience His mercy, love and grace.

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  4. I will agree with you in prayer Martha. Wholeheartedly, I long for revival both on the personal and national levels. If we first see it in our hearts as individuals, then in families, and on to the body of Christ, perhaps it will spread like wildfire to the nation – then onward to the nations.

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  5. I am not a christian but I pray with that our souls are awakened by his presence.

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  6. Thank you for your comments, Debra and Rimly. Yes, God needs to stir our hearts and souls to what He wills and wants for us as His children. Let His love light a fire that, to paraphrase you, Debra, spreads wildly and uncontrollably throughout this nation and the world!

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