Prayerfully read Matthew 22: 37- 39, Psalm 133

Often times, I think that the western church thinks revival to be an event, a meeting, a shout. No.

Revival is a lifestyle. A lifestyle of love for the Father. A lifestyle of care and love for our brothers and sisters. A lifestyle of community flowing together in unity. A lifestyle of living from God and His all-sufficient grace infectiously spreading one to another. A revelation of awe and wonder of His majestic, glorious presence. When I consider the stars…what is man that you are mindful of him? Revival is a lifestyle of prayer. His presence in worship and prayer.

“Prayer should be the breath of our breathing, the thought of our thinking, the soul of our feeling, and the life of our living, the sound of our hearing, the growth of our growing.” Prayer in its magnitude is length without end, width without bounds, height without top, and depth without bottom. Illimitable in its breadth, exhaustless in height, fathomless in depths and infinite in extension. – HOMER W. HODGE
Every great revival begins, is carried on and consummates on the wings of prayer. Prayer that is breathed is a shout in the heavens. Prayer that comes from our renewed mind are arrows of glory into our soul. Prayer spoken from the authority of Scripture moves the heavens. The magnitude of prayer is without end, because our God is without beginning and without end. He is infinite. Therefore, our prayers are infinite in the heavenly realm. Our prayer’s from God’s heart, as well as from all those who have gone before us from the foundation of the world, are laid up in golden bowls in heaven. (See Revelation 5:8). Soon, they will all be poured out upon the earth. Not a soul from before time will escape His presence. Then, we will know and see that “Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, forever!”

“By prayer, the ability is secured to feel the law of love, to speak according to the law of love, and to do everything in harmony with the law of love.” E.M Bounds, On Prayer

• What does this quote from E.M. Bounds say to you about where “revival” begins and how it can be carried on in your personal life? (for the law of the spirit of life has set me free from the law of sin and of death) – Ask Him how to do this in your life.
• When reading the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-15, what is the mirror of God’s word personally saying to you? How will you begin to be a doer of the Word? – Ask for His Spirit to be poured out in your life and in the lives of your family.

By Pastor Jamie Dixson

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