Restructure: Posturing My Life for Revival!
What hinders personal revival?
1. Unconfessed Sin
“If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.”
“And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
2. Lack of Faith
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”
“For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
5. Impure motives
“You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.”
“Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.”
“I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.”
“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
What do we do?
1. Be thoroughly dissatisfied with your spiritual posture.
2. Pray for a revolutionary change in your life.
3. Do what you know to do.
Restructure your Private World
—Create space in your life for time with God!
—Pray: let him hear your heart.
—Study God’s Word each day: organized, consistent and focused
—Surrender your life each day to the control of the Holy Spirit
—Make Jesus known to those around you
4. Totally Repent.
5. Make the crooked straight.
6. Develop a seriousness of purpose.
7. Live to please Jesus in every way.