A Piercing Word
By Vance Havner
Many claim that they want revival, but generally we want to have a revival to save our face, when the first thing we must lose is our face. Fallow ground must be broken up, even at the cost of humiliation and embarrassment. God will not rain showers of blessing on fallow ground, for that would mean only more briars and weeds. He will not waste His blessings on ground that has not been prepared, and to prepare the soil of our hearts means that they must be disturbed and broken up. We do not like to be stirred and agitated nowadays in our churches so we preserve a smooth exterior, while underneath are roots of bitterness and hidden sins.