Keeping A Revival Focus
By Lois J. Stucky (1928 – 2014)
Some who are reading this may be lone revival pray-ers in a local church, or maybe there are only one or two others who have this burden and vision. Brother McLeod, whom God used to set things in motion in the Canadian revival, would say, “You are on the right track now; stay with it!” Seek to interest others. Perseverance pays off. We never know how near revival might be. We do not know all God is doing in preparation that we are unable to see.
“...The Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple...” (Mal. 3:1). Who knows when what begins as an ordinary day will become the extraordinary day when God breaks in? Keep faithful.
Keep obedient as well. A seemingly small act of obedience could well be the turning of the knob that opens the door to roomfuls of blessing. God help us to be sensitive to the least thing He wants us to do. Perhaps this was the thinking in Brother Moore’s mind, when he told us time and again, “The least thing God wants you to do is more important than anything else in the world.” Might we “hearken diligently” to that gentle voice of the Holy Spirit guiding us toward revival.
We must keep focused on God’s promises. How full of hope and how faith-building God’s Word is! We serve a faithful God! And so, God is faithful to His Covenant in Second Chronicles 7:14, “If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” However, God says “IF…” IF we hearken, there will be healing. Sin must be put away. God forgive us and grant a renewal of fervent, first love where needed!