To Glorify The Lord
By Herbert Carson
We pray for revival. We pray that God would revive His people. “Oh, that You would come again and quicken us. Will You not revive us again that Your people might rejoice in You? Oh, that You would rend the heavens and come down.”
How often we cry like that. For what are we praying? For some exciting experience? For some means of getting empty pews filled? God deliver us from that kind of thinking.
What we are praying for is that the Holy Spirit might so come upon the church that in a new way we might say, “Jesus is Lord,” and that He might come upon us with such power, and that our testimony may be so joyful that we might go out into the world, and men and women who tonight are lost in the darkness of sin might by God’s grace be so brought to saving faith in Christ, that they may join us in this same glad testimony: Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father!
Oh, that the Spirit of truth, the Holy Spirit of God, the Spirit of Scripture, the Spirit who has borne testimony in the Savior – may this Holy Spirit fill our hearts. “Oh, fill our hearts, that we may know more of Christ, and knowing more of Him may love Him, and loving Him may rejoice in Him, and rejoicing in Him may have as our great desire to serve Him with all our hearts!”
– From The Gospel Witness.