- What’s the Big Deal About Revival? Part – 1 | Revival Series
- What is God’s Heart About Revival? Part – 2 | Revival Series
- What Are God’s Purposes in a Revival? Part – 3 | Revival Series
- Why Does “Revival”, a Sovereign Act of God Need an Active Pursuit? Part – 4 | Revival Series
- 4 Major Characteristics of a Revivalist & Keys We Can Use – Part 5 | Revival Series
- Three Key Factors That Make Way for Revival – Part 6 | Revival Series
- 3 Key Revival Lifestyle that Bring Heaven on Earth – Part 7 | Revival Series
- Power of a Worshipper & Role of Worship in Revival – Part 8 | Revival Series
- Note to Worship Leaders on Hosting God – Part 9 | Revival Series
- The Metaphors of Revival & Biblical Meaning – Part 10 | Revival Series
- Four Actions that Quench a Move of God – Part 11 | Revival Series
- 5 Keys to Hosting God in Your Life – The Revival Preparation! – Part 12 | Revival Series
- Hosting God in Your Church – The Revival Preparation – Part 13 | Revival Series
- Keys to Hosting God in Your Nation – The Revival Preparation – Part 14 | Revival Series
- Understanding the Supernatural Manifestations in a Revival – Part 15 | Revival Series
- 7 Revival Guidelines for Young People – Part 17 | Revival Series
- Revival Guidelines for Pastors and Leaders – Part 16 | Revival Series
The history of revival has shown us that it has a lifestyle of its own – a Revival Lifestyle!
I got to visit this church that had previously experienced revival, and was most amazed! When I went into the church, I could sense that they were not very far from seeing a revival again because there was a distinct environment of revival.
I believe there is an atmosphere that revival creates. It was the same effect the presence of the disciples of Jesus brought in any city they went to. “These men, who have turned the world upside down, have come here also.” Acts 17:6 (ESV). This has been true everywhere revival has hit. Whole communities have been turned upside down, and radically changed.
As a generation fervently seeking the same, what should we do to have a similar impact in our cities?
Should we only wait for a move of God to bring a change in our lifestyle? With this post, I want to show that it is possible for us to live in a renewed, God-pleasing lifestyle, that creates an atmosphere of faith and humility that draws God to visit us.
Here are a few of those Revival lifestyle we can intentionally inculcate.
1. Develop an Atmosphere of Worship
It does not have to be limited to just inside the Church. Living in an atmosphere of worship is to breathe the air of heaven. [ClickToTweet]
When was the last time our churches ignored the clock for an extended hour of worship, where we were lost loving God? When was the last time you were drowned in worship and danced before God with a child-like heart? Intentionally, make time daily to worship God with the angels who cry out, “Holy, holy, holy, is The Lord God almighty!”
2. Develop a Deep Travail for Revival
Allow me to quote Charles G. Finney. He explains it wonderfully in the lectures of revival,
“A revival may be expected when Christians have a spirit of prayer for a revival. That is, when they pray as if their hearts were set upon it.
Sometimes Christians are not engaged in definite prayer for a revival, not even when they are warm in prayer. Their minds are upon something else; they are praying for something else – the salvation of the heathen and the like – and not for a revival among themselves.
A Christian who has this spirit of prayer feels anxious for souls. It is the subject of his thoughts all the time, and makes him look and act as if he had a load on his mind. He thinks of it by day, and dreams of it by night.
This is properly ‘praying without ceasing’. His prayers seem to flow from his heart, liquid as water: “O Lord, revive Thy work.” Sometimes this feeling is very deep; persons have been bowed down so that they could neither stand nor sit.”
Question to ask yourself: What have you been thinking by day and dreaming by night?
3. Develop Revival Fellowship
The disciples met everyday. They had fellowship everyday. They studied the word of God with an unquenchable thirst, and were taught the word by the apostles.
Practically, this could be extended prayer fellowships, daily bible studies, an extra hour of church service, extended days of conferences, and so on. It’s just the pure delight of remaining in the presence of God.
What would you do today, other than the routine, to linger a little longer in the presence of God? Do that, and do that now!
Let heaven come down to earth.
I declare, believe, dream and pray that our generation will see a revival. Will you be a part of it? If so, let’s start by doing our part, by creating the Revival Lifestyle!
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