When I was a young girl, I attended a small Baptist church in Butler, MO. And, when I say small, if we had 50 people in attendance, it was a good day. I loved that little church, though, because that’s where I met the Lord.
Every year or so, our pastor would invite an evangelist to hold a series of special services throughout the week. The purpose of the meetings was to “fire us up” as a congregation. We called it revival.
I enjoyed those revival services, and they usually did result in a temporary spiritual boost. But what I experienced wasn’t true revival.
True revival is a supernatural outpouring of the Holy Spirit that defies explanation. It involves a sudden, intense desire for the Lord and His Word. Believers and non-believers are awakened to the glory and power of God in a fresh way. Prayer becomes more urgent and focused. The lost are radically saved. Miracles abound. Lives are forever changed.
Frank Grenville Beardsley, author of A History of American Revivals, describes revival this way: “The Holy Spirit takes people to a spiritual depth they could not achieve on their own.”
Revival is initiated by God and completely dependent upon Him. But we do play a part in seeing revival take place. We can ask the Lord to stir our hearts and give us an unquenchable thirst for Him.
God wants to bring revival to our nations, our churches, and our families.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chron. 7:14).
Do you need a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in your life?
I certainly do. I want a renewed passion for God’s Word. A greater fervency in prayer. A deeper burden for the unsaved. I want and need revival!
Join me and thousands of believers around the world in the January 2017 Online Daniel Fast, January 1-21, 2017. Together, we’ll ask God to awaken our hearts to Him. Our theme for the fast is, “Revive Us Again.”
“Oh, revive us! Then your people can rejoice in you again” (Ps. 85:6 TLB).
I’m believing God for great things as we seek the Lord through the Daniel Fast. I promise, you won’t regret participating in this opportunity to draw near to God and experience His nearness in a unique way. And God will bless you for it!
*Registration has closed for this event.*
Everyone who registers will receive:
- Weekly emails before the fast to help you prepare.
- Weekly emails during the fast that will include devotions, fasting tips, new Daniel Fast recipes, daily prayer points, and other helpful resources.
- Daily videos throughout the fast to encourage you. Each video will be short (about 2 min.) and will be hosted by Kristen and a special co-host!
One of the best resources for a successful fast is my book, The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast. I recommend getting a copy if you don’t already have one. You’ll be equipped with information on fasting, fasting tips, 21 daily devotions, 100+ recipes, meal plans, and grocery shopping lists.
For more information on the Daniel Fast, visit “About the Daniel Fast.”