Friday, November 24, 2006


"How many desperate people does it take for revival to come?"
I don't know how many people it'll take for God to bring revival. I'm not quite sure if God looks at the numbers either. Revival doesn't come because we meet the quota or we fulfill the hours needed or the buckets of tears. It's solely by God's grace, I believe.
But looking at the scriptures, few things are certain. God rewards those who earnestly seek Him. God is searching for worshippers who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. God wants to rebuild the tabernacle of David. Blessed are those who hunger and thrist, for they shall be filled. To those who are faithful, great responsibilities & gifts shall be given.
How many people does it take? I believe it starts with 1. But it doesn't stop there. Like how I felt the need to seek God & listen to His voice. Then I shared that conviction with a few. And they caught that vision. At YPS we caught that vision of discipleship, 1 shepherd a few. We shared that with the church board, and they are so willing to help out now.
Conversation + fellowship is so important. Wednesday night God was again reminding me of the importance of our (young people) fellowship with the adults... that we really need to initiate conversation & deliberate discussions in order to build that trust between us. Zeal and passion needs to be led with wisdom. We need to converse in order to keep each other in balance. The body needs to be ONE.
Unity is so crucial to the move of the Spirit. That's why Jesus prayed that we would be one. This is something we have to work on. It takes time. It's sad, but it's true. Imagine how patient God has been with us. And we're not even there, yet. He's still waiting. So likewise we need to persevere in pursuing unity.
Personally, I'm still trying to figure out the balance of desperation & patience. Perhaps it's suppose to be desperation + perseverance. That hunger will spread. But we need to persevere, & press on.

"And the streams will flow as a river..."

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