Can we talk for a minute?
Do you know God’s number?
Better yet, are you picking up when He calls?
I’m just gonna jump right into it for today.
No boogie-ing around the bush…
And no merry-ing around the merry go ‘round….
I wanna talk to you for a bit about REVIVAL.
More aptly: The Revival Call.
Yes… you cannot have revival until a call has been made.
But, more importantly someone must be on the other end to ANSWER.
Someone hungry enough, someone willing enough, someone desperate enough … to listen.
And that someone today is…YOU!
Revival plainly put, is the instance where everything DEAD comes back to LIFE.
Your finances, your friendships, your academics, your career, your goals, your dreams, your vision…you name it.
Whatever is currently DEAD, LIFELESS, AND EXTINCT around you and on the inside of you, God has scheduled and appointed a specific time and season to CALL it all back to LIFE.
And that time is NOW.
“Wow…well, all of this sounds really great Michelle. How do I begin to get God to revive all of the above you mentioned?”
Well, let me be honest and say…hold your horses for just a second.
I know you want your dreams to be reawakened and for your vision to regain clarity. I’m sure you want your relationships to thrive again and for your finances to flourish. I’m sure you want your career to see success and for your goals to not merely be goals but come into actualization.
Heck…we all want our lives to be full of just that—LIFE!
But you see…
We haven’t unblocked God’s number to simply gain LIFE in the things that satisfy us, but we’ve unblocked God’s number to gain LIFE in Him.
What do I mean by this?
There is a Revival Call happening.
We’re in a poignant season, ‘the last days,’ Where God is ‘pouring out His Spirit upon all people.’ (Acts 2:17)
We’re in a season where God is waking up His sons and daughters all around the world to who He is and who He’s always been.
God is dialing you (and He’s dialing me) in hopes that we will ANSWER.
Will you ANSWER?
We’re not picking up His call to ANSWER out of RELIGION. We’re picking up His call to ANSWER out out of RELATIONSHIP.
Have you ever had your mom or dad give you a ring and it wasn’t the best time? You’re completely in immersed in your work, your busisness, cooking, getting your budget together, and ooop..there goes mum ringing your phone.
Your thoughts go off…”do I answer, do I not answer?” “Oh gosh mum, really now is not the time.”
But, what do you do?
You pick up anyway.
Because of RELATIONSHIP.
We’re not picking up God’s call because we have to…but we’re picking up His call because we want to.
We’re not picking up His call because we simply want to speak, but we’re picking up His call because we’re also desperate to listen.
We’re not picking up His call because we want something from His hand, but we’re picking up His call because we’re longing to see His face.
We’re picking up because we want to know, “what’s so important?” “God, what do you need?”
Are there things in our life that need revival?
As I stated earlier, the likelihood is, certainly..
I’m pretty sure you can think of at least one thing in your life that is need of revival right now.
Like I said… it may be your job, it may be your bank account, it may be your relationship with your parents.
Whatever it is…
Nothing will ever be in more desperate need of REVIVAL than your relationship with Jesus Christ.
No call will ever be more important to ANSWER than the CALL to commune with your CREATOR.
We’re in a time and amongst a generation that is LONGING for REVIVAL but doesn’t want RELATIONSHIP.
I said it in my last post, that we’re in a time and amongst a generation that desires to be connected to the things of God but not connected to God.
True REVIVAL cannot ensue, until we pursue a REAL RELATIONSHIP with Jesus.
I’m not merely talking about giving your life to Christ.
Because that’s not enough.
It’ll never be enough to simply give God your number (LIFE).
You need to give him your number and pick up to ANSWER when He CALLS!
I’m talking about BUILDING a life with Christ.
BUILDING a relationship of reciprocity.
Building a relationship where He calls out and you call out to Him.
Jeremiah 33:3 says,
This is God’s Message, the God who made earth, made it livable and lasting, known everywhere as God says: ‘Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.’
I want you to take that in …
If God is always calling us, but we’re never calling Him, we’re never picking up His calls, we’re bound to miss out on a whole lot: intimacy with Him, divine directions, hidden secrets, inner alignment, heavenly revelations, and special blessings.
And, we’re most definitely bound to miss out on TRUE REVIVAL!
TRUE LIFE. TRUE VITALITY. TRUE REJUVENATION.
So…in a nutshell, what am I trying to say here?
The evidence is written all over scripture, from Prophet Samuel to King David, to Apostle Paul there’s not a single person who ever regretted picking up God’s call, when He called.
I just want to simply prick your heart today to start a relationship with God that isn’t just about God calling you.
But, about you calling Him.
You cannot go wrong, making an appointment with your Maker on a day to day basis.
He’s calling you…
Will you pick up the phone?
I hope you do.
Because the person on the other side, will most certainly NEVER let you down.
Until next time,