Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
A child desperately wanted a new high-tech gadget. He had heard about it from older friends. He begged and pleaded his parents for the gadget to no avail. He cried for it, promised he be good forever if he got it, and offered to give up other possessions if necessary. Still the parents did not yield. Why? Were they mean? Unloving? Hateful? Unresponsive? Insensitive to his requests? No. The truth was that the child was not yet mature enough to properly benefit from the gadget. Sound familiar? We hear of revival and we pray to God to let us experience it. Sometimes we beg and plead for revival. We make promises to God if we can just experience revival. We offer to give up things if revival will just happen. And yet no revival comes. Why? Is God mean, unloving, hateful, unresponsive, and insensitive? No. The problem is not with God, who longs to send revival. The problem is often with believers whose stewardship level is not yet mature enough to properly handle the blessings and responsibilities of heaven-sent revival. If we don’t know what to do with revival when it comes, God will not send it, just because we want it and ask for it.