Monday, December 26, 2016


“Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?”
Psalms 85:6 KJV

Pastor William Paton Mackay wrote one of my favorite hymns “Revive Us Again”.  We sing this hymn and we pray and ask God to revive us.  However, unless we have first had an awakening, there can be no revival.  If we have never been on fire for God, it’s not fair to ask Him to revive us.

For many years when my pastor would ask for volunteers to do something, I would never raise my hand and say yes.  How I must have hurt Jesus and broke His heart.  Jesus has called every one of us to serve Him (Isaiah 6:8).  After all Jesus has done for us, we should be willing and eager to serve Him.

Instead of praying and asking God to revive us, we need to ask Him to wake us up and make us willing to serve our Saviour.  Jesus may not be asking us to go to a different country but He is calling all of us to serve Him where we are.  Are we telling the good news of Jesus where we live?

Precious Heavenly Father, Thank You for the privilege of serving Your Son.  Forgive us for not always sharing the good news of our risen Saviour.  Please put deep within our heart the desire to serve Jesus.  I love You, Heavenly Father.  I love You, Jesus.  I love You, Holy Spirit.  In Jesus’ Name, I pray.  Amen.

Joanne Lowe
December 26, 2016

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