Revival must change our hearts AND our actions. A global pandemic … racism, hatred, killing … our nation on fire …
We don’t really need churches to reopen. We need them to restart—different than they used to be.
Not divided and dominated by our theological wrangling and internal politics, but united in pursuing what God Himself pursues—His people to be one (John 17), justice to roll on like a river (Amos 5:24), and the lost to be sought and saved (Luke 19:10).
Churches like this will most likely be much smaller. At least at first.
Because this will not be easy or comfortable. It can no longer be about “liking your church,” or about finding the church that “meets your needs,” or about any of the other anti-biblical stuff that has become normal in the American church.
It must be about taking up a cross and following Jesus into dangerous places. It will only be for those who so desperately love Jesus that they can’t bear to be apart from Him and His people, so they will go where He goes.
I don’t want to be arrogant or self-confident. I hope I am one who is ready to join the new church in the days ahead.
But Peter thought he was ready, too, just before he denied Christ.
I don’t have all the answers. I’m often sad and scared.
But I love Jesus. And I want to humbly walk forward with brothers and sisters who will walk with me, into new life with Him; into new Spirit-filled action that floods love into a world full of hate.
I want THAT revival.
Will you walk with me?