08 March, 2006

We Need Revival

I wanted to share another devotion from "The Word for Today." I was reading this and it fits so well with what I have been praying the last couple of days.



WE NEED REVIVAL

"O LORD, REVIVE THY WORK."
HABAKKUK 3:2

If respected pollster George Barna has accurately assessed the spiritual condition of the 77 million American adults who are churched, born again Christians, it's time to pray, "O Lord, revive thy work."
Bi-weekly attendance at services is generally the only time they worship God.
Eight out of every ten don't feel they've experienced a real connection with God during the worship experience.
Most will die without leading a single person to Christ; indeed the majority thinks it's not a significant responsibility of theirs.
While believing the Bible to be God's Word, they spend ten times more time watching television, listening to music, reading other books and conversing about personal hobbies and leisure interests.
When asked what constitutes success in life, most talked about professional achievement, family solidarity, physical accomplishments or financial success.
As a group they give about 3 percent of their income each year to God's work, and feel pleased with their "sacrificial" generosity.
Fewer than one out of ten tithe, although more than one third of them claim to.
Fewer than one out of six have a relationship with another believer through which spiritual accountability is provided and growth achieved.
The vast majority relies on their church rather than their family to train their children to become spiritually mature.
The likelihood of their marriages ending in divorce is the same as that of non-church goers, and few of them pray together except at meal times.
Most Christian parents don't believe they're doing a good job at facilitating the spiritual development of their children, yet they're unwilling to pay the price to do it.

It's time to pray: "O Lord, revive thy work."

2 comments:

michigan preacher said...

Darrell, all I can say is "Amen!". God bless, my brother.

Neil said...

I started to post this on my blog and didn't...it is an awesome word!