Do you need a fresh touch from God? Do you desire Him to do a work in your heart that is authentic and lasting? Do you feel burned out by dead religion? Do you want to break out of powerless Christianity and enter into supernatural living? Do you want to love Him again?
God loves us and created us to be in a relationship with Him that is based on love. He desires closeness and intimacy with us. Sometimes we go through "dry times" when God feels so far away. Sometimes we have periods of suffering when all we can muster up within us is a cry that says, "Help me God!"
We can choose to live by faith and not by our emotions and feelings, which shift and change, depending upon the situations that we face. In the Bible it says: Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows (James 1:17)
God's love for us is constant and unconditional. He is a good Father who gives good gifts to His children. He wants to pour out His Spirit on us. He wants closeness. When we go through suffering trials, we often turn to Him in desperation with a sense of urgency and fervency.
Once the suffering is over, we sometimes make the mistake of returning to "business as usual" and back to the patterns of how we did things before the crisis occurred.
I believe that the Covid-19 situation that we are currently facing, is an opportunity for every Christian to return to God in true humility and repentance. God has allowed this situation to refine us, and as an act of mercy to invite His children back to Him. These times are uncertain and it is a time to seek the Lord fervently in prayer with our whole hearts. When we do this, the Holy Spirit of God will meet us and then energize us to do His will on earth.
I also believe that our country is in the process of experiencing a spiritual awakening which has begun and will result in a great harvest of souls that will become His sons and daughters.
We need God. We need this national awakening. We need breakthrough and a fresh outpouring from Him. In order for this to happen, we must continue to turn to Him in prayer and pursue God with urgency and fervency, as we seek Him wholeheartedly.
The following link is for a prayer guide for this month, put out by a ministry called OneCry.
OneCry is a nationwide call for spiritual awakening, a movement of believers urgently crying out to God to revive the church and transform the culture. It is a very helpful tool that has helped me in my walk with the Lord. I pray that it will be an encouragement to you in your relationship with God as well.
For revival, for the glory of Jesus...
MAY 2020 PRAYER CALENDAR (copy and paste this link into your web browser)
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