Recently, after the purchase of a "new to us" TV, my family and I can now watch a local station which features Christian content. It has been an interesting addition to my regular cue of channels to surf. After all, it's not every day when you click your remote and hear "Let's go to hell for that interview with King Agrippa." Another interesting attention grabber I heard one day, while voyaging through my TV universe, was "Let's hear some of the prophecies that are coming out of that area."
It turned out that in a particular city, I'll not name it here, someone was claiming that the spirit of revival was going to rise up and then, from there, sweep out and cover the whole world. An exciting thought for sure, it wasn't one that I haven't heard half a dozen times in the last couple of years - only the original locale keeps changing as if God can't make up His mind where He wants to start this thing.
Don't get me wrong. I think a worldwide revival would be great. It's just that I am getting tired of people trying to position themselves so they can claim responsibility for it. Isn't that what's behind everyone claiming it will begin in their city?
Besides, I know where God wants to start worldwide revival - in you and me. Yes, if you or I follow Christ a little bit more in our lives, worldwide revival could break out. Of course whomever God starts with will so busy worshipping Jesus that they will probably not notice that that's where it began. But that doesn't matter either because, unlike in real estate, when it comes to revival, location doesn't matter.
One need only have a heart for God.
Pastor Tim has retired from pastoring local churches and is now working alongside his wife to help refugees and persecuted Christians.