If there is one thing and one thing alone that I desperately want to see in my lifetime it is another great awakening. By that I mean I want to be a part of a movement of God among His people that energizes us and sees us begin to reach people like no other time in recent memory. I want to see marriages saved, fathers reunited with their children, people saved from addiction and most of all souls redeemed by grace. I don’t want to see this because I want church attendance up. Nor do I want to be a part of it because I want to puff up my own pride. I desire this one thing so greatly because I see the world and its host of problems. I see the damages of sin like fingerprints on the glass of our culture. I see the hurt that it is placing on our children. But I know has delivered me and where my help comes from and I desperately wish that people could see the love, hope and peace I have found.
As much as I want to see this, I know that the only way this will happen is if the people of God will hear His call and abandon their complacency and allow Him to ignite their fire. Our pastor challenged us this past week to not be satisfied and I agree wholeheartedly. It would be easy to look at this past church year and say “everything is good” but the reality is that we always need more people who have servant hearts and who are burdened for the lost. Before this culture can be awakened we must awaken and cast aside our comforts and find the desperation for the gospel.
What would happen today if our prayers changed? What if instead of spending more time praying for the blessing of meals or bedtime prayers or relationship issues or work related issues or financial issues or even health issues we got down on our face before the God of Heaven and Earth and prayed desperately for people’s souls? How would that impact OUR lives, OUR homes? How much more would it impact this generation?