Revive Your Spirit
If you have been walking with us this week through rehab, it is no accident. Whatever brought you here, it was of much purpose. God very specifically began this work in our hearts months ago for this moment, for you today. How precious the sacrifice you have brought to His altar. In vulnerable and exposed moments, you have shown Him the condition of your heart, even though He has already known. But healing and full restoration can come when we acknowledge what needs revival in our lives— and you have done just that.
The story of the woman pouring her most valuable gift on the feet of Jesus always reminds us to stay broken before Him. There is never a moment when we come to Him and offer our praise, our gratitude, our repentance, when He does not respond in love. We hope you have felt that love more than ever before, and have begun to exercise its power in your life. You were made for connection and to be in a space for the Holy Spirit to see every part of you that has fallen ill or afraid. He’s putting you back up on your feet, stronger than ever before. With clear vision you will walk into your calling. With strong legs you will carry the burden of souls. With a tender spirit you will hear His heartbeat for His people— starting with you. Your mind is strong and able to understand the Word and the way in which it leads. The words of your mouth will speak hope and faith for a future that is full of brand new ways in which God is ready to move! You are well-equipped to shut down the lies of the enemy and call forth greatness in those around you. The broken who have walked through rehabilitation— are ready for revival. They have known challenges, questions, obstacles…but they refused to give up.
There’s a new thing happening here, among us. It’s a hunger for deeper revelation—more than a people gathered merely asking for something. We’re a family locking arms and seeking righteous revival— the kind that requires our participation, our awareness and our engagement. It’s the kind that shakes up hearts, homes and cities, and brings down strongholds that have no authority. Our spirits are longing for something very uncomplicated, and for someone so loving and all powerful—Jesus. We’re rising up with new faith to say, “I’m ready to learn and I’m trusting You every step of the way.” As it says in Psalm 119:25, we join and say, “revive me according to Your Word.”
Psalm 119:26-40 NKJV
26 I have declared my ways, and You answered me;Teach me your statutes.
32 I will run the course of Your commandments,For You shall enlarge my heart.
33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes,And I shall keep it to the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law;Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
37 Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things,And revive me in Your way.
40 Behold, I long for Your precepts;Revive me in Your righteousness.
This week was the beginning of something new, and yet…it is only the beginning. Our patterns have been reset, our minds have been renewed, our mouths have been retrained, and we have rethought our victories in Him. Our hearts are enlarged! Now, we’re ready for a revival of our spirits that will echo His hope loudly to the world around us. As we do, we are calling others to encounter Jesus and dwell in His love— we’ve only just started and we won’t stop now!
We love you and hope to see you tonight at 7 pm for united worship— let’s just see what He does!
Until then, take a listen: Won’t Stop Now
Pastors Josh + Tori