The Place Where Revival Begins

The Place Where Revival Begins

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me….Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.  Psalm 51: 10, 13

I like the following quote concerning revival: “Revival is the church falling in love with Jesus all over again.”  What a fantastic definition!  David had just sinned, committing adultery with one of his soldier’s wife, attempted to cover it up, and then set up Uriah to be killed in battle.  He recognizes the need for the sin in his life to be confessed.  He also sees the importance of experiencing cleansing from his sin.  David confesses his sin, then asks the Lord to clean up his life.  Thank the Lord that we can be forgiven our sin because of Jesus Christ!  David desired to have a clean, right heart, as he lived before the Lord.  We have the same need in our life!

Before David was going to be able to witness and give testimony about his great God, he saw the need to be cleansed.  He is having a personal revival – then he is able to teach transgressors the ways of the Lord.  Before we will see people saved and the baptismal waters flowing in believer’s baptism, we must see personal revival.  We all have loved ones and co-workers or classmates that need the Lord.  Before we can effectively share the gospel, we need to be revived ourselves!  Fall in love with Jesus all over again.  Give up any sin, or uncleanness that is in your life.  Be like David and search your heart.  David had revival in his heart.  The heart is the place where revival begins!


Published by Pastor Steve

Steve enjoys reading the scriptures and action novels, spending time with his family, listening to music, drinking Dunkin' coffee and watching New York Yankees baseball and Memphis Grizzlies basketball. He and his wife Natalie have been married over 20 years and are blessed with three children. Together, Steve and Natalie are thankful for each opportunity the Lord has given, and they desire to “serve the Lord with gladness” while seeing people trust Jesus and grow in their relationship with the Lord. The Lord has blessed Steve with several educational experiences including a Bachelor of Bible at Pensacola Christian College, a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Mid-America Theological Seminary, a Master of Ministry (M.Min.), and a Ph.D. of Religion (in Counseling) from Bethany Divinity Seminary. He is also a Board-Certified Christian Counselor (BCPPC) and a SYMBIS facilitator. He is available for special conferences and training sessions.

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