It Is Time to Seek the Lord


  • Are you tired of trying to be a good Christian?
  • Are you overloaded and worn out from church activity?
  • Do you ever feel like you are going through the motions?
  • Do you find yourself running on empty spiritually?
  • Do you experience heaviness and shame more than joy and freedom?


If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you are a prime candidate for spiritual revival.

What is revival?

To revive literally means “to bring back to life.”

Revival is what happens when God’s people individually or corporately are resorted to a right relationship with Him. Revival is a supernatural work of God.

Revival is not some meeting you attend or event that can be put on the calendar. Revival takes place when God’s people realize their need to be spiritually restored and revitalized in their own personal walk with Jesus. Revival starts at home and then spreads to our churches, communities, cities, and our nation.


In the USA, the first revival, also called the First Great Awakening, produced an upsurge of devotion among Protestants in the 1730s and 1740s. It resulted from authoritative preaching that deeply moved the church members with a convicting awareness of personal guilt and the need of salvation through Christ. Breaking away from dry ritual and rote ceremony, the Great Awakening made Christianity intensely personal to the average person.


What do I do about it?
While revival is a supernatural work of God I believe that Hosea 10:12 gives some insight into what we can do to prepare our hearts for revival. The first thing that we can do is plow up fallow ground.  Has the soil of my heart and life become trampled down and so hard. This is a very powerful word picture. It makes sense. If I am not experiencing fruitfulness in my spiritual life it could very well be that the soil of my heart has become cold and callous to the things of God.


Prayer has historically been closely tied to times of personal and corporate revival.   God’s Spirit stirs His people to humble themselves and pray. If you are ready for a change I would encourage you to begin with prayer. Ask God to break up your fallow ground, open your heart to the truth of His word and His ways in your life.


Heavenly Father I ask you to break up my fallow ground. I need you to revive my heart, I need you to bring a new season of spiritual growth and vitality that only you can do. I am ready, I am asking.   Bring revival to my heart, my home and your church only as you can do. In Jesus name. Amen.



Sow for yourselves righteousness;
    reap steadfast love;
    break up your fallow ground,
for it is the time to seek the Lord,
    that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.

Hosea 10:12


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