Pastor T.M. Moore offers this challenging thought as we begin a new week in his latest Crosfigell column, "Preached and Lived."
"The Church is never so sick or dying that it cannot be revived. But it takes men and women filled with the Spirit, devoted to holiness, and fervent in talking about the Gospel to help the sleeping saints realize just how much they are missing. The Church in our day, in this country, at least, has become quite comfortable and content with its spiritual status quo. We're not disturbing anybody with our faith, least of all ourselves.
We're not turning our world upside down for Jesus, either. Nor does that seem to bother us -- unless, of course, it bothers you. If it does, then pray for revival. Pray that God will revive His Church, renew her mission, and awaken the nation and the world to the truth of Christ and the glory of the Gospel."
Do you pray for revival in America? How often and how fervently? As Christians, are we willing to pray for the Lord to do "whatever it takes" to the country we love in order to bring about a situation where our non-Christians friends and family members will turn to Christ as their only hope, as thousands have done in Haiti in the wake of the earthquake? Do we care that so many Christians we know have settled for a lukewarm faith? What will have to change in your life (and mine) for revival to become a reality?