Do you seek revival? – 2 Chronicles 7:14 | 2-minute meditation


Does 2 Chronicles 7:14 give us a formula for revival? You decide.

2 Chronicles 7:14
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2 Chronicles 7:14: If my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Now, this is a passage from the Old Testament, and we don’t want to take it out of context, but we do see a general principle that seems to be clear here. That God is looking for people. who will humble themselves, who will call out to him, who will repent, and then God expresses that he will hear all of that. He will see all of that. And he will act with forgiveness and he will heal the land.

I don’t about you, but it’s common in the circles that I’ve been in to talk about revival, to seek revival, to pray for revival, to hope for it. And I wonder sometimes if we are seeking the wrong thing. We certainly love the idea of revival. We love the idea of lots of people turning and being inspired and filled with the Spirit and calling out to God.

But it isn’t the revival that we seek. It’s God that we must seek. If we seek God, if we turn, if we pray, if we humble ourselves, if we ask for forgiveness, God reaches out and touches our lives.

If what we want is revival, I would suggest that rather than seeking revival, we seek God, that we encourage our brothers and sisters to do the same. We don’t need revival. We do want to see people turning to God, but ultimately, what we need is God himself.

And this passage makes it very clear how we get that. Humble ourselves, pray, seek God’s face, repent, turn away from all our sin.

Come, Lord Jesus, fill our lives, we ask. Amen.

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