Many people have been crying out to God and praying for revival! Did you know that revival comes when we first experience God in our own lives?
As we experience our own personal revival, it will overflow and change those around us. When they see our lives filled with hearing God, healing, supernatural encounters and love, they will want what we have.
This happened to me and the results were astounding. I was struggling to get a breakthrough and was not seeing the fullness of God in my life. Then the Lord gave me a strategy that seemed too simple to be true.
I was shocked when the Lord told me that the key to my healing and the struggles I was going through could be solved rather easily. Understanding His love is all we need. Jesus told us that the greatest commandment of all times involves loving God, ourselves and others.
God’s solution seemed so very basic and simple, but once I got this reality into my life everything changed. I got healed of two major chronic illnesses and started hearing His voice much more clearly.
Many people have lost track of the most important things the Lord has told us to do. Because of this, we now need a revival in our own lives to get back to the basics of demonstrating God’s love and power to ourselves and those around us!
Jesus said, “Come, follow me…” (Matthew 4:19 NIV). Jesus is making the same invitation to you today. No matter where you are, He is inviting you to go deeper with Him.
As we follow the Lord on this journey, we will discover who God really is: Love
(1 John 4:8). As we do this, we will have a personal encounter with the Lord that leads to personal revival!
Jesus also said, “Love God with all your heart and with all your soul and … love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37–39 NIV). Some Christians have difficulty leading with a message of love to our neighbors like Jesus did. Instead, they try to lead people to Jesus by telling them they’re going to hell unless they pray the Sinner’s Prayer and begin attending a church.
We must learn to love others just as Jesus first loved us. Once people understand that God is not angry with them and that He loves them beyond what they might realize, they become excited about Jesus and are more willing to accept His love!
Some of Jesus’ final words were, “Teach them to do all the things I have told you” (Matthew 28:20 NLV). Before we can teach others the ways of Jesus, we must learn His ways for ourselves. There are simple ways we can begin experiencing personal revival in our own lives.
Spend time with the Lord on a regular basis by reading the Bible. If your Bible study seems dry, try changing to a modern translation like The Passion Translation. Keep track of the Bible verses that speak to you or validate needs you have.
Talk with the Lord as you would to a loving father or friend. Try going beyond praying through a laundry list of needs. Instead, have personal conversations with the Lord. Relate with God as a loving father and understand that God loves you and does not want to harm you. He is not angry at you or punishing you.
Revival starts with you! God wants to ignite a personal revival in your life, so you can kindle that same spark in others until it becomes a bigger fire and ultimately changes the world!
Your personal revival can start right now. Receive it today!
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Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.