I have been praying for God to do something big not only in my life, but revolutionary. I want to see a movement of God’s spirit in our families, churches and communities. I believe this can happen, but only if the church learns to pray once again.
Its been twenty years since I was introduced the book, Why Revival Tarries, by Leonard Ravenhill, who was a passionate English evangelist with a desire to see God awaken his church in miraculous and saving ways. It’s well worth the read if you can get a copy. Here are a few of my favorite Ravenhill quotes.
As I said, there are two great reasons we don’t have revival. We’re content to live without it, It’s too costly. We don’t want God to disrupt our status quo. The Christian life can only be lived one way, and that’s God’s way. And God’s way is that I leave all and follow Him.
God does not want partnership with us, but ownership of us!
A sermon born in the head reaches the head; a sermon born in the heart reaches the heart
If the Church today had as many agonizers as she has advisers, we would have a
revival in a year!
A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.
~ Leonard Ravenhill