2 years ago I began to pray for a revival in Orange County. Well intended? Yes, but Jesus had other plans. I had been so focused on what I could do for Jesus that I overlooked the revival that he wanted to start in me.
A young preacher asked an old pastor “How do I start a revival in my town?”
The old man took a piece of chalk, got down on his hands and knees and drew a circle on the hard wood floor and said, “Revival doesn’t start in your town. Revival starts first with you on your knees in this circle connecting with Jesus.” We as American Christians are always asking Jesus to come alongside of what we’re doing for Him. How arrogant I’ve been! Jesus wants my heart before He wants my work/ministry. It’s His movement not mine, I’m just trying to be with Him enough to follow well! Can you imagine what could happen in our communities if we, as followers of Jesus, started our day with this prayer: “JESUS help me see what your doing today and follow you in it!”