Asbury Revival: It’s What We’ve Been Praying For
I have been praying for revival in America for nearly fifty years. Often it has been a daily prayer. Weekly, I devote my Friday quiet time to intercede for spiritual awakening in the United States.
On Wednesday, February 8, God brought a revival to Asbury University in Wilmore Kentucky that is spreading to other campuses and states.
Here are my thoughts on the Asbury Revival.
It’s what we’ve been praying for.
Thanksgiving: Our American Holy Day
Thanksgiving is a uniquely American “holy day” that arose out of the deep faith of our spiritual ancestors–especially the Pilgrims–who came to these shores in November of 1620. Other nations celebrate it (like Canada to the north), and Israel enjoyed many holidays that were used to give gratitude to God.
But our American Thanksgiving is different. It came primarily from a community of New Testament believers who not only grasped the importance of thanking God in all things, but experienced a providential act they never forgot.
The National Day of Prayer is this Thursday, May 5. I encourage you to spend special time talking to God.
The more you pray, the more you’ll understand God’s burden for people and nations. And you’ll learn that God is love (1 John 4:8).
The world understands little about real love. For some, it is equated with sexual desire and lust. For others, it is a mood that you can fall in or out of. The confusion exists because we’ve separated the definition of love from its author and greatest expression, Jesus Christ.
Love is the key to our 21st century problems. But how must we live it?