AMERICA’S GREATEST NEED

America is in need of a massive revival and spiritual awakening.

I’m not an expert on politics or economics or foreign policy.

But here’s what I do know:

  • We can have the strongest leaders who maintain our desired status as the greatest country on earth;
  • We can have a mighty army such that no terrorist would dare threaten our borders or our people
  • We can be a balanced-budget-debt-free-country

and still be in grave danger.

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Our “One nation under God” is being threatened like never before.  I grieve for our loss and pray for our nation to be spiritually revived.

But “without a profound return to humility and holiness, no amount of strategy or promotion can save our land.” Gregory R. Frizzell*

I remember the days and weeks when our nation rallied in prayer, crying out to God.

We pray and sing, “God Bless America.”

God has blessed America. I pray He continues to bless America.

God bless america

My community is in need of a revival and spiritual awakening.

  • We can have the strongest leaders making our cities great
  • We can have a well-trained police force such that our crime rate is non-existent
  • We can have a balanced-budget-debt-free municipality

and still be in grave danger.

 

My family is in need of a revival and spiritual awakening.

  • We can have the perfect marriage
  • We can have an arsenal of munitions and self-defense training
  • We can have financial security

and still be in grave danger.

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I am in need of a revival and spiritual awakening.

  • I can have it all

and still be in grave danger.

  • the danger of exchanging happiness and health and safety for holiness
  • the danger of believing that political freedom equals spiritual freedom
  • the danger of covering myself with the flag without being covered by the blood of Christ.

I love this country and all that it means to live in the United States of America.

But what I really need is a personal revival.

Revival is just the life of the Lord Jesus poured into my heart. I have only to get into a right relationship with Him. If I am to come into this right relationship with Him, the first thing I must learn is that my will must be broken to His will. This brokenness in daily experience is simply the response of humility to the conviction of God.
In this right relationship with Him I shall see His power being demonstrated in my heart and life and service, and His victorious life will fill me and overflow through me to others. And that is revival in its essence. –from The Calvary Road

America is in need of a massive revival and spiritual awakening.

But that is not the greatest need.

The greatest need is MY revival and spiritual awakening.

And YOUR revival and spiritual awakening.

God will work in our families, communities, and country through our repentance and spiritual awakening. Brokenness is the starting point.

 

Sow to yourself in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until He comes and rains righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12

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*I’ve enjoyed working through Returning to Holiness: A Personal and Churchwide Journey to Revival by Dr. Gregory Frizzell. You can get a copy here.

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