today I feel a little broken.
not heart broken or physically. almost a cross between emotionally and spiritually.
I have been reading about the culture of revival. In having a prayer room in Lancaster City, I often prayer for revival. but do we really know what that is? do we understand revival.
it isn’t an event. it isn’t a huge tent and a great worship band.
it isn’t an outreach or evangelism.
and it definitely isn’t going to a planned church meeting 5 nights in a row.
it is love.
and what is love.
it is Jesus himself.
Love came down
Gypsy smith tells of a group of pastors that wanted to know how to start revival. First of all revival begins on your knees is prayer. How do we begin, they asked. Gypsy drew a big circle on the ground in chalk, stepped inside the circle and said: if you want revival, get in the circle, and pray to the God of Love to let the revival begin inside the circle.
it is love
revival is love
it is me, getting back to the basic of love, of turning my heart toward love, toward Jesus.
getting in the circle and not getting out until love comes down and rescues
Love is patient – that means it is slow, it takes time and takes its time
Love is kind – which means it is nice, not rude or sarcastic.
so love is slowing down and being nice.
and for some reason this has broken me.
I pray for revival , but in a hurry and then I am not nice while driving home.
I want to slow down, let love burn, let it leave its mark in me and on me. set its seal upon my heart
I want to be nice, because love is nice, it is kind. not a doormat, but kind. I think this generation has lost its nice.
so I feel broken
but I will get in the circle and pray for love
slowing down and being nice
it is love