Last time we talked about a God-given thirst to know Him.
If we respond to this thirst, by seeking God in prayer, a sense of urgency will begin to grow.
One of the key features of revival is that prior to it breaking out, individuals or small groups of people are gripped with a sense of urgency and begin to cry out to God for Him to do something new and different.
Prior to the outbreak of the 1859 revival in Northern Ireland, a prayer meeting was started by two young men who out of a sense of urgency took time to pray.
A similar sense of urgency inspired prayer for Gods help leading up to what came to be known as The Hebrides Revival of 1949-1950.
Amongst the many who were deeply concerned about the desperate spiritual condition of the churches, was a little group of men who lived at Barvas, the district that was to become the centre of the outbreak of revival. As they met in a little wooden barn, greatly burdened for revival for their community, and began to pray, there suddenly dawned upon them, like a flash of light, the great fact of God as a COVENANT-KEEPING God who had made COVENANT PROMISES! – ‘When God Stepped Down From Heaven’ Rev. Owen Murphy YOU CAN READ THIS AMAZING STORY – God Stepped Down
Also you can listen to Rev Duncan Campbell the Presbyterian minister that God used in the Hebrides Revival tell the story)
As I think about what is happening all around me, I have a growing sense of urgency to seek God that He would step down and visit our city in a similar way.
There are things that confront us that are beyond human power to remedy. We need God to step down into history once more.