"if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV.
This verse is a portion of God's response to King Solomon after the dedication of the magnificent temple the king built as a place for God to inhabit. No expense was spared and the 8 day festival to dedicate this building to God was filled with praise and sacrifice.
In this often quoted verse, God speaks directly to His people through Solomon with this call to humility, repentance, and prayer.
In the 1940's a Wheaton seminary professor brought a group of students to England to take in sites that were significant to some of the great evangelical revivals in that country. One site they visited was the home of John Wesley, one of the world renowned evangelists of the 18th century. Amidst the books read, notes written, and journals kept by the great evangelist one very significant relic in this modest home were the deep patches in the carpet by his bed that Wesley's knees had worn out as he prayed for revival for hours.
After gathering his students to leave the professor noticed one student was missing. So after wandering through the house looking for his wayward student, he found him, knees placed in those holes in the carpet crying out to God to light a new fire of revival and to begin it in his heart.
Finally noticing his waiting professor, BILLY GRAHAM got up from the floor and returned to the rest of his group. It's passionate, expectant praying that has been the most transformative in my life. I am no Billy Graham, but praying has made my relationship with God the most intimate it has ever been.
Daily Battle Order:
Are you seeing the need for a spiritual revival in our world, our country, our own households? Let’s follow God's instructions brother, humble ourselves, pray and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways, God will hear from heaven and restore us. Revival and transformation begin with ONE earnestly seeking God. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit and our battle posture begins on our knees.
Fri, Apr 14
The Battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga give us pivotal stories of battle that provide lessons for each of us as Kingdom men in our own battles today. Join us for great meals, campfire discussions and a day on the actual battlefields.