Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? Show us your unfailing love, LORD, and grant us your salvation. Psalm 85:6-7
When a person passes out, that person is as though he is dead. He is unable to do anything at all, and appears to be dead. In order for him to do anything again, he must be revived, brought back to consciousness.
The same thing occurs when a person has a heart attack and his heart stops beating. In reality the person has died and needs to be revived in order to live again.
Being dead does not do any good for a person in this life. He cannot do, think or say anything to or for anyone in this world. His life is over.
Many people in this world are living in this very way. They are alive physically, but are very dead spiritually. While most have never been alive spiritually, there are many who have been.
Throughout the churches around the world, there are people who had come to Jesus for salvation. They were excited for a time and followed God with excitement.
Somewhere along the path of life, something made them give up the spiritual life. They died spiritually. There is no more excitement about going to church, or worshipping, or praying, or reading God’s Word, or telling others about Jesus. In reality they are dead and need to be revived.
Unlike many people in this world, God is right there ready to revive His people. He wants His people to be alive and living for Him. God’s love will never fail to love everyone, no matter if they spiritually died again or were never alive spiritually. God wants to give everyone His salvation.
Take a look at your own life. Are you alive or dead to God?
To determine which you are, think about what excites you. Are you rejoicing in God throughout your day?
Or is God just a quick passing thought on Sunday, because that is just what you do on Sunday?
You can be going through all the motions, but still be dead. Allow God to enter your life and make you alive. Find the joy of His salvation. Rejoice in what God is doing in your life.
Allow God to revive you.
I pray today that God will revive you; that you will rejoice in God’s salvation; that you will live for God each day; that you will know the love and salvation of God; and that you will be a witness to this world of Jesus.