A “Spiritual Awakening” is a term used to describe a movement that causes the local church to regain its zeal for the Lord. It results in a repentance from sin, a renewed love for God, a love for those who do not know God and, an intense desire for personal holiness.
It’s an awakening that changes the believer from someone who is a passive believer to a radical follower of Jesus. When the church is revived with a renewed love for God, then our country and our society will be changed.
If you are a passionate follower of Jesus you will agree that America is at a critical crossroads. Never in my lifetime has the old saying “As the church goes, so goes the country”, been so true as it is today. We are in desperate need of a spiritual awakening. The church has lost its way. We have lost our desire for personal holiness, our love for our fellow man and our passion to reach our nation and the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The book of Romans tells us what happens when a society refuses to acknowledge and follow God.
Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools.
So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! “ (Romans 1 NLT)
What is the remedy to all of the chaos and unrest we see in our world? Repentance! Revival and awakening begins with us. When we are willing to fall to our knees, cry out to God, confess our coldness toward Him, and give Him first place in our life, then He will hear us and heal our spiritual sickness and heal our land.
The culture must no longer be our moral compass, Our moral compass has to be rooted in the truth of God’s Word. Our day to day guidance must be led by the Holy Spirit of God. The Scripture teaches us , “In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will direct you path. (Proverbs 3:6 KJV)
What is you spiritual temperature? Can the world tell that there is something different about you? Do they since the love of Jesus in you? Would you describe yourself as a “Passionate Follower of Jesus”?