Perhaps you have heard this statement. Perhaps you have made this statement. Perhaps you have led devotionals or preached messages related to this statement.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
According to this scripture God, our heavenly Father, is well aware that hope postponed or delayed has the potential to make us emotionally ill. However, the less quoted 2nd part of this verse reveals God's goodness.
He is ever encouraging us to pursue the successful fulfillment of the longing that He has placed in our hearts. He wants us to experience the very life that grows out of having a desire realized or apprehended.
So what does all this have to do with revival? EVERYTHING!
You see, He also wants us revived. He too has a longing that He desires to be fulfilled and achieved.
If you are longing to join forces with God and participate in His desire for a Great Awakening, a by-product of revival, then I pray that this writing encourages and strengthens your faith. I want to write to those who seek to give the proper RESPONSE toward and be RESPONSIBLE with revival
It takes both a "revived" person and a "revived" people to authentically represent and offer the fruits of revival. But these fruits of revival should not be confused with the roots of revival!