Thursday, October 26, 2006

Riot or Revival?

Have you ever noticed? It seemed that everywhere the Gospel was shared, it either started a riot or a revival. And not just in Ephesus. Literally everywhere they went! It seems like Paul was constantly getting beat up and thrown out of cities left for dead by mobs of people. On the other hand, Acts 2:46–47 [NIV] also testifies to the revival part. It says, "46Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved."

So I’m thinking if we all stopped saving FOR a mission trip and simply started treating every day AS IF IT WERE ONE, doing the ordinary things we’re already doing, but with a little more purpose and a few more personal invitations, the Holy Spirit would start a lot more riots and revivals in our wake. Both of which are good things. Proving we’re on the right track.

What do you think?

1 comment:

gary said...

I agree!