I have shared with you before that I love questions, and I especially love questions that cause me to look deeply into my heart and the issues of my heart.
While God always delights when His kids come into His presence to pray. But there are certainly hindrances that will not allow us to experience the full answers to prayer, especially when we are praying for revival personally or corporately.
Pastor Harold Vaugh leads a yearly Prayer Advance. He provides us with some pretty intense questions to think about when we are praying for revival personally or corporately.
Am I really concerned about revival?
Am I willing to pay the price for personal revival?
Am I willing to do anything God wants me to do?
Is God FIRST in my plans?
Am I sinning the sin of prayerlessness?
Have I neglected the Word of God?
Have I forgiven everyone? Is all resentment out of my heart?
Am I willing to ask forgiveness from those I have wronged?
Am I impatient?
Am I irritable?
Am I offended easily?
Do my “hurt feelings” keep me from serving God?
Do I get angry?
Do I “blow up”?
Do I “swell up” with resentment?
Do I have enmity toward anyone?
Am I willing—here and now—to ask God to help me put it out of my heart? (Matthew 6:12-15 and 18:21-5; Luke 6:27-37)
Have I, in any way, been dishonest with God?
Have I been dishonest with my church?
Have I broken any promise or pledge made to God or to His church? my family?
Since my emergency or crisis is past, have I kept the promises I made in prayer?
These questions are from Harold’s pamphlet, Sweet Hour of Prayer.
These are really TOUGH questions. But worth asking. I never want to ask you to do something I am not willing to do. So I am asking myself these penetrating questions.
I encourage you to do the same.
Thanks for joining me on the journey.
Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 12 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
Think About This: “A man who walks with God is always moving in the right direction.” –Roy Lessin