Bent · Conviction · Obedience · Sorrow

bent…

A dusty book on the shelf caught my attention this morning…

On inspection… dog-eared and underlined…
I knew I’d read it… but couldn’t remember when…

Browsing through the pages… a passage on revival…

Bend the church and save the world. James E. Stewart claimed that this is the secret of every true awakening. Christians must humble themselves and get right with God so that the Spirit can break through in converting power. There must be no hypocrisy; the Christian must BEND to all the will of God for his life in perfect obedience before the Spirit of God is released. When we are bent to the will of God we will be intercessors, because as He “ever lives to intercede” for His people, we will do the same if we are abiding in Him.

—Rick Joyner, Shadow of Things to Come

Revival… it’s something I’d like to see…
in me… my family…
my church family…
His whole church…

So I wonder… Am I bent…? to His will…?

Driving home at dusk…
sun setting behind…
moon rising before…
sorrow… weighs…

Sorrow… at feeling more coarse… than clean…
sorrow… over His church… its division… its lack of power…
sorrow… over those who call themselves Believers… but live something completely different than the Word…

Longing to be bent to His will…
obedient to His Word…
pure in heart…

Longing for the Spirit’s power to be released…
through me… through His people…

Longing… for… revival…

Where are you when it comes to being bent…?
How do you feel about the church…?
or your personal walk with Him…?

Me…?
I will pray to be bent…

Lord… bend me to Your will…


Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!
Psalm 139:23-24 ESV

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