Revival Through God's Word
Let my soul live that it may praise Thee, and let thine ordinances help me. (Psalm 119:175)
You don't have to go to a "revival" to be revived. God revives anywhere, as long as His Word is present. This morning as I was going through my daily Bible reading plan I experienced somewhat of a "revival" of my own. Actually, it was more of a discovery than a revival, but it sure put a smile on my face.
Did you know that the phrase "revive me" or "revived me" is found eleven times in the 119th Psalm (NASB)? Neither did I until this morning! According to this Psalm, God revives us through His Word, His righteousness, and His lovingkindness. He gives us provision when we so desperately need it. Read through the following list and see what resonates with you today. Something will. I guarantee it.
My soul cleaves to the dust; Revive me according to Thy Word. (v 25)
Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in thy ways. (v 37)
Behold, I long for Thy precepts; Revive me through Thy righteousness. (v 40)
This is my comfort in my affliction, that Thy Word has revived me. (v 50)
Revive me according to Thy lovingkindness, So that I may keep the testimony of Thy mouth. (v 88)
I will never forget Thy precepts, For by them Thou hast revived me. (v 93)
I am exceedingly afflicted; Revive me, O Lord, according to Thy Word. (v 107)
Hear my voice according to Thy lovingkindness; Revive me, O Lord, according to Thine ordinances. (v 149)
Plead my cause and redeem me; Revive me according to Thy Word. (v 154)
Great are Thy mercies, O Lord; Revive me according to thine ordinances. (v 156)
Consider how I love Thy precepts, Revive me, O Lord, according to Thy lovingkindness. (v 159)
Lord, thank you for your healing touch. Thank you for your Word and your mercies that are new every morning. Revive your children so they can really live again for you. Amen.
How does God revive you? Feel free to share in the comments below. I'd love to hear from you!
Janna Rust is a Professional Coach and Speaker dedicated to encouraging others towards lives God intends for them. For more information, visit her other blog at www.purposefulleadershipblog.com.