Waiting on Revival

by | Mar 8, 2023 | Church Health, Church Leadership, Church Revitalization

I’ve debated sharing my thoughts on this for a while, and in reality, they’re not worth much, but for those who may be interested, continue reading.

I should preface this by admitting that I may be just getting older and somewhat grumpier. I’d like for that not to be the case, but there’s certainly a chance.


Ok, here we go…


I don’t care about your thoughts on the Asbury revival, and I’m not sure why anyone else would either.

Does anyone else think it’s weird that people are going to the Asbury revival and then reporting back their thoughts and takeaways?

It seems weird to me that Christian pastors and leaders are going almost as journalists.

In a way, it’s almost like they’re saying, “I’m close with God, so I’ll tell you if this thing is legit or not.”

I’m sure the majority of them have pure intentions, but I still don’t really get it.

When I heard about the revival, my first thought was, where is Asbury? Turns out it’s only about a 3-hour drive from me, yet I’d never heard of it.


My next thought was, I wonder how long it will last.


Once it continued for multiple days, I briefly thought it might be cool to go experience it. But that thought passed quickly.

To me, it’s not my revival; it’s theirs.

I’m happy for them, and I’m glad to see God move in such a way, but it’s not for me.

Now revivals seem to be popping up everywhere. Again, I’m glad to hear about them, and I hope they continue to grow, but so far, I don’t think there’s been one for me. At least not personally.

And that’s ok. I don’t think there has to be.


The truth is I think we’re all a little too interested in being a part of the next big move of God.


Probably because it’s a lot easier to post a selfie of ourselves waiting in line to get into a revival than it is to wake up and spend an hour with God each day while never telling anyone.

I know it’s easier for me to do that.

So, I don’t care about your thoughts on the Asbury revival or any other revival taking place.

The only revival that’s going to really make a difference in my life, is the revival that happens within my own heart.

And as of now, I”m still waiting for that revival to come.

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