A Video Message and Psalm 119 Reading

Here is the second devotional in the series from Steve Tanner, great stuff and very encouraging. Thanks again Steve. Also, if you did not get mey video email yesterday I posted it at the end of today’s blog:

Psalms 119:33-64
Key verses: Psalms 119:37-38, 40 (New American Standard) Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Your ways. {38} Establish Your word to Your servant, As that which produces reverence for You. {40} Behold, I long for Your precepts; Revive me through Your righteousness.

What are “God’s ways?” If you were to describe “God’s ways” to someone, how would you do it?

Perhaps you listed some attributes of God, such as loving, righteousness, all-knowing, gracious, almighty, and patient, just to name a few.

When we seek revival, we must seek it through God’s ways. Our ways, while probably easier and possibly quicker, are temporary and incomplete. The writer of Hebrews reminds us that, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8 NNAS) That means that however and whenever God chooses to revive us it is with the sustaining power of the Almighty. And it is with the righteous reasons of the One who is perfect; “The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul.” (Psalms 19:7a NNAS)

Isn’t it comforting to know that the One who is to revive us will do it for exactly the right reasons, at exactly the right time, in exactly the right way?

It is important for us to seek God in revival. Not seeking blindly, but seeking with the knowledge of the Holy One established in us, His servants.

Pray for God to establish His Word in you. The Word that brings about revival.