The Father’s Search-and-Rescue: Personal Revival
“In your great love revive me so I can alertly obey your every word. What you say goes, God, and stays, as permanent as the heavens.
Your truth never goes out of fashion; it’s as up-to-date as the earth when the sun comes up.
Your Word and truth are dependable as ever; that’s what you ordered—you set the earth going.”
Psalm 119:90-93 MSG
How do you get revived? Refreshed?
Rejuvenated? Does a well-timed nap do it? A day at the spa? Taking a walk? Talking to a friend? Praying?
The Psalmist, David, knew that God”s great love…His unconditional love…would revive him.
And where did he run to personally experience that love? God’s Great Love Story…aka God’s Word…the Bible.
He had the settled joy, the settled hope that what God says, goes. No debate. No doubt. Just trusting in God’s unfailing, “permanent-as-the- heavens” Word.
That’s WHY he could be revived. He didn’t wish that what God said was true. He KNEW! He was declaring that his personal YHWH God, and His spoken Word, is truth and “dependable as ever.”
David knew where to run to be revived. He knew WHO would revive him. Before David needed to be refreshed, He knew The Refresher.
That’s important. If you don’t know who to run to BEFORE you need Him, you will end up stewing in your circumstances or running aimlessly after all the wrong things and wrong people.
And here’s the clincher! What was David’s purpose in being revived?
“So I can alertly obey your every word!” He ran to God’s Word to be revived so he could know His every Word. Why? To obey! To do the next right thing! What?
Yup, there’s the answer to being revived..
Know His Word.
Obey His Word to…
Know His Word
Obey His Word to…
What real refreshment…God-style! And the deeper you go with Him, the deeper your personal revival!