Revive Thy Work

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Today’s Passage – Habakkuk 1 – 3 (Click on the references to listen to the audio – click here to view the text from the Blue Letter Bible website)

(Second Milers also read – Revelation 13 – 16; Psalms 136 – 140; Proverbs 28)

Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Deuteronomy 32:4

Read the “0928 Evening and Morning“ devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

“O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.” – (Habakkuk 3:2)

In our passage, Habakkuk is writing to a nation that had forsaken the Lord. They had turned their back on God’s law, and had become a pleasure seeking, idolatrous, and gluttonous culture filled with drunkenness and all kinds of immorality. Sounds like America doesn’t it? We know from the vantage point of history that God did bring revival to this nation, but only after the nation experienced God’s judgment. It was the judgment of God that caused Judah (Israel) to turn back to Him.

I fear that it will also take the judgment of God to cause America to wake up. I know that in my own life it often takes the chastisement of God to get me to see that I am drifting from Him. I have been asking God to do whatever it takes in my life to get me to where I need to be. I want to “know Him”; I want to serve Him; and I want my life to be fully yielded to Him. I want God to revive me. I am His workmanship. I want Him to break up the fallow ground in my life, and mold me into something that He can use for His glory. I want that for my family as well, and for the people in our church. I hope that we don’t have to experience too much chastisement and trial in order to get there; but if that’s what it takes, so be it.


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Revive Thy Work

Today’s Passage –Habakkuk 1 – 3 (Click on the references to listen to the audio – click here to view the text from the Blue Letter Bible website)

(Second Milers also read – Revelation 16 – 18Psalms 136 – 140Proverbs 28)

Scripture Memory for July – Philippians 2:1 – 18

Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Psalm 92:1 – 4

“O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.” – (Habakkuk 3:2)

I recently read an article posted by a pastor’s wife in Colorado – “Revival, Do We Really Want It?”  I posted it on this blog a couple of days ago, but If you have not yet read it, it would certainly be worth your time.

In our passage, Habakkuk is writing to a nation that had also forsaken the Lord. They had turned their back on God’s law, and had become an pleasure seeking, idolatrous, and gluttonous culture filled with drunkenness and all kinds of immorality. Sounds like America doesn’t it? We know from the vantage point of history that God did bring revival to this nation, but only after the nation experienced God’s judgment. It was the judgment of God that caused Judah (Israel) to turn back to Him.

I fear that it will also take the judgment of God to cause America to wake up. I know that in my own life it often takes the chastisement of God to get me to see that I am drifting from Him. I have been asking God to do whatever it takes in my life to get me to where I need to be. I want to “know Him”; I want to serve Him; and I want my life to be fully yielded to Him. I want God to revive me. I am His workmanship. I want Him to break up the fallow ground in my life, and mold me into something that He can use for His glory. I want that for my family as well, and for the people in our church. I hope that we don’t have to experience too much chastisement and trial in order to get there; but if that’s what it takes, so be it.


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Revive Thy Work

Today’s Passages – Habakkuk 1 – 3; Proverbs 28

Second Milers also read – Revelation 21 – 22; Memorize Hosea 10:12

We had a wonderful time at the Fall Revival Meeting at Faith Baptist Church in Sparta, N.J. Monday and Tuesday Nights.  I will be posting the audio messages on the church website before noon. Click here to go to Sermon Audio page.

Click here to read last year’s post on this passage.

“O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.” – (Habakkuk 3:2)

We have been talking a lot about revival these days. Last week, we had our Fall Revival meetings, where we challenged our people to deepen their relationship with God. The theme for our memory verses this month is on the subject of revival. I long to see revival in our land. I have prayed for many years to see the hand of God move mightily today as He has done in the past. I want to see God revive our community to the extent that multitudes would be saved, the church houses would be overflowing, and the bars and casinos would be shut down. We desperately need God. Our society has gotten so far away from Him, it seems like an absolute impossibility for it to find its way back to the narrow path. But nothing is impossible with God.

In our passage, Habakkuk is writing to a nation that had also forsaken the Lord. They had turned their back on God’s law, and had become an pleasure seeking, idolatrous, and gluttonous culture filled with drunkenness and all kinds of immorality. Sounds like America doesn’t it? We know from the vantage point of history that God did bring revival to this nation, but only after the nation experienced God’s judgment. It was the judgment of God that caused Judah (Israel) to turn back to Him.

I fear that it will also take the judgment of God to cause America to wake up. I know that in my own life it often takes the chastisement of God to get me to see that I am drifting from Him. I have been asking God to do whatever it takes in my life to get to where I need to be. I want to “know Him”; I want to serve Him; and I want my life to be fully yielded to Him. I want God to revive me. I am His workmanship. I want Him to break up the fallow ground in my life, and mold me into something that He can use for His glory. I want that for my family as well, and for the people in our church. I hope that we don’t have to experience too much chastisement and trial in order to get there; but if that’s what it takes, so be it.


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