Welcome to Revival


Revival. It’s a word you see plastered all over every social media platform you open. It seems to be a very trendy word right now. However, not many of us know exactly what revival is and what it really looks like. 

Growing up, the word revival was a commonly used one around my house. It was something my parents have spent their lives praying for. I realized very quickly that revival isn’t just a normal church service, or an event; it’s much bigger than that. Revival is about God reviving us

Revival is when Heaven opens up and is poured out over a group of HUNGRY people. Revival starts with an intense hunger from people who desire God more than the world. They desire Him over their schedule, over their lunch breaks, over their time with friends. Every known revival I have studied has started with one act. Brownsville Revival, Let Us Worship, Welsh Revival, Azusa Street, and the list goes on…they all have one thing in common. They started off in a place of prayer. 

They started when one person stopped putting a time limit on God and began to pray until something happened. They prayed for hours a day, crying and weeping for a move of God. The simple recipe for revival is this: fervency in prayer

Revival will mess with your schedule! When we ask God to come and move on a community of people, we have to be willing to move with Him! Revival requires RELATIONSHIP with the Father! What do I mean by that? When we are totally in love with God, it becomes easy for us to sacrifice our time to Him. It becomes easy to give up normal life to wait on Him. When we are in relationship with God, there also comes a deep love for Him. 

It brings me so much joy to see revival breaking out all over America. Yet, I see the word itself used too plainly. We have to be careful and realize the weight and responsibility that comes with it. Revival comes at a cost. 

“For the eyes of the LORD roam to and fro over all the earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are fully devoted to Him.” - 2 Chronicles 16:9 

I love this verse and refer to it often. It shows that God is looking for someone who will simply say yes. You don’t have to be the most qualified; you just have to say yes. He qualifies the called. One testimony from the Asbury Revival really stood out to me. Here’s what was said: “Revival isn’t hype, it’s ordinary people going after God.” This is exactly the heart posture we should have! We don’t need well-known worship leaders, fancy lights, smoke machines, or captivating preachers. We just need Jesus!  

My friends, welcome to revival! Let’s chase after the heart of God, press into prayer, be examples of what this looks like in our generation, and let’s fan the flame. 

Elevated Faith Ambassador, 
- Malachi // @malachi_dawson_ 

1 comment

  • Jodi Hutchison

    That was incredible. Thank you for sharing such wise words!!! Our works is hungry for revival and I’m so glad to be see it take off. I was lucky enough to attend Asbury in the midst of the beginning. So incredibly blessed.

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