That Man

          Most Christian’s assume their hunger for God’s presence ranks very high on their list—often far higher than it really does. If you approach this question in all honesty, asking God to help you see the truth, where would that rank?
          We need to determine our readiness for transforming revival. We begin by asking God to cleanse our hearts, to rid us of our idolatries. A. W. Pink says: “A ‘god’ whose will is resisted, whose designs are frustrated, whose purpose is checkmated, possesses no title to Deity, and so far from being a fit object of worship, merits naught but contempt.” Our lives reflect our contempt for God. Many of us have been giving lip service to a god of our own invention; a god that is too small! We need to repent of not seeing God as He is: worthy of our worship, worthy of our best, worthy of our all. Does not the Bible say in Luke 10, 'Love the Lord your God with ALL your heart and with ALL your soul and with ALL your strength and with ALL your mind?" Luke 10:27 (NIV) 
          Along with the Psalmist we need to say: “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV) 
          So why is it important to evaluate ourselves this way? Because transforming revival is triggered the moment our appetite for God’s presence trumps all other hungers in our lives. We become like the person who found a treasure in a field and sold everything to get it: "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.” Matthew 13:44 (NIV) 
          Oh God, make us like that man!
-Pastor Dino Griffin