The Quest for Revival
This is for all of those who are on a quest to see a mighty outpouring of God. For many in the church, the word revival has become a dirty word. Many have grown tired and weary on the journey.
One thing that I have found to be true is that God doesn't get in a hurry. We live in a microwave society, yet God is the master farmer. I was thinking about this awhile back and had a thought about the Disney movie National Treasure.
In the movie, Nicolas Cage plays the role of Ben Gates. The Gates family had been on a quest to find treasure for generations. After Ben finds an ancient ship called the Charlotte, they discover a pipe. This was not the treasure they were hoping for but another clue leading them to steal the Declaration of Independence. After stealing the Declaration of Independence, they go to Ben's Dad's house, attempting to hide it had anything to do with the treasure. His dad was critical of his son's efforts and encouraged Ben to not waste his life, like Ben's grandfather, chasing after treasure.
You see, I believe this whole outpouring has been building since the beginning. One generation finds the Charlotte, another will discover the Declaration. I may not ever see with my eyes the dreams God has placed within me. If my role is to discover the Charlotte, I want to find it! And by "discovering my Charlotte", I set my sons up to discover the rest.
God always rewards the seeker. The hungry get fed and the thirsty get watered. Friend never settle for the stale bread of religion. Strap up your boots and go on the greatest quest of your life! Who knows, we could be the generation that has the privilege of walking in the greatest outpouring of God ever known to man!
Pastor John is the Senior Pastor at Cornerstone Christian Church in Sparks, GA. He has been in ministry for over 20 years and carries an anointing for revival and an impartation for city transformation. His heart is to see entire communities impacted with the gospel of the kingdom.
Pastor John and his wife Catherine have been married for 16 years and reside in Adel, GA. They have 3 boys Grant, John Bentley and Asher. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time with his family.