The world today is again in desperate need of a spiritual awakening. It is the only hope for the survival of the human race.
In the midst of the vast problems which face our world, Christians are strangely silent and powerless, almost overwhelmed by the tide of secularism. And yet, Christians are called to be “the salt of the earth”, keeping a decaying world from further corruption. Christians are to be “the light of the world”, illuminating the darkness caused by sin and giving guidance to a world that has lost its way. We are called to be “children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights of the world.”
Why are we not “salt” and “light” as we should be? Why are we not doing much more to bring the kingdom of God to the hearts and lives of humanity?
There certainly are many instances of Christians who have been touched by God and are in turn touching the lives of others for Christ. But for every instance of that there are many more Christians who are living defeated, joyless lives. These people have no sense of victory over sin or effectiveness in witnessing. They have little impact on those around them for the sake of the gospel.
If, then, the greatest need of our world is to feel the effects of a spiritual awakening, the greatest need within the Christian church throughout the world today is to experience the touch of God, bringing true renewal to the lives of countless Christians.
We face a dark time in the history of God’s people. Despite some encouraging signs, the forces of evil seem to be gathering for a colossal assault on the work of God in the world. Satan has unleashed his power in a way perhaps unparalleled in the history of the Christian church. If ever there was a time that we needed renewal of our lives, it is now. Only God can bring true spiritual awakening which will stem the tide of evil and reverse the trend. In the darkest hour God can still revive His people and breathe new vigor and power into the body of Christ, the Church.
Our world needs to be touched by Christians who are Spirit-filled, Spirit-led, Spirit-empowered. Are you that kind of Christian? Or is there in your own life the need for a new touch of the Spirit of God? If so, know that God wants to bring that renewal to you right now. Be open to Him!