Again, our verse is 2 Chronicles 7:14- God says, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Yesterday, we saw that revival is for Christians. As a child of God, do you desire to be closer to your heavenly Father?

Today, we see that revival requires humility. What is humility? Here are a couple of good definitions:
(Definitions from http://www.foundationsforfreedom.net/Topics/Humility/Humility00.html)

1. Humility is accepting our selves as we really are before God.

2. Freedom from a sense of one’s own importance, with total dependence on God and honest concern for others.

The Bible is very clear that God rejects the proud and accepts the humble- remember the story that Jesus told about the self-righteous (another word for ‘proud’) Pharisee (read Luke 18:9-14)? Remember also what Peter said- “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” (1 Peter 5:5,6)

God is looking for people who are broken-hearted- another word for humble. King David said, “You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.”

Will you take some time today to humble yourself before God? Confess to him your failures, your faults, your sins, your bad attitudes, your pride, and your weaknesses. God KNOWS us- we cannot fool Him. He knows that we need Him and he asks us to come humbly.

Are you a Christian? Revival is for YOU!

And revival is for those who will come and HUMBLE themselves.

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