Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Revival In The Home

Thousands of years ago, in the most beautiful garden the world has ever known, lived a man and a woman.

Formed in the likeness of their Creator, they lived solely to reveal Him to His creation and to each other and so to glorify Him every moment of the day. Humbly they accepted the position of a creature with the Creator - in complete submission. Because they always submitted their wills to His, because they lived for Him and not for themselves, they were also completely submitted to each other. So in that first home in that beautiful garden, there was absolutely harmony, peace, love, and oneness, not only with God but with each other.

Then one day the harmony was shattered, for the serpent entered the God-centered home, and with him, sin. And now because they had lost their peace and fellowship with God, they lost it with each other. No longer did they live for God - each lived for himself. They were each their own god now, and because they no longer lived for God they no longer lived for each other. Instead of peace, harmony, love, and oneness, there was now discord and hate. In other words...sin!

It was into the home that sin first came. It is in the home that revival first needs to come! Lord Jesus, revive our homes!

- Pastor Regan Myers