Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 85:6, which says this:
"Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?"
God's people tend to fall asleep, spiritually. From time to time we need to be awakened, and renewed (or revived) in our holy faith--which will then rekindle our love for Christ. We should humbly ask God to do this: corporately, as His church; and individually, for our own souls. The revived heart is enamored with God, filled with true and (often) inexpressible joy, and is in a lively state of willing obedi-
God can fan into flame even a very small spark. Do we have life in us? Then, we may be assured: God can revive us again.
[Puritan quote of the day: "All the riches of the world, or the honors and pleasure of it, all the learning, the power, and the policy of the world, all the worldly titles and distinctions cannot make the sinful creature happy or do him any good." --Jonathan Edwards, in his ser-
mon, "Christ is the Christian's All"]