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 re-kindle 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 enam-ored with God, filled with true and (often) inexpressible joy, and is in a lively state of willing obedience—all as a result of an unfeigned and zealous love for Jesus.
God can fan into flame even a very small spark. Do we have the life of Christ 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 plea-sure of it, all the learning, the power, and the policy of the world, all the world-ly titles and distinctions cannot make the sinful creature happy or do him any good.” —Jonathan Edwards, in his sermon, "Christ is the Christian's All"]