Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

As a young man, Evan Roberts was led by the Lord to share this message of the reality of God and the possibility of complete forgiveness of sins with his home youth group in Wales:
1. Confess all known sin.
2. Deal with and get rid of anything ‘doubtful’ in your life.
3. Be ready to obey the Holy Spirit instantly.
4. Confess Jesus Christ publicly as Lord and Savior.

By the end of the first week over 60 responded. By the end of the second week Evan began to tour the South Wales valleys preaching repentance and forgiveness, and within a year or so 100,000 converts were said to be added to the Welsh Church. This was the beginning of the Welsh Revival of 1904.

Many have prophesied another great awakening for America, where millions repent of turning their backs on the God who has blessed this nation, and turn their hearts in thankfulness toward God.

Here is some wisdom from Francis Frangipane:

The very quality of your life, whether you love it or hate it, is based upon how thankful you are toward God. It is one's attitude that determines whether life unfolds into a place of blessedness or wretchedness. Indeed, looking at the same rose bush, some people complain that the roses have thorns while others rejoice that some thorns come with roses. It all depends on your perspective.

This is the only life you will have before you enter eternity. If you want to find joy, you must first find thankfulness. Indeed, the one who is thankful for even a little enjoys much. But the unappreciative soul is always miserable, always complaining. He lives outside the shelter of the Most High God.

5 comments :

Theresa said...

So true dear Karen! Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

Lynda said...

Great post! I have not studied all the revivals so this was new information for me. It's always a good day when you learn something you didn't know that morning. I agree with what you said about people's perspective - - like the half full or half empty glass. About thankfulness, I read a quote this week that said something like this, "What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you thanked God for today."

Ken said...

Hi Karen,
I sure hope and pray for revival here in America. I hope it comes to pass.
Blessings,
Ken

Maple Lane said...

Beautiful post, Karen.

Denise said...

Very wonderful post.

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