Staying revived

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“Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands”

(2Ti_1:6).

 

What do you do when you notice there seems to be a lag in your walk with God? Do you wallow in guilt or self-pity? Do you confess that you’re empty, hungry or thirsty? That is not the way to go. Ironically, one essential way to stay revived is to acknowledge who you are in Christ.

This is something you must do continuously. You might be taught in Church of your identity in Christ, but if you will stay revived, you must continuously go back to the truths you’ve been taught and stir yourself up in them.  After salvation, the next most important thing for a Christian is knowledge; knowledge of what Christ has done and who you are because of what He has done.  

You must study what God’s word says about you. Memorize it, meditate on it, confess it, and acknowledge it daily. If you’re struggling in a particular area, it’s probably because you don’t have enough light in that area. Stay in the word until the day dawns and the day star arises in your heart.

Anytime something contrary to what God’s word says about you happens, you must be ready to stand your ground and insist on what God’s word says. You might have been taught healing a million times, but that doesn’t mean when sickness comes, you would be ready just because you’ve been taught. No. You must acknowledge. You must go back and take a look at those scriptures you were taught, read and meditate on them. Then speak in line with them.

Eph 5:18-19 says: “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;”

 

Study God’s word to ‘stupor,’ pray in the spirit. Speak to yourself in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Let the songs you sing be consistent with new creation truths. Let your heart and mouth be saturated with the word. That is how to stay revived.

 

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