Psalm 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies A LIVING SACRIFICE, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
When we truly experience personal revival we will be willing to offer our own bodies as a living sacrifice to God. Cleansed by the blood of Jesus and made acceptable and Holy to Him. It is then that we can be used.
What service is reasonable to offer to the One who created us? Is it reasonable to think that attending Sunday School, a couple of hours of worship and maybe a prayer meeting a week? He gave His Son to die for our sins. Is it reasonable to think that we can acknowledge Him on Sunday and a few moments a day and then go our own way the rest of the week.
The joy of our salvation and true personal revival should move us to a higher plane and a closer relationship with God. It should cause us to center our lives around Him instead of just including Him in aspects of our life.
Yes, true personal revival will cause us to have to change some things. It will cause us to change the way we think, the way we act and even the way we feel but it will be a change for the better.
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