Too many of us have lost a sense of expectancy that God will show up and transform our lives. Because of that disposition, we do not cry out with urgency or find ourselves willing to pay a price for revival to happen within us. In Ephesians 3:19, Paul prays that we would “know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” To be filled with the fullness of God, we have to go beyond intellectual knowledge of the Lord and find intimacy in the presence of God. We need to hunger for more of God and seek Him with all our hearts. This is where the true transformation begins. Did Jesus die on the cross so we could feel and be just a little bit better on occasion? Was it for small victory or life-changing victory? Have we settled for less than God’s fullness in our lives and [churches]?
If God speaks into your heart and He lovingly humbles you, don’t run. Go to the Scriptures and pray, “Lord, through Your Holy Spirit, reveal Your truth to me, even if it’s painful. I am yours.”
— Madeline Carrasco Henners, from the book “Firm Foundation”