David Brainerd poured a lifetime of holy passion, prayer and preaching into four short years. He ministered from 1743-1747 among the Native Americans, dying of tuberculosis at the age of 29. Brainerd once wrote in his diary, I longed to be a flame of fire continually glowing in the divine service and building up of Christ’s kingdom to my last and dying breath. That prayer was abundantly answered.
Charles Spurgeon, the great theologian and preacher of the Gospel wrote that….his entire theology could be condensed into four words……Christ died for Me! in reality this should be sufficient motivation for all of us to be determined to pray and pray diligently until revival touches our lives, our family, our church and the entire community surrounding our church.
Continue praying for revival. May we pray as if our life and the life of our children and grandchildren depended upon it. Consider praying that soon all of the empty seats of our churches are filled with lost people, who are seeking the touch of all mighty God upon their lives and lives of their family. After praying in that manner, it’s incumbent upon us to go into the highways and to compel them to come join us in our services.
I pray that we have a Brainerd among us who will step up and become a “flame of fire” glowing and illumnating the darkness around us in this wicked world.
Our Lord is definitely up to something and revival is on the way. Soon our buildings will be overflowing with men and women despeately seeking answers to life’s perplexities. I pray that we have sufficient trained workers who can minister to and disciple the throngs soon heading our way.