We had some wonderful revival services last week.  Bro. C.W. Blood preached powerfully from his heart, and Bro. Glenn Pool presented the Gospel through music in a truly anointed way.

No one came forward to get saved, and no one rededicated their lives (as far as I know).

But…

something happened.

We could see the brokenness in the eyes of the sweet people who attended the services. We could feel the presence of God abiding with us as we worshipped.  We could hear the longing in people’s voices as they talked about what they hoped God would do in the life of our church.

Something happened.

On Wednesday night, Bro. Glenn shared with me that they would be willing to stay another night if we desired that.  I was fully prepared to announce at the end of the service that Bro. C.W. and Bro. Glenn would be staying another day, and we’d be having another night of services, but when I stood to announce that very thing, the Lord prompted me to say something else entirely.

Something happened in our hearts as a church, and we need to move forward as a church.  We don’t need to follow someone else’s lead anymore; we’ve been resting on our trophies for far too long.  We don’t need nostalgia for the “good ol’ days” anymore.  We all need to serve God here and now.  We all need to share the Gospel, plainly and honestly.

We know what we’re supposed to do;  now, we just have to do it.

Jesus said, “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?  Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.  But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.”  — Luke 6: 46-49

We’re told in the book of James, “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” — James 4:17

We are now without excuse, Church.

Something happened.

Revival has begun.