My husband’s cousin is married to a fellow from Puerto Rico and recently she got to visit her father in law there. He had lived through the hurricane of 2017 when there was great devastation, many deaths and much of the island went without electricity for months. She was touched by the spirit of the people to recover and signs that even creation was reviving on it’s own. She posted a picture on Facebook of a tree that had been broken by the winds down to the ground, but was sprouting new growth up to the sun.
Have you been hit by the strong winds of life that has stalled much of your spiritual growth? Have you by circumstance or personal choice let the forces around you deaden your heart towards the things of God? Are you letting the things that are socially acceptable yet against biblical truth bend you to their forces? After failing God miserably, David cries out to God in Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a pure heart, O, God and renew/revive a right spirit in me” Our God is a god of renewal and revival. He is the “sun” for our spirit that allows us to grow once again despite the storms of life. We can experience revival in our lives when we cry out for His “sun and water” to begin that new growth. Are you ready to begin new growth? Are you ready to be revived? Are you ready to cut away the dead clutter of your sin? Let the Saviour clean out all the dead leaves and branches of your life and be revived to really live again, in Him!!!