Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Do We Know How to Cry Out to God?

George Barna points out that few American Christians really cried out to God in brokenness...

"Very few American Christians have experienced a sense a brokenness that compelled them to beg God for His mercy and acceptance through the love of Christ. We have a nation of 'Christians' who took the best offer, but relatively few who were so humiliated and hopeless before a holy God that they cried out for undeserved compassion. That helps to explain why in practical terms it's hard to tell the difference between those who have beliefs that characterize them as born again and those who don't" (quoted in David Bryant, Christ is All! A Joyful Manifesto on the Supremacy of God's Son, pg. 244)

If revival is going to come to America, then more of us who claim to follow Jesus must rediscover or discover that sense of broken and desperate prayer to the Lord.

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