During our forty days of prayer we are praying for many things. This week is about revival. Personal, city and national. I am grateful to an Irish Christian music band, “Bluetree” for their beautiful song titled above. This song apparently was a gift of the Spirit to the singer of this group while in one of the most sin filled cities on earth. Performing in a “brothel”, in the middle of the set, these words came to him. As we seek revival, personally and city wide we could use these words.
“You’re the God of this city. You’re the King of these people. You’re the Lord of this nation, You are.
You’re the Light in this darkness. You’re the Hope to the hopeless. You’re the Peace to the restless. You are.
There is no one like our God. There is no one like our God.
For greater things have yet to come. And greater things are still to be done in this city. Greater things have yet to come and greater things are still to be done in this city.
You’re the God of this City. You’re the King of these people. You’re the Lord of this nation. You are.
The words are powerful. While we sing, Revive Us Again, we can remember the words of this song as well. God is in control of the world. Even in the most evil places the Spirit is available. That is an awesome thought. Dothan, my city, and your city, what ever it, is has not been forsaken by God regardless of what we may think. He is the God of the city and the King of the people. The message of Jesus will save the worst of sinners but not if we keep it locked up in our cathedrals of brick and stone.
Greater things are possible in this city. God can use us to his glory. We are his light for the darkness and we carry his hope to the hopeless. We are God’s peacemakers. Revival is possible but we must be instrument in God’s hand. He is not willing that any should perish but that all will come to repentance. “Revive us again, fill each heart with thy love; may each soul be rekindled with fire from above.”