Anne Graham Lotz tells a story that illustrates how life-shaking experiences can prepare us for a fresh encounter with God.
The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. (PSALM 14:2)
A dear friend describes some pretty significant testing. She said in less than twelve months, she’d seen her health fail, her property damaged, a close friendship threatened—all while her workload at the office escalated. Her story illustrates how life-shaking experiences can prepare us for a fresh encounter with God. For my friend, it was a year that triggered a personal revival.
Sometimes only adversity can accomplish that kind of revival.
The Old Testament prophet Ezekiel related that as a captive to King Nebuchadnezzar, “I looked, and I saw a windstorm … an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light” (Ezekiel 1:4). But on the wings of that storm, God brought Ezekiel an important message, a wake-up call to a fresh vision of Jesus.
When the storm comes, look up for personal revival!