Forgiveness is at the ready from our loving God! When we humble ourselves and turn to Him He washes us and restores to us the joy of His salvation. Revival begins with repentance and God is faithful to forgive us. It is then followed with JOY. A joy in the LORD and His work is a characteristic of revival. We are not forgiven so that we might “mope” about like defeated adversaries…we are forgiven that we might be freed to gladly proclaim the glories of our gracious Father to a world enslaved to sin and fear!
Today, as you pray for revival in our church, community and country, let your face, your words and your actions reflect the JOY of the LORD! David said, “Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven!” (Psalm 32:1). Take time to read this whole Psalm today and embrace the forgiveness of the Father!