To say “Yes” to God is to say “No” to everything else. The word “repentance” means “to turn the other way”. Therefore, revival is not just turning to God. It is also turning away from the things that are not God. Our country, our community and our church must be willing to “repent and turn from their wicked ways”. A change of direction is required for revival!
Paul said that we learn from Jesus “to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:22-24)
We have been praying for God’s forgiveness, but we must also pray for the strength to walk according to His will for us.