“Where are all his wonders that our fathers told us about when they said, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the LORD has abandoned us . . .” (Judges 6:13)
“We have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago.” (Psalm 44:1)
“My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day long, ‘Where is your God?’” (Psalm 42:3)
How is one to “do” ministry in the absence of revival? What does faithful ministry look in those times and places where God’s Spirit is not moving in revival power? In other words, how am I to be doing ministry most of the time?
Perhaps it would include at least these things . . .
- Seek to live in personal revival.
- Seek to whet people’s appetite for “more” of God.
- Seek to preach the Word under the anointing of the Spirit.
- Pray with a view to “more” – both publicly and privately.
- Personally and intentionally take specific steps of risk in obedience, confession, repentance, humility and sacrifice.
- Trust that God already is doing more than you can now (or may ever) see.