Daily Devotional 5-18-19

O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.

Habakkuk 3:2

God is always ready to visit His people in blessing and grant revival and spiritual refreshment when they judge their sins in His presence and cry to Him for the deliverance they need. Oh, that we today might be stirred to realize the great need of the whole church of God, so that there would be a mighty cry of entreaty going up to the throne, accompanied by an honest purging ourselves from all known sin, and a true returning to the place of obedience to His Word! Who can say what blessed results might yet be granted to His people, and what the glorious effects might be upon a godless world outside?

Revive Thy work, O Lord!

Thy mighty arm make bare;

Speak with the voice that wakes the dead,

And make Thy people hear.

Revive Thy work, O Lord!

Disturb this sleep of death;

Quicken the smould’ring embers now

By Thine almighty breath.

Revive Thy work, O Lord!

Create soul-thirst for Thee;

But hung’ring for the bread of life,

Oh, may our spirits be!

Revive Thy work, O Lord!

Exalt Thy precious name;

And, by the Holy Ghost, our love

For Thee and Thine inflame.

—A. Midlane

 H. A. Ironside, The Continual Burnt Offering: Daily Meditations on the Word of God (Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1994), 143.