Spiritual Revival by King Hezekiah
This month we read about Hezekiah in 2 Chronicles 29-31.
What amazed me about Hezekiah is that he went against the culture norm to worship the Lord. Hezekiah is described as a King of Judah who had a personal and growing relationship with God. He was a king dedicated to God and to the spiritual revival his nation. This is my take away from Hezekiah’s life.
Hezekiah was scorned and ridiculed about his faith but he remained steadfast in his work for the Lord.
Are we prepared to be ridiculed about our faith? When this happens, we must not waver in our beliefs. We must stand strong in our faith and keep going as Hezekiah did, and God will honor you. When we present the gospel some will accept our invitation while others will scorn us. Many people will laugh at an invitation to accept Christ. But this must not stop us from reaching out. If you know and understand that rejecting the gospel is common, you can guard against feelings of personal rejection. Remember that the Holy Spirit convicts and convinces.
Hezekiah took prayer seriously and prayed for others.
His prayer life did not revolve around himself. He had compassion for others and asked the Lord to pardon them from their sins.
Hezekiah aggressively removed evil influences from his life.
Daily we must ask God for a new heart, new desires and new longings to bring us closer to Him. We should desire to know Him so much that we abandon anything that keeps us from experiencing Him.
My favorite, Hezekiah was open to spontaneity in worship.
As believers, we are the light of the world. Because we have a relationship with Christ, we can be vibrant, alive, active, energized, peaceful and joy-filled. Ask yourself, is my life reflecting a thankful, expectant heart, excited about what God is going to do each new day? Daily others should know whom we worship by the words on our tongues.
If any of these are lacking in your life, consider how they might apply, and renew your commitment to God.