For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory (the Presence) of God…we know the whole creation has been groaning…
Romans 3:23; 8:22
Welcome to Spring’s Revival: Knowing the Beauty of Renewed Life. I am excited you have joined us here at Titus Women E-News to glean from His Word and enjoy His presence together. The essence of true life and beauty is born, nourished and reproduced from a center filled with the life-giving Spirit of God (Genesis 2:7; John 6:63).
In the beginning, Adam and Eve chose to disbelieve the absolute Word of truth. With hearts that would not trust the Almighty God WHO IS love, they listened to the lie of Satan and in their disobedience tried to hide themselves from the Father’s presence. The Spirit of God, who breathed within them His beautiful Spirit of likeness, departed. No longer were they human beings filled with real life. No longer would they continue to dwell in the paradise where all things were created beautifully. Adam and Eve merely existed from the natural flesh in a world that was not right! Thus, the first need for revival began.
Our need for revival is why we have Christmas, Easter and Pentecost. We can now know, receive, be filled and overflow a fruitful, beautiful life that comes only through the Father, the blood of the Son and the continual pouring out of His Spirit into our spirit (John 7:38). Sadly, we are very prone to forget, neglect or refuse to draw from the inner well and when we do, we are found wanting, with great need: a revival in us, for life Himself-Jesus!
Spring offers visual reminders of renewed life, directing us to our Father’s loving provision for our need. “God so loved the world that He sent…. should not perish but have eternal life…God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life” (John 3: 16; I John 5:11, 12). We must never forget! In mankind’s first choice of distrust and disobedience, the entire human race is born with the inner need of revival, the absolute necessity of knowing the life of the Father flowing within his heart, soul, mind and strength.
Titus friends, there is not one of you who desires another list of “must do’s”. Titus exists to invite, encourage, enrich and remind you of the importance of knowing that every moment of every day may be founded, fed and filled IN HIS LIFE! The seasonal daily readings are not intended to give you “one more thing to do.” The suggested reading plan is in fact just that; a suggestion offered for finding more of Jesus in His written Word. For the next few weeks, I invite you to allow His Word and glorious presence to feed your only need: a life full of the living Lord Jesus. Then you will know the purpose of the season: renewal in knowing the Beauty of life – JESUS!
This season is a beautiful opportunity to bring ourselves, our families, friends, churches, enemies and the world, before the throne of grace so all may know their desperate need of His life. Through prayer and our personal renewal may the Holy Spirit prepare hearts, giving the desire to receive the reviving work of the Holy Spirit and a fresh renewal in Jesus.
In your Spring’s Revival journal write down the names of your immediate family, beginning with your own name. His Word from Isaiah 43:6, 7; 46:22; 53:6 is a wonderful prayer: “Dear Jesus, Savior and life for all mankind. We the _______________ turn to you to be saved. For You are God, and there is no other. Our need is You. We repent of turning our own way and living in our own self-will. Forgive us of our sinful transgressions and cleanse our iniquity living without Your presence. Please pour Your life into ____________, who You are calling by name, a daughter /son whom You have created for Your glory, whom You have formed, even whom You have made! We believe this is the will of God. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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