Communities Versus Culture: Some Hope for Revival

We all see the craziness.  We see the celebration of sin.  We see the systematic pushing forward of an ungodly agenda, worsening worldview numbers, pastoral moral failures, the scary "isms"  we hear about every day, and more.  In fact, as a culture-watcher, I'm having to pull back from that pastime some.  It's so discouraging it drains my strength!  

But I had a thought this morning I wanted to share...

I'm not sure what is going to happen culture-wide over the next few decades, but NOTHING is stopping a right-now revival at YOUR HOUSE!  What I mean is this....

  1. We will never give up on the greater culture, but your home has a culture!
  2. We will continue to preach the Gospel and make disciples everywhere, but why can't the Gospel's power hit your home now?
  3. Your home and community (church family, etc) can reform DESPITE what is happening around you!

For example, the McLeod household has been in a revival for years (more prayer, wonderful family worship, loving each other)!  Not because we are special.  We are simply trying to do what God said, and HE is faithful!  And many others I know of are reviving!  Why not you?  Why not your home?  Why not your children?  I'm not sure if television or social media or politics or education or the national economy will become more godly anytime soon...


I do believe that, by God's grace, it can happen at YOUR house!  Again, I'm not saying totally unplug and be uncaring about society.  I AM saying do not allow a sin-promoting culture to dictate its values to your home or church!

Revival CAN and IS happening in individual homes and small communities.  Put some effort there and watch what happens!  Let us take responsibility for our own self-government, our homes, and for encouraging those closest to us.  Let us build strong, Christian communities where Christ is central, His Gospel is the focus, Holiness is the lifestyle, Family is reformed, Financial Stewardship is for His glory, we Lead according to Scripture, and we think in line with His precepts (a Biblical Worldview)!

Don't allow yourself to become hopeless.  Revive where you are!  This is where I've found some new hope...a perspective that has blessed my morning.  

Revival is family and small group of people at a time.

"Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it."  (Mat 7:24-27 ESV)