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The One Thing We All Need

I love when God gives me the opportunity to share His Word, and He’s the one speaking and not me. I don’t ever want to get in His way, when I do it’s a big flop, a waste of everyone’s time, and a painful lesson for me. But when I get out of the way and He moves in, watch out—He can open eyes, graciously break hearts, turn on the floodlight of His Spirit, and provide the grace for repentance and transformation.

That’s what He did this weekend.

This past weekend I shared God’s Word with a group of hungry-hearted women. From the time the Women’s Ministry Director first contacted me, about a year ago, until I left their campus—one word, one desire was repeatedly voiced: Revival. These women spoke of it in expectant tones. They are praying for it, they are watching for it, they are living for it. Revival is their heart’s cry.

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We desperately need this prayer answered. We need revival.

We live in a day noisy with the clutter of false ideas and loud, ungodly, rhetoric. Women are confused and in need of truth. Marriages are failing, children are walking away from the faith, and women are drowning in a sea of lost dreams and hopelessness. I can’t fix this, but I know One who can.

What is the answer?

The world needs to hear the truth about our great redeeming God.

Our only hope is a mighty, mountain-moving, earth-quaking, nation-shaking movement of God. I’m asking Him to do this. I’m asking God to bring revival.

Don’t misunderstand me when you read the word revival. I’m not talking about an old-fashioned tent meeting, or church event on the calendar where people come, have an emotional experience, and leave without measureable life-change.

When I use the word: revival, I’m talking about a revolution of mind and heart that so affects a group of people that there is no mistaking they’ve been radically affected by God! 

A God-Centered Revolution where:

  • People cannot get enough of the Word of God—they hungrily devour it, memorize it, meditate on it, and then (what a novel idea) they actually APPLY it to their daily lives!
  • Employees view their place of work as their mission field and live out their Christianity with integrity, graciousness, a God-centered work ethic, and sincere hospitality.
  • The cynicism of the age begins to close its mouth in wonder over the obvious work of God in people’s lives.

This is what I dream for. This is what I live for. This is why I pack my bags and take another weekend away. I’m only one small speaker in a world of voices, but God faithfully met with us this weekend, and I pray that the work God did there continues. May His work spread through homes, through the places where these women spend their day, spreading through their community, and that people are eternally impacted by the testimony of this Redeeming God.

I’m asking God to ignite the fire of revival.

Will you join me in asking for that?

15 Comments

  • Rebecca Einwechter

    Thanks Kim, I have been and do continue to ask God for an awesome revival visitation in our land. There is no answer but this. I am grateful to hear of your weekend, and other such retreats where God is coming in power to revive and heal and restore. With 8 children and more grandchildren coming, I know the best gift I can give them is prayer for them, and for God to have mercy and turn this nation to Himself. May God hear our humble, earnest cries and do awesome and mighty deeds. I love your heart for Him! Blessings

  • Brandi

    Thank you so much for being willing to let God speak through you. I did not get the opportunity to say thank you in person while you were at Keltys, but I so enjoyed and so needed the words that were spoken this weekend. I know how much I need revival in my own heart. I don’t want to take my relationship with Him for granted. Thanks again!!

  • Margie

    Thank you for your zeal to preach God’s word and see revival in our hearts. Please pray that I would have a spark of revival, and a heart to pursue the Lord. The last several years of struggles have left me very weary. May the Lord continue to fill you with HIS spirit to do what he has called you to do. Thank you again!

  • Stephanie

    I was there this weekend,it was a blessing,, I pray for revival not only for my self ,but for women everywhere seeking God,

  • Vivian Etherington

    I am thanking the Lord for answered prayer last weekend! Thankful that we have the Holy Spirit to do what we cannot. Praise God for using you to accomplish His purposes and for encouraging you in the process! I am thankful for your heart for women and for revival! Yes, joining you in praying for revival. Let’s pray together soon!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello, Becky!

    Good to hear from you, so thankful for your commitment to intercession and your heart for revival. Your children and grandchildren are blessed to have a faithful prayer warrior lifting them to the throne of grace!

    Thank you for taking time to leave a note, always glad to see a comment from you 🙂

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello, Julie ~

    And because you’ve experienced it, your testimony of the transforming power of Christ can play an integral role in impacting others! May God use you to be a visible witness of His mercy and grace, may a flood of revival sweep across our land!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello, Margie ~

    Thank you for your kind note and prayer request. I am pausing to pray for you now. May you be strengthened and encouraged this day. May you be refreshed by the reviving power of God’s Word and filled with a passion to know and love Him more!

    I am so sorry that you’ve had such a long and difficult season. Praying for God to provide you with sustaining grace, peace, and rest!

    “May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” (Col. 1:11-12)

    God bless you, friend ~

  • Becky Arnold

    I’m asking Him, too. Each and everyday it is my prayer. When Viv and I pray together, it is our prayer. Lord, we wait expectantly!

    I’m so thankful for the weekend you had. It shows the intimacy of our God as you write about being one small speaker, but God showed up. I love that! He is such a good, good Father!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello, Brandi ~

    Thank you so much for leaving such a kind note! I’m so glad God spoke to you and I pray He continues to draw you into His Word! I hope you’ll stay connected here, friend ~

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello, Stephanie ~

    So glad that you were there! Praying that God continues to work in your life. May you glorify Him! Thank you for taking time to write, I hope you’ll stay connected here on the blog 🙂

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello, Becky!

    I don’t know why your comment is just now showing up, but grateful that you send in your encouraging words! What a blessing to have a prayer partner like Viv 🙂

    And yes, what a good, good Father He is!