Drops of Morning Dew
Revival is probably the most misunderstood topic among God's children. We pray, we fast, we search the scriptures and still the church continues on in apathy. What is revival? Why do we spend so much of our time in search of something that continually eludes us? James 4:3 says, "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your own lusts." God has made it very plain. He only says yes to those requests made with a pure motive. Jesus came to this earth to seek and save that which was lost. Our motives must be bigger than ourselves. A desire to enjoy an emotional stir simply is not enough.
In 1755, a Baptist preacher by the name of Shubal Stearns saw a great need and yielded himself as a living sacrifice. With faith like a mustard seed, brother Stearns moved the mountains of tyranny, oppression, ignorance, and apathy. God used this simple, obedient man to flood America with the greatest revival in her history. In its wake was left a vast and strong "Bible Belt". The course of our great nation was drastically changed by fervent and doctrinally sound Baptist churches whose converts were as drops of morning dew.