Thursday, July 5, 2007

Non-Revival Meetings

We have been holding meetings at our church all week Meetings that I'm not allowed to call a revival meeting since I'm on church staff and it would be seen as an endorsement of the term "revival" when we are just meeting nightly and encountering God and hungry for his presence in whatever form that takes.

But just in case you were wondering, revival is defined as:
1. restoration to life, consciousness, vigor, strength, etc.
2. restoration to use, acceptance, or currency: the revival of old customs.
3. a new production of an old play.
4. a showing of an old motion picture.
5. an awakening, in a church or community, of interest in and care for matters relating to personal religion.
6. an evangelistic service or a series of services for the purpose of effecting a religious awakening: to hold a revival.
7. the act of reviving.
8. the state of being revived.

Just to be perfectly clear - no revival. In Bakersfield there has been an awakening, and a call for hunger, and seeking of God's presence. Just so we are clear and there is no confusion on this matter.