Revive Us Again: Here I Raise My Ebenezer

It is impossible to manufacture Revival; but we try. We sometimes think that by doing more religious things with more fervor, God will be with us and renew our faith. It won’t work. The only thing that can be done is to Humbly Pray and seek God’s face and turn from our wicked ways in total surrender to God. Then he promises his help. The children of Israel learned that the hard way when they thought the Ark of the Covenant was their ticket to victory. It wasn’t. Only when Samuel led them in surrender to God did they ever find victory over their enemies.