Revival is not an event. YOU are your own revival, because revival is the restoration of your identity, the restoration of who you really are, the restoration of your life as a habitation with God. Jesus said, “If you love Me, Me and My Father will come and we will make our abode in you.” Revival is that occurring in every individual.
(from Creating Momentum In The Church)
The presence of God empowers our rejoicing and our thanksgiving. You have to do something in worship this year that you didn’t do last year. You have to grow in your rejoicing. You can’t ever be matter-of-fact about praise or about rejoicing or about thanksgiving. You have to do more this year than last year, and next year you’ll do more again. Why? Because it’s about passion, it’s about desire, and it’s about delight. We are learning to delight ourselves in the Lord.
(from Radical Permission 1: The Place Of Encounter)