'If My people which are called by My name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.' 2 Chronicles 7:14
In the present time, where we Christians have become immune to sin and lawlessness, God is leading us back to His presence. We know that God is holy, and those who wants to draw near to Him will have to cleanse himself or herself from sin and impurities before we can truly walk closely with God.
1. Don't take God's presence or grace for granted. I believe we have a misconception abt God's grace. God's grace is given not just to pardon and forgive sins, but also given to help us live a godly and holy life. We can't live a righteous life on our own. However, many of us have thought that God is a forgiving God more than an empowering God. Thus, their Christian life is like a yo-yo. Living at the crossroad of worldly passions and the consciousness of God.
We can't love God and mammon. We either love one or hate the other. The verse does not mean only the love of money, but other things as well.
'Whoever loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.' 1 John
2. Repentance is needed for personal revival. The opening verse reveals to us that there is a condition for God's total forgiveness. Yes! God's forgiveness comes with a price and the condition is our repentance. If we don't repent of our sins, no forgiveness will be given but only judgement awaiting for us. However, if we repent of our sins, God is always willing to forgive, heal and restore us back to Him again.
Jesus loves you!