Our Greatest Need

Dan Harrison

Our Greatest Need

     During these crazy times that we are experiencing we often ask ourselves, what is our greatest need? If we took a poll, we would get a wide range of answers. The answers would range from peace in our country to medical breakthroughs in the fight against the virus that seems to be out of control.  All these answers are true and are very much needed but I think our greatest need is much deeper and would encompass all these issues and far more. 

     I think you would agree with me when I say that our greatest need today is a spiritual awakening.  A true spiritual awakening both individually and collectively.  An awakening that would restore individual morals and integrity throughout our nation.

     How do we achieve a spiritual renewal?  First, we must be on our knees in prayer.  We must plead to God to send revival to our land.  Not a series of meetings but a life-changing renewal.  Not just pleasing words but with a heartfelt desire for a revival in our nation.  God is the only way this will happen. 

     Second, we must turn from the things that separate us from God. We must turn from our sins. We must forsake our pettiness, our conflicts and our evil ways, and turn to God.

     Third, we must saturate our hearts and lives with God’s Word.  God needs to become real in our lives.  His truth must penetrate our heart and minds every day.  When this happens, we will rediscover that God is holy, righteous, loving and merciful.  This reality will be transferred into action, and revival can come.  In history this has happened before and yes, it will happen again.

“O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years.”  Habakkuk 3:2

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, 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

Dan Harrison

Dan Harrison About Dan Harrison

Dan joined the staff of Eastern Hills Baptist Church in March of 2009 following his time with The First Baptist Church of Paris, Texas. He is a native Floridian and enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, hiking, and gardening. His passion is church work and his favorite verse from scripture is Jeremiah 29:10-12, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.