All true revival is personal. Revival is about cleansing, restoring, and renewing each individual believer as well as reaching new potential converts with the message of the Gospel. Jesus said that He came to seek and to save those who are lost. In our day, that could include those who are already members of or who are already attending a church.
Preparation is key to personal revival. First of all, do we know that we need revival? Let us check our attitudes. The Apostle Paul said that he was forgetting what lies behind but was pressing on to what lies ahead. He died daily to self. He did not consider that he had arrived. If we are living on this earth then we need revival, continually.
Secondly, are we abiding in the Word of God, the Holy Bible? Why read about the Bible without reading the Bible? We need to receive daily the ingrafted word which is able to save our souls. There is no strength apart from the Word. We do not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
Thirdly, are we abiding in God’s presence. Is our life and our prayer life the same? Or do we so compartmentalize our lives so as to keep God in His place and less directly involced in our daily living?
Personal revival is simple. Too simple. God wants to revive us if we show that we are sincere:
If you seek me you will find me, if you seek me with all your heart.