Many of us are anxiously awaiting the breeze of Spring. The air will be filled with freshness. The grass and trees will show signs of new life. Birds will once again be singing. Most of us would love to see it tomorrow. Likewise, many of us have anxiously been anticipating the coming of our Spring revival, March 4-7, with Dr. Stephen Manley. We are longing for a fresh wind of God’s Spirit. We are anxious to see signs of new life. We anticipate transformation and songs of victory.
Dr. Manley is no stranger to our congregation. He has been a frequent campmeeting speaker on our district. He has served many years as an evangelist with the Church of the Nazarene. At one time he held his church membership here at AFC. He is a gifted preacher and Bible teacher. We are very fortunate to have him with us for these days. However, I want to be perfectly clear. Revival will not happen because we have a gifted and anointed speaker coming for these services. It will not happen because we have had these dates on the calendar for a couple years. True revival will only happen when we cry out to God, open our hearts to Him, become seekers after God, and give Him permission to rearrange our lives. Scripture promises that we find God when we seek Him with all of our heart. That does not mean showing up for a service or two. It means for these few days making this your #1 Priority. And it means seeking God before you ever come to the services.
Dr. Manley is excited about coming to AFC. The plans and arrangements have been made. All we need are people with a hunger for more of God.