I was sitting with a pal and reading the papers over coffee. I said, having enjoyed a particular article, "I really must read the papers more". My friend, a short while later, said "Cookie, you don't need to read the papers more. The world don't change"
The night before I had been reading this which told me as much page after page. It is as relevant a prophetic call now as it was in 1959 when it was first preached.
It might just be that we haven't yet responded.
"We must become utterly and absolutely convinced of our need. We must cease to have so much confidence in ourselves, and in all our methods and organisations, and in all our slickness. We have got to realise that we must be filled with God's Spirit. And we must be equally certain that God can fill us with his Spirit. We have got to realise that however great 'this kind' [referring to Mark 9:28-29] is, the power of God is infinitely greater, that what we need is not more knowledge, more understanding, more apologetics, more reconciliation of philosophy and science and religion, and all modern techniques- no, we need a power that can enter the souls of men and break them and smash them and humble them and make them anew. And that is the power of the living God."
Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Revival, 1959
So, are you praying for more power?