From: johnthebaptist.tv… (Andrew Strom)
It is my conviction that much, very much, prayer for and talk about revival these days is wasted energy…
Ignoring the confusion of figures, I might say that it is hunger that
appears to have no object; it is dreamy wishing that is too weak to
produce moral action. It is fanaticism on a high level for, according
to John Wesley, “a fanatic is one who seeks desired ends while ignoring
the constituted means to reach those ends.”…
It is almost unbelievable how far we will go to avoid obeying God.
We call Jesus “Lord” and beg Him to rejuvenate our souls, but
we are careful to do not the things He says. When faced with a
sin, a confession or a moral alteration in our life, we find it much
easier to pray half a night than to obey God.
Source – ‘The Size of the Soul’, pg 18-19.