Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted. —Psalm 148:13
Isaiah 64:1–3 is a beautiful Old Testament description of revival. This is God coming down, intervening, and transforming everything! And in the wake of God’s presence visiting, there is nothing and no one left unaffected or unchanged.
As you read this whole chapter, you realize that the purpose for pleading with God to come down is not so that we can be happy or have all our problems solved. It’s to make His name known, so people will know He is God!
If that’s not your purpose in life, then you’re living for the wrong reason. If you’re a child of God, deep in your heart, that’s what you should want more than anything else—for God’s name to be known among those who don’t know Him.
Your greatest concern shouldn’t be that a particular person get into office, that a particular party win an election, or that this person or that be dealt with. Your greatest burden should be that the name of God would be known and reverenced and respected.
Make it Personal
What concerns weigh the heaviest on your heart? Pray that making His name known among the nations would become number one.