When the Holy Spirit brings about revival in the life of a Christian, this will be naturally evident. At the same time, we as Christians can encourage revival in our lives by practicing these characteristics:
• Become humble, confessing and repenting our sins. This leads to unity with God and our fellow believers (2 Chron. 7:14; Acts 4:32).
• Spend more time in earnest prayer (2 Chron. 7:14; Acts 1:14).
• Find a new love for the Word of God (Acts 2:42).
• Ask for the Holy Spirit and be willing to be changed and empowered by Him (Luke 11:13; Acts 1:8; Acts 4:31).
• Be willing to experience reformation in our lives as we draw closer to Jesus (Jer. 26:13; Matt. 3:8).
• Work for lost souls. Various kinds of Christian mission become a passion in our lives (Acts 1:8).
• Have a new joy in Christ and manifest it in both personal and corporate vibrant worship (Acts 2:43, 47).
Let us open our hearts and lives to these characteristics of revival and remember that “a revival of true godliness among us is the greatest and most urgent of all our needs. To seek this should be our first work.”*