Inspiration for You: Revival and Reformation Needed

Christians should be preparing for what is soon to break upon the world as an overwhelming surprise, and this preparation they should make by diligently studying the word of God, and striving to conform their lives to its precepts. . . . God calls for a revival and a reformation.

--Prophets and Kings, p. 626. {ChS 41.3}

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.

--Review and Herald, March 22, 1887. {ChS 41.4}

The time has come for a thorough reformation to take place. When this reformation begins, the spirit of prayer will actuate every believer, and will banish from the church the spirit of discord and strife.

--Testimonies, vol. 8, p. 251. {ChS 42.1}

A revival and a reformation must take place under the ministration of the Holy Spirit. Revival and reformation are two different things.

  • Revival signifies a renewal of spiritual life, a quickening of the powers of mind and heart, a resurrection from the spiritual death.
  • Reformation signifies a reorganization, a change in ideas and theories, habits and practices. Reformation will not bring forth the good fruit of righteousness unless it is connected with the revival of the Spirit.

Revival and reformation are to do their appointed work, and in doing this work they must blend.

-- Review and Herald, Feb. 25, 1902. {ChS 42.2}

Prayer: Experiencing the Presence of Jesus

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

- Philippians 4:6-7

Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him.

- Steps to Christ, p. 93

And I say unto you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.....If you then, being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!

-- Luke 11:9,10,13

2011 International Women's Day of Prayer Resource Package

"A Promise is a Promise"

The time has come once again for us to focus on the importance of prayer in our lives and in this ministry. This packet, "A Promise is a Promise" was written and compiled by Erna Johnson, Women's Ministries director from South Pacific Division.

Ellen G. White writes "Praying together will bind hearts to God in bonds that will endure..." Testimonies for the Church p175. In these days of uncertainty, trials, fear, and turmoil; prayer has become vital to our daily existence and peace of mind.

As Women's Ministries Leaders the task is yours to encourage your sisters to have a deep and meaningful relationship with God. And what better way to begin than with prayer. The task we have been called to do in touching hearts and telling the world about Jesus is great and it is only by binding our hearts to God's heart will we receive the power we need for this time.

The 2011 Package is available to download free at: for French, German, and Spanish translation, contact GCWM.


Melanie's Farewell

It was with a sad heart that we said goodbye to Melanie Ossandon, administrative assistant to Heather- dawn Small.  Melanie worked with GCWM for 6 years and she will be missed greatly, especially her joyful personality and her many skills that helped this department grow.  She was an exceptional assistant, and her standard of work was high, but most of all she was committed to God.  Melanie has not been around the world to visit you but you have benefitted from her faithful ministry to this office.  We pray God continues to bless Melanie in her new job as she blesses others.