Consider the believers in Jerusalem, for instance -- a nice, cozy little group of people who would have found it relatively easy to pray "with one accord."
- And with everyone in that group from Palestine, they shared a common language.
- What's more, the apostles were right there with them -- and that made it obvious just who were the leaders of this group.
- That meant you'd go to church and be surrounded by strangers -- people you don't know.
- That meant you'd go to church and be surrounded by foreigners -- people whose language you don't speak.
- And sure enough, it wasn't long before all those strangers and foreigners started fussing about the church's leadership -- fussing about the leadership of the very same apostles who had been chosen by Jesus himself!
That's because we don't always get the revival we want.
But we always get the revival we need.