Conviction from Mark Batterson's blog:
“Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known.” Habakkuk 3:2
We love this verse! And all of us long for renewal until we find out what it means. It means “bring back to life” which necessitates death. Simply put: spiritual renewal = death + resurrection. We all want renewal. But are you willing to die for it? If you want renewal you have to die to self. That means you have to die to pride, die to lust, die to selfishness, die to laziness, die to things that are permissible and strive for things that are beneficial. There is no other way. You want to come alive? Then die to self. You want the fullness of life Jesus promised? You will have to die a million little deaths to yourself.