If we persist in describing human efforts as revival and continue to think in terms of “annual revival meetings,” believing that the good work we are doing for God is revival, then we must content ourselves with far less than God is willing and able to give.

If, on the other hand, we can realize that revival is truly God at work in a most unusual fashion,then our entire being can be stirred with longings and supplications to see just such an outpouring of God’s mighty power in our own day. 

Richard Owen RobertsRevival, 20-21.