Approximately a year has passed since the Israelites have come home. In that year they have continually offered sacrifices and made necessary preparations to begin building but the foundation for the temple still hadn’t been laid.
We oftentimes view revival by what is built, not burnt. Sacrifices are harder to see as progress in the Lord, even though they truly are. Sometimes even preparations get dismissed as true progress. But let me encourage you: don’t count this stage out!! You are in revival, even though the progress might not be seen by those looking in. Be persistent. Keep sacrificing. Keep preparing for what you want to see come to pass. You’re doing a good work!
Scripture taken from: Ezra 3:3-7