“Those who study the history of the church have discovered that three elements are generally in place in seasons of genuine spiritual renewal: fervent study of God’s Word, concerted and united prayer, and a willingness to confess brokenness and dependence upon God. These three choices of the will are ones that each person alive today can make… and when we do, the choices of the heart will follow. This is often the time when we see individuals come alive in the love of Christ, filled to overflowing with the fullness of the Spirit.”
This comes from The Rev. Dr. Stephen A. Macchia’s post “Choices” over at the Conversations Journal Blog: http://conversationsjournal.com/2011/07/choices/.