Revival refers to a spiritual reawakening from a state of dormancy or stagnation in the life of a believer.
It encompasses the resurfacing of a love for God, an appreciation of God's holiness, a passion for His Word and His church, a convicting awareness of personal and corporate sin, a spirit of humility, and a desire for repentance and growth in righteousness.
Revival invigorates and sometimes deepens a believer's faith, opening his or her eyes to the truth in a fresh, new way.
It generally involves the connotation of a fresh start with a clean slate, marking a new beginning of a life lived in obedience to God.
Revival breaks the charm and power of the world, which blinds the eyes of men, and generates both the will and power to live in the world but not of the world.