May your Fire within, ignite the fire in others. May your Fragrance draw others to worship You. May your Light shine in my actions and motives. May your Holiness be revealed in the choices I make. May your Love permeate my relationships. May Your Fatherhood produce a father’s heart with wisdom for your people. May Your Sacrifice bring me to self-less living. May Your Life work in me that death by which Your resurrection is known. May Your Grace produce a will-ing-ness to do of your good pleasure. May Your Lordship free me from the bondages of self and make me fully yours. May Your Offering birth the offering of myself unto You.
May You be my Amen.
“Not as though I had already attained…”
Hence the prayer. The cry for Him and the Fire of Him burns within the unfinished life. The desire to bear His image will be in proportion to our seeing of Him. The desire for His fulness is the womb from which true prayers are birthed (John 15:7). “Praying in the Holy Spirit” arises from those who know of a call far greater than the life they now live.
“One thing have I desired of the Lord…”
The dedicated life is the simple life. When the lens of the heart is focused upon Him alone the affairs of life become ordered and life slows down. The voices from the periphery become muted and indistinct. The stillness of Peace becomes the silence which rules the heart and brings stillness to the soul. His wonder is the fragrance and atmosphere of the moment.
Continue to draw me into the sanctuary of your presence
where I am yours and you are mine.
“My beloved is mine, and I am his…”
Song of songs 2:16
“A revival always includes conviction of sin on the part of the Church. Backslidden professors cannot wake up and begin right away in the service of God, without deep searchings of heart. The fountains of sin need to be broken up. In a true revival, Christians are always brought under such conviction; they see their sins in such a light that often they find it impossible to maintain a hope of their acceptance with God. It does not always go to that extent, but there are always, in a genuine revival, deep convictions of sin, and often cases of abandoning all hope.”
– Charles Finney
It is in the conviction of sin, it is in the knowing deeply within our hearts that sin is abounding which enables the Grace of God to exceed our hearts expectation! Where conviction is lacking so will be the measure of God’s grace. It is the acknowledgement of our sin which releases the wonder of God’s grace.
“But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound…”