“Lord, make me a house of prayer! May the fire on my altar never burn up!” This is the cry of my heart!!
I am sitting here the day after my birthday feeling a renewed sense of purpose. I desire to be all that God wants me to be! I don’t want to hold myself back with my own limited expectations. I want to live out GOD’S expectations of me.
LORD, I place myself in Your hands! Empower and Anoint me for the days ahead to be Your vessel of “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…”.
May You be honored in everything I say and do. Forgive me, Father, where I have fallen short! Manifest Your purposes in and through me, O LORD!!
I’m willing…I’m ready! I stand with an open heart, an open spirit, an open mind, and arms opened wide! Fill all of me with YOU, LORD!
I worship and adore You!!
As I was speaking before a room of Lay Servants and Pastors a week ago, I found myself declaring, “God is calling us back to the prayer closet!”
It was a moment of feeling the heart of God and His desire to connect with us on a more intimate level…His desire to have one-on-one time with us without interruptions.
It is important not to forget the times of drawing near to God away from the crowd. Our public prayers are an overflow of our private prayers…..our public ministry is an overflow of our ministry unto the Lord.
All effective ministry flows out of our relationship with God. It’s time to be more proactive and committed to strengthening our relationship with Almighty God!!
“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you…”. James 4:8 ESV
Beloved of God,
“I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.”
(Ephesians 1:16-23. ESV)