PRAYER: Please pray tonight for Joann tonight. A few circumstances in her life that need Jesus.
DEVOTION: Yesterday we spoke about being immersed in the Spirit. Go back and check out that devotion again. Pretty amazing stuff.
So Smith starts off the next section like this….prepare yourself:
God’ life for your life. His light for your darkness. His revelation for your closed brain. he brings forth a new order in divine power until you will be changed into another man or woman, until your very nature will be burning with a burning within you of divine purifying until you are like one who has come from the presence of the Glory to exhibit truths that God has revealed to you.
I just can’t over that first sentence. God’s life for your life. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son….? So incredible. His light for our darkness. His revelation for our closed brain.
We so often find ourselves wrestling with our egos. Saying that we can do this on our own. We’ve got it. Then we stumble, literally stumble, across a sentence or two, like the ones above, that pull us right back into a state of wonder and amazement at how incredible our God is. How selfless He is and how selfish we are.
Our desire should be to rid ourselves of the selfishness. Pride ourselves on our lack of pride and hold ourselves accountable in all aspects of our lives that pull us away from Jesus.
God’s light. His life. It shines so brightly on all that pulls us away from Him. Oh that we would have eyes to see and ears to hear all that is getting in the way. That our minds would be open to revelation. Revelation from God in our minds, bodies, hearts and souls. Revelation that changes us and changes our way of thinking, being, acting, living.
This is pushing me into an analyzation of my life, thoughts, actions that I hadn’t intended. It’s forcing me to come to grips with quite a few things that I didn’t want to even think about.
I hope it’s doing the same for you.
Let God’s life bring you life.
Let God’s light bring you light.
Let God’s revelation bring you revelation.
Dig deep into your heart, mind and soul. Pray that God would rid you of your selfish desires and intents. That He would help you focus on all that He has for you.
This isn’t meant to bring you down. To make you feel like you’re inadequate. Anything but that. It’s meant to lift you up. It’s meant to start the cleansing process. The purity process so that our faith can grow. Our trust can grow. Our relationship with God can grow.
Let the cleansing begin….get the soap!