As I woke up out of a deep sleep the other night, two words became vivid in my mind: HOLY PASSION. I made a certain effort to write the two words down so I wouldn’t forget them. As always, I come to the realization that Heaven is speaking to me with a whisper and I need to pay attention.
In JESUS LIVES, by Sarah Young, speaking about “Intimacy with HIM,” it says that GOD’S view of us, knowing our deepest desires and darkest secrets, is a view through the eyes of a passionate Lover. It is GOD’S Holy Passion for us!
Because of HIS perfect, passionate love for me, I have to ask myself: am I just as passionate for HIM? Christ died for me in order to create a passionate flame within me that will never die out! Do my days reflect this flame of love?
Once again I examine my heart: am I truly passionate about seeking HIM? HE only wants a relationship with me, and HE pursues me with HIS prevenient grace, and then justifies me, even when I have remained a sinner.
Those of us in CHRIST love our LORD, but do we seek HIM with a passion every day of our lives? I fall short on this every day! I will admit I could do so much better in my prayer life! Since prayer is our direct contact with our Savior, why do we tend to leave it until the last moment or just send up a quick prayer in our busy days? My prayers sometimes seem vague and general. Is this you too?
I recently was asked to be part of the Prayer team on another Emmaus Walk. ( You can google Emmaus Communities and see the extent of these communities in the United States!) I am situated in the Prayer Room on site and we will pray continuously throughout the weekend.
It is interesting how my prayer life has come to the forefront and how GOD has pointed out to me that I could do a lot better in this spiritual effort. In prayer, HE is drawing me closer to HIS heart. I am learning to love praying for others, for their needs, and my heart breaks for what breaks HIS.
HIS Holy Passion for us asks us to love HIM, to seek HIM, and to know HIM with all of our hearts. Prayer is commanded of us, gives glory to GOD, and gives answers!
And so we, LORD, as your loving people observing LENT, pray today:
Thank YOU LORD, for the power of prayer…
We first pray for YOUR glory and YOUR kingdom…
We passionately pray that many hearts may be won by YOUR passionate love for us…
LORD help us to do YOUR will…and to passionately seek YOU…
May our daily lives prove that YOU are LORD of our hearts…
Since YOU are Sovereign, YOU touch our every written word, action and deed, and help us to know this deeply…
May our Christian body here, be passionate lovers of YOU and passionate lovers of each other.
Allow your HOLY PASSION to wash over us.
And let YOUR flame of love burn bright and deep within us, now and forever!
IN YOUR SON’S NAME, JESUS OUR REDEEMER, AMEN.
Ladies as you go through your day, pray for MUST LOVE GOD and all that happens here on each page. If we only touch one soul with HIS love, then we are living passionately for HIM and through HIM. Let HIS flame burn bright and deep within us for all to see!
PSALM 42:8 “By day the LORD commands HIS steadfast love, and at night HIS song is with me, a prayer to the GOD of my life.” ESV