A THIRST FOR GOD

As I go to prayer this morning, my simple New Year’s fervent desire remains the same: to be closer, to draw nearer to the One who knows everything about everything and holds the future of our lives here and in eternity in His hand. If only we will die to our flesh and submit whole-heartedly to Him.

Are you narrowing the boundaries of your flesh, so the glory can increase?

PRESENT THOUGHTS

I sat under the tutelage of the late Kenneth E. Hagin. He used to say that God can be more real to you than the chair you’re sitting in, the car you drive, and the person sitting next to you. Oh, how true I knew those words to be! They were reality to me.

He used to speak of getting lost in prayer and fearing he wouldn’t return. What???

Yes, few men have been out in the realm of the Spirit so far that they got afraid. He lived in that realm, more conscious of God than anything else. He cultivated his spiritual life and trained his spirit like few have. Oh yes, he was just a man with faults like every other man, but he went farther than most. I can follow a man like that.

Leonard Ravenhill, another who walked closed to God, said that every man has as much of God as they want. Hard to hear but so true.

The great evangelist Billy Graham said he was the biggest failure because he spent too much time with men and not enough time with God. That’s also hard to hear and believe. He was 80 when he said that.

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PRAYER JOTTER ENTRY 7 YEARS AGO

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Narrowing the boundaries of the flesh so the glory can increase (Rom 12:1-2)

Carolyn’s dream of 3-4 body-sized grills with actual full bodies on the grills being rolled – all brown and charcoaled; slow death. Behind the grills were luscious fruit trees.

Death leads to the bearing of much fruit.

In proportion to your life of prayer and fasting is the degree of the impact and fruit of your life and ministry on others.

GREAT NEW YEAR’S REMINDER AS MANY SEEK THE LORD IN PRAYER AND FASTING

Feel free to share and inspire others perhaps.

Multiplied grace to all who love the Lord Jesus in sincerity.

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2 thoughts on “A THIRST FOR GOD

  1. YES, YES, YES — I so share with what you’ve said here! I’ve wondered for a long time, why my desire for a more intimate walk with God (and the promises that would come with that of victory over the flesh, and more power against the works of the devil), has not, to much of a degree, been my experience (yet I thank Him for blessed growth, and learning). A couple days ago I read in Jesse Penn-Lewis, and Evan Robert’s book, War on the Saints, points made as to the necessity of dying, and transformation to have more of the Spirit’s true manifestation (that book, interestingly says some enlightening things as to why revival can go wrong). A quote, “In the enduement of power, the scope of God’s dealings widen. The man’s spirit has to be separated from the entanglements of the soul (even necessary activities). All must be surrendered, that he would become a spiritual man, governed only by the Spirit. There can be no trace of an unbending spirit, or an unforgiving spirit. He must be searched in motive; and aggressive in warfare against sin, and the powers of evil. He must learn what God’s attitude toward sin is in his own life.” It’s good to think of prayers in the psalms–the crying out to know God, and find a life of righteousness!

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