Many of us can recall a time in our life where we felt on fire for God. We witnessed God’s miracles and we jumped at every opportunity to tell the world about it. We prayed, we praised and fell asleep with God’s Word on our chest. We became Satan’s biggest threat, so he brought on distractions to slowly dwindle out our fire. At this point we said, “Oh God, I’m slipping backwards,” by which we either condemned ourselves and gave up, or pushed forward with the Word of God. In those times we must remember to push forward according to Romans 8:1-17. The Word proclaims that those in Christ Jesus have no condemnation because by His blood, we are declared righteous. It is not by our own abilities, but by the Spirit working within us. We are constantly warring between our fleshly desires and our spiritual ones, but the more we deny our flesh and feed our spirit, those struggles began to die. If we fall short, the biggest lie is to believe we can’t get back up. Jesus died and rose again so we can get up and stay up. When the Holy Spirit tells us there is a spiritual imbalance in our lives, we must feed on the things of God to renew ourselves and stay stirred up. Do not allow guilt or troubles to snuff out the fire, but allow the freedom we find in Jesus to re-ignite a blaze that causes Satan himself to sweat.
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:2-3 (NIV)
I pray that you place a hunger and thirst for you in my heart like never before. The longer I live the more I realize just how much I need you. I desire to build my house on a solid foundation and that is a life built upon you. I am safe in your arms and your presence within me gives me strength. I am a new creature in you and I am not turning back to old ways and old ways of thinking. I quickly put ungodly thoughts and temptations of the flesh into submission by the power of Jesus Christ and the Word of God working within me. I have the victory and you love me. Thank you for your redeeming power.
In Jesus Name I pray, Amen