November 18, 2013 § 1 Comment
Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a Willing spirit, to Sustain me. (Psalm 51:12)
In every trouble that I face throughout my life, there is always a time when I want God to bring me breakthrough. I pray for God to break (or convict) me and for God to bring me breakthrough. Over time as I keep asking for this prayer, I grow closer to understand myself and Jesus better. I want to get rid of the idols and treasures that I prioritize before God, because I want to keep Him to be first in my life over anything and everything that I do. In one sense, I feel like I am training my mind to respond quicker to what Jesus is requesting of me. I marvel at His constant pursuit of his tender love and mercies he keeps pouring into me.
Also, I have begun to realize again the precious gifts and truths God has given to me throughout my life. I sometimes forget His truth that He spoken into my life when I am wrapped up with fear and doubt. Today as Heidi was giving a sermon at my church, it dawned on me that we are constantly in a spiritual warfare. I’m not sure why I had forgotten that, but now I will pray more eagerly for the Holy Spirit to bring me aid in this battle.
So as I open up my hands in the posture of prayer, I pray for the Spirit to break out and to break my walls down. I pray for my King to breathe life on me, granting me an increase of strength to help me persevere through this storm. Let the sound of His voice bring me peace, confidence, and freedom. Let His living waters cleanse and wash me so I can be made whiter than snow. Oh Father, you are worthy, much more worthy than what my praise could ever bring you, so hear my prayer and answer me. You are the only one in the universe who is able to Break me through this dam that I’ve built up; this burden that has caused me to stumble and fall, so that I am able to return to your presence to be used by your glory. “Speak [now], for your servant is listening.” (1 Samuel 3:10)
I pray this all the powerful name of Jesus Christ, Amen.