Devotional for Day 24 – September 24, 2013
Adapted from a devotion by Sue Tinworth, PIPES (Partners in Prayer and Evangelism)
Our sensitive repentance is an imperative in our passionate pursuit of intimacy with God. He draws us gently and encompasses us completely.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8 NIV)
“At that time Jesus said, ‘I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what You were pleased to do. All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him. Come to me, all You who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’ ” (Matthew 11:25-30 NIV)
The more pure hearted we become, the more we see God. It is our Father’s will that we know Him as His sons and it is our privilege, through grace, to repent from everything that separates us from Him. When we rest deeply in His fullness and fix our gaze upon Him, we become more like Him. All obstacles, all that separates us from Him, all that is not love, in us, dissolves in the light of His glory. Then, others can see our Father and be drawn to His loving kindness.
Pray this Prayer:
Heavenly Father, You are my Beloved. All I am I offer you. Consume me, that only what pleases You remain as my gift to You, Jesus, that this beloved but needy world might see You and know You as Lord and Savior. Convict us and grant us repentance, worldwide, so the nations may be transformed and experience the abundant life that brings glory to You.
Continue in prayer using the 4 prayer points as the Lord leads you.
1. Pray for a worldwide outpouring of the Holy Spirit for revival and transformation of the nations of the world.
2. Pray for the lost to find Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
3. Pray for a multiplication of prayer, praise and worship to God across the world as never before, to bring great glory to God.
4. Pray for the ReFRESH conferences, Sherwood and our part in seeking revival in our country and the nations.