The Fire of Desire
Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, O Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. Daniel 9:17
Sometimes I feel spiritually dry. Not a famine, groggy. I’ve learned a few things over the years to help me wake up.
I started running last year. It was one of those things I never thought I’d be able to do, so I wanted to do it. My husband, Todd, gave me an early 35th birthday present teaching me how to run. It may sound silly, but if you’ve never been athletic, you understand. As with any regimen, getting started is difficult. After a few months, some of my runs actually became fun. So to my dismay, I found that some days were still difficult. It was a terrible let down after it being such a good experience. I found that it was important to get myself going, I needed music. Loud, pulsating, rhythmic music.
What does this have to do with being spiritually dry? Everything. Desire needs kindling. I start by praying, which is asking God for fire. Since I’m a daughter of the King, I am sure that my Heavenly Father will hear me. His Spirit is giving me the words to lift up, so of course He will recognize them. Then I prepare the altar of my heart. For me, certain music reminds me of different places I’ve been with God. My personal stones of remembrance. Snapshots of the places we’ve been together. The ticket stubs of my soul. The music prepares my heart to open my Bible as I remember the time God healed my heart from bitterness. My soul sings along as I hear the melodies from the Desiring God conference I attended last fall. This never fails me. Never. It always works.
Dear Heavenly FatherI’ve become dry and complacent. Breathe life into me and quicken my fatigued heart. In Jesus Name Amen
How do you deal with different kinds of fatigue?
What does God need to awaken within your heart.
Listen to The One You Will Find by Shane and Shane.