Matthew 6:33 NKJV – Begin in me, Lord.

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Change my mindset so that prayer becomes my first response in every situation. May I seek You in ALL things.” (www.onecry.com) That is my cry as well. It’s a cry for my own spiritual awakening as I look up to the God of Creation. “Change me and my mind, Lord, so that the time I spend with You in prayer is ALWAYS my first choice.”

Each day I find myself seeking and crying out to God more and more. I see the world before me and I am grieved. I am broken. I don’t share this with you to earn any acknowledgement for myself. I share this with you for God’s glory because God gave me something that has remained with me for a long time. It’s God who is doing the work in me. Let me tell you where this began.

One particular night as I was sleeping I had a dream. And in that dream I saw myself being taken up above the clouds to like where jets would fly. Not unlike what you would see outside from an airplane window. The difference, I felt it was God Himself carrying me. I even spoke to God and said, “Lord, take me higher so that I can see what You see.” The dream was short but it has remained in my mind from that night on. I remember praying after that dream, “Lord, open my eyes so that I can see what You see.” So I have been “seeing”. I’ve noticed things that might have slipped by before. I see the world and its incredible need for a Savior.

But I fully realize that revival starts in me. I need to remember that while I was yet a sinner, Jesus died for me. It was MY SIN He carried to the cross. It was MY SIN that caused the nails to be driven. I cry out, “Change me, Lord! Start with me, Lord!”

Prayer brings me into a conversation with God that connects my heart with His heart. I desire for God to break me, humble me, challenge me, convict me. I’ve thanked Him for each breath I breathe and each step I take. I want the glory and fame of Jesus Christ to become my greatest passion and desire. And I believe prayer is the pathway to the glory of God.

My friend, as we pray for God to bring revival, let us never forget where revival needs to begin. It needs to begin in us. In our hearts and in our minds. In every part of our being. If we continue to pursue God as hard and as active as He pursues us, then revival will come. All for the glory of God.

Holy God, I stand before You seeking revival. Revival in me, Lord. You’ve given me a heart for prayer, but Lord, I understand that there can be nothing between You and me that would interfere with Your Holy Spirit. Forgive me Lord for when I set aside Your righteousness and seek my own. It’s You Lord! Only You Lord! Strengthen me Lord to walk in Your ways. In Jesus Name. AMEN.

Don’t believe me, believe God!

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