Saturday, September 20, 2008

Personal Declaration and Prayer

I just read a post by my friend, Maria at Crown of Beauty entitled Where a Desolate Soul Finds God. As I responded to the post, the realization came that the response was more like a personal declaration and prayer. All for Jesus!!!!

"But zeal unaccompanied by wisdom eventually becomes its own god. It compels us toward expectations that are unrealistic and outside the timing and anointing of the Lord," from Where a Desolate Soul Finds God.

I lived a zealous life without wisdom. The Lord had opened my eyes to the spiritual realm, and I was beginning to walk in my calling. However, in my innocence, zealousness opened the door to temptations and heartache that I was not mature enough to handle. I still suffer the consequences of that immaturity.

My current personal prayer is that my every motivation would be based upon Love. Love for my Jesus first and then Love for others. It is through this motivation that chains are broken, the blind eyes are opened, and the lame walk.

Love is the key that opens doors bolted fast by sin, disappointment and bitterness. Love gently speaks the truth without condemnation. Love says, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." Love gives and keeps on giving without thought of receiving.

Holy Spirit empower me to Love in all circumstances!!! In Jesus' name. AMEN!!!


Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Oh to always LOVE Jesus and others......all the time! That would be my hearts cry also.
You are right........
Love is the key that does open so many doors.

Have a good weekend! :) Hope you are enjoying the beautiful day.

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi Beautiful Grace,
How true it is that zeal without wisdom is dangerous, and I have been like you in years past. I thought I was doing the kingdom of God a favor... But thank God for His patience in "tutoring" us until we reach maturity, and we finally begin to bear fruit, the fruit of Love. Thanks for your friendship. We leave the flat on the 28th at 4:30 a.m. (THAILAND TIME), flight out of Chiang Mai is at 7 a.m. If you have time I request you to read my post entitled Homestretch, I have written there a real and personal concern as we re-enter our homeland. In a way, we will be charting new territory upon our return. You are a God-sent blessing and encouragement to me for this season. Love, Maria