Archive for March 13th, 2010

HOW EASILY WE FALL INTO DEAD RELIGIOUS HABITS!

Think about this—was Elijah’s main mistake that he was personally shouldering the burden of Israel’s revival.

Assuming the place of God?

When God called Elijah out of the cave this is what happened.

“And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice” (vv. 11-
                                                                                                                              In our world of pressures and continual distractions, the attention of our hearts must rise to the invisible world of God’s Spirit. We must learn to see Him who is unseen.  We have to seek this.  It didn’t take any discernment to hear and see the earthquakes but the “still small voice” took a recognition of the voice of God.

How easily we fall into dead religious habits and spiritual dullness! Lord, I long to know Your ways, to have eyes that really see and ears that clearly hear. Teach me, Lord Jesus, the intimacies of God. Remove the mystery surrounding Yourself that I might truly know You. Forgive me for looking for signs instead of listening for Your voice. O God, how I long to truly know You as Moses did, to abide in Your glory.

Restore to Your church the double portion You have promised, and guide us into the fullness of Your power. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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