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Monday, July 20, 2015

Desperation


1.     Very good service with our pastor emphasizing praise, there are seven words in Hebrew for praise.  He only got the first 3 done and then God totally sidetracked him with Isaiah 6, and how Isaiah was overwhelmed with the presence of a Holy God.  He opened the altars for prayer and I was the first one up out of my seat because I desperately wanted the angel to take a coal from the altar and put it to my lips.  My words to my wife have been “ugly” and critical lately and it needs to stop.  No plan of mine or resolution of mine will work.  So I gave up on me, and threw myself on Him!  As I was praying at the altar the pastor’s wife Lynda began to sing the song …. This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence living in me

This is my daily bread
This is my daily bread
Your very word spoken to me

And I I'm desperate for you
And I I'm lost without you

This is the air I breathe
This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence living in me

This is my daily bread
This is my daily bread
Your very word spoken to me

And I I'm desperate for you
And I I'm lost without you

And I I'm lost without you
And I I'm desperate for you
And I I'm lost without you
I'm lost without you
  At the altar it came to me that the Sovereign loving God we serve is going to raise the level of our desperation.  As judgment begins with the house of God, we need to see His judgment as pure mercy. Anything that He does that raises our level of desperation for His presence is love, is mercy, is what we truly need from an eternal perspective.  It is not about our job or our marriage or the person who is rubbing us the wrong way it is truly about what God is doing to change us into the image of His Son.  We need to recognize how far away we are from that image and accept everything that God is doing and will do to “re-make” us.

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