"Then he said to me, 'Speak a prophetic message to the winds, son of man. Speak a prophetic message and say, 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, O breath, from the four winds! Breathe into these dead bodies so they may live again.'" Exodus 37:9
You are unchanging. From the beginning of time, You have breathed Your life into humans. You make each one of us in Your image. You place Your Spirit inside all who will accept Jesus. Your redemption plan has never and will never change. When we ask Jesus to come live inside us, Your Spirit takes up residence and begins the work of changing us from the inside out.
Thank You for always remaining the same, for keeping Your perfect plan in place, for breathing Your life into us! You never change but You are in the business of changing us! I am so grateful I am not the same person I was even yesterday. But Lord, we live in a fallen, sin-filled, filthy world. And living here, well sometimes that dirt rubs off on us and Your Spirit within us gets covered in the dust. Forgive us. Forgive me. Lord, I need a renewing in my life. I want to feel Your Spirit within me again.
Would You come give me a new template?
Send a fresh wind of Your mighty Spirit to guide me.
Anoint my head with the fresh oil of Your Spirit to format my thoughts, customizing them to the mind of Christ.
Set fire to my old, worn-out stencil.
Burn up the mold of self.
Turn to ash the impression of human guides.
Yes, Lord, send the all-consuming fire of Your Holy Spirit to destroy all that is not of You in me.
Then let that fire burn so white-hot within my soul that a new pattern of growth emerges, the markings of a heart broken for You, the design of a life fully invested in Your Word, Your will, Your way.
Yes, Lord, give me a new template.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
Where do you need a new template in your life? Leave a comment or send me an email letting me know. Let's lift each other up and seek a fresh wind of the Spirit together!
Until next time keep gathering manna, growing deeper, and gaining intimacy!
God bless and keep you,
P.S. This prayer was sparked by Lisa Whittle's Instagram post about asking God for a new template for her speaking ministry. If you don't follow Lisa, go do it now!! She is full of God's truth and Holy Spirit boldness to share it!