Friday, November 11th, 2011Mature

I am not satisfied!  Not satisfied!  I desire to be wholly devoted to You; heart, soul, mind and strength every second of every minute of every day for the entirety of my life.  This one thing I ask, and I will not be satisfied with less.  No once a day, one day a week religion for me, no!  Every ounce of my being set alight with an uncontainable passion, a fervor of such intensity that no darkness dims its piercing, brilliant glow.  Let my flame dance with wild joy and exuberance.  My whole frame possessed with Your fire, this alone I desire above all else.


Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love

One holy passion filling all my frame

The baptism of the Heaven descended dove

My heart an alter and Thy love the flame


–      Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart


And now Lord, what can I say?  All my desire is before You.  You open Your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.  I fear, though, that in this instance I will never be fully satisfied because there is always more; always more of You.  How marvelous!  I suppose if there was an arriving and a time when I was entirely satisfied with the depth of our relationship then I wouldn’t come back.  No hunger means no need to be filled… well then, how marvelous to never arrive here in this world!

Oh, so much within my heart.  Look what You have done Jesus!  There is so much life within me I don’t know what to do with it all.  What a contrast to last year, or really all the years prior to this.  From death and deadness of heart to life and a heart overflowing with the abundance of it!!  Who but You, Jesus?  Who but You?  I wish I could fully express all that is in me.  Let the life I live be the prayer I cannot put into words.

Oh Jesus, how inexpressibly wonderful You are!  I could go on and on indefinitely and never even begin to capture the essence of You.  How great, how holy, how wonderful and good… my mind cannot contain You!

You are!  And I am in awe of You…

The End

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