Many people read the word every day and pray every day and the hardness of their hearts remain the same. True transformation into living flames of God starts with hunger and thirst for God alone above all things and is maintained by that same hunger and thirst and the recognition that we truly need God.
The truth is in modern day Christianity we are satisfied with the form. The gatherings, the programmes. “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” 2 Timothy 3:5
God is calling the elect, His children to the place where they are satisfied with Him alone. You see His word say that we must love Him with ALL with everything, our very being. He then added His kingdom must be priority. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
He must take first place above all other pursuits, His glory and anointing is released to the one who is totally abandoned to God alone. It’s not easy and it takes a life time of training but it is worth it. God is calling us to a place of death to self so that He can live in and through us. He doesn’t want our relationship with Him to be forms and systems. He is looking from heaven for abandoned hearts that can truly say, the reason I live is to worship you.
This does not mean that we forget our jobs, families and responsibilities it’s just puts everything else in order allowing God to release the grace we need to operate in each of the roles and functions He has given us in our daily lives.
So yes prayer, fasting, obedience and surrender are essential for spiritual growth. Nevertheless, a hunger and thirst for him that propels our heart to seek Him single mindedly must be the essence of all our seeking.
Dear Heavenly Father, help us to be single minded in our pursuit of you. Forgive us for seeking other things above you and realign us with your purpose and your will.
In Jesus mighty name we pray,
Much love in Christ,
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