Head throbbing.......throat aching with pain......feeling awful....
it is the flu! Yet there is a tugging from within to tarry in prayer.....
As I sat in a chair, the lyrics of the hymn, " T's So Sweet To Trust
In Jesus " came.....pausing for a moment, I thought how can I
sing in such a condition ? Reflex! My mouth opened and a beautiful
tune came out.....singing to the tune of the a fore mentioned hymn
written by William Kirk Patrick, 1838-1921. Instantly it happened I
felt it.....rekindled passion, and a longing just to be in Abba Father's
presence again! To be honest, no matter how sold out to God we
are. There will be times in our lives when we will go through some dry and
seemingly empty places in our lives. These are the times where
our faith is really put to the test. It is during these times we may
find ourselves not praying like we ought to, nor how we used to
pray. What is even more alarming, we may find ourselves missing
those vital appointments with Abba Father. The cares of this world seem to be weighing us down. Do we still loves Abba Father ? Yes,
we do! The question we must each ask ourselves, making it a
personal one.......What are you going to do about your lack of
passion to run hard after God ? The answer keeps on resounding
back.......you and I need rekindled passion! May the words of this
poem challenge, bless and inspire you to seek for rekindled
passion with God your Abba Father. For the Psalmist David says
in Psalm 16:11......" You will show me the path of life; in Your
presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures
forevermore. " Here are the words the pen was inspired to write
and is a reminder to each of us to guard the time we spend with
Spending the whole night upon your bed,
Talking with Him......then just before the breaking of dawn
Arising to spend hours in His word and in prayer.
Lately though, you have not been keeping your appointments
Slumbering upon your bed and at intervals pausing to reach
For Him.......talking with Him then falling helplessly back
Even your rising to go to Him in prayer has not been consistent.
There is a feeling of being disconnected without His warm
Embracing presence......rekindled passion is emerging!
For there is a tugging and a pulling.....drawing you to that place
Of prayer intensifying your adoration for Him!
Rekindled passion is now unfolded and you are regaining
Strength and courage.
Renewing your thinking, putting on the mind of Christ.
There is a strong thirsting for His presence and an hunger
For His word.
Rekindled passion is even driving you to arise at midnight
Just to get into His presence, where there is joy beyond
Measure and pleasures at His right hand which cannot
Make it a lifestyle to daily pray, fasting often, eating a healthy
Diet of the word of God.
This recipe will keep your passion for your Abba Father
In tact, so that there will be no need for rekindled passion!
Guard the time you spend alone with your Heavenly Father!