Morning by Morning, December 13 - Soaking Up the Spirit
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I'm listening for Your leading -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God. ...
"When the ground soaks up the falling rain and bears a good crop for the farmer, it has God's blessing.... Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God's promises because of their faith and endurance" (Hebrews 6:7-12 NLT).
Lord, let my heart be good ground, thirsty ground, soaking up the rain of Your Spirit. Let there be a good crop, a good harvest of Your love and life growing up in me with Your blessing. As I'm living and loving in the power and grace of Your Spirit, You're continually confirming my hope in all that's true.
Let me not become spiritually dull or spiritually indifferent. Let me not become asleep or aloof, satisfied to settle for something less than the fullness of my inheritance in You and Your promises for me. But let Your rain fall. Soak me in Your Spirit! Let there be no dry spots or dusty roads in the harvest field of my soul "as long as life lasts." Let Your Spirit soak me and saturate me 'til I'm knee deep in the deep things of God, magnificently muddy with Your Presence, and "filled with all the fullness of God" (Ephesians 3:19). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.