“When you ask God for something, be ready for that process that will keep you grounded in that answer when it comes. Do to me what you want Abba”.
That was what a friend shared on her Whatsapp status a couple of months ago. Somehow, I began to dwell on the statement, especially the last sentence.
Sometime in 2015, I remember telling someone (admitting is the right word actually) that I felt I prayed some prayers too early. The answers or what seemed like the answers to me were scary and more than I’d imagined. The underlined statement above (though not exactly the same words used) was one of them.
We love the sound of some prayer points so much. We love the way some hymns and spiritual songs make us feel in church. We even shed tears when singing.
“I will cling to the old rugged cross, and exchange it someday for a crown.”
That was just an example.
But do you know what you’re singing? Do you really know what you’re telling God? Is your heart in tune with the message you’re sending to heaven? When responsibility hits us in the face, we stagger and would actually mess up big time but for the help of the Holy Spirit. If we are humble enough to realize our helplessness that is.
“Won’t you use me Lord? Use me!!”, you often say.
But beloved, are you even ready for it? Are you ready at all?? You cannot be singing ‘I give myself away so you can use me’ just because you love the tune or the singer’s voice.
Now I know that I ought to reflect on my choice of songs and hymns (for those like me who love them) and the message conveyed as I sing them.
So beloved, pray from a place of understanding and revelation. Pray with unfeigned sincerity too. You can be naked and never fear that He’d judge you ugly by your scars, after all, we all have them. Even the Master does, and His are right where the whole world can see! Now, the essence of this is that yes He sees you through and through, but when you hand yourself over to Him, He supplies strength for the responsibility ahead.
P. S Your sincerity should come with the desire to behold him. As you behold him, you will be changed. You will look like Him, not your scars (or weaknesses) any longer.
We will pray. We will wait. We will be made.
Grace to you beloved.