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Prayer is one of the most powerful ways to bring about any change in your life. Whether you are seeking changes in your attitude, your will or your emotions, God the Father can make it all happen...if you seek Him in prayer. Repentance and submission to His will are the keys to personal transformation. Check out the following articles to learn more about how prayer can help you change and change those around you.
By Andrew Murray
Revival is God’s work! He alone can give it. It must come from above. We are in danger of looking to what
God has done, and is doing, and count on that as the pledge that He will do more. And all the time it may be true that He is blessing us up to the measure of our faith and self-sacrifice, and cannot give more until there has been a new discovery and confession of what is hindering Him.
Or we may be looking to the signs of life around us, and congratulating ourselves on all the agencies that are
being created, while the need of God’s mighty and direct involvement is not rightly felt, and entire dependence on Him is not cultivated.
March 18, 2013
A popular contemporary praise song contains the words, "Purify my heart, Let me be as gold ... Refiner's fire, My heart's one desire, Is to be holy, Set apart for You Lord, I choose to be holy." These sentiments, written by Brian Doerksen, reflect the Christian's deep longing to be sanctified and to fulfill his Creator's intentions for his life. The refinement process alluded to is used to remove impurities from precious metals – a task that requires intense heat (For comparison, water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, but gold doesn't melt until it reaches a temperature of 1,945 degrees!). As the gold liquefies in the smelting furnace, unwanted properties called slag rise to the surface. After cooling, the slag is chiseled away and the purified metal remains. Similarly, when a believer yields to God, the Master Refiner strips away those things that hinder sanctification so the beauty of His character can shine through with clarity.
Rom. 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Keith PetersonPastors for RevivalMar 5, 2013
It is clear that God is hope and gives out hope to the point of overflowing by the power of the Holy Spirit in us. Imagine overflowing with hope, no matter the circumstance, because you are trusting Him. God is good and we are His children. If we love Him with all of our heart; He will give us all His good gifts. He will pour out upon us the most valuable things in life: faith, hope, love, joy, peace...and much more in the building of His Kingdom. God desires to bring Revival/Awakening to Denver and Colorado. He is waiting for us to trust fully in Him; drop our agenda's and experience all of Him. If you are having too few days without His hope and joy, then you are focused on the wrong thing. If we are in Revival, we fully trust God and know He has spoken to us about His will and how it applies to daily circumstances. In personal Revival, we won't miss the daily opportunity to be saturated with Him. God desires we be more than conquerors; exhibiting His power. This is the Revival He wants to see in us. Stop until you are in His Presence, receiving only His agenda.
Please untie the knots that are in my mind, my heart and my life. Remove the have nots, the can nots and the do nots that I have in my mind. Erase the will nots, may nots, and might nots that find a home in my heart.
Release me from the could nots, would nots and should nots that obstruct my life. And most of all, dear God... I ask that you remove from my mind, my heart and my life...all of the am nots that I have allowed to hold me back, especially the thought that I am not good enough.
~ Amen and Amen