“When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD’s house. When all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD on the temple, they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped and praised the LORD, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever.”” —II Chronicles 7:1-3 NKJV
Disappointments! Mistakes! Embarrassment! Shame! There are so many factors that could be the reason to become silent. I’ve noticed lately how my passion for certain things has dwindled and I have been silenced as if all hope is lost. God always shows up in the most inopportune time to prove me wrong. The little fight in me is all that is needed to rekindle the passion inside.
Picture this! You are trying to start a fire but the wood you are using is wet. It is extremely hard to get that fire started because of the wet wood. So what do you do? Common sense tells you to get some dry wood and start the process again, right? But what if the wet wood is all you have and you are truly depending on that fire? 🤔 To what extent would you go when that is all you have and you are in dire need?
Do you press in? Do you remain silent? Do you prophesy over yourself? What do you do?
The woman with the issue of blood knew what it was like to have exhausted every available resource she had, but to no avail. Her situation was not changed. She heard about Jesus and knew within herself that if she touched the hem of His garment, she would be made well. So she pressed her way through the crowd and touched His hem and she was healed. There was a determination within her to receive healing and she made sure it was known and fulfilled.
We have to be reminded that no matter what is happening in our life, God is closer than we think. We have to utilize what we have been given even though, in our eyes, those things may not seem to work. In these situations, we have the power to open up our mouths and speak. We have been given the authority to decree a thing and it be established. Life and death lies within our tongue so when life is in a funk and the fire for the things of God is only a small flame, we have to press in and worship! We have to open our mouth and declare the goodness of God!
Prophesy over the situation. Let your worship arise! God is the all consuming fire! As your worship arises, I pray that God will fill every area of your life that has been affected by situations or circumstances that has caused you to lose your zeal and silence the praise within you! May the fire be rekindled in Jesus’ mighty name.