“Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk, desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.” (1 Tim. 1:5-7)
It is all about love and truth, God’s purity in us–Christ living in and through us, not we ourselves living for ourselves.
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Gal. 2:20)
I want You to live through me, Lord. What is in my heart? In the great unseen depths within me, what is truly there? Is there light or is there darkness? Is it self-agenda consuming me within, or Christ’s agenda?
Make me a vessel of Your love, joy and peace, of Your truth and of Your glory. I want to be living deep on the inside, living from the inside out–“Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27).
I want deep Desire living inside me and overflowing out from me. Your desire, Your love, Your living flame on the inside of me burning brightly, burning strong.
I don’t want just a language of love and truth without the reality on the inside of me. I want Your depth within–deep calling deep calling deep. I want union with You, my Lord. I want to be a dwelling place fit for the King of kings, the Lord of lords.
I want to stop living for myself or the world in anyway that I still do, and to truly live for You, Father. Come and have Your way, and may I embrace the flame that is refining and purifying me from the inside out.
I want to reflect Your Son
like the purest lake
reflecting a snow-capped mountain.
Beautiful, glorious -
A vessel set apart, a vessel of You.