Tuesday, March 26, 2013


There was a brief time about 4 or 5 years back when I went to "early morning prayer" every day for 40 days. This was a feat accomplished by friends pushing each other towards a goal. My friend Matt and I wanted to get there every single day no matter if it killed us. Those times in prayer were so amazingly powerful, sometimes I feel as if I've imagined them. We were on the front lines of battle, waging war against an unseen enemy. God was by our side and he was directing our words and thoughts. During that time we played music as a way of directing the flow of things. Often the songs coincided with the things we were praying about. Sometimes the words in the songs inspired us to new heights of intimacy with God.

It was during one of those songs a man cried out "Purity oh God!" That line struck our hearts to the core. We knew that we were standing on holy ground and that only the "pure in heart shall see God".  We confessed aloud the contents of our hearts. Asking God to cleanse us from impure thoughts, impure words, impure ways. We wrestled with the sins of our city, knowing that Boston needs Jesus. We were set alight, ablaze and all our impurities were slaked off in the fire of God's presence.

God is holy. Jesus makes us holy but we can't just stay there and not live out that holy life. We must be holy and to be holy means to do holy.

Today's "My Utmost for His Highest" is a good guide http://utmost.org/ toward that direction.

Remember, it's not how far you've gone down the path, it's what direction you're going. God is always calling us to turn his way.

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