Have you ever fanned a tiny spark on the wick of a candle into a flame? It’s the most amazing feeling…a light, gentle, steady and consistent wave will cause the flame to burn brighter.
God waits to graciously pour out himself over those who love him. His meekness is impeccable! I can’t imagine him waiting to just dump himself out over us. I’m in awe of the way God responds to a hungry heart. He gladly and generously pours out grace, love, and salvation on all who call and keep calling on his name. Lord fan the flame of the altar of my heart. May I burn for you brighter and brighter…steady, faithful, willing, hungry, and humble.
In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength
Therefore The Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For The Lord is a God of justice; blessed are those who wait for him.
So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help. (Isaiah 30:18 NLT)
…He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. As soon as he hears it, he answers you.
In prayer we can lay hold of God’s willingness to move on our hearts and on the earth! Lord fan the flame of our hearts! We are hungry!