Sunday, March 04, 2007

Fan into Flame a Passion for Your Name!

This is just going to be a short Sunday reflection based on a song that I have been listening to from the superb "Calling All Nations Live" cd. The song is called "Consuming Fire" by Tim Hughes. It goes like this:

Verse 1:

There must be more than this
oh breath of God come breath within
There must be more than this
Spirit of God we wait for you
Fill us anew we pray
Fill us anew we pray

Consuming Fire
Fan into flame
a passion for your name
Spirit of God fall in this place
Lord have Your way
Lord have Your way with us

Verse 2:

Come like a rushing wind
Fill us with power from on high
Now set the captives free
leave us abandoned to your praise
Lord let your glory fall
Lord let your glory fall
(repeat chorus)

I loved the holy dissatisfaction with the status quo of evangelicalism - "There must be more than this". It strikes against so much of what Dr Lloyd-Jones called "smug evangelicalism". But I noted and loved more than anything the link between the outpoured Holy Spirit in baptism and revival that comes for the purpose of spreading the Gospel more efficiently than anyone can. He comes that we might go!

I've been meditating on some verses from the Message Bible that really emphasise this link between anointing and mission - between Word and Spirit.

Let's enter this week fervently aware that the best Evangelist is the Holy Spirit Himself therefore we would do well to seek Him to fill us to overflowing with His power and anointing! And let's make sure that we are booked in to "Together on a Mission 2007"!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are Newfrontiers commissioning you to sell TOAM tickets??! ;)

Dr S A J Burgess