He saved us because of his mercy, not because of any good things we did. He saved us through the washing that made us new people. He saved us by making us new through the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:5
If we function according to our ability alone, we get the glory; if we function according to the power of the Spirit within us, God gets the glory. He wants to reveal Himself to a watching world.
Holy God, awesome, great and dreadful God; thank you for your grace and everlasting love. We would be lost without you. Thank you for being patient with us, and giving us your power and strength. We don’t deserve your goodness, yet you continue to shed your love on us.
Today we acknowledge that it is you, your Spirit within us causing us to do your will and that which pleases you. We ask for your consuming fire to detoxify and destroy any demonic strongholds in our minds and hearts. I pray your Holy Ghost fire would incinerate the things in the crevices of our souls which are not like you. We ask you Jesus, to renew a right spirit within us and give us the correct perspective for this season.
I also ask that you help each of us, to look more like you, to speak like you and to walk like you. I know we are missing the mark as the body of Christ, so I’m asking that you start with us. I pray you help us to bring a revival in our own lives, and rekindle a desire to seek you and love on you, more than to serve you.
May we gladly boast in the goodness of your love. May your Spirit find rest in our beings. I ask you for all these favors, in the matchless and incomparable name of Jesus. Amen.