Spirit of the Living God

3 May

Spirit of the living God,
Fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.
Spirit of the living God,
Fall afresh on me.

While reading those words, does the tune play in your mind? I think that is such a beautiful hymn and it speaks many inspiring messages. It embodies a feeling of faithfulness, trust, willingness and openness. The hymn was composed by Daniel Iverson, a Presbyterian minister who was inspired to write the piece after a powerful experience he had with the spirit at a revival service in Orlando , Florida in 1926. The musical score embodies only 5 notes, but the haunting melody and the lyrics combine to bring a feeling of deep sincerity to the musical message.

Once again I am going to reference the devotional book EVERYDAY INSPIRATION FROM GOD’S WORD.

There is a message on one of the pages that “reminds us that the Holy Spirit is communicating to us all day long, but we are often oblivious to the messages. We are often closed to these messages when our mind is cluttered and our days are busy.”

If the spirit speaks into my heart, am I even cognizant? If there are messages for me to cling to and to know and learn from, am I even aware? Is my ignorance or lack of attention a disappointment to God?

I remember when our children were little. When I wanted to get their attention and speak an important directive, I would bend down to their level and say, “Look at me, are you listening?” I wonder if the Lord feels that way about me and as a happy-go- lucky child I run off on my merry way.

My prayer this day is this : If there are messages for me to hear and wisdom to learn I hope to be an open vessel, receptive to the message poured. Spirit of the living God, please do fall afresh on me even if I appear to be aloof and unreceptive. AMEN.

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