Last night I was invited to a worship and prayer night with some women, some I knew some I did not know. The woman leading worship is a friend of mine and she brought out a song I have known for years, but it carried so much more depth of meaning for me last night. It is amazing how our lives change day by day as we spend time in the word of God and prayer, for Lord is the one that changes us into His image daily. We don’t recognize the changes He has made in us until there are moments where if we will listen we will her our hearts singing a song we know but with a different depth than we have had before.
The line in the song was “You provide the fire…I’ll provide the sacrifice. You pour out Your spirit…I will open up inside.” Even thought the rest of the room kept going on in the song I was stuck on these words. You see these words used to sound good in a song, but now they are the cry of my heart, the desire of my innner most being. Songs can be prophetic words we speak, not realizing we are seeding our own souls while we sing them. As I was meditating on these words, the Lord spoke to me and said, “Fire only falls on sacrifice, it does not rest on flesh.” I saw myself laying on the altar as a living sacrifice, singing, “You provide the fire…I will be the sacrifice.” Romans 12:1 says, “I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service fo worship.”
I laid on the altar last night as a living sacrifice, and I let the fire of God consume me again. I don’t want to become familiar with God, I don’t want to think I know every move He is going to make, I want to remain flexible at all times and last night, He provided the fire and I became the sacrifice, right there in that home when everyone else was onto the next line of the song. The more time we spend alone with God, just like with people, the more intimate the relationship gets and the more trust is developed, so when the invitation to be a living sacrifice in worship comes, we do not hesitate, we lay on the altar, for He provides the fire, we are the sacrifice. He pours out His spirit, we open up inside. Thank you Misty Meeker for choosing that song.