God has made it clear that the way to reignite your faith is not through any sort of human striving. Rather, he wants you to encounter Him anew.
SOUL ON FIRE
Lord, restore the joy I had
And I have wandered, bring me back
In this darkness, lead me through
Until all I see is You
READ EXODUS 3:6-14
God used Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt in an epic fashion but later in his life, things got hard again. As he faced all kinds of trials, surely Moses thought back to that original encounter with God at the burning bush and wished he could reignite that passionate fire of faith, returning to a place of simple trust. Similarly, we go through the briars and brambles of life and feel knocked down and defeated. We long for the initial fire of faith we had in our original meeting with God.
It is easy in times like these to look at ourselves. We must have done something to get that fire of faith to begin with, so it only stands to reason that somewhere along the way, we did something wrong - so now we need to do something to get it back.
God has made it clear that the way to reignite our faith is not through any sort of human striving. Rather, he wants us to encounter him anew. He wants us to spend time sitting still in his presence and basking in the fire of his love. God’s fire is all-consuming and it will never go out. If we sit in his presence, he will rekindle the fire of faith.
Today, Lord, my prayer is simple and heartfelt -
Lord, let me burn for you again. Let me return to you again.
(Days 5 and 6 written by Mark Lee of THIRD DAY)