Prayer for the week of February 23 — The Spirit And The Bride Say ComeOn Feb 23, 2015 Blog | Prayer Closet 1 Comment Tags: Lent, Prayer
I don’t know about you, but the season of Lent always increases my longing for Jesus.
In church two Sundays ago, I wept.
I was talking to my pastor about it and he comforted me with the following:
When Jesus shared the Last Supper with His disciples, you have to realize it was not the only Passover He had shared with them. He had a three year ministry, so it only makes sense that he shared other Passovers with them and plenty of other meals. Yet what did He say? I have longed to eat this meal with you… He eagerly desired to share His life with them and to share that meal with them. In as much as you desire intimacy with Jesus, you must realize that Jesus longs for it even more.
**more weeping** It brought to mind Revelation 22:17. The Spirit and the the Bride say come! The longing for communion, for intimacy, for the fulfillment and the redemption of all things is mutual. We cry out to Jesus and He cries out to us. We both say come. It is OK to hunger. It is OK to be thirsty. It doesn’t make you any less of a Christian. It doesn’t make you a second class citizen of heaven. Jesus, so lovingly, reminds us, that blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness. They shall be filled.
Jesus, in this special season of Lent, increase my longing for You to match Your longing for me. May I be truly hungry for the Bread of Life. Satisfy me with the words of Life. I am not worthy that you come under my roof. Only say the word and my soul shall be healed. Amen