But in modern days, the very heart of our homes and church family has become increasingly bitter and broken. Both sin and self-will are at the core of this great tragedy. As a result the vessel God created to carry and communicate His heart, His very own emotions to His creation has become dull. We have learned to love with our heads instead of our hearts, hope with our intellect instead of our emotions, and heal with our knowledge instead of our nurture. We are deathly afraid of being hurt so we have walled off anything that is vulnerable...thereby teaching every living thing that learns Love, hope, and healing from us, to reject everything trying to reach the heart. So much so that many of us, and those following our example, can't distinguish what comes from the heart, and what comes from manipulation.
Yes, we are in a dire situation! And as in the days of Jeremiah, my heart breaks for what is going on with our women! Costly Oil is dedicated to mending the relationships of women with God, one another, and themselves. It begins with vulnerability with God. Join me in my transparent worship, and please pray for God to show you the condition of our heart...: Women!
Ladies Worship with Crystal Lewis as I pray for us today. Dawn~
I have WORSHIP in my heart today Jesus, for You are my King! You are my savior and Lord. I offer you the sacrifice of a clean heart and an upright spirit. I lay my hopes and dreams at your feet and offer my works as a sweet smelling savior to you. Father let my ways be pleasing and acceptable to you.
I will obey and go forth! I will speak and not withhold myself from your service. I call you Lord not because of what you have done because King and savior and lord only begin to define who you are. And you are worthy of much more. My words fail. My heart runs dry because of you! I am empty to give you that which you deserve!!! Help me! Interpret my groaning s and my tears and receive the little that I have to offer. Continue to lead me and enlighten my path. Give me the words for your precious vessels and then water and bring forth abundance of fruit from the labor of love and passion. Father get the glory and raise up many more after me in Your likeness!
Now bless my sisters who are your vessels. I love and desire great things for them. Continue to use and speak through each one. Fill their vessel with great treasures that they can not imagine. Let their vessels overflow to every one around them. And Father restore! Restore our passion and compassion. Restore that which pain, disappointment, rejection, abandonment, and abuse have stolen. Restore the Love, Joy, and Faith that is uniquely ours. Restore our flame for You, our families, and our communities. Fill every void that has drained us of our purity, transparency, and vulnerability. Make us wholly and uniquely WOMAN. And I Thank you for each woman created in the image and likeness of your heart, in Christ Jesus!