Set a fire down in my soul
That I can’t contain
That I can’t control.
I want more of You God.
I want more of You God.

These are the lyrics to a song sung by Jesus Culture. I ran across the song in a worship set that Michael W. Smith did as a live stream on Sunday. The song is simple–these are the only lyrics–and I am making them my prayer for this time we find ourselves in.

During this “shelter in place” order, folks seem more open to hearing the hope of the Gospel. I was amazed at the number of live feeds and the amount of content that was uploaded yesterday as the Church left the building and invaded social media. I believe that God can and will do something amazing with this time. I want revival to break forth and I want it to begin with me.

So, these song lyrics are my prayer for myself, my family, my friends, and my congregation. We have had so many distractions removed from our lives due to the limitations of this season we are in and that gives us a unique opportunity to refocus our lives on Jesus.

You see, usually, when you begin to focus more of your attention and energy on God, it means that you have to make some choices to give up other things and rearrange how you spend your time. But, it just so happens that God has already made those arrangements for you. The question is: what will you do with the time you have been given?

There is this conversation in JRR Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” between Frodo and Gandalf:
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

All you have to decide is how to spend the time that you have been given. What will you do with these days? Will you make this your prayer as well? Do you dare? I believe that God is going to do something great with this time. One day we will look back at this season and we will say, “That is when the great revival of 2020 began!”

I am a husband, dad, and pastor who is learning every day how to live unleashed through the practice of gratitude.

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