Inspire me, Lord! In-Spirit me!
Even though it’s cold, gloomy and windy today, I didn’t want to miss my walk. In fact, I think I walked the farthest yet! Although it was damp, I sat before You on the bench. I didn’t hear You, but I know You walked beside me the whole time. As I walked around a cul de sac, I noted a 1′ spire on top of a house. I began to look around and noted that other homes by the same builder had something similar. I realized they were lighting rods. I began to ask the Lord to “inspire” me. And then I laughed as I thought about the indwelling Holy Spirit, Who already resides in me. And so I cried out for the Lord to “In-Spirit” me. I thought about my flesh and unredeemed nature. It troubles me that I still struggle in some areas. I long to be set free. I began to sing a little ditty to the Lord:
Chip away, chip away
Chip away my unpleasing nature.
Make me, shape me
Clothe me with Grace and Favor.
Remove sin and strife.
Get down to the core to who I am in You, Jesus.
I long for more and more, to be a child that pleases.
The tools are in Your hand.
Every day in every way
In Your Presence I want to stand.
Lord, I give You permission.
I long to fulfill Your commission.
Chip away the dross.
Forever and a day
It’s my gain, not loss.
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and
it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.