“Lord, please don’t let me let You go” is one of my regular prayers. I know He will never let me go, but that doesn’t mean I won’t let Him go. Right now, I’m on fire for God; He has my full attention; He is all I want to talk about. As a matter of fact, you can’t engage me in a conversation for long before I turn it, in some way or another, to God. But, I can’t take this passion for granted when the enemy is out to steal it.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (John 10:10).
I started praying this prayer when I heard Christians say things like they don’t have the fire they once had; despite one’s enthusiasm for God, they made it sound inevitable you’ll lose some of the zeal over time.
It’s on us to tend the flame.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart
To be honest with you, what these believers said was frightening to hear until the Holy Spirit let me know that it was up to each individual, no one else, to keep themselves stirred up for Christ. If Paul had put the responsibility of keeping himself spiritually inspired on others, he probably wouldn’t have written the books of Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, and Philemon while in prison.
Paul’s stimulation came from the same place we must receive ours, and that’s from the Holy Spirit within. And the best way to stay inspired is to continue building a personal relationship with God by involving Him and His ways in everything we do. The moment we become slack is an opened door for the devil to enter.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).
Look, for the most part, the enemy isn’t going to blow a die-hard Christian’s fire out suddenly; he’s too cunning for that; instead, he patiently dwindles the flame until it’s no longer a threat. Therefore, the moment you notice that you’re not advancing in your spiritual walk, and you’re not on fire, as you once were—reach out and cry:
Lord, please don’t let me let You go!
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