In the Jesus Movement, Holy Spirit started pouring out and people started getting saved—people of all backgrounds. The businessman, the hippie, the young, the old, the white collar, the blue collar, people from every denomination—the Holy Spirit was just pouring out on everybody! Then something happened that nobody expected, that I don’t think anybody could have planned. He was just so alive in people that there came this insatiable hunger for the Word.
“Jesus answered, ‘It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Do you know how long it takes to get back your “first love” love for the Word? Bowing your head and praying a simple prayer, “Lord, I’m sorry about that. Recalibrate me right now. Let me fall in love with Your Word all over again.”
Psalm 119 is long, but not longer than the 15 minutes we are praying today. Open your Bible to Psalm 119 and pray it. It’s all about the Word of God and His instructions in it. Dialogue with the Lord about it along the way.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, I want my “first love” love back for Your Word. I’m sorry that my love for it has grown less that white hot. Recalibrate me right now. Let me fall in love with Your Word all over again. As I read Psalm 119 as a prayer to You, fill me Holy Spirit with that insatiable desire to be in Your Word every day. (Pray Psalm 119.) In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
I am so thankful that the Lord can restore a fiery love in me for His Word right now!