Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. 14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. 17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
Okay, Lord! I heard you! I am working out my Salvation with fear and trembling, for it is you my Savior that works in me to will and to act in order to fulfill your good purpose concerning me. Yes, Lord! I don’t want to grumble or argue, I don’t want to complain either! I want to shine as stars in the sky for you said I am a city set upon a hill that cannot be hidden – Matthew 5:14.
Daddy, where has sound teachings gone? Why from your sanctuary? I mean the kind that feeds my spirit man, stirs me to confess and repent of the sins in my life. The teaching that I used to hear and get inspired to speak to others about you. Those teachings that fire me up to reach out to you more! Those teachings that reveal the deep-seated unbelief and doubt in my heart! Those teachings that open my eyes in worship to see the heavens open with angels descending and ascending like Jacob– Genesis 28:12? Those words inspired by your Holy Spirit that cuts through the barrier evil was and is trying to build in and around my heart! Where has it all gone?
I don’t want to grumble, but Lord, all I hear these days is one man or woman selling something on the pulpit! As one is selling their newest jet, car, house, another is selling the image of himself, herself, her husband, wife, in-laws, friends, and children! Others are selling their newest toys, beauty product, favorite past time, and all sort! Many are yet building a monument for idols in the heart of your people! You said not to forsake the assembling of saints – Hebrews 10:25!
What do I do Lord? What do we do? Many have fallen away. Many flee to a seemingly greener pasture only to find it a mirage! Many are hibernating with the danger of sleeping the sleep of death – for it is just a matter of time, a once blazing coal easily goes out if isolated! Oh, many more do not even want to come to your sanctuary anymore, deceived by the deceiver that it may probably be a joke! Unreal Lord! We, your children, thirsty and weary need you, we need an iron that sharpens iron – Proverbs 27:17. We wanna be transformed more and more Lord!
On behalf of my brethren and I, Lord, I ask, send help to us. Your work has been twisted to fan the fantasy of man, Father, send your wind! Let your Holy Spirit reignite the fire on your altars, on the altars of our hearts too! My soul is thirsty Lord Jesus, refresh me in your mercy! Be kind to me and my brethren, send us help, yes, from your sanctuary! Raise up Souls on fire by your Holy Spirit that will rebuild the broken down walls in your Sanctuary we pray Oh Lord in Jesus mighty name!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!