Consuming Fire

March 13, 2019

His voice shook the earth and Moses trembled in terror and fear.

The untouchable mountain burned with darkness, gloom and storm.

What was commanded could not be borne.

Then God.

His voice shook earth, water, sky.

Now He promises.

Promises to shake not just earth but also the Heavens.

A kingdom that cannot be shaken.

Mount Zion, city of the living God.

The heavenly Jerusalem.

Thousands upon thousands of angels assemble in joy.

Jesus, mediator of the new covenant.

Sprinkled blood speaks.

Spirits made perfect.

Thankful worship with reverence and awe.

The Lord, my God, a consuming fire.

Burning away sin and inequity.

For He so loved the world, He gave.

Gave His only Son.

Whoever believes gains eternal life.

Once insecure, now secure.

Keys to His kingdom.

He wipes every tear.

No more pain, death or mourning.

The old has passed away, the new has come.

Soul and mind renewal.

A new creation in Christ.

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Every accusing tongue silenced.

His love can not be separated.

I am more than a conqueror.

Nothing can snatch me from Holy Hands.

Not death or life, not angels or demons.

Not present or future.

I am a redeemed child of God.

A branch of the true vine.

Justified and restored.

Sin slave no more.

Free from condemnation.

Christ’s fellow heir.

Unconditionally loved.

Blessed.

Chosen.

Holy.

Blameless.

Brought near to God by Christ’s blood.

The good Shepherd gathers lambs into arms of strength.

Carries them close to His heart.

Gently leads beside green pasture and still waters.

Leaves the ninety-nine to go after one who is lost.

One who wandered away.

One who falls into wolf territory.

Lays down His life for the sheep.

Restores souls.

Those in His care hear the Shepherd’s voice.

To Him the gatekeeper opens.

He leads them out by name.

Goes before them.

The sheep know His voice and follow.

One flock, one Shepherd.

They shall not want.

His rod and staff comfort and protect.

He never leaves or looks away.

Spirit of truth guides all into truth.

Anyone who follows must deny self.

Take up my cross daily – the one crafted perfectingly for me.

Grace and mercy of God.

Lose to gain.

Living sacrifice.

His Word renews and transforms lives and minds.

The world is heartache, loss and trouble.

He gives peace that passes understanding.

Hope that holds.

The God who never fails, never fails.

I need not fear, for He, Jesus, the Word made Man, the Son of God, has overcome the world.

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2

Father God, Lord Jesus, Thank you. Thank you for doing what I could never do – pay the price for my sin. Through Your sinless life and atoning death on the cross, I am a redeemed child of God. A sheep in Your flock. Amazing grace. Help me to take up my cross daily and live the faith of who You are. Help me to listen and obey. Help me to follow by faith. Walk as You walk. Forgive me for the ways I fall short. Thank You that You love me enough to pursue me and bring me back when I wander and lose my way. Your love knows no end and never fails. I can always count on You – You never lie or abandon me. Thank you that Your word says when I cry out to You, You not only hear me but draw near and answer. Help me to know You and love You better. In Your Precious, Holy, Matchless Name, Amen.

More about Liz

I'm a free spirit. I hate rules and legalism. I love art and nature, music, the beach and dogs. I like to garden, take pictures and read. I tend to speak my mind and have a rip-the-band-aid -off approach to life. (Brace yourself, this might hurt.)

34 Comments
    1. This works great as a prayer. I just prayed it! I suggest anyone that wants to step into their powerful identity in Christ Jesus do the same. Praise Him!

    1. Such great encourgement to carry us through the week. I love the power in the promises of God and how they impact our lives. Thanks for such profound inspiration.

      1. Hi Ava! Yesss! The power of God’s promises and praying His Word…foundational practices the Lord has been impressing on my heart. Love that you live it! Thanks for the blessing of your comment – may you have joy in the Lord today!

      1. Hi Beth! Glory to God…thank you for reading and commenting – blessings sister ❤️

    1. I love this, Liz! Such a beautiful retelling of God’s story of redemption. I can hear the scriptures ringing in my ear as I read your poem. Your prayer was also a double blessing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful heart for God with us!

      1. Hi Marcie! Thank you for the blessing of your words – sincerely. God is so good – instead of what I deserve, He gives love, grace, mercy. My heart is to share that with others so they might receive. I so appreciate you taking the time to read and comment! Blessings sister ❤️

      1. Hi Emily! Glory to God! Thank you for the blessing of your comment – so happy it encouraged you in the Lord – there’s nothing better! Keep coming back! ❤️

      1. Yesss! I love that! Message of worship – I will carry those words with me today! I pray the Lord blesses you as you just blessed me! Hugs sister❤️

    1. Liz, this is so powerful! Sometimes I forget the truths you’ve shared about our God. His love is powerful, all-consuming, all-encompassing.

      These lines spoke to me the most (although, your entire poem spoke to me):
      Sin slave no more.
      Free from condemnation.
      Christ’s fellow heir.
      Unconditionally loved.

      I can never get enough of His love. 🙂

      1. Hi Jeanne! Glory to God…yes! I forget who I am in Christ – who He says I am…too often I allow my sin and mistakes to define me. So happy it encouraged you – Thanks so much for your comment! ❤️

      1. Hi Dave! The Lord is so good – peace and so much more. Blessings ❤️

    1. Such a beautiful, needful prayer every day! I cling to the words, ‘Every accusing tongue silenced. His love can not be separated.
      I am more than a conqueror. Nothing can snatch me from Holy Hands.” Nothing can separate me from His hands. Thank you, Jesus!

      1. Hi Lisa! Yesss! Thank you Jesus! I need reminders of who I am in Christ…the world so often gives the message I am inadequate and weak but in Him I am strong! A conqueror. It blesses me more than you know the Lord used it to bless you. Thank you sincerely for your comment. Blessings sister! ❤️

    1. Liz, thank you for ministering to me today! I needed these words, and your presentation makes them all the more powerful! Thank you, sister, for being attuned to the leading of the Holy Spirit, so that you could minister to so many of us commenting here, who needed to hear these words of truth on this day, at this time. Praise be to God!

      1. Hi Melinda! Praise be to God! I am blessed beyond measure the Lord used these words to minister to you…your words have ministered to me more times than you know. Love and hugs sister – you made my day!

    1. Wow! What a moving poem about a loving holy God, pursuing, finding, gathering up and redeeming His people, at a great price. So many beautiful images here. What a blessing!

      1. Hi Melissa! Glory to God…love your words and how you encapsulate the Lord’s love in action. Thank you for the blessing of your comment. ❤️

    1. Beautifully written. It is like a poem and prayer all in one. Such a great summary of the goodness of God.

      1. Hello! Your comment blesses me…God is so good. Love your heart for Him. Thank you for taking the time to encourage me.

    1. Interesting word choice here: “Take up my cross daily – the one crafted perfectingly for me./ Grace and mercy of God.”
      You could have said perfectly, but our crosses shape us to make us more like Him. Nice!

      1. Hi Nancy! You got it! I love that you noticed the nuance…I’m learning to appreciate the trials and frustrations that chip away the debris. Thanks so much for reading and commenting! ❤️

    1. Liz, you’ve shared so much truth in such a hopeful way. I am humbled by the all-encompassing depth and fervor of God’s love. I am thankful He transforms us and shapes us to more accurately reflect Jesus. Thank you for giving me some good thought food today.

      1. Hi Jeanne! Glory to God…I love your heart for Him. I feel humbled by His all encompassing love too – you communicate it so well. Thank you for reading and commenting ❤️

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