Hallelujah! You are the sprout from the root of Jesse! Thank You, Lord that in You there is Life! In You is the restoring, deepening, growing and fruit-bearing power. Thank You that as such a wonderful One You have been installed in our spirit. Lord, we want to come to You at the dawn of every day as our “Abib” so that within us there would be the sprouting, budding, and new beginning of life! Amen, Lord, we confess that so often we are so old, so dry, and so stale! But Lord, at every such instance remind us to just say: “Lord Jesus, I love You,” that we may sense the restoring power of life and freshness! Lord, we need Your life in us to grow in freshness and in depth that we may experience all the riches of the Spirit! All this is so that we would have Your government in righteousness and justice and also that we would have the restoration of life worked out in our being!
Lord, we desire to live in this foretaste of the coming age of restoration. Even today, Lord, we want to experience such a marvelous church-life! This is the place wherein we deal with all the sinful elements. This is the place where we know God – here we live, we love, we seek, and we are constituted with God for His corporate expression! Dear Lord, may we be those swallowed up by life, those who are determined to gain the honor of being well-pleasing to You and are constrained by Your flowing tide of love! Amen, Lord, we desire this, You desire this, and we simple say “Amen, Lord, work it out in us!” Lord Jesus, Precious One, today, we just desire just like Paul – that our entire life’s quest be simply an unalterable journey to know You! We want to know You until our inner enjoyment of You, our growth in You, and our propagation of You becomes a banner and standard for a new revival! O, Lord, such a knowledge of You will eventually be for the bringing in the full taste of the restoration in the coming Kingdom! O, Lord Jesus, dear Lord Jesus, we just love You!