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Is Pride Preventing A Downpour Of God’s Spirit In Your Life? by Shane Idleman

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Isaiah 64:1 (NKJV) “Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down! That the mountains might shake at Your presence.”

How can you carry this burden in the spirit of Isaiah’s passion? Ask God to rent the heavens in your life. God does the opening – you prepare the soil. Here’s how…

1. Acknowledge that God is your only hope: “Oh, that You would open heaven.” We quote, “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” but very few actually know what it means. It means, “Blessed are the beggars.” It all begins here – we have to be desperate for more of God. Which leads to the second point.

2. Desperation fuels desire: Rather than being paralyzed by fear, cry out, “God, help me” – use the desperation to propel you closer to God. There is truth in the song, “God blessed the broken road that led me straight to You.”

Ask Him to come down like rain on barren soil; like a mighty river in a parched land – “Oh, that You would rend the heavens.” A downpour nourishes, restores, replenishes, and revives – it makes alive. You may feel dead and dry, but don’t give up. “God, come down” must be the desperate cry of your heart.

Don’t be too proud to cry out to God or you’ll never experience a downpour. Do you see the irony, or better yet, the ignorance in this? We’ll cry out to entertainment, alcohol, and lust to nourish our parched soul, but not to the God who created and sustains us.

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