Let Me Burn

“Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.”~John Wesley

Thanks to John Wesley, one of my frequent prayers is simply:

Dear Lord, let me burn…

I’m sure that if someone could hear when I utter those five little words, they’d think I was nuts.  They would probably think that I had finally cracked under the pressures of ministry and needed to be committed…  but it is the most honest prayer I can pray.

do want to burn.

I want to burn with the fire of enthusiasm that only the Holy Spirit can bring.
I want to burn with desire for God’s will.
I want to burn with determination to see God’s justice be done.
I want to burn with hope and love and faith.
I want to burn with excitement and willingness to be the hands and feet of Christ.
I want to burn with eagerness to do what God has set before me.

So… Dear Lord…

Let me burn.

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