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A Holy Fire
by Sharon McClean
04/27/05
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Oh heavenly Father bring forth in me,
Those wonderful things that only You see.
A heart that is yearning and filled with desire,
To receive from You a most holy fire.

A fire that will burn away all the dross,
And nail this old nature steadfast to the cross.
For when this old nature rears it’s ugly head,
It makes me wish truly that indeed I were dead!

For so often when You have something to say,
Then ugly old me just gets in the way.
For I of myself can be so absurd,
That never a word from You will be heard.

Please let the light of Your Son shine through,
Till they’ll never see me, but only see You.
As Jacob saw Esau may we see others too,
For in the face of His brother He saw only You.

(Jacob was bearing presents to Esau hoping to find favor with him!)

Genesis 33:1—Now Jacob lifted his eyes and looked, and there, Esau was coming, and with him were four hundred men. (4) But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and they wept. (Esau was so very gracious to Jacob and was not even caring about the present.) (9) But Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep what you have for yourself. (10) And Jacob said, “No please, If I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present from my hand, inasmuch as I HAVE SEEN YOUR FACE AS THOUGH I HAD SEEN THE FACE OF GOD, and you were pleased with me.


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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sheryl joy olaño 17 Nov 2005
"For so often when You have something to say, Then ugly old me just gets in the way. For I of myself can be so absurd, That never a word from you will be heard. Please let the light of Your Son shine through, Till they’ll never see me, but only see You..." my favorite line. truly from a person whose talent flows from the inspiration within. i'll remember this. thank you so much and God bless.
Mitzi Busby 10 Jun 2005
"A heart that is yearning and filled with desire, To receive from You a most holy fire." Amen and me too. My heart echoes this prayer.
Bessie Flint 10 May 2005
This Is very beautiful and each of us should have a desire such as this, you write about. Bessie
Crista Darr 01 May 2005
With His fire burning so hot one would wish for death, your poem has reminded me why.
Jounda LaMance 27 Apr 2005
Sharon, a beautifully written poetic prayer! God Bless Jounda
Peggy Yengling 27 Apr 2005
Oh, Sharon... How often does my human self get in the way of seeing Our Lord's dear face! All too often my 'shadow' covers His face! This is beautifully written and also has a directness that hits home. Keep on sharing! Love, Peggy
Joyce Poet 27 Apr 2005
"Oh heavenly Father bring forth in me, Those wonderful things that only You see." I am most grateful that His thoughts are not out thoughts... that He does not see us the way we often see ourselves. If He did, I'd be in deep, deep trouble. Rather, I live neck deep... and even deeper... in the floods of grace. Today, I have seen the wondrous face of God in your pen. You are such an encouragement to me!!!
David&Dee Jobes 27 Apr 2005
Oh may His Holy Fire burn in our Hearts continually as the New man is renewed day by Day by His Amazing Grace..Beautiful Anointed words Sister Sharon,I was Blessed. In Jesus Love, your sister Dee:) "Numbers 6:24,25,26"
Nancy Hardy 27 Apr 2005
Stir the smoldering ash of my praise. Cause it to roar in an eternal blaze. Bank my desires, count them as loss. Hide me behind the God of the cross. Amen. Sharon, your words rise like an inferno of worship; flames lifting off the page, shining Christ's light like a holy fire. Keep blazing for Him.




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