Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Oil For the Lamp

"Tell the people of Israel to bring you pure olive oil for the lampstand, so it can be kept burning continually. The lampstand will be placed outside the inner curtain of the Most Holy Place in the Tabernacle."
Exodus 27:20-21

Reading this passage of scripture today, I pondered whether my oil was pure enough to place in a lampstand to be placed within even the proximity of the Most High God. While we know that each day we are saved by Grace from our loving Lord, are we doing all that we can to be pressed out to our full measure and pure before Him?

It is so fitting that the Lord put on my heart to start this new blog today, on what the world refers to as Christmas Eve. A season of new beginning and magnitude of hope in the promises of prophets heralding what God had planned for those who seek after His righteousness.

The purpose of this blog is to inspire and encourage each of us to be pressed through the Word and Holy Spirit, to be crushed from ourselves into the refiners oil that would be able to fill the lampstand of the Lord--being a beacon on a hill that all through Him might come to salvation.

A Fiery Flame For His Service
Susan Storm Smith

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