Enter in anew this day.

There’s a prayer that Mother Teresa prayed that included the beautiful line “(God) penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly, that my life may be only a radiance of Yours.”

In our culture, conversation about being possessed is usually connected to gruesome movies about demonsfarm-door-carving-large, witches or vampires.

However, there is a kind of possession that we, as followers of Christ, should desire…inviting God to fully “invade” and possess our thoughts and hearts each day.   

One of the humblest prayers I have ever prayed is that I’d be moldable…that I’d surrender my life…allow Him to possess me fully…and that I would become more and more like Christ in my actions, deeds and thoughts…that the life of the Holy Spirit would be lived through me, that I’d bring Him glory and draw others to Him.

The old hymn classic Spirit of the Living God, says “Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me,
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.”

Being possessed by God’s Holy Spirit is a given for believers in Christ.  Yet, throughout the sanctification process, we must seek continued change of our hearts, ask for more of Him and less of us and seek to be renewed daily.  John 3:30 reminds of of this idea – “He must become greater; I must become less.”

I pray now that each of us can have as our highest desire to honor God by allowing Him to fully live His life through us.  Mold all of us, shape all of us until people are reminded only of Jesus when they are around us.

The poem below was written with this changed life in mind.



Enter in anew this day

Be whole throughout my soul I pray

End to end come now invade.

All my plans may you pervade.


Grab my heart and shake it loose

remove all lumps and cancer too

turn Me to thy glorious face

till my pride then turns to grace.


Change the way I walk this path;

Let me see thy glorious way

May lower things beneath me fall

and You stand firm above them all.


Turn me, mold me, make me thine

That I may be no longer mine;

That only you come forth right now

And be my light, my light divine.


April 2014

1 comments On Enter in anew this day.

  • Reminds me of my favorite song we sing here at Iglesia Refugio, “You Quiero Mas de Ti” (I Want More of You) Some of the words of it are: I want more of you, to stay in your presence, to be less so that you can grow in me, break open my heart, break open my life, make my will be yours Lord, all that I am and all that I have is yours, I want to be less so that you can grow in me.

    This is my prayer for myself.

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