To be undone…
Oh, what a challenging, and even scary thing to pray for. To ask to be undone–
to be ruined,
to be lost,
to be unravelled,
to be wrecked,
to be rendered utterly helpless.
It is a nerve-wracking thing to pray that for ourselves, even more so for our loved ones…even our children…to pray that we, and that they, may be undone by the presence of the Lord.
It is a terrifying prayer, and it goes against our very nature, but may we not simply pray for safety, for protection, and for provision, but instead may we long for the wrecking ball of grace to invade our lives.
For it is only in the undoing that anything of eternal worth can be done. It is only in the tearing down of anything that is not aligned with the will of God that we can ultimately be safe in the center of his will, be protected by true faith and be provided for with the very presence of God himself.
May we pray boldly, with great trust that we would be brought into the Holy presence of God to be undone and as a result, made into His likeness to reflect His glory.
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!”
And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.
So I said:
“Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts.” (Isaiah 6:1-5)
Singing His Grace,