29 “For our God is a devouring fire.”– Hebrews 12:29, NLT
“Brother, I know you labored, So hard to please, But I cut you down. And I left you on your knees, Well I know it must be Time to get down on my knees and pray “Lord, undo me!” Put away my flesh and bone’ ‘Til You own this spirit through me Lord I am wanting, needing, guilty and greedy… Unrighteous, unholy; undo me. Undo me!
Abba Father, You must wonder why, More times than Peter I have denied. Three nails and a cross to prove, I owe my life eternally to you! And it’s time, To get down on my knees and pray, “Lord, undo me!” Put away my flesh and bone, ‘Til You own this spirit through me Lord, Undo me.”–Jennifer Knapp
Jennifer Knapp wrote these lyrics. The song itself is wonderful. She develops and then understands the deep struggle we believers go through. Her deep cry is for God to undo her life. I really think that is impressive, and I know, deep-down I fall very short.
We look at the relationships we have. And in so many ways we must admit that we need to be dismantled, to be taken apart. And then, to be put back together, in a better way. Ms. Knapp points us into a better way, of showing the deep heart of Jesus to all those we face.
What can we say, we know we are falling apart. We know we fall short as His witnesses. We vainly attempt to be honest and right. But it seems our weak and feeble efforts are really at their basic sense, pathetic. Simply put, we must come to the point where we understand our desperate weakness and deep failure.
Father, dismantle me, and then please put me back together again.
We must pray the prayer, “Undo Me.” Reorganize me, and reestablish me. I simply give up my claims of being exceptional and all-together. I am none of these things. I admit I falter and stumble in so many ways. “Undo Me.”
Our deep lostness, is His opportunity for His deep grace. ‘I will not leave you dear one, without hope.’ He has promised that He would come to the desperate and weak. When we pray “Undo Me” we come with a weakened heart and a disturbed soul. He will make certain that He will connect with you and draw you to His side.
When our hearts begin to cry out “undo me” we will enter into an exceptional place. From here we expect to be dismantled, remade, and then re-established. Our hearts will be remolded. We will probably not recognize our selves. His work in us is quite intense, and certainly quite complete.
Our change is significant. We will not operate on a mediocre plane, or level. He has directed us deeper. We will actively understand things on a more intense place. We haven’t done anything, we only have prayed, “undo me.” That simple prayer, from the heart is most significant. Please Father, “undo me.”
“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.”
Matthew 5:3, NLT
Jennifer Knapp is a gifted songwriter to the Body of Christ. When we examine her songs/lyrics we will be blessed and encouraged. Quite recently she has come out and admitted she has a struggle that necessitates leaving her ministry. Although that is a deep, and considerable shock, we still need to acknowledge that the Holy Spirit has used her and her gifts to bless His people. Somehow, it seems fitting. “Father, please take us to the place where we will understand.” Kyrie elesion.