Beloved as we have been praying for you, especially those who have been struggling with anxieties, we saw you in our “devotional/prayer” time moving to a new place both physically and emotionally. You were expanding, to claim a newness of what you define as the Sacred in your life. There is a move of G-d coming where the true followers of Christ will have a renewed sense of awe and wonder of G-d. They will awaken to a revelation of a wonderful trembling, being awe-inspired at His Word and in His Presence. That we will not only Love Him with our Whole Being…and Love others as we Love ourselves, but the Fear of the Lord, which is the breathtaking, magnificent and wondrous revelation of His “Almightiness” will be restored to our generation. This reverence, worship and appreciation of His Holiness needs to be restored to us. What we are receiving is the Restoration of the Sacred. The scripture says “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom”
Prov 9:10 (The Passion Translation). “The starting point for acquiring wisdom is to be consumed with awe as you worship Jehovah-God. To receive the revelation of the Holy One, you must come to the one who has living-understanding”…
Jesus said to fear (reverence, be in awe of, no one and nothing but G-d), please look this up, at your leisure Luke 12:4-7 (I especially like the Message version on this one)…
Beloved, He is the One Who calls Himself Love. We adore Him and know He is worthy, so very worthy of all our love and devotion. And how dearly we cherish Him, humbly worship only Him and to treat our Beloved Father with the Highest Esteem humanly possible. With utter amazement and joy-filled humility we bow our whole Being before Him and this only He so richly deserves. To shake off, as it were, the apathy that has been such a silent, stealthy “creeping and seeping” work of the of the Devil. To lull our time of Spiritual sustenance into being so familiar that we no longer taste of His Goodness, experience the wonder of the Richness of our Beloved Heavenly Father. What we had received as we prayed was creating a greater place both in our hearts and our surroundings that expresses our enlarging our Sacred Space with Him. A place of our communing with Him. To make a sacrifice of our time. To go to bed early and awaken while it is yet dark. This is a sampling of my own reflections and prayers from my prayer journal. I hope it can be a springboard to help you incorporate and transcend.
It is in the beauty of this stillness here on the earth that happens in the earlier hours of a new day that I treasure the most, to gather the Manna as it were. Numbers 11:9 “And when the dew fell on the camp in the night, the manna fell with it”…Exodus 16:21 “So they gathered it every morning, every man according to his need (we need more of Him!!). And when the sun became hot, it melted.”
The Manna is the Bread of G-d, the Word of the Almighty. We need to seek Him as if our lives depended upon Him as our sole sustenance, which it does. It is all that satiates us as the spiritual Beings we are now in Christ. To drink deeply of His Succulent Life giving Holy Spirit. To actually experience Him through “hearing” from Him in our hearts, receiving confirmations of two or more things repeating which are beyond coincidence, or our hearts being simply touched with Life and Refreshing by the end of our prayer time. In whatever shape or form that unfolds, all that matters is that we who are Sense Beings are touched here in some way that we know we have connected with the One our hearts Love. Without this “touch” we grow weak. Jesus is the Beloved Shepherd here, and you are His Dove…Song of Songs 2:14-16 The Passion Translation (TPT)
you are my dove, hidden in the split-open rock.
It was I who took you and hid you up high
in the secret stairway of the sky.
Let me see your radiant face and hear your sweet voice.
How beautiful your eyes of worship
and lovely your voice in prayer.
You must catch the troubling foxes,
those sly little foxes that hinder our relationship.
For they raid our budding vineyard of love
to ruin what I’ve planted within you.
Will you catch them and remove them for me?
We will do it together.
Beloved this speaks of our sacred times of daily devotion with Him. What He desires is to look upon you and hear your tender voice filled with the fullness of your heart for Him. Love so desires to be loved by us.
Here is this holy cloistered time, both separated unto Him physically and spiritually, we are to enter into this heavenly stillness as a time to stir ourselves up to be so intentional in our devotion to cherish Him, the One our Hearts long for. This work of inward Holiness that we are separating ourselves unto Him, is because we desire to be One with Him. We desire to be set apart unto Him, to live differently, as His own and His Alone. And in this sacred space, we are drenched in His love for us as we have abandoned all other “loves”, to seek Him and Him alone. Here we will have all fears, all expressions of false worship, cast off of us. What is worry or fear but the very definition of worship; to focus upon, give undo attention to, both emotionally and spiritually, and it does manifest both spiritually in its effect within us and physically. But we, as spiritual Beings only Worship G-d, our hearts love; utterly love only One. He alone is the one we cherish.
1 Corinthians 8:3 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) But if one loves God truly with affectionate reverence, prompt obedience, and grateful recognition of His blessing, he is known by God [recognized as worthy of His intimacy and love, and he is owned by Him].
We are to reflect upon affectionate reverence, prompt obedience, and being grateful and recognizing all of His beautiful blessings upon our lives. For this, we are known by Him, we are recognized as worthy of His intimacy and love, and we are owned by Him. To this I am overwhelmed in such gratitude and the revelations of His great love for me. You will be as well as you soak in this passage…and also
John 16:27 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) READ THIS OUT LOUD, LET YOUR EARS HEAR IT… Jesus said: For the Father Himself [tenderly] loves you (Insert your name) because you have loved Me and have believed that I came out from the Father.
Beloved, this is a work of G-d, but we want to position ourselves as hungry baby birds in the nest, calling out with open hearts longing to be filled by Him, His Presence. Be positioned to receive all that He has for you and you will receive. There will be those who do not beckon Heaven, filled with faith that He will respond to our calling, and they won’t receive. We though are those who made ourselves ready and have prepared our hearts and arranged our lives to receive from Him when He pours out Himself to those eagerly waiting for Him. See the Parable of the 10 virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. Be wise, ready and prepared…
Know that I am here praying for you to possess this sacred space and the revelation of the Restoration of the Sacred in your heart and life….
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