“Spirit of the Sovereign Lord come and make your Presence known…Spirit of the Sovereign Lord come and make your Presence known, reveal the glory of the Living God. Let the weight of Your glory cover us, let the light from your river flow, let the truth of your Kingdom reign in us…Let the weight of Your glory come~”
O Lord we want to see the light of Your glory, and we want the truth to reign in us. We seek to come closer and higher and hear Your voice. These days where there is a famine for the Word, we seek You, and Your ways ,with a ferocity of desperation. We need You. We seek You. We want to enter the Holy of Holies…as we enter through the blood of the Lamb. We worship You and adore you.
There are reasons for everything, and everything has a purpose. Some are meant to become teachers, some are meant to become doctors. Still, others are meant to be leaders, and others followers. Some people are the mediators in their family, their purpose to stand in the gap and listen and console and guide. But, no matter what our role may or may not be, we are all the same in the sight of the Lord. We are His children, and one is not better than the other. We are all created by His hands and His love.
The Lord will “open eyes” to some, and lend “ears” to others…bringing a stupor upon those who are not ready to learn or understand. But, one day every knee will bow and all lips will profess that He is our King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Some are blessed at this time that their ears and eyes are open to the instructions and the voice of the Lord, and how joyful are those who walk in His ways at this time.
A dear friend of mine is going through a rough time in terms of “the wilderness” and wondering what is next. She is in a valley and in the middle of nowhere geographically. Her spirituality is growing by the second. The trials and tribulations have been great, and have been plentiful in severity, and seemingly one after the other. Her faith is immense… she stands and shines in His light as her light shines forth. It is His strength that brings her to her knees in prayer and supplication. She is strongest during her weakness, thanks to His strength, love and guidance. He is bringing her through the fire. She is being purified, and becoming more like Christ, she is shining more and more. Her faith, unwavering, her love growing deeper as she climbs up higher and higher unto His ways, and unto His love. She is tasting the Lord more each minute of the day.
It is through times of crisis that our face becomes like flint pointed towards the Lord, standing in the direction of His ways, and when our ears become fixed on His words more than ever. As we stand and wait for His loving hands to hold and mold us, change these clay pots into a work of art with the transformation glaringly apparent to all those in our path. All of the great ones in the Bible were at some time or the other going through great trials, or imprisoned before being granted great favor. However, one thing is for sure, the Lord always takes care of His own, and never allows us to handle more than we can handle. He will ALWAYS bring us through. And, the result is exceedingly great, joyful. He will anoint our heads in gladness, and give us beauty for our ashes, He will give us laughter in exchange for our tears. He sees all. He knows all.
In the presence in the Lord, we are all beautiful. We are all His living works of art. He loves us one and all. No one is better, or prettier, or handsomer than the other. All the same, all worthy in His eyes. He is as the river flows, endless, boundless and living within each of us.
I was afflicted…now have I kept thy word. 119:67 KJV — God will sometimes allow us to experience hardships and troubles in order to draw us into His Word, and to Himself…exclusively. Away from the world, and into His presence and unto His Holy of Holies, into His presence. That is where we are all the strongest. In His presence, seeking His face and touching His grace.
There isn’t anything that we are going through that someone else hasn’t gone through. There isn’t anything new under the sun. God won’t allow us to go through anything without being there to relieve us and help us. He will bring us out of any valley we are in. Faith. Faith. And, more faith.
“Thy commandments has made me wiser” Psalm 119:98 KJV When we spend our life in devotion to God’s Word we will learn to see life as God sees it, we will begin to value what God values, and we will eventually love what He loves. We will attune ourselves to the thoughts of God. “”For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. “ 1 Corinthians 2:16 KJV
“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path…” Psalm 119″105 KJV God’s Word contains spiritual principles that will help us avoid many sorrows, pitfalls and tragedies brought on by wrong decisions, or choices. Ostensibly, we must treasure its wisdom and steadfastly we MUST hold onto to its precepts in all of our decisions concerning our life. Learn from them, go up higher and higher into the Lord. Come closer towards His face…grasp His Word and His love. Move up, climb up…walk boldly into His presence. He is waiting for us. All of us.
My comfort in my affliction: for thy Word hath quickened me. Psalm 119:50 KJV God has ordained that His Word, which is made powerful by the Spirit, will bring hope comfort and strenght to His faithful as we experience troubles and sorrows. Because God’s Word is living and active, it has the power to revive and restore us who abide in it and in God. When we are in trouble, turn to Him. Turn to the Lord and His Word…and then wait for His Spirit to impart His life, His ways, and His peace unto you. “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. An the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, so: and the ogd of peace shall be with you.” Philippians 4:6-9 KJV
To my dear friend, embrace your struggles right now, hang on to your faith…God will reward you openly and fully. He will bring you through this valley, as He always has and always will. He loves you…never forget that.
And to all others, hang in there…Seek His face turn to Him in all things. Remember you are being refined and He will never forsake you. Embrace His Word, and all things that are of His essence, and remember…He is with you always~
”For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:14-19, NKJV)
Pic courtesy of Scott Birge – Thank you my friend~