Archive for November, 2011
God nourishes until we are full and made fat. Oh, how wonderful when He has fed us from His holy table the sweet and agreeable promises of His word. He never leaves nor forsake us. He opens His hand to satisfy every living creature, which includes us, His most precious creation. He has made us a little lower than the angels who abide in His presence to praise Him eternally. All He ask of us is to love Him, and when we do, we are able to trust Him, obey Him and cast our cares upon Him. We can hold fast to the confidence that we gain from Him, so we can rest in Him.
To know the beauty of His presence in a deeper and greater dimension is available to us. He told John, who was in the spirit on the Lord's day (he was nearly in heaven), He said to come up hither. So now we know that no matter how high we get into His presence, there is ever so much more that we can reach for and move into. We can't allow the devil to deceive us into thinking he has captivated our physical, emotional and spiritual being. Our God has a manna that is not made with hands but comes from His excellent glory. It pours down upon us to satisfy our soul and spirit. And when it comes from His holy place, it leaves the residue of His exceeding joy and gladness. He says that if we lack joy and gladness, He will anoint us with it.
We must say what God says is true about us, not what the devil tries to make us say and believe. Many times we are the cause of missing out on the good things when we resign to refusing or accepting those good things. We are to desire the things that are good, beautiful, wonderful, satisfying, fulfilling, nurturing, cleansing, purifying, hopeful, peaceful and loving. I can't fix you, I can only point you to the One who can. He is God, the only one who can do it so marvellously. His work was already finished on the cross of Jesus Christ. The blood was already shed for our deliverance. Jesus does not have to be recrucified for us to be well. We just have to let God have His way by reminding ourselves with the scriptures and opening our mouth to thank Him out loud (so the devil can hear it). If it is hard for you to praise God, read Psalms 23, Psalms 34 and Psalms 91 aloud. It can give you a jumpstart.
I lift up utterances to my Lord and Father and ask Him to wipe away every tear that falls from your eyes. They are infused with the pain, brokenness, fear, and anxiety that has been purged from your soul and spirit. I ask Him to cover your heart with His love and peace. He will pull you close to His bosom so you can rest in His arms to hear His heartbeat. The sound will cause you to know His love and care.
Father when I call unto you, you are faithful to answer and shew me great and mighty things beyond my knowledge. Thank you for the inheritance of purpose and working all things after the counsel of your will in my life. By your mercy, redemption and strength you lead and guide me into a place of holiness. Guide me continually, satisfy my soul in the dry places, make my bones fat and I shall be like a watered garden and a spring of waters that never fail. Your inspiration to my spirit gives me understanding. Thank you for your Spirit that has come to guide me into all truth. He does not speak of himself but whatsoever I hear comes from your throne room and shows me the things to come. You give me light when I am in darkness or in the shadow of death. Your Spirit always guides me in the way of peace. Give me wisdom to train my mouth what to say and learning to my lips. I commit my works to you Lord so that my thoughts are established. Even when my heart leans towards my own way I chose to allow you to direct my steps.My house is built through wisdom, established by understanding and knowledge fills my rooms with precious and pleasant riches. Show me the path of life. In your presence is the fullness of joy and at your right hand are pleasures evermore. I bless you Lord for giving me counsel and instruction in the night seasons of my life. Show me your ways and teach me your paths. Guide me in judgment and teach me your way when I am meek. You are my rock and fortress, instruct and lead me in the way I should go. You alone can guide me with your eye, your counsel, in the wilderness places by the skillfulness of your hands. Order my steps in your word of truth and let no iniquity have dominion over me. As I am led by your Holy Spirit, I am in sonship with you. I wait on you Lord and I will be of good courage because you strengthen my heart. Ephesians 1:11, Exodus 15:13, Isaiah 58:11, Jeremiah 33:3, Job 32:8, John 16:13, Luke 1:79, Proverbs 16:3, Proverbs 16:9, Proverbs 16:23, Proverbs 24:3-24, Psalm 16:7, Psalm 16:11, Psalm 25:4, Psalm 25:9, Psalm 27:13-14, Psalm 31:3, Psalm 32:8, Psalm 73:24, Psalm 78:52, Psalm 119:133, Romans 8:14
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