Hello family of God. What an amazing journey that we are honored to have and live for - TO KNOW THE KING, and to SEEK HIS FACE. I am forever grateful that the Holy Spirit never gives up on us, even when we have been foolish, even when we haven’t done what we know we should be doing, or when we act on our “own” and do things “My Way”.
The Father is constantly by His spirit leading us into greater truth of who HE IS…not who we sometimes think He is. We have all been taught many things as we have walked our journey of faith in Christ. There are some things we may have learned, that have not been helpful to building our relationship with the Lord and our heavenly Father.
I am asking the Lord to free us of all mindsets that keep us ‘stuck’ in the thoughts of doing good, rather than learning to abide and live in His amazing Love!
It is a daily submitting to His presence to understand and know the Father longs for us to walk with Him, to be present in His presence every day because of His great Love for us!
A Journal entry - April 14-2022
My heart feels your presence Lord… and I long for your presence Jesus that you by your Holy Spirit will walk closely with me.
Holy Spirit I want to be closer still… keep me from ‘religious’ acts… those things I do because ‘I’m supposed to’ or because It’s always been done this way. I want life, the one you speak of - that every day you by your spirit guide me - keep me Holy Spirit from falling into ‘religious acts’ but rather, may my heart always be fully alive and living for you!
The Father spoke this to my spirit…
Religiosity has always been man’s answer to coming to me… but my spirit knows that it is the heart seeking me that draws me, not the actions of man. So, when you are ‘doing prayer’ check your heart. Are you going through the motions? Are you seeking an experience? Are you fulfilling a need in you or just simply checking this off your list of what you need to do?
Remember I am a person, I’m not an abstract entity out in the universe that requires you to bow your knee and go through a ritual prayer time or reading time. I am a Person the Godhead who created you and deemed our relationship important enough that my Son should die that we would have communion, fellowship, relationship together.
Religion kills our friendship - it takes the life out of it and causes you to respond robotically- I didn’t create man to ‘have to’ be in relationship… I created children who once they are born again and choose me become Sons and Daughters, who want to be in relationship.
Always come to me as a Daughter, a Son - don’t allow the past mindsets of doing, keep you from just taking those moments to connect and speak to me. Don’t allow your busy lives to distract you and take you away from having those times to sit and just be with me.
Soaking in my presence is just that…. Stopping all that you are doing and waiting, listening, and allowing your heart to freely love me. Your mind and thoughts will want to wander… but keep them focused on being with me.
Psalms 27:4-5 One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.
What a gift, what a journey of faith that we are given to grow in the knowledge of His Love and become more in Love with who He is so that what “we do” comes out of this amazing relationship of Loving and knowing HIM!