It’s Monday and it is a new day to begin again. How so? If we fell short at all last week (all have sinned and fallen short) we have the opportunity to ask for forgiveness and to do our due diligence to represent the Lord well this week. Just one day at a time. That’s is called mercy and Lord I am so grateful.
So, I had this crazy thought during my morning meditation. When we are talking to the Lord or about Him, we think of Him as this fictitious character, who cannot hear or see us, when it is opposite.
Psalm 34:15 (NKJV)
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry.
Isaiah 59:1 (NKJV)
Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.
Not only can He hear and see, but also The Lord knows what we are thinking.
Psalm 139:2 (NKJV)
You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.
How amazing is that? But it is because of these “supernatural” abilities that our Father possesses, that we begin to doubt His existence. Doubt leads to diminished appreciation and value of the relationship we have with Him because…He does not look or sound like us. And so, because there is not a verbal reply like speaking face to face with someone, we feel as if we are speaking to ourselves…until “it” happens. It is the thing that happens called a confirmation, validation, proof, evidence, or a testimonial that what we were speaking, was actually heard and not only heard, but also we received a reply from our Father that He indeed is real!
When it happens, we are on a natural high. We feel important. We are amazed at God and all that He does. We are humbled that He cares so much about the little things that affect our lives; however, when trials and tragedies of life strike, we forget how special we are. And so…I imagined this morning, the Lord…my Father speaking to me and I imagined Him saying something like this:
“What will it take for you to recognize how special you are to me? I have done everything I could possibly do to prove to you how much I desire you to know who I am. If you think about the world you live in, it is an inhuman thing to be able to take your own thoughts, ideas, and your character and place them within the body of another human. The only way YOU can do that is if you teach and instill it.
You read during the times of Moses where I would lead the children of Israel by fire in the night and a cloud by day. I only spoke mouth to mouth with Moses because I found righteousness in him. He only looked to me for guidance. He sought to know who I am. Then I wrote to you about my Son, your brother Jesus, who walked the same planet that you live on now, to die for the mess you would be born into.
When Jesus got up from the grave, I sent MY Spirit to comfort and lead you. You read about that but I needed you to know that what you read is real. So, once I realized that you wanted to re-establish a relationship with me and learn what I truly created you for and that the body you live in is not really you but a mere shell, I took my own Spirit and placed it within you – so you can see a glimpse of who you really are. I placed my Spirit within you so that you can feel my presence that is unlike anything you will ever experience on Earth. But for some reason, that does not seem to be enough and I know why.
It is because you have not truly surrendered to experience my presence. If you really had my Spirit within you, would you be so quick to give up on me? If you had a glimpse of my glory would you really allow these trivial things to make you doubt who I am? I am not a temporal Father. I do not enter your life for a moment and then leave you. I am eternal. I never leave. The issue is…you left me. I apparently did not have enough to offer you. I was not good enough. Apparently, I have not done enough to demonstrate to you how special you are to me.
I have a question though; Just what does the word special mean to you? Is it flowers, that wither and die in a matter of days? Is it gaze of a man or a woman, as you stare into one another’s eyes? I told you, that you were the apple of my eye…
Zechariah 2:8 (AMP)
For thus says the Lord of hosts, “After glory He has sent Me against the nations which plunder you for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.
Psalm 17:8 (NKJV)
Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings
…but you believe that person more than you believe me.
- Can that person supply you with a job that you were unqualified to receive with minimal to no education? Maybe they can, but it was me that touched them to give you the job.
- Can that person cause a hot ball of fire to appear in the same location every day and provide you warmth and daylight, of which you call the Sun?
- Can that person protect you from unseen danger?
- Can that person blow a form of “wind” within you called breath, that gives you life?
- Can that person speak the word NO that will prevent death from taking your life?
- Can that person send you dreams and visions and glimpses of what is to come?
Job 33:14-15 (NLT)
For God speaks again and again, though people do not recognize it. He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds.
- Can that person die for you? Sure they can, but will they and if they were willing to…just what will their death provide for you? Surely, it cannot give you life eternal.
If I did not need you, I would not have allowed you to be birthed. I placed purpose in you. I need you for a time such as this. I need you during a time where the love of many is getting colder and colder, because of sin, who comes from my enemy. Not your own fulfillment, MY purpose for you to fulfill. And yet somehow, knowing that; No…you KNOW that you have MY purpose in you to fulfill and yet somehow, knowing that is not enough for you to seek me on how to walk and fulfill it.
I have shown you that you are not a mistake, but a precious gift…My treasured possession, but you have a choice to believe and fill your mind with My truth, which will change your hearts, or listen to what others say. It is a choice you must make. In Exodus 4:10, Moses told me that he can’t do what I told him to do because he was slow of speech and tongue. In verse 11, I told Moses: “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go. I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” Moses is no more special than you. He believed me and listened to me, therefore He was able to see me work through Him and experience my Glory.
There is a special work I have for you that can only be done by you.
You proclaim defeat before giving victory a chance. I cannot lose. And you’re my child, which means I will not allow you to lose. You choose defeat when you choose my enemy (the devil) over me. If you spend your time wishing things were different, you will never get around to doing those things I have asked of you. Sometimes satan, my enemy, tries to put thoughts into your head and tell you that you are worthless. That’s when you need to remember what I told you about my enemy, the thief, who desires to steal you from me:
John 10:10 (NKJV)
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
You will settle and do everything to keep or get that person in your life, but when I tell you what I require of you, your response is: “That’s in the old testament.” I am certain that I told you I am not like you and that I do not change:
Numbers 23:19 (NLT)
God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
If I asked you to be obedient in the old testament, I am asking the same of you now. If I asked you to put me first in the old testament, I am asking that of you now. Why? Because I have always put you first, the very least you can do, is the same.”
WHAT WILL IT TAKE?