Friday, April 29, 2011

Thought for the day

 “The person who lives in right relationship with God does it by embracing what God arranges for him. Doing things for God is the opposite of entering into what God does for you. Habakkuk had it right: ‘The person who believes God, is set right by God – and that’s the real life.’ Rule keeping does not naturally evolve into living by faith, but only perpetuates itself into more and more rule keeping." 
Galatians 3 {The Message}

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Where is the love?

Today the Lord has been speaking to me about “love.” He showed me that the reason this world is so “loveless” at times, and the reason we often don’t show, express or give love to each other is because we don’t have any to give. You cannot give what you don’t have (or what you don’t know you have.) However, this lack of love is actually rooted in deception, not knowing the Great Love with which the Lord loves us and gave himself up for us. When we know, by personal supernatural experience, the love of God, an automatic response to that is an overflow of love from our life into the lives of those that surround us.
Not only do we as humans lack the ability to redeem ourselves unto eternal life, but we lack the ability to truly love with a supernatural, Godly love. We need him to redeem us, and we even reply on him in order to love. Human nature can do no good and holy thing apart from him who enables us. We no longer need to strive and manufacture love, but sit under the waterfall of his great love every day and let ourselves effortless change in His presence, becoming like him as we behold him and gaze upon him.
Ah! What a freeing revelation.
I want to spend time in the secret place asking to really know his love on a deep, intimate level, not just for my sake, but for the sake of everyone around me that needs a touch of heaven’s love.
“Keep company with him and learn a life of love.” – Ephesians 5 (MSG)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Rose Garden

This morning was a moment of deep spiritual nostalgia as my dad and I sat on a bench in The Rose Garden. This particular place carries huge significance in both my dad’s and my life, and this is the place where Jesus and I met for the first time. Today as we sat on a bench in the winter sun, talking about the Lord, I realised that so much has changed, yet so much has stayed the same; we’re both just as passionately in love with Jesus as we were back then {even more so now}.
Last time I was there, I was a little girl, and today, the progression of life and the Lord’s hand led me back there as an almost grown-up woman. If I look back over my shoulder, I see God’s fingerprints all over every single day of my life. I have stayed by his side all these years just as he has stayed by mine. Closest friend. Intimate lover. Teacher. Father. He has been everything and more to me throughout my eighteen years of life. The Rose Garden is to me a symbol of intimacy, fatherly affection, relationship, beauty, change, and the path of life, and I will never forget the day I met the one that I’ll be in love with forever. 

Thought for the day

Revelation doesn’t come in different formats according to your age.

No matter what your age, gender, race, spiritual background, heavenly revelation comes in just one format and we are all designed with the capacity to receive this. It is not reserved for a select few in ‘high places’ of leadership or authority. It is not strictly for the theologians or holders of degrees. Revelation is for all and available to all. That’s the goodness of our God.