This morning as I spent my own quiet time in prayer the Lord caused me to think of a time from my early twenties; it was a difficult season. No matter what decision I made, disaster seemed imminent. I crawled into bed, turned to my side, and curled into a fetal position.
"Lord, I just cant 'go on!" "I can't live like this any longer!" Tears slowly trickled from the corners of my eyes as I laid helpless, powerless, and feeling completely trapped by circumstances.
Then, in a single moment, God's peace covered me from head to toe. I felt a soft caress across my cheek and the curve of a presence surround me. The Lord spoke directly to my spirit, "It's OK. I'm here. And, I love you."
I didn't want to move for fear of losing one single moment of His presence. His Spirit comforted me in a way that I knew I wasn't alone. His peace was so present. It felt tangible, like a warm blanket covering and protecting me from the cold reality of my situation.
Today, I sensed His Spirit, quietly reminding me HE IS REAL. HE IS NEAR. He's whispering "IT'S OK" and that "HE LOVES ME." I also sensed I wasn't the only one who needed to feel His presence or be reassured that He is near. So...hear God's promise from Isaiah 49:15-16. It says, "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;" (NIV)
Beloved, HEAR GOD'S PROMISE, spend time basking in His presence, take a few moments to ask Him to speak to you. Take time to read a passage from His Word. Wait and listen for Him to speak. When He does, write it down and carry it with you today.
Until tomorrow, I want to encourage you to continue on as we venture in this 21 day adventure of seeking God together--asking Him to speak, reading a chapter from the Bible, and writing down what He shares to our spirit during a few moments of silence before Him.
I'm already receiving a lot of notes from you about the amazing ways God is speaking and leading...feel free to share your experiences below...I know I am blessed by reading them...others will be too! 🙂
PRAYER: Father, thank You that You are real, that You are faithful, and that You still speak to us. We wait to hear Your whispers today and promise to follow where You lead. In Jesus name, amen.