Time with the Father

Last night I did something I have not done in a while. I laid in the presence of the Lord. I met Him in our secret place and I rested in the Father. In that place there was peace, peace that I am still resting in today. In this season I realize the necessity to meet with Him daily. To hear His instruction to me daily so that I can have His expectation and His agenda. That way I am not operating out of my own agenda as I tend to do so naturally when I miss Our meeting times.

I am learning that He laid the foundations of the earth for His glory. The purpose of each day that He creates is for us to discover Him. Sadly, I have wasted many days, months, years, not seeking Him daily and therefore wasting the purpose in each day. I have spent many days, months, years, believing that the purpose of each day was to accomplish my goals and my dreams. I would make my to-do lists and cross off each item very studiously and efficiently. And because of the grace of His Holy Spirit a lot of those items were on His agenda as well. But there were many that weren’t. And so when I go through my days now I am trying to be conscious that the day is hidden with His eternal, secret, treasures. He wants man to seek Him throughout the day, to discover His attributes, His character, His heart. He displays these secrets through people and the circumstances He allows to occur in our daily lives. As glorious and wondrous as He is, as magnificent and all powerful and all knowing, He still made a way for man to be in an intimate, personal relationship with Him. That speaks more to me than anything.

The Creator of all things, One who is too great for me to fathom, calls me daughter. He is all about relationship. He is all about LOVE. I’ve spent so much time worrying about my well-being. Worrying about my plans and my goals. And in Our one-on-one time He showed me the selfishness of it all. I am always concerned with self. Then He showed me why that is. It because I am fearful that no one else will be. Fear tells me that I need to make sure my ambition is fulfilled, my future is intact, my dreams come about. Because if I don’t, then no one else will. But that is the lie. The Father will. The Father only asks that I rest in Him, seek Him, and learn Him. As I do that, He has assured me that HE has already made provision for me. He is taking care of me. He is concerned with me because I am His (Matthew 6:26, 1 Peter 5:7). This is a truth I have known on a surface level but I need to rest in this truth and live out of it.

As I focus on Him, He focuses on me and it is a selfless thing. Both of our desires are met because we are putting each other first. This is wisdom in any relationship.

 Psalm 37:4

 Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.

SHALOM

 

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