By Mary Lindow
“ All my longings lie open before you, O Lord;
my sighing is not hidden from you.”
I HAVE A DEEP STIRRING IN MY SPIRIT FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT AS I WRITE THIS MESSAGE.
The Lord is revealing a sound in the earth coming from the hearts and deep cries of so many of His people right now.
Perhaps it might even be your as you read. There is a cry of hunger for His sure, safe, presence in difficult times and in
A NEED FOR DEEP REST
The world and it's voices of influence, humanistic subtleties, and constant technology and it's sounds, bring about an
overload of weariness to all people, and there is a greater need for a place of rest for the warriors of truth who are very
aware of the pressures that have not stopped mounting for many years now.
DO YOU CRAVE THE SECRET REST OF GOD?
That intimate “you and Him” time? Not just the basic devotional readings or corporate worship and prayer gatherings. I
mean that “place” or room or location to go where you can wrestle, cry, wait, and listen. To rest in the arms of Peace.
IT IS A GOOD THING TO CRAVE THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD!
Look at what the word craving means!
1: to ask for earnestly
2 a: to want greatly
2b: to yearn
3: an intense, urgent, or peculiar desire or longing
THERE IS MUCH TREACHERY OCCURRING IN THE EVIL PLANS OF DARKNESS
AND THE PEOPLE HELD CAPTIVE BY IT THESE DAYS.
It can bring a real sense of despair, broken heartedness and shock when you encounter this type of thing and when it
attempts to destroy your hope and confidence in what the Lord Jesus has set you apart for to express in His Power and in
DELAYS DELAYS DELAYS!
I don't know fully why it seems as if good people who are sincere and pure hearted seem to go through so much
persecution and repeated difficulty.
"My soul faints with longing for your rescue,
but I have put my hope in your word."
COURAGE FROM THE ONE WHO KNOWS ABOUT YOUR LONGING
"LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless.
Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them."
What is this verse saying to you and I right now?
It is saying that the Lord HIMSELF will encourage us!
That is why we must continue to fight for that place of Divine “sanctuary!”
That “get away from it all” place of craving and longing for His comfort. He knows our hurt, our loneliness, our scorched
and heart torn issues! He understands how agonizing and bled out we can get when it seems as if battle after battle we
begin to wonder if something might be wrong with us!
“Hope delayed makes the heart sick,
but when dreams come true,
there is life and joy.”
Proverbs 13:12 (NAT)
NOTHING CAN SATISFY DRY LIPS LIKE WATER!
We are in a time where no persons opinions, no one’s books no one’s podcasts are going to satisfy that craving, that need
for a thirst quenching drink of companionship with God.
We long to hear words from someone that tell us everything is going to be all right! That our children will be safe, our
homes protected, our basic needs provided! And yet! Nothing “out there” satisfies us fully!
You see Dear Beloved one…
THIS IS THE SEASON OF GREAT HUNGER FOR A SIMPLE WALK WITH YOUR SAVIOR.
Only time spent with him like a dear dear friend will fill the gaping ache you have.
He will speak, He will comfort, and He will show you what is true and what is false in the days ahead if you will return to
that Place of companionship with Him. Away from the opinions of men and the noise of this life.
“Every word you give me is a miracle word-
how could I help but obey?
Break open your words, let the light shine out,
let ordinary people see the meaning.
Mouth open and panting,
I wanted your commands more than anything.
Turn my way, look kindly on me,
as you always do to those who personally love you.”
Psalm 119:129-131 (The Message)
"A WORD OF PROPHECY"
“ Order you days first in My Presence, and watch the desires of your heart be fulfilled. Man and his council will always fall
short of the full truth of My Wisdom. I have blueprints and a Master plan for so many things yet to build upon in your life.
Come. Let us walk again together.
You are the temple, the house of my Holy Spirit. I desire to build you up in spiritual strength as you walk in prayer and
conversations WITH Me, not TO Me!
I will fulfill your longing for peace and direction as you step up again into a heavenly trust and rest.
People will change, man will fail you, friends will turn hard and cold if they are not seeking My Voice above the clamor of
the day. And you My child will fail others, if you listen to your own voice of reason and intelligence. As you turn to Me, you
will see My compassion poured out upon you and you will then have My power of pure godly compassion and grace to
pour out on others. You will see the anguish that they are enduring through my eyes, not through your own perceptions or
lack of merciful compassion.
Shake yourself! Waken you soul with the truth! Shake off presumption and the reasonings from your soul that justify your
lack of empathy and hardened heart. If you show mercy, I will see, and in your time if need for surley it will come to all,
Mercy will be shown to you.
I too, long for you as well! Seek Me - with all of your heart, your longings, your heartaches, your dreams, and I will be
there with arms of strength to rescue you from despair.”
“You will seek me and find me
when you seek me with all your heart.”
“The LORD is good to those, whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him.”
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