by Mary Lindow
I HAVE AN UNUSUAL 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 yours as you read. There is a cry of hunger for His sure, safe presence in difficult times and in changing times.
A NEED FOR QUIET
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.
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 His name.
WHY OH WHY ALL THE DELAYS?
I don't know fully why it seems as if good people who are sincere and pure hearted seem to go through more persecution and repeated difficulty than those who seem to be the ones perpetuating the majority of it!!
SO MANY RIGHT NOW ARE NEARLY AT THEIR WITS END
WAITING FOR GOD TO RELIEVE THEM OF SORROW,
DISILLUSIONMENT AND BATTLE FATIGUE!
"My soul faints with longing for your rescue,
But I have put my hope in your word."
THE ENCOURAGER HEARS YOU!
"You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted;
You encourage them, and you listen to their cry."
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 refuge! That "get away from it all place" of hungering 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 TV shows 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 of the Father,
THE SEASON OF GREAT HUNGER FOR THE SIMPLE WALK WITH JESUS HAS BLOSSOMED!
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 PROPHETIC WHISPER TO YOUR HEART FROM THE SAVIOR
To know of My ways, you must know ME!
To Know Me, you must spend time with ME.
To spend time with Me, you must purpose, to put aside the lists of things you have to do, before you can spend time with Me.
Order you days first in My Presence, and watch the desires of your heart be fulfilled. Man and his counsel 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 talk 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 conversations with 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, 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 Wisdom-driven grace to pour out on others.
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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