There came a point in my life when I yearned to experience the Perfect Father’s Presence, ALL THE TIME, the Voice of the Lord Jesus, EVERY DAY, and the input of the Holy Spirit, MOMENT-BY-MOMENT. I asked Him how that was possible…and He answered me:
WHOEVER HAS MY COMMANDS AND OBEYS THEM, HE IS THE ONE WHO LOVES ME. HE WHO LOVES ME WILL BE LOVED BY MY FATHER, AND I TOO WILL LOVE HIM AND SHOW MYSELF TO HIM
Beautiful Child, I yearn to reveal Myself to you, all the time, every day, every moment. I long to unveil My Love to you, demonstrate My Power to You, and expose My Righteousness to you. I wish for you to see My Hope when you feel hopeless, to experience My Peace when you feel afraid, and to receive My Spirit when you feel alone. I long to be a constant Presence in your life, but there is something that stands in your way to experience Me—YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING.
TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING; IN ALL YOUR WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, AND HE WILL MAKE YOUR PATHS STRAIGHT
Child, there is only one way to get your own understanding out of the way, so you could experience My Presence: moment-by-moment obedient surrender to the promptings of My Spirit to follow My Light, to accept My Truth, and to avail of My Hope. Whenever you love Me enough to surrender your own understanding to Me, even when you feel hopeless, helpless, and powerless, you will see Me, because YOUR MOMENT-BY-MOMENT OBEDIENCE RENDERS MY MOMENT-BY-MOMENT REVELATION.
SO NOW WE SERVE NOT UNDER [OBEDIENCE TO] THE OLD CODE OF WRITTEN REGULATIONS, BUT [UNDER OBEDIENCE TO THE PROMPTINGS] OF THE SPIRIT IN NEWNESS [OF LIFE]
(Romans 7:6 AMP).
How do you need to love and obey God’s Counsel today, in order to see His Power demonstrated in your life, His Hope manifested in your heart, and His Truth displayed in and around you?
PRAYER: Lord God, I yearn to experience Your Presence, all the time, and hear Your Voice, every day. I know that this is only possible if I love and obey Your Counsel, instead of the counsel of the father-of-lies…if I follow Your moment-by-moment Guidance, instead of leaning on my own understanding…if I conform to Your Will, instead of inventing my own purpose.
Lord God, bring me to the place where I will love You with my entire spirit, soul, and body, even my thoughts. Write obedient surrender on my heart, so I would follow Your Light, instead of darkness, and accept Your Truth, instead of the lies of the father-of-lies.
Maintain an Awareness
Temptations give us many opportunities to be trained in God’s Holiness.