NO ONE CAN COME TO ME UNLESS THE FATHER WHO SENT ME DRAWS HIM
Have you been noticing a deep desire in your heart to come closer to the Lord Jesus: to become good…to be righteous…to be set free from the power of the sinful nature in you? Know that these desires do not come from your own nature, your own will, or your own emotions. It is the Holy Father, the Most High, who has been drawing you to His Son, Jesus Christ, so He, the I AM, may have a relationship with you, through Jesus.
NOW IT IS GOD WHO MAKES BOTH US AND YOU STAND FIRM IN CHRIST. HE ANOINTED US, SET HIS SEAL OF OWNERSHIP ON US, AND PUT HIS SPIRIT IN OUR HEARTS AS A DEPOSIT, GUARANTEEING WHAT IS TO COME
(2 Corinthians 1:21-22).
Be encouraged that I have been drawing you to My Son, Jesus, so I may beautify you through and through—spirit, soul, and body–through Him. I have been calling you to stand firm in My Son, Christ, so you may be set free from the sinful nature, alive in you through the lies of the father-of-lies. I am doing this, so I may have an intimate, personal relationship with you.
Child, I long to talk to you, daily. Come to Me when I draw you. Do not be afraid. Do not run away from Me. Do not resist Me. Instead, become quiet, turn to your heart…and listen, for it is in your heart that I will meet you. It is there that you will receive Me. It is in your heart that I will anoint you and set My seal of ownership on you. There, I will deposit My Spirit, so I may tell you, through Him, of all the wonderful things I have in store for your life.
THE ONE WHO CALLS YOU IS FAITHFUL AND HE WILL DO IT
(1 Thessalonians 5:24).
How have you responded to the Father’s call to come to the Lord Jesus? What walls have you set up to block His Voice? Why?
I urge you to stop running, to come out of hiding, and to tune in to your heart. Listen to the Father’s Call. He has something very special in mind for you, but you need to stop, turn around, and receive His Son. Through Him, the Father will deposit everything you need.
PRAYER: Call me, Father, to everything I need to be: living in Your Peace…abiding in Your Truth…resting in Your Hope. Break through the walls I have set up. Be in charge of my life. Come fetch me from my hiding places. Find me behind the masks I sometimes wear when I am scared. Pull me up from the ground where I sometimes fall face down. Do in me a complete work through Your Son, achieving Your Purpose, at Your Timing, by Your Love.
Maintain an Awareness
So, yes, the deepest urge in human nature seems to be the desire to be important–to matter. But, it is not the PRINCIPLE of wanting to be important that is wrong; instead, it is the way we adapt or the means we adopt to meet this most urgent desire of our hearts.