I Should Be Reading

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Yes, I should be reading… why? Because if I don’t read some everyday, then I might not get through this HUGE book that I have to read and write about by September 6th for the beginning of my second year of ministry school!

Now, I am enjoying this book… it is basically a collection of sermons and teachings by John G. Lake. If you are not familiar, you should become so. He is an amazing father of the Christian faith, one who as I continue reading his sermons, had a love and faith for GOD that was so evident in every facet of his teachings. I have been drawn into a deeper love of my Lord through him.

This might sound odd, but to me, I am grateful. I believe that God puts that kind of call on people where they might teach us, by showing us, how to come into deeper love with the Father.

This is why I should be reading. I am in such awe of the revelations by this man about God. Not only about God, but about who we are to God. One of my favorites so far is from a teaching called “The Strong Man’s Way to God”. Here Lake talks about the perfect victory note which is heard in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and how we then are transformed by the very touch of God through His Spirit, and… we are sons of God, “Not sons of God on a lower order, but sons of God as Jesus is.” ( John G. Lake, p. 52)

I should be reading.

I have only read five chapters and have read each of the chapters twice, because, honestly, the first reading is just to blindly read and not really try to comprehend. The second reading then, is for dissecting and understanding, or trying to understand.

It’s seems like books continue to change my life, my relationship with God… who I am. That’s because these books are reminding me to dig in for the truth. Nothing is on the surface, not anything of any substance. Only when we go down deep and get dirty do we really find true meaning…

Revelation….

Destiny…

And so, I should be reading. I will continue to do so, to learn all I can from others who have gone before and experienced and shared. This is why I should be reading… in reading I question and talk to God, who then answers me in His Spirit and draws me in closer.

The Father gets joy in our discovery, our joy and our looking to HIM for approval.  ~Bill Johnson

The Perfect Place

Peace flowing over me

flowing so freely

Love filling my heart completely

to the ultimate capacity

Rest in this time

wait and you will see

The healing will come in everything

Let me love you my precious

I will show you how I have prepared the way

The path has been cleared

and you, my anointed daughter know the way…

You have been courageous

you have risked

you have opened your heart

and now…

I will show you all you truly are…

 

We really don’t know what life will bring our way. As a believer, we at least have the promises of the Lord to remind us of what we have… a Father who loves us.

In the past two weeks I have come to know a place that is so sweet and precious, I try to go there every day, sometimes many times throughout the day.

This place is a place where I hang out with God… it is our secret place.

The secret place is not even a place, but rather just being with God. It can be anywhere and anytime, but it is only found in the presence of the Father. As we connect with His Spirit, we find communion with Him… this is the secret place.

This secret place is actually inside of us… we are the secret place, at least when we connect with the Father and His Spirit… we are the secret place where God meets with us.

In the past few weeks I have come to an amazing revelation about my private time with the Lord. The Father has revealed to me that I don’t even have to “do” anything, but rather just “be” with Him. All He really wants is for me to come to Him, and spend time with Him. Sometimes that spending time with Him is reading His Word. Sometimes that spending time with Him is praise and worship. Sometimes that spending time with Him is complete silence.

How I spend time with the Father does not matter to Him. Where my heart is during that time is what matters. Is my spirit connected to His when I am with Him? That is the key… the Father wants connection with me. Spirit to spirit is the most intimate connection I can have with the Father. This is how I know Him and He knows me… we become one.

In the presence of the Father I am fully me. My true identity is revealed in the fullness of the Father’s love. This is where I find hope. This is where I feel peace. This is where I become free… this is where the love of the Father covers me.

I don’t have to do anything for love or acceptance, because God loves me anyway. He loves me at my best AND at my worst. The one thing the Lord wants from me… He wants me to come hang out with Him.  The more I spend time with Him, the more I just love it! And, as I come more into His presence, the easier it gets to lose myself in His love. It is truly an amazing feeling to be with the creator of the universe… and know how much He loves me. Not only that, to know that He is there whenever I am ready… how sweet is that. I would be crazy to not want to be there with Him…  I wish I had figured it out sooner, but I am so glad I know about it now! I have found the most perfect place there is, with my Daddy, Father God, in our special place.

If you don’t have a secret place where you intimately know God the Father, I encourage you to seek it now. It is the most amazing place you have ever been… truly the perfect place!