Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Know Him "Close and Warm"

God created a race of beings He could call His own children, formed in His own image; a race of beings with whom He could "fellowship".

FELLOWSHIP:  Be in close communion with, join, enjoy.

God created us for friendship, companionship, and intimacy.

INTIMACY:  Close or warm friendship or understanding.

God focuses on the "close or warm" portion of that word's definition. Just the places the world, the flesh, and the enemy want us to avoid are the very avenues through which Holy Spirit accomplishes His greatest triumphs in acquainting us with Daddy's true heart.

What's Daddy thinking about?  Holy Spirit knows, and since He indwells us, we can know - at least to the greatest extent we're enabled by God's benevolent power.

Saints, you'd be surprised how far you can really go with Abba when you are sincerely willing to seek Him out.  He will literally give you all that you desire within the realm of possibility while we're still connected to our flesh.  Does that truth light a fire in you or make you hungry for further knowledge of the things of His Kingdom?  I hope so!

We're the ones who place limits on God and the potential for growth in our relationship with Him.  You can't pray any  more "into His will" than to ask for deeper, richer, fuller, better relationship with Him in the "close and warm" ways.  He longs for that.

Let Holy Spirit stir the embers in you that want to know God more.  He's your Creator, and He formed your very being to crave His Being and all the richness of knowledge of His Spirit's inner workings.

Don't let the enemy tell you God can't be known in the most tender and delightful places of His heart - for He CAN.  Remember that the very place He formed and placed Adam - Eden - literally means "delight, pleasure".
"Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." (Psalm 37:4)

That's God saying, 'ask to know Me in the most ecstatically euphoric places of My Being, and I will answer that longing and cause you to know Me.'

HALLELUJAH!  Amen.

Beloved, does that stir your hearts to "know Him" in newer, deeper ways?  It sure stirs mine.

Let's pray:

[Merciful Father, we want to know You in ever deepening ways, according to the desires of Your Spirit.  We want to come to You on Your terms and learn of the wonderful richness and treasure of Your Kingdom's works and spiritual things presided over by You.  We want You, Holy Father, to live and reign within us in all new ways of depth and purpose and fervency.

So, Father, in Jesus' Name I pray the Fire of God into the lives of all reading this blog, that they might hunger and thirst anew for the righteousness and true meaning couched within the heart of God... that they might receive (as they are able) ALL the things the Godhead has for them in true fellowship and greater intimacy by Your design. I remand us all to the custody of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in Christ's Everlasting Name.  Amen.]

Daddy's Girl

"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)