Tuesday, April 14, 2015

My Favorite Place in God

I was sitting on my couch yesterday just "thinking" my love to the Lord - you know how that is - and as my eyes welled with tears, I realized I was entering my favorite place... God's heart.

Yahweh is my vision.  He is my soul and its answer to every situation. How can people live without God?  Well, the answer is they don't - they only exist outside of faith in Him. I understand what merely existing is about (like most - been there, done that), and it is not for me.

By God's great mercy, the things of this world have no meaning for me any longer; I have stolen myself away to my favorite places in God, and I visit them regularly.  My heart dwells in Heaven - its eternal name is "Heaven Dweller", and God is bringing that designation to life more and more.  Thank You, Jesus.

When I entered my favorite place yesterday, I was thinking about God's heart towards death.  Yahweh doesn't look lightly on the pain and sorrow caused by death; dying is no joke to Him.  Through Christ's shed Blood He has defeated the sting of death (sin) and separated His Beloved from its devastating hold forever.  Daddy's declaration over the earth and His dear children at the consummation of all things is the total destruction of death and its cohorts.  Our God hates death and dying; He entered into it only to save us because (through sin) we became its prisoners.  Make no mistake, my friends - death is NOT a part of life, it is an enemy of God and man, and it will not escape God's wrath:

"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." (1 Cor. 15:26)
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away."  (Rev. 21:4) 

The overwhelming love God feels for all of mankind cannot be experienced by us in fullness while we're connected to the flesh because it would kill us.  But the drops of powerful essence He readily and generously bestows are so rife with intoxicating good will and intensity I am riveted into compliance with His Perfect will and only desire to serve Him, obey Him, and love on Him for eternity.  He is altogether lovely, folks... and He is worthy.

Do you ever escape to your favorite places in God?  Which ones are they?  If you have not stood in the searing light of His heart's all-consuming affection, I recommend it more than anything.  Dare to stand amid the thunderings of love surrounding God's Throne and rapturously inhale the saturating, transforming fragrance of His heart's precious thoughts and desires concerning you. It is a place of unspeakable joy, beauty, honesty, obedience, shelter, peace, passion, courage, delight, security, and power for all who desire to dwell therein.  It is my very favorite place.



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