The following is my journal entry from my prayer time. I rarely share my entries, but felt this one is important.
As I began to pray and thank the Lord for the many blessings, I had my pen and notebook in hand and this is what transpired next:
It’s not about titles, the size of your congregation, that status the world places upon you, it’s about intimacy with Me. I long to have a deep two-way conversation with my children. Many times I can only say one phrase, and my children don’t continue the conversation. They take the phrase and run with it, or get excited and don’t ask for more. I have much to say, much to offer, much to share, and I desire dialogue.
I repent and ask the Lord’s forgiveness for not continuing conversations that we have had in the past.
Remember I told you, ask away. Just ask anything of Me, and I will share what is on my heart.
Lord, what would you like to say to your church, your bride?
I desire dialogue, two-way conversation, extended time to be just with Me. I desire for them to be free from distractions, to seek my will, to be in their presence.
Can you imagine, God want’s to be in our presence, that is how much He loves us!
The Lord did say more, but it’s more of a personal nature. We know the Lord is coming soon, and it’s only through intimacy we can be prepared. We will not know the day or the hour of the Lord’s coming,( Matthew 25:13) we are commanded though to be ready and watch.
How will we watch if we don’t have a relationship with our God, that two-way dialogue, or even attempt a conversation?
Every one of us is able to hear the voice of the Lord. Jesus has paid a heavy price for us to have direct communication with our Father. Let’s make the most of Jesus’ sacrifice, enter into intimacy with our Father and dialogue, and ask away!
May you be richly blessed this day.