The Father’s Heart-Sheryl

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The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22,23)”

Lord, draw me closer.  I want to fall more deeply in love with You.  I want to be wrapped up in Your will, delighting in Your service.

 

“Peace, peace.  I need to say it over and over to My people.”

 

I/we need You so much though, especially as the last days progress. I want my life to speak louder than words.  Heal me; teach me; use me.  I just want You.

 

“And Me you have and shall have.  You are mine, in the palm of My hand. I have a secret name for you.  You make My heart glad.”

 

How can I do that, Father?  I feel I do so little.

 

“You are mine and I rejoice over you with singing.  Have you refused to do something I have asked of you?”

 

Sometimes I think I am slow at obeying.  Sometimes I wonder if I don’t stop my ears.  I don’t want to do either of those things.

 

“Peace, beloved.  I have your heart.  I hold it.  You gave it to Me and no one will take it away.  Am I not capable of making you hear and see?”

 

I don’t want my free will to stand in Your way.  I want to honor You.

 

“Come…”

 

The threshold of Your throne room.

 

“Come…”

 

You are leading me down toward your throne.

 

“I am going to take My seat.  Now you, my little daughter, come sit in My lap.  Let Me encircle you with My arms, hold you close to My heart.”

 

I hear every heartbeat of all creation, of the universe.

 

“Things visible and invisible; things temporal and eternal.”

 

Yet You hold me on Your lap?

 

“You are precious and as important to Me as any.  You don’t enjoy your life nearly enough.  Experience each moment to the fullest, savor it.  Savor time with your loved ones.  There is no condemnation for you, ever.  Allow me to teach you, guide you, make My will known to you.  You needn’t strive for it.  Seek My fellowship as  a child does a parent’s.  A little, much-loved child can’t guess what a parent needs or how they will direct them next, but out of love they will obey when directed.  Look with confidence into My face.  Allow Me to love you, fill you, overflow you and you will do My will.  Do not doubt that.  A child should listen for a parent’s voice, but it is the parent who makes his voice and will known.  Precious child rest in Me.”

 

Lord, I think I need to meditate for awhile on that.  You are my Strength, my Comforter, my Abba.  It is way too easy for me to get side-tracked into fears and what ifs that lead to anxiety.  I see it is Your will for me to keep my eyes on Your face and that will lead to faith.  I want to hear Your voice, not the enemy’s.

 

“When you touch My Father’s heart that contact transfers what I have for you in that moment, for that season.  My mercies are new every morning and I provide new manna every day for instruction, for healing, for commissioning.  That is why it is important to come every day.  Just as I told the Israelites to gather manna for each day’s needs, I tell you yesterday’s manna can grow stale. Circumstances and people change.  You need fresh manna for each new day.  Allow Me to touch your life and transfer power to you for each day’s opportunities and challenges.  You are My beloved child. I give bread, blessings, and bounty.  I give direction and discipline.  Stones and scorpions come from the enemy as do fear and fretting.  What could be better than daily, fresh manna and living water from Me, Jehovah Jireh, your Great Provider?”

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