Category Archives: intimacy

Joy and Strength

Souza flower 4I am your joy and your strength. They come from knowing Me and being in fellowship, a deep communion, with Me. I invite you to know Me more intimately, to know My heart, to understand My ways. To know who you are through My eyes, to see yourself as I do – through my eyes of love for you. You were not just an afterthought or mistake, but one I thought extensively about before your being was formed; I took delight in you then and I still do today. You were no accident, I desired you and planned for you and wanted to have a relationship with you, then and now; come – let knowing Me and My love for you be your source of joy and strength.

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Sit with Me

garden bench-onlineIt is special to Me when you take the time to sit with Me, to have fellowship. It is what I desired from the beginning of creation, for My children to willingly come and spend time with Me, not to get but just to be with Me as the One they love, to have a heart to heart time with.

Anchor

Anchor - onlineLord, I hear the sound of Your voice, a rushing mighty wind blowing past me. Where it comes from or where it goes I do not know, but I’m glad it was here, for in the midst I hear Your words for me; words of truth, words of love, words of correction. Your words are what I am dependent on. They give me peace and reassurance, guidance and direction, wisdom knowledge and understanding. Without Your voice I would wander aimlessly lost, with no bearing in life. I would be tossed to and fro and dashed upon the rocks without hope. Your voice is my anchor, my sure foundation, what calms the storm in me. I incline my ears to the sound of your voice, to however You speak, for it is life unto me.

A Letter to Papa

Minolta DSCPrecious Heavenly Father,

As we celebrate Father’s Day I wanted to take a moment to thank you for giving me life, for desiring me and planning for me from the beginning of time. I was not an accident or a chance encounter of sperm and egg; you planned for me. You thought so much of me that you personally knit me together. You even chose my parents, and…I even thank you for them, though at times I would have liked a different pair, I recognize I would not be who I am today if it had not in part been for them. I may not like certain things about my features but you say I am perfect – so I take your word for it.

 Thank you for wanting me when no one else did, for accepting me just as I am; weaknesses, faults and all. You saw the good in me when I didn’t even see it myself. You valued me when the world tossed me aside; they did not recognize that I was created in your image and could do all things through Christ who strengthened me. And what wonderful plans, purpose, and destiny, you had for me.

When I strayed you searched for me and brought me back into the fold. You fought for me when I did not have the strength to fight; all I had to do was be still and let you. You have spared and rescued me more times than I can count or will ever know. Thank you for being my refuge and all the times you sheltered me under your wings, near to your heart.

In this topsy-turvy crazy mixed up world, you give me strength equal to each day. I am thankful you are beside me and let me lean on you. And all these heavy burdens that come up in life – you let me hand them over to you and you fill me with peace. You give me hope when life has seems hopeless.

How can I even begin to thank you for everything in life; for all the blessings, joys, family, friends and the like? You have extended mercy and grace beyond measure. You have mentored me, allowed me to know your presence, to see the heart of a good Father, and to know you as friend. You let me know and experience your vast unconditional love, a love I could not begin to describe – nor ever earn; yet you freely give to me, simply because you love me.

Papa, I adore you so, you mean the world to me. Your truly are wonderful. You are the reason I can joyfully face each day and rest secure in the night. I love you not because I have to, but because I get to; you wooed me to yourself with your love and goodness. There is none that compares to you, my heart is forever yours.

Lovingly,

Your Adoring Child

Quiet Moment

cozy bench 2As your heart is still and your anxious thoughts cease, and your spirit is quiet before Me – seeking to hear, I come gently to meet with you. Such times are not only precious to you, but to Me as well. I enjoy the quiet time with you, whether a word is spoken matters not, it is being together, heart to heart, spirit to spirit; in a time that transcends the need for words,  the language of love is expressed in a moment of silence.

Closer

I’m calling you closer, closer to My heart. Come in abandonment before Me with no agenda and just let Me love you. Come hear My heart and the song I sing over you. Come closer, closer to My heart and know My great love for you, know my intents and plans, and let your heart be satisfied. Come closer, closer to My heart, My love.

Flow with Me

oil-lamp-onlineHear the wind blowing in the leaves? They are completely surrendered to where the wind takes them; be also willing to go without resistance where the My Holy Spirit leads you. A fresh wind is coming to take you where you have not gone before – if you are willing to let it take you, willing to flow with it. You do not need to fear what I am in. Protect the purity of My move. It is not for show or your self-glory, it is for mine. Let Me move unhindered showing My glory, releasing signs and miracles. The Acts Church was not just for yesterday, but for today. Are you hungry for it?

Heart Beat

heart-beatYou are My heart’s desire, a treasure, one of great price which I willingly paid. Take my hand, let me show you the desire of my heart – do you see your reflection? All I have done – I have done for you, all with you on my mind. I extend my hand to you, a hand of love, of friendship, help, support, guidance and so much more. Take my hand; let me draw you in closer to Me, closer to my heart. Do you feel its beat, it beats for you, it beats with the tune of an intimate love song. Come let me lavish my love upon you and wrap you in My glory. Let me drape you in love and kindness, grace and mercy. Let me fill you with peace and joy unspeakable. Let me put my mark upon you that all the world will know you are mine, that you are My beloved.

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Hunger

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Pause

White Forest FlowerMy Child, I hear your voice filled with praise. Come closer, let me look upon you, you are the delight of My heart. I enjoy these times together when you are not rushing off into your day, but take time to talk with Me. Pause now and hear My voice, I love you, I desired and planned for you from the very beginning. I have special plans for you, you are my special child, unique in your ways, you are one of a kind. You touch and impact lives in ways others cannot. The world, your family, your church and your community need your unique set of gifts, calling and equipping, just as you need theirs. You were meant to need each other, to be as one family, one church, one body. In this you more fully reflect My multiple facets to the world. You were also meant to live life with Me, not apart, so I am thrilled when you are still and turn your thoughts, desires and affection towards Me, longing to know My ways, My thoughts, My desires, My heart. There is a lifetime of knowing, growing and learning open to you, there is no final degrees, no BA, Masters or PHD. What you gain does not end at your last breath, it’s good for eternity. Come, be still, sit a while with Me and know Me.