See also Part 1
I have wondered how many of us have ever felt like we’re running in circles, like a cat or dog chasing its own tail?
Another illustration comes to mind; how many of us run “like” the hamsters’ wheel while in the cage; bound to its circumstances and limitations going nowhere.
How many of us spend enormous amounts of time and energy doing something, but we end up achieving nothing?
In prayer, I saw myself looking out of a car window in a relatively fast-moving vehicle. In this vision, I was focusing on the right-side window.
I knew there were trees, sky, and colors, but my focus through the window was a blur to me. I knew that many things were happening all at the same time as a person perceived their space differently compared to mine.
As the other passengers and the driver of the vehicle were looking ahead and talking and laughing although I couldn’t make out their words. But in short, there were so many situations happening all at the same time in that vehicle.
I had a greater awareness of the Spirit and my surroundings that I had never realized.
The vehicle in this vision represents a ministry, the other passengers were talking and enjoying time together as we were moving in the midst of many things in our busy lives.
Sometimes we fail to comprehend that when we are too close to something we are involved in; it is like the old saying, we are too close to the forest to see the trees.”
Sometimes we need to stand back and reflect on our thoughts and actions and why we do what we do.
How much more does The LORD have in store for us! In His desire, he delights when His children wonder in amazement and remain star eyed in innocence as our whole being clings to our childlike delights with our Creator, Abba.
Learning and having a greater awareness of His presence is a joy unspeakable and full of glory, were but hard to be uttered.
Abba God takes great delight in enjoying His children and lingers in their pure love for Him realizing that they chose Him not by coercion or fear but by their own free choice and will!
Love conquers, love breaks down walls, love shatters the wounds to get to the heart of a child within each of us. Abba will move heaven, earth, and hell out of the way for His beloved children. His desire is that we come to know His amazing love as He is known.
God is love and everyone that truly loves is born of God and knows God. In our limited understanding and existence, it is hard to fathom why the creator of the universe and beyond, would want to be bothered with such wayward children.
When we come to understand the simplicity of His love and how He made and designed us individually in His image, it is truly amazing.
Father God so desired that we would choose to know His love and to know the secret of simplicity in His sight. When we know we are loved by the ultimate, Abba Father, there’s no need for competition, no need to vie for His attention, thinking that one gets more attention than the other.
There is no jealousy, envy, strife, contention, or division; for we all can access him as His children at any time.
In His eye and hand, we are secure. In knowing that He created us for His pleasure and purpose, we have a divine family!
He lovingly makes us understand that we are not misfits anymore! No one else can fit the place He has for us, but us! His plan was Love; simple as that.
The simplicity of Christ was twisted by that twisted spirit Satan that fueled the thoughts that we serve a God that deceives us and works us like a taskmaster and that we can never please. With our offering as children, we are simple.
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ,” 2 Corinthians 11:3 KJV.
There are no measurements to a child for we are forever amazed and humbled to wonderment as to why such majesty would want to know me? And you?
He didn’t want or desire beings that had to perform for acceptance, nor were we perfected to amuse him. He isn’t impressed with the wisdom of this age when He is the ancient of days!
For unless we become as children we will not enter The Kingdom of Heaven.
However, we are learning to lean on Jesus more. Learning to depend as a little child would with Jesus. This positioning causes us to become strong against the enemy because of the weightiness of His Glory of resistance!
It is not we who live, but Christ in us the hope of Glory!
We have found opposition has actually pushed us closer to The LORD in intimacy and fiery fervency!
We are the temples of The LORD our God and He fills us ‘the temple’ with His glory so that the fullness of His presence resonates.
Satan does not go after people who are NOT a threat to his agenda. He goes after those who shall make a difference in this world with God. Your greatest moments in God come on the heels of great tests and trials.
So, we will be one as He and the Father are one. The goal of unity in the church is an awesome feat!
However, we all in the body of Christ must find our place and purpose so we all can function within the fullness of the Godhead bodily, with His goodness and favor.
Everyone has a purpose! But we each must find our own path and way to obedience to the faith and by picking up our cross and following Him.
Oh, how HE loves us beloved of God!
“And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ. As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus The LORD, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power,” Colossians 2:4-10 KJV.
See also Part 1
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey