This morning I invested a half-hour reading and studying John Chapter 5.
“Walk before Me and be wholly separated unto Me. You belong to Me. You are My servant. I called you to Myself out of darkness into My marvelous light … And I continue to call you even though, at times, you aren't listening and are distracted. Place your entire focus upon Me just now. Look up and out of yourself to Me – the High and Exalted One who resides in eternity. Gaze upon Me! I am the Only One you need, search for, and desire. In Me is light, and in My light you will be truly enlightened with real, true, and abundant life. Search for Me with all of your heart as for a buried treasure … and you will find Me. It pleases Me that you search for Me, yearn for Me, and that you desire to know Me more and more fully.”
“I will work, move, and act and no one can prevent it. Yes, nothing is impossible for Me. Open your mouth and heart, and I Myself will fill you with all that is good, beneficial, life-giving, and that enhances your inner well-being. ‘Exceedingly Abundantly’ is My middle name. Since I spared not My own son … it is My pleasure to generously bestow My favor upon you and gift you with grace upon grace.”
I worship You, oh my Three-in-One. I thank You for choosing me and gifting me with incredible grace. Thank You that I have been lifted up from the garbage heap to belong to You, and have been graced to sit among the princes of Your people. Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that rescued a wretch like me - amazing! I once was lost, but now I’m found. In fact, I was completely bound… but now I am free. Thank You Father. I am grateful to You, Lord Jesus. And Holy Spirit ... I am especially grateful to You for empowering this time of listening intimacy.
I no longer feel aloof and disconnected. Instead I feel held, valued, and connected with the One who freely gives me all that I need for life and godliness. Thank You, my Three-in-One for meeting me in this way and refreshing my soul.