Please see my post on Divine Reading for an explanation of what I’m doing here. The following is an entry from my prayer journal regarding what I sensed God saying to me as I meditated on 1 Thessalonians 1:1.
. . . to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ . . .
Here’s what our Lord said to me:
My church is in Me; I am in My church. The location of these people is not so much Thessolonica as it is in Me. You, too, are in Me if you keep my commandment: that you have love one for another, so that the world may see Me manifested in My people. Abide in Me as I abide in our Abba. As I am fully dependent on My Abba (Father–Daddy), so you are to let yourselves go and cling to Me alone. When you feel the fear, tension, anxiety, then let yourself go. I have you. A thrashing and panicked child is nearly impossible to hold. When you do not trust, you are like a drowning person clutching at the life guard so that you cannot be rescued. Let go. My yoke (task) for you is to hear My voice and follow.
Don’t worry about where we’re going, for I know the way and I know the way through. Only I can take you there. You may think the way impassible, but it is not. The beckoning ways are the treacherous ones. I alone am the true way. Surrender yourself to Me and I will lead you through.
So, now, as if that wasn’t cool enough, He also gave me a song. He gave me the tune too, but I don’t know how to write it down. Here are the words, anyhow. I think it’s gorgeous.
There is a way you would never choose;
a way you think leads to death,
But I know all ways, and I never lose
One small lamb
One small coin,
Though you think you’re forsaken,
that I no longer care,
that I stopped seeking you long ago,
I will never give up
seeking that which is dear
’til I bring the dear one
And you’ll never turn back
without seeing Me there.
I know each step that you take.
I know the longing that tortures your soul
the yearning that won’t set you free.
It is I who did give you this troublesome heart,
and nobody else can relieve
the sad sighing, the burden
you’ve carried so long;
Come to Me,
Come to Me,
Come to Me.
Maybe this won’t speak to anyone else with the strength it does for me, but I have to tell you–I think it is so cool! God will talk to you too. He likes talking to His kids. Set aside a half hour or so, pick up a bible and a journal, and spend some time with Him today.
Grace and Peace,