Have a look at my post on prophecy and lectio divina if you haven’t already. It will explain what I’m doing here. This is the word that God inspired in me upon meditating on the following scripture:
1 Thessalonians 1:3 We recall, in the presence of our God and Father, your work of faith, labor of love, and endurance of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ . . .
“I have given you My peace, and that peace is centered in My Son, Jesus. My desire is that you seek Him out. People may have a desire in their hearts for righteousness, but they have not the means to attain it. I don’t expect you to do what humans cannot do. I expect you to take from Me my provision that you might believe in the One I have sent. This is the work of Faith, wrought in you by the Spirit: that you believe in Him whom I have sent. The door is open to all who are willing to come and pass from death into life.
” Love doesn’t come naturally, especially to the unlovely. My Spirit labors together with your spirit. Love is a supernatural thing–abiding in love is a miracle. Real love does not come naturally to the natural man. I am the only source of genuine love, but there are many counterfeits. Learning to recognize true love comes only from being saturated; marinated; dissolved–by becoming one with My Son as the natural food that you eat becomes one with your body.
“Hope rises from faith. Hope is the fragrance, the promise, the image of things to come. Hope waits in joy and calm assurance for that which is not yet seen. Hope is the expectation of the treasure hidden, for which all else can be gladly sacrificed. Hope is the sunrise to come, the destination assured, the ever-increasing light and glory as you journey into Me.
“Hope is the never-ending reward which you will never cease unfolding, which you will never receive in full because there will always, ever, be infinitely more–pleasures forever more and eternal bliss ever multiplying, never coming to an end forever.”
This is God’s plan for us, beloved of the Father. Seek His face as you seek the face of your most treasured friend–your loving and good Father is always seeking you.
Grace and peace, Cindy