This is an entry from my prayer journal. I’m meditating on 1 Thessalonians, and posting (most of) what I sense God saying to me as I wait to hear from Him.
1 Thessalonians 1:5a “. . . for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, in the Holy Spirit, and with much assurance.”
My word comes accompanied. If you are not seeing the signs, then you have not gone to a place where I have sent you, or I have sent you as a witness against a stiff-necked people. If it is My will that a people come to Me, then I will provide the power, but if I have sent you to a stiff-necked people, a few may come, but the majority will refuse. I do not put on circus acts for rebellious men.
I call the broken-hearted, the desperate, the hopeless, the needy. To these I display My power and love, but to the unrepentant? No. Those who will not come will not see My arm (symbolic of power) revealed. My chosen ones will come to Me, and rest in Me, and surrender to Me, and I will form them into My people. I will show Myself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are perfect toward Me.
The humble shall be My people. I have rejected the proud. The proud, the haughty, the self-centered, whether the world approves them or not, cannot see My face. Their eyes are only for themselves. I have called to Myself the humble, the meek, the broken-hearted, and these I have chosen and loved. My Son has loved them. I will make them glad with My Spirit and will form them into His image until they glow with the radiance of My love.
God is good.
Grace and Peace,