Saturday, February 28, 2015

My Soul Satisfaction

My Soul Satisfaction:

"Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass." (Psalm 37:4-5 AMP)

The Lord is my Treasure. Nothing compares to the sweetness of His Presence and His peace. He is all I need. He is my portion. Today's needs are met with unmerited favour, tomorrow's tasks are already covered by His marvellous mercy, and my past is redeemed by His glorious grace.

As I reflect on all He's done this month, I am reminded of His unending faithfulness. Though I walk through the most rattling storms, I am seeking His face through the rough and trusting His grace is enough. He is my vital need, my constant creed. He will always rescue, He will never leave... This I will believe.

"He will fulfill the desires of those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He also will hear their cry and will save them." (Psalm 145:19 AMP)

You're my everything, God, and on this Selah Saturday of reflection, I want to thank You. Thank You for all You have done for me. This month has brought life's trials - treacherous and trying tribulations, but faithful and sovereign You remain. I thank You that through it all...

Through it all... My eyes are on You. Through it all... Through it all... It is well with my soul, because You are all that makes me whole. Selah...

-The Introverted Evangelist

Friday, February 27, 2015

My Mighty Defender

My Mighty Defender:

"But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father–[it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father's will in every purpose, thought, and action]." (1 John 2:1 AMP)

O Heavenly Father, how at fault I feel. The mistakes I've made, the shameful deeds I've done... Condemnation and fear, they wear away at my heart. Bitter emotions, they tear me apart. Oh take me back, back to the start. The start of Your mercy, flowing from Your Heart.

"Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning." (Lamentations 3:23)

You never give up on me; Your faithfulness endures even when my whole life feels falling apart.

When I'm drowning, You're still defending. When I'm losing, You're still leading. When I'm falling, You're the One fighting for me. When I'm sinking, You will save me. You will come to my rescue. You promise hope. You whisper to me, "This isn't the end... This is just the beginning."

In You, I have constant assurance, steadfast, immovable joy and truth. You are my Way, You are my Truth, You are my Light, and You are my life. You defend me before the throne of God the Father, for by Your precious blood I'm cleansed and redeemed.

Now I'm family. I'm running into Your arms, yet You're dwelling in my heart. I am in You, and You are in me. What a glorious mystery!

"But Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God’s entire house. And we are God’s house, if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ." (Hebrews 3:6)

"He gave us a good bath, and we came out of it new people, washed inside and out by the Holy Spirit. Our Saviour Jesus poured out new life so generously. God’s gift has restored our relationship with him and given us back our lives. And there’s more life to come—an eternity of life! You can count on this." (Titus 3:7 MSG)

This atonement You gave for me is the unsearchable wonder of the glorious power of Christ in me. This is the hope of the future coming glory. You are my future and my freedom. You are my destination and my delight. I will cling to You, my great and mighty Defender.

-The Introverted Evangelist

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rest in Him

Rest in Him:

"In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust." (Psalm 4:8)

When you're still and surrendered, the quietness of My Presence can settle over you, settling every one of your distressing fears. My love will quiet all the accusatory voices that haunt you, and My joy shall shine pure light on all the lies keeping your mind in a dark prison. My holy fire is coming down in glorious light to set you free and burn away fright.

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it." (John 1:5)

When you're feeling too weary to carry on, come to Me and bring those heavy burdens too. I will carry you as well as care for every one of those concerns. No matter how great your fears appear to be, there is not one single thing too difficult for Me.

"Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You." (Jeremiah 32:17)

In all the storms and the tribulations, remember that I am faithful through all generations - I reign high above the nations. When nothing makes any sense to youlean into MeI'll lead you through. Rest in Me with all your might, this battle isn't yours to fight. Trust that I will do what's right.

I can provide you with peace, even here on this earth. I can pull purpose out of all your pain. Trust in My perfect plan.

"Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" (Luke 2:14)
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28)

Be still and know that I'm working all things for your deliverance and divine destiny. I will not leave your side, not even for a moment. Nothing can weaken My unconditional love for you, therefore do not believe any of the shame the enemy tries to put on you. After all, I died to remove every ounce of condemnation from you. Every burden I've already borne to give you the privilege of enjoying this pure, unadulterated freedom.

Even when all the world around you races to achieve, I want you to rest in My promises. Even when everyone else buzzes with preoccupation, I want you to be blessed in the calm of my Presence. I've set you apart. Don't doubt My decision to call you My very own. Your purpose is fulfilled in My Presence. I delight over you, and this will always be enough. You needn't worry about trying to earn My love, for it is a gift freely given both now and forever. I adore you, My dear child, and I always will.

-The Introverted Evangelist