Today I want to encourage all of you who are followers of Christ to go deeper! Go beyond what you have been doing and sacrifice to give God just a little bit more of you today than you did yesterday! (That thing that's been on your heart to do...do it now)
One thing I’ve noticed in the last month is that with every step I’ve taken in obedience God has revealed himself in a new way (1 Samuel 15:22). As he reveals I sense his love and fall deeper in love with him. The more I love him the more I want to move in him, for him, and the less fear dictates my actions. <That last part is huge for me!
Because of this love I've literally felt, I have been able to do things the last 2 weeks I haven't been able to do in years
I'm in love with a God that loves me for real regardless of my intentions, actions, thoughts, and every sin! This means so much to me because unlike the perfect person, I'm not always right and to think that God loved me through moments of self-hatred and prideful moments I'm drawn even further in! (Romans 8:38-39; 1 John 4:19)
I'm not here to sway those who don't understand how one can love an entity that cannot be seen because I have no way to explain it. But I can let you know that I LOVE the way this feels! I love that I am finally in love with my Creator! I say this every time my love grows but, I thought I loved him before...that wasn't nothin!
I crave his love and the feeling I feel as mine grows everyday IN THE MIDST OF SPIRITUAL AND NATURAL ADVERSITY! What kind of love is this?!?!? Purely perfected. And I can only think of how I desire more of it!
My new and constant prayer is similar to the lyrics of Joann Rosario's song “Beyond”
"Desperately I'm looking for another way, to move beyond the place I am today. I'm moving beyond myself beyond my pride beyond the way I do things to have an experience to feel your touch and know that you are with me. Lord help me to move beyond." I encourage any of you beautiful Children of God who have not experienced his presence to simply ask him for his Holy Spirit and let him know you want to experience him in a new way. Ask without doubt, open your heart to him, and at the right time, he'll show himself to you.
Just a snippet of "Beyond"
Move Beyond with me? What are your plans to go beyond?
Mine: asking him to help me first of all and learning to minimize distractions and practice silence.