In the mornings, I wake up to a good cup of coffee, and before anyone in the house wakes up, I meet with the Lord. This morning my husband got up first. I could have just visited with him and said, “Oh well.” But I would have missed Him. I would have missed His words in my ear, His touch on my heart. I would have missed Him.
But I would have missed the Lord. I would have missed His words in my ear, His touch on my heart. I would have missed Him.
Not worth it.
I kissed my husband on the cheek and moved to the Secret Place.
The Lord touched my soul and brought a smile to my face as I found these His word for today:
Does He value our time together as much as I do?
I think so. He commands us to love Him because His love is a treasure. We need Him like lungs need air and flowers need the sunshine.
We talk about His will. Am I in His will? Do I walk in the Spirit?
My eyes turn to Matthew 25 and I imagine I’m standing in His presence. Will I be sent to His right hand or His left? Will He call me to enter into His rest? When He comes, will I be ready? It’s an intimate moment, words cannot express my fear and love at the same time, in the same place.
I listen to His words, capture them in my heart and hold them close to my soul.
He speaks of the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and even the prisoner. He speaks to those who’ve prayed to Him for their need.
Does the Lord bring us to the hungry to give them food; the thirsty to give them spring water, to the stranger for shelter, the naked for clothes, the sick for attention or the prisoners for a visit?
Does He use us to answer their prayer – to show them He’s their Provider?
They’re not an inconvenience, trouble or evil.
I don’t trust myself. I’m afraid. I’m afraid I will turn my head away or pretend they’re not there. To hide from God’s will is to hide from God. “Lord, help me in my weakness!”
To the Lord, they’re not nameless or faceless.
It is God’s will for us to walk in the Spirit. A heart moved by the Spirit is transformed to do His will.
Is my heart transformed?
I bow my head in shame. I don’t know if I’ve been walking in the Spirit. “Lord, help me.” I don’t know if I’ve seen the need. I don’t know. He said when we care for one of the least of these we care for Him.Have I touched the hand of the Lord lately?Click To Tweet
Thank you for listening to my heart – listening to what I almost missed. I appreciate you.