As we rise up to hear the voice of the LORD we commune in His power. It has been a tendency to block ourselves off from hearing His voice because of shame and fear. Because of this we have tended to think we are not worthy to hear His voice or to actually do His will. If not us then who. Each of us is here on earth to do the will of the LORD. We would not be here at this time if it was not our time to provide an unique integrated part for the LORD to have his way on earth.
In hearing the voice of the LORD I have sensed that He is calling us to come to rest in our hearts. The time is now to provide an influence of love to our own heart and mind letting the downcasting incriminating thoughts about ourselves and others be see as insignificant. And acknowledge what is significant in our heart of hearts is to provide an influence of blessing on earth.
The voice of the LORD is powerful. Powerful to bring our heart to rest, vision to our mind and invigoration to our body in doing His will on earth. Here is our fulfillment in living. Let us listen to His voice in the power of love.
I find this verse to be a heart catcher especially. I do notice I had talked about this verse last week. When I read it again in my considerations of the psalms I was again struck by the nature of its spirit. AND THEY THAT LOVE HIS NAME SHALL DWELL THEREIN. In considering these words I find myself entering into a spirit that is settling and very peaceful. A spirit that puts everything in perspective especially the things that may have been a challenge for us to handle. As we enter into this spirit the things we may have found ourselves reacting to or engendering the feelings of anger, demand and fear are dissipated. To acknowledge the gift of spirit that these words bring I find are worth repeating and considering. May we continue to wax strong in grace in stature as we abide in this love.
Fear in reference to the Lord can be viewed as honor and reverence. As we honor and revere the Lord in our highest sensing we can know the clean freshness of being with the Lord. This is our choice. If instead we default to bowing down before the void described as the prince of this world we will consequently know a muddy and putrid experience that no shower can ever clean. Bowing down to being depressed or discouraged by what is lacking in our worlds is sign we are defaulting. Giving thanks for what is present in our lives is lifting up our heads and giving honor and reverence to that which encourages and blesses. Again the choice is ours.
Nothing can withstand the presence of the Lord that is not of His Nature. Enemies can be looked at as qualities such as hate, shame, fear and greed. Such things do not exist in the presence of the Lord’s understanding, purity, love and givingness. Let’s live in such ways and we shall know the power and victory of the Lord.