Rapturous Love

Heart thoughts……..

Wide open vistas…Stretchings into higher vision. More of a God view

Views and Vistas ….

1. A distant view or prospect, especially one seen through an opening, as between rows of buildings or trees.

2. An avenue or other passage affording such a view.

3. An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects; a broad mental view.

I’ve been talking a lot with Jesus about my views and mindsets in order to better understand some glory revealings. Glory revealings are things you hear from the spirit in the secret place of prayer. A word that comes to open up mindsets and to change hearts and lives.

Over time I’ve come to realize that a good sign of a maturing saint is a ever increasing and more and more drastic change in perspective. Saints are seriously set on walking out of the old and going forward into the new. We are becoming aware progressively of the importance of times and seasons because it’s what Jesus instructed us to do. He said if a man is wise he will seek to discern times and seasons of the spirit, just as men watch for signs of what’s coming in weather patterns. The winds blow in change in the natural world, and Holy Spirit winds blow in changes in the spirit from the heavenlies. We learn to recognize and flow with the wind of the Spirit.

Jesus taught us that the fields are ripe for harvest and he needs laborers to help him to seek and save souls.  All along our way we are in need of new vision and new perspectives that can open doors that have been locked previously. We plow through hard ground to break through. There’s a journey of rising up into new measures of the supply of the Spirit so we can unlock new levels of love and understanding. Places of accessing grace for upgrade and new opportunities. Our world changes. We see the world around us more like he sees.

As we begin to know in our knower we learn better how to watch and pray, and love and soundness of character grows abundantly.  May it always increase more and more so that when he comes on a watch, looking for faith, he will find in us a faith that pleases him. More and more I’m coming to an understanding that Jesus is passionate to execute the redemptive powers of his cross. I’m encouraged because scripture says that Jesus will not fail nor be discouraged until he has established his kingdom and made the law of his Father honorable.

The winds of the Holy Spirit are blowing and many are taking up their crosses daily as the self agenda tries to rule. We are practicing our dying to self and being resurrected into new life.  We are seated together with him and all of the saints in heavenly places. Jesus is Lord and He is building his church in the land and it will be spotless and without blemish. Mere men become meek before God, compelled by love and anointed with power of the Holy Spirit to break yokes of darkness off and lift heavy burdens from the weary shoulders of people who are captive to dark powers.

There will be showers of blessings poured out through the truths of the latter rain promises. I’m excited and I realize that I’ve only begun to scratch the surface of the greatness of it all. The comfort of his presence keeps us as we hold fast to the blood promises and seek to grow in godliness. Father God is writing his laws and instructions on the hearts and minds of his elect.   He dresses us up in our armor of light to lead the way for seekers.

“For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all.”

Hebrews 13: 20

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

John 17:15

I pray not that thou would take them out of the world, but that thou would keep them from the evil.

Thank you for lifting us up on the wings of your love, Father…


Great Meals Need Salt

Jesus people are to be salt and light. Let’s look into that together.

Recently God has set my attention on this.  The other day I was eating a tomato and I took a bite. I hadn’t salted it yet but after I did that I thought “It’s really amazing the difference in the taste of this after I added salt ‘  That got me to thinking deep.

So, what is spiritual salt? How do we live in the truth of being salt and light? We need to know because Jesus told us that he wants us to feed his sheep. And he wants them fed with the finest of the wheat. We’re privileged to be enntrusted with a high honor. The Father watches over his children with great care, seeking their good.

We have the instruction of his word. We lean in close to hear his voice. Holy Spirit is our Counselor and enabler.

Psalms 103:5
Who satisfies thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

What we bring to the table is our offering to God for his flock. It’s for us to learn how to make it more tasty. God’s word says that the ear tries words like the mouth tries meat. Job 12:11. So, our words need to be tasty or they might be spit out. And they sure better be truth  in love for the purposes of redemption or God might spit us out. There are warnings for lukewarmness. That’s to think we have all we need and to become unteachable. We must love instruction and correction all along oue way.

So let’s look for some light.

Have you ever written blogs that just seem to fall flat? I have. I knew God had shown me some great things and I felt led to share but I wasn’t seeing the fruitful results I wanted to see. I wanted to serve up rich blessing but I couldn’t find the key.  Then after awhile God began teaching me more.

Paul said  “Have salt in yourselves” “Season things with grace.” So that seems to say that grace is a seasoning, like salt.  It makes things more pleasant to feast on.  The two go together. They marry. They add value. 

Think on this.  The words we share are a lot like the meals we cook.  When a cook prepares a meal she goes to lots of trouble. It’s a hot job and it requires dedication. But at times when we sit down to eat we discover that we left out a vital seasoning. It’s missing something valuable. It’s flat, and it needs redoing. We have to fight discouragement and dig in and learn how to do better. So we take time to consider how we missed it.

It’s like that with a lot of our posts. We have lots of truthful information, but it’s flat, it has no heart power. It’s from the surface of the mind.  The seasoning salt that makes it more appealing is missing. It’s because God hasn’t breathed on it. It lacks life, it’s not effective. It’s still got too much of ‘me’ in it, and it’s visible that ‘me” needs more of He. Patience needs to have a more perfect work.

If we ask for help then we can grow.

Full gospel truth is salted, well seasoned food; it’s full of redemptive God love and wisdom to walk right.  Impartations of redeeming wisdom make us wiser. 

We sit under authority and we respect it.  The offerings of more mature saints have been seasoned  through many  long suffering life experiences in practical ministry, and grace has been gained by experience.  Through mercy and grace the word becomes flesh and dwells among men again, as it did in Jesus. And as Paul told some, because we respect the anointing we partake of their grace. Hearts change and we become better cooks.

You know the old saying “Been there, done that”?  In reality that’s true on many levels.  The shepherds had to live it out.  Godly experience is priceless, it bears witness to the reality of the word of God and the resurrection life of Jesus. Maturity models it, because they’re dressed up in the son and seasoned with salt. It’s tasty, good and healthy meals that nourish the sheep.  The meals of the mature are filled with hope that becomes salty and valuable. Easy to digest. We’ve feasted on words that go beyond theory and religious form and we begin a growth process.  We get past our fear of mistakes and our insecurities, and we get hungry for more. We begin to hunger to live the life and go beyond just conversations about it. We want to walk our talk. We’ve tasted and seen that the Lord is good and we grow in saltiness.

I think that has a lot to do with why God is always telling us to “Be still, and know that I am God.”  We need to sit at his feet and learn to fully mature. We’re in His process and we will only find the excellence that his work deserves if we get into his order and his time, in the flow of his river of love and grace.  It’s only in his rest  that we increase.  Soaking in his love while gaining life changing experience will build up our faith muscles.  Our worship in spirit and in truth will carry us into deep devotions and lift us up into more abundant places.  And he will fill our bellies with life giving living water. And wisdom to apply it to the lives of others for their good.

Let’s resolve to seek in the deeps for the graces seasoned with saltiness that produces a wealth of wisdom.

Philippians 4:11
I have learned to be content in whatever situation I am in.

Maturing, delighting in his loving instruction.  Then we can prove our love for Jesus by what we feed his sheep.

Col 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you in all wealth of wisdom; teaching and helping one another with songs of praise and holy words, making melody to God with grace in your hearts.

Fear Doesn’t Live In Faith

Reminder. God cares and watches over us as we look to him

Treasures Of Secret Places

Asking myself, how does a consecrated believer keep his heart from being troubled when evil shows itself so strong as it did in this tragedy in Uvalde this week? Even the strongest soul has to dig in deep to deal with it. These are among other horrible events we will have to process before the Lord. Weepings come. Our hearts hurt with the hurting and we pray “Lord, I ask wisdom”

We need to consider this, our instruction from God says “Fear not!” It pleases the heart of God when we learn to cast our cares on him. He is able to use the dark events as an opportunity to build prosperous spiritual fruits within.

We have to practice faith and wisdom to manage our emotions. Because we live our lives in God’s strengths by obedience to his voice. We’re tuned into the God channel. In Christ we have power…

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