Focus and refocus.
After reading closer and paying attention to our instruction to feast on our “Daily Bread” I have some thoughts to share. Hopefully a comfort and maybe a clue for a seeker to think on.
God has been talking to me about children growing up. About listening for his specifics. Not just generalities. God is huge, there’s lots we can say, but time comes to tune into what he says to me. Not attention to what others were saying or doing but my own path. He said “I am a God of specifics” He leads us in way that are specific for our individual present moment. It’s about centering in on the instruction needed for our own unique walk.
The things that I’m growing through have been about new season time and new season ways in his liberty. Moving in new and more confidant ways, more closely aligned with his time. Deep stretchings. Transistionings.
As he began preparing me, He called for “Selah” pauses. To slow down and flow closer and deeper. He said. “Listen deeper.” I had to seek stillness, refocus my ears to hear him and his present moment leadings. These were instructions in the wise way to deal with the matters at hand in my own walk. God impressed some things on my heart deeply.
We are each so unique, and each of us has specific things we need to center in on in any given season, in order to flow and grow. Each has specific things we need to receive and release. When we set our full attention on private times with him alone, hearing new things and learning and growing everything changes. This change is the result of doing the necessary acts of my will to grow in deeper ways. Reminder of the charge to the saints to “Go on to maturity” from the book of Hebrews.
We can rest in his love. Our Shepherd tells us “Don’t forget what I’ve said in the light when you have to go through dark difficulties”
I was instructed to shift my attentions.
For the new era we need a new and closer yielding to his purposes. Getting our priorities more inline with where we belong in him. Feasting on the daily bread he sends for our specific needs; to do only what he has anointed us to do. To decrease so that he could increase in us. My uniqueness, and yours, requires different words and processes at different times.
Deep change has come as a result of refocusing with him. It has made an immense difference. I have peace and love like never before. The light is getting brighter. The way on the path is easier to follow. Now I am growing into new graces. I am delighting myself in his delights in me. His love is a mighty fortress.
He is the God who keeps on making all things new. I hope my story will be an encourager for you.