As I wake up this morning I remember a dream I had last night. In the dream we were having some kind of family gathering. We hadn’t seen this family member in a good while. As I approached him we hugged. In the dream the hug felt so real. I held on tight. And hugged as long as I could. The dream was over.
Oh beloved, God speaks to my heart and yours. He is saying this morning that even if you haven’t conversed with Him in a long time, today is the best day to do just that. Jesus made the way for all of us to have an intimate, ongoing relationship with Him. And if you have been keeping your relationship close, it’s time to get even closer. Hold on tight, hug up to the Lord. You can do that and you will find yourself being ministered to as you just hold tight.
God wants to give you what you really need in this day and time. He wants to give you of Himself. Oh how we get this backwards. The Lord is not some distant person we relegate to the church pew or the altar call. That won’t do for this season anyway. He says come closer, He says hold onto Me, and He says live by My precepts. His principles, guidelines and instructions aren’t worrisome or wearisome. They are life and breath! As you look around you will find many who are living by their own wits. You beloved, are born again to live by His Spirit. Amazing isn’t it that the same God who set the stars in the sky and the planets in orbit knows you and has given you new life! You’re not an accident, nor are you a train wreck of problems. You are chosen, blessed, endowed, renewed, redeemed and loved!
God loves you and He’s for you. Run to Him this morning. Get close and stay there until you feel His Presence. Listen to His Voice for instructions from heaven. Keep clinging to Him and standing in your rightful place in Christ. Then take Him with you, by the infilling of Holy Spirit everywhere you go. Then you can live this life, regardless of what you are facing, in the Light of His power, presence and peace.
Psalm 63:8 My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.
2 Kings 18:6 For he clung to the Lord; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the Lord had commanded Moses.
Deuteronomy 13:4 You shall follow the Lord your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him.
I Timothy 1:19 Cling to your faith in Christ and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.