There is no unity without humility the Lord whispered to me. It is a time of great unity for the bride, a setting aside of our own selfish plans and agendas for our Lord's plans, purpose, and desire. He is searching for a people who will surrender all. All time, all resources, all plans, all dreams, all gifts, all knowledge and experiences to His lordship and follow Him to where only He knows. Yes, I know letting go in the way He desires is both terrifying and liberating. Letting go is easier as you come to realize just how much He truly loves you. What could He have for you? What life does He have in mind for us? There is a path, a journey marked out for you by the great designer Himself. Doesn't your heart long to know His heart? To know Him intimately and deeply? To be not only His child but His friend? Close friends share secrets, affections, and rejoice to see each other's dreams fulfilled. That is what He wants for us, to know Him, to be His close friend. Love and trust is in that place. I know that kind of friendship. I have been blessed to have a few of them. Friends that I would truly do and give anything for and I know they would do the same.
So it is with the Lord. He desires that there would be a closeness between you and Him. That He would know that you'd do anything for Him and He in return, would do anything for you. He has done it already! Remember, that kind of closeness willingly lays down its own life for the object of its affection. There is no need to concern itself with its own needs or wants because its heart is full and overflowing with more than enough.
Love gives. Every human heart was made in the image of its Creator. His image, His likeness is your very make up. Your DNA longs to serve, for you were made and created to give just as the One who made you.
For this is how God loved the world: He GAVE his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NLT
You see, you were made to give because as He is, so are we. What do you have? You have so much to give and so much to live for! It's time to live out the purpose for which you were created for. To give.
It's time to take what you have been given and start giving it away. He has already commanded His blessing upon you to be fruitful and multiply in all that you do. I believe the reason so many of us never get started is we have forgotten that everything great started small. There is a reason for that. He knows what He is doing, so trust Him, and just do what He says. He will grow it as the seed it is, planted by the Lord. Be faithful in the little and do as He says, despise not small beginnings. It will bloom, flourish and be beautiful in its time.
I see so many of His people standing at the edge of uncertainty and oh how your heart aches to know Him. To know that He can use you. To know His wonderful plans for you. Your heart longs for more because you were made for more. Remember Abraham and Lot? God did not reveal the blessing He had in mind for Abraham until he was first separated from Lot.
And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: "Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are, northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and you descendants forever. Genesis 13:14,15 NKJV
You see, first he was separated from Lot and then the promise was revealed! What is your Lot? What is God calling you from so that the new He has can now unfold? You cannot go where He is calling and continue to hold on to where you have been or are even now. What is He separating you from and consecrating you to? New ways of thinking, new people, new places, new assignments, new callings or new directions? Is it obedience to Him and His way alone? The Lord is consecrating hearts in this hour to be wholeheartedly devoted to Him. To have the greatness He desires you must be willing to release the good to receive His best. The more that He has for you is not about you, but rather it's through you. It's doing what He made you to do and what could be better than that? Accept His invitation to have all He desires for you...come my Beloved, come my precious ones the banquet has been prepared before the presence of your enemies. Your heart will rejoice! There will be tears of joy! Your heart overflowing in this place as you come to know that it was indeed worth the wait! The curtain is lifting and the great reveal has begun for those who have said Yes Lord. Have your way in and through us completely. Our hearts want nothing more than You and Your desire. For You are eternal life.
And this is eternal life, that they may know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. John 17:3 NKJV
The Lord is coming to sweep over His Bride and restore her heart and her beauty, and her righteousness. That she may be crowned. Father we repent. We repent for the condition of our lives, the condition of our homes, and the condition of our hearts. We repent for the dysfunction we as Your church have allowed when we are supposed to be a family United by Christ. We ask that you make us what you desire us to be. That the world truly know us by our love for one another and for You. We repent Lord and ask for your mercy. May you mold and shape us into all You desire and may we shine for this hour that You have prepared us for. In Jesus name we pray. Amen
The hour has come and it's not too late that we return to Him with our whole hearts.