By Apostle Tonya
This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. Psalm 24:6
Ofttimes, people ask what it is I pray to our Blessed Father that result in His swift answers. I gather it is simply my love for Him that often move the Father’s Heart and tips the Bowl. Revelation 5:8
If I may, I would like to share what I discovered over the course of a few years when I spent night and day resting at the Feet of our Lord Jesus. Thy Lord most desire to spend time with us and has often kept me in His Presence to protect me. And the Lord also honors the relationship that we develop with Him in prayer and cherishes the time we sit in His Blessed Presence.
Many times, we may find ourselves overwhelmed with what we must accomplish in a day. Thus, it may appear to you impossible to set aside a great length of quiet time with the Lord Jesus, but our Lord desire it. Our Beloved Lord adores when we seek Him early in the morning and oftentimes we do not arise with our hearts directed toward Him in thanks. Yet, the Lord Jesus is faithful to wait for us. There are times, we can become consumed with our professions, spouses, text messages and social media. Dear ones, the Lord should be the first we speak to every morning in our hearts, our eyes should behold His glory first. Even in marriage, we must riseth while it is yet night and give our adoration to our Rose of Sharon, the Lord Jesus. This is the heart after God’s own.
Most surely, you can easily remember the experience of falling in love. Love will give you a desire to know even the smallest details about the person who has captured your heart. This, I too, most enjoyed. Yet, I desire to love thy Lord the most and pursue Him throughout my day by studying the Footsteps that He walked on Earth. I also enjoy reading and listening to the Word of God and worshipping the Lord Jesus. Most recently, I began watching television after nearly 11 years without it. While I most enjoy watching Elmo; there are quite a few pure movies which have recently become favorites of mine. Particularly, a movie about the Lord which aptly reenacted His Heart. In this movie, the brilliant actor who portrayed our King astonishingly captured the lowly Heart of whom I love the most, Jesus.
I am most grateful that despite me our Blessed One abodes in my home and also in the ministry workspace where He is exalted with glorious worship. As believers, we must seek to keep the Lord welcomed in our hearts, homes, ministries and His Church. I encourage you to guard your hearts from any teaching that does not exalt the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
In the Book of John, Chapter 14 verse 21, the Lord Jesus’ Discussion with His Disciples continued with a most profound commandment:
“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Our obedience to Him is what our Lord has commanded. An obedient heart is a heart that loves the Lord Jesus no matter what it may cost. Most surely, there is a great price we must pay when we obey our Blessed One. Yet, thy Lord is faithful. He responds to our obedience gloriously as He also does to our tears of prayer. I most certainly can say that He has never forsaken me in those painful nights with my pillow drenched with tears. As the psalmist David most poignantly wrote in Psalm 6:6: I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
I am grateful for the Holy Spirit whom gathered each tear of my sufferings; just as He gathered every Drop of our Beloved Jesus’ Blood that was Shed for us. His Love for us is unmeasurable. Surely our moans and tears swiftly move the Heart of our Father!
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