Encounters That Wreck You

I’m not sure what exactly brought it on but several days ago, I had an encounter with the Lord that led me to eventually make some declarations over my upcoming birth.  Between that and the encounter, I felt so fully encapsulated in Him, His love, His peace, His joy, that I have been a bit wrecked since.  I don’t want to do anything, go anywhere, do much talking or anything.  I just want to be- with Him.  I don’t want to come out of the space I am in with Him.  I feel this is the perfect position to give birth from. How glorious and holy…

Have you ever had an experience with Him that completely wrecked you and just about rendered you unavailable on a natural level of being?  I, like some I know of, want to learn how to function in every day life “under His influence” like this because there’s just nothing like it.  I don’t want to leave.

If you’ve not had such an encounter with Him, ask Him for it.  I join you in asking, knowing that because He is a good Father, He will give it to you.  This isn’t something to miss out on.  You don’t have to wait to get to Heaven to experience Heaven or Him.  Experience both now and later.  You won’t be sorry.

Hearing God For Yourself

Hearing God is not just for the pastor, preacher, prophet or other leader in the Church, it’s a basic right for everyone.  For some, it’s a very easy and simple thing, but for those for whom it’s not so easy, learning to hear His voice is still very much a possibility and truly should be the highest priority.

Hearing from Him is so exciting and life changing! I want everyone to experience it! He wants everyone to experience it even more!  How can one claim to have a relationship with someone they only talk to, but don’t feel like they hear back from?  Relationships don’t work like that.

Hearing from God has dispelled so many lies and myths.  It’s wonderful to be able to go straight to The Source on any matter that comes up.  I’m learning more and more to do that- go to Him first instead of people.  Even well meaning people won’t always get it right, but God will, every single time.

One of the things I remember being taught that God Himself has eliminated and proven false, is that silent prayers are ineffective.  I was taught that when you pray, you must give voice to it or it simply isn’t effective.  Also, when those “moments of silence” are called for, that too was said to pretty much be a waste of time.

Now, those moments of silence are my favorite moments!  I hear God speaking to me so clearly in the stillness of the moment.  When I am quiet and waiting attentively to hear from Him, He speaks in so many ways and it’s the sweetest thing.  For me, this epitomizes what Psalm 46:10 says, ” Be still and know that I am God.” Besides, in order to have an effective conversation with someone, there absolutely needs to be a moment at least when you just shut up.  It’s quite effective in conversation, this idea of shutting up so the other person can speak. 🙂

Also, in prophesying, I sometimes have full blown conversations with my Abba in the silence of my heart.  It’s a true heart to Heart, spirit to Spirit talk.  It’s the kind of conversation that, if it wasn’t effective, every single prophecy would just be rubbish.  I’ll share one story…

I was at my favorite Trader Joes, my order was being rung up by a guy.  When I looked at him, I heard the Lord say, “He’s worried.”  In my heart, I said, “OK.  So, what do you want me to do, tell him?  I think he knows already.”  Abba simply said, “Yes.”  At that point, I laughed (out loud like a fool, mind you) and said in my heart, “Um, Abba, you do know that we don’t do this right?  This isn’t very politically correct to get all up in people’s business like this. (As if He cares about being politically correct.)   What am I supposed to tell him anyway? How do I approach this?”  Abba said nothing, but immediately the song playing in the store switched to Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry Bout a Thang.”  Again, I laughed out loud, (I know, I’m a little off) and said in my heart, “You’re so cute Abba!!  Ok, I get it. Thank you!”

Then I proceeded to tell them man that I sensed that he was worried and that I think they are playing his song and some other things the Lord began to give me the moment I decided to simply open my mouth with the first thing He told me to say.  The guy was astonished and touched.  In the end, he asked me, “Are you psychic?”  I smiled and said, “No.  I hear from God.”

Loving My Abba

 

The Bible says we go from glory to glory but sometimes, things get so exciting and so good that better seems impossible, redundant, overkill even, but God is so much bigger than we could ever imagine.  He has so much in store for us and is so excited when we take steps toward greater intimacy with Him so that we can get all He has for us.  He is more excited to see us move forward and prosper than we are!

To have Someone like Him, the One who created the universe, even remotely interested in me, is nothing short of astounding.  I am in constant awe of Him.  His ways are magnificent.  His love is just, indescribable and makes me drunk in a way that no alcohol can touch.  To have Him available, have His undivided attention at all times is more than I could have ever hoped for and yet, this is the reality of being in relationship with Him.

So many paint a picture of Him being so angry and ready to punish.  They paint a picture of Him as if He is just waiting for us to make one wrong move so that He can obliterate us.

My experiences with Him have been the complete opposite and so much more.  I always tell Him how sweet He is, so romantic!!!  He woos us like no other and truly means it!!  He is so funny and humble and kind and generous.  I say humble because my mind is still blown when considering Him telling me that He was sorry as I lamented to Him about my having lost another baby.  He didn’t explain how He’d make it right or better in the end, He just met me right where I was, got all the way down on the floor with me, held me and said that He was sorry.

This is the God I know and adore.  This is the relationship I will never give up.  He is too much for me! My heart is filled. I am smitten by Him.