Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Coming ONE WILL Come!

As I sat in church on Sunday, (3/27/2011) Pastor was teaching, not about this, but merely touched on Heb. 10:35, 36 and went on. But God arrested my heart and attention to the above scriptures as I read them in the NLT version. And when I got to verse 37 it was as if electric current was flowing through me!   And I heard Jesus whisper, “Yes, I AM coming!” 

THAT'S why we must not throw away, let go of, back down on our confidence! Because He really IS coming!  I’ve been saved for 42 years sweet people and have seen the wane and surge of,  “Jesus is coming” teachings, awarenenss, etc.  As a new Christian back then it was so very exciting and much like the early Church, I was looking for Him all the time!  Perhaps you’ve been there too!  Then after He quickened this scripture to me, I read two different postings of visions and dreams of weddings/wedding invitations being sent out.  As I have pondered these scriptures, this is the Word that has risen up, yes it is for me, but it is for you too!

Heb 10: 33-38 New Living Translation
33 Sometimes you were exposed to public ridicule and were beaten, and sometimes you helped others who were suffering the same things. 34 You suffered along with those who were thrown into jail, and when all you owned was taken from you, you accepted it with joy. You knew there were better things waiting for you that will last forever.
 35 So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! 36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.
 37 “For in just a little while,
      the Coming One will come and not delay.
My Child do not forget from whence I have brought you!  You have need to be reminded of the strong confidence that you placed in ME when you first got saved.  You knew nothing then, except that I loved you, and you trusted in that love. 

Keep trusting!  I have not changed, nor have I forgotten about you! Yes, Life has been hard at times and thrown you some curve balls.  But I have been there patiently undergirding and holding you up, even when you did not feel or recognize My tender hands of love in the situations.  I am ever at work behind the scenes to cause all things to come into alignment with my thoughts and plans for you, to work for your good, even as I have spoken and promised you so many times. (Jer. 29:11, Phil.1:6)
Do not cast away that confidence in Me now!  Do not grow weary in well doing, for I tell you that you shall reap! (Gal.6:9)  There is a harvest coming to those who remain steady and do not abandon the field where in they have planted their dreams.  That field is your heart dear ones.  Do not abandon the dreams of your heart, nor the promises I have spoken to you!

My Son is soon to come. Did He not ask, “will I find Faith on the earth when I return?” (Luke 18:8)  Rise up now, with strong renewed faith and welcome Him!  He is attentively scanning the earth, yearning for His Bride.
I am watching as finishing touches are being put together for that Great Day when I can say, “Go Son! Catch Her Away and Bring Home Your Bride!  All is Prepared and Ready.”

Some have already arrived by way of the door into Eternity and are at home in My Presence, basking in My Love and the Life that flows from My Throne to every thing I have created.  They are happy and at peace, but they too are awaiting the “Great Release,” when Heaven releases my Son to Come to you and bring collectively, all who have been and now are “looking unto that day.”(Heb.10:25, 12: 1 Thess. 5:2,4, 2Thess. 2:1-2, 2 Peter 3 10)

For My Word speaks Truly when it says, “In just a little while, The Coming ONE, will come! 

So prepare your hearts, get ready!  Prepare your Gown, get ready!  Prepare the fields, and the workers of those fields, the harvest must come in.  Some will plow with their prayers, and others water with their tears. Some will plant. But where are the harvesters? For many fields are already ready.  I need laborers.  Go bring them in!  And, GET READY! 

“In just a little while, The Coming ONE, will come! 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

An Open Letter

While our hearts have went out to Japan and our attention focused on growing  political unrest in several nations, something has taken place here on the home front that many have not even been aware of…

You may remember back to 9/11/2010 when a man who runs a religious organization in Fla. threatened to burn the Quran (Koran if you prefer.)  There was much concern over the effects of such an act and what harm it could bring to our troops stationed in the Muslim lands, less mentioned, but also of concern was the immediate backlash this would cause Christians in Muslim dominated regions.  Mr. Terry Jones agreed and gave his word he would not do this, after being contacted and visited by several ministers.

However for reasons known only to his own mind and heart, he decided to go ahead with the burning this past March 20th.  It went fairly unnoticed in America as we are inundated daily with CNN’s reports fueling political agendas against Nuclear Power as the saga continues in Japan and we see more news about a nuclear meltdown threat rather than the threat to the nucleus of human hope and dignity with all the suffering and loss and devastation they have borne, as well as all the nations that are in political chaos from riots against their governments.

However, it has been picked up on a Pakistani blog (and who knows where else.) The results have been an immediate reprisal.  I was still in the dark, unaware of any of this until I received an email pleading for me to intervene somehow and get a message out to Mr. Jones and anyone else.  That email came from with in Pakistan and was sent by a Christian who is both Pastoring and evangelizing, traveling and crisscrossing the land to hold meetings within the Sectors that have been blocked off as “non Muslim” areas. Here is where Christians are permitted to live.  Much like the old days of racial prejudice where certain people were “discouraged” from moving into “certain neighborhoods,” except much more intensified.

Here is the letter:
Dear Believer and partners.
Greeting in the mercy and Matchless grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Once again we are sadly writing of a persecution event here in Pakistan , which happened because of the Burning of Quran by American Pastor in Florida "Pastor Terry Jone" , The Muslims of Pakistan are really at their extreme position to take down all Christians of Pakistan and there is very wildly protest going on Pakistan and even on media. 
 This evening we had received text message from Hydrebad city, where Muslim attacked a Church where it was filled with people and Congregation was worship and service was taking place, they opened fire at the people and burnt the Church resulting in the killing of at least 4 people, and they have given message that their revange is not yet stopped and this persecution will continue.
It is also been reported that Muslim Extremist organization are preparing for a massive attack or BIG BOOM against christian.
So please keep on praying for our safety, and if possible please send this message to pastor terry Jone and other minister with same mentality not to do these kind of things either it is not "eye for an eye" for the Muslim, it is many lifes just of piece of papers to be burnt. 
God Bless you.  Pastor “S.P.” (Identity Hidden to protect him)  Pakistan
I then contacted Mr. Jones’s organization with a preface and sent the letter to them.
My preface read:

 Dear Mr. Jones- I received an email from my spiritual son in Pakistan. I am forwarding it to you. He asked that you be contacted for him. So I am doing so on his behalf.

Perhaps you have forgotten the scripture that says we do not war against flesh and blood? Teaching Truth, Living Godly, and Sharing Jesus in a spirit of Love and Humility as well as being a tireless advocate for the Kingdom and for the persecuted brethren go a long way in changing things.

Just as you were so warned, lives of Christians who are in Muslim lands are now like so many pieces of paper to be burned...  I hope that you are spending much time earnestly praying for their safety, as well as the deliverance of all those in the grips of Islam who would be free...

 Here is THEIR response to the preface and Pastor "S.P.'s" letter:

Thank you for your mail. We follow these events very carefully and do not take our actions lightly. We know of the ongoing persecution of Christians around the world which goes largely unnoticed, and is a constant terror in Pakistan.   This is what we are drawing attention to. Would you blame Christ for the deaths of the early Christian martyrs? Would you blame Martin Luther for uprisings that came from his stand? Or the deaths in the civil right's movement on Martin Luther King?

These are serious times we live in, much more dangerous than the years before WWII. How long do we continue the appeasement? Churchill said it is like feeding the crocodile hoping it will eat it last.

God Bless and Keep you, Sir, and your people in
Pakistan. We also have suffering friends and loved ones in danger around the world. We are fighting a big battle - for the future of our children and grandchildren.

In Christ,
Fran Ingram (She's From Terry Jone's Organization)
352 371 2487

Delusion and deception is a stronghold that finds it’s way into people’s minds and hearts when they think themselves better than, or above… and choose to ignore truth by choosing their own brand of truth.
Scriptures are clear on some issues concerning the handling of things.  But first let’s check out a piece of history.
Gen 16:3  And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
Gen 16:4  And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

Gen 16:8  And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
Gen 16:9  And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
Gen 16:10  And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
Gen 16:11  And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
Gen 16:12  And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
Gen 17:18  And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
Gen 17:19  And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
Gen 17:20  And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
Gen 17:21  But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

Gen 21:9  And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.
Gen 21:10  Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.
Gen 21:11  And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.
Gen 21:12  And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Gen 21:13  And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.
Gen 21:14  And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.
Gen 21:15  And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
Gen 21:16  And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lifted up her voice, and wept.
Gen 21:17  And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
Gen 21:18  Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.
Gen 21:19  And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
Gen 21:20  And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

Gen 25:7  And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, a hundred threescore and fifteen years.
Gen 25:8  Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
Gen 25:9  And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;
In this story you see the Seed of Promise and the Seed of Impatience!  So he went into Hagar whose name (reputation) was “flight.”  (BDB Definition)
We walk by Faith not by flight, er I mean sight!
Now, I truncated for space and time, highlighting the texts that pull this together…
God made a promise to both Hagar and Abraham that her son would be a nation. He revealed Ishmael’s temperament and attitude to her while the child was yet in the womb:

 Gen 16:12  And he will be a wild man; his hand will be [emphasis mine]against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
(GW)  He will be as free and wild as an untamed donkey. He will fight with everyone, and everyone will fight with him. He will have conflicts with all his relatives."

Wild- (I think of untamable and rebellious) running wild; like the wild ass. His hand [signifying the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.)] BDB and Strongs
God reiterated the promise to Abraham.  Even though Ishmael was “sent away” yet when Abraham died, he and Isaac were there and BOTH buried him.
The followers of Mohammed are direct descendants of Ishmael… who was born of Abraham.  So, you see there is a spiritual connection of a struggle of the natural against the supernatural, the promise against the impatience, the true against the counterfeit.

Yet, God was with Ishmael.  The Word says so!  So, what should be our response? It should not be fleshly fits of ego and supposed power!  It should be measured and deliberate, with an end to see as many of Ishmael’s kin saved and brought into right relationship with their relatives (which are the Jews and the Christians!) as well as with God Himself.
Now let’s look at Jesus’ handling of “enemies.”

Bible in Basic English
Mat 13:24  And he gave them another story, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who put good seed in his field:
Mat 13:25  But while men were sleeping, one who had hate for him came and put evil seeds among the grain, and went away.
Mat 13:26  But when the green stem came up and gave fruit, the evil plants were seen at the same time.
Mat 13:27  And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, Sir, did you not put good seed in your field? how then has it evil plants?
Mat 13:28  And he said, Someone has done this in hate. And the servants say to him, Is it your pleasure that we go and take them up?
Mat 13:29  But he says, No, for fear that by chance while you take up the evil plants, you may be rooting up the grain with them.
Mat 13:30  Let them come up together till the getting in of the grain; and then I will say to the workers, Take up first the evil plants, and put them together for burning: but put the grain into my store-house.
Who is the man? Why it is God! Where is His field? It is the Earth and men’s hearts!  Who is the enemy who hates him?  The devil.  What does the enemy do? He comes to steal kill and destroy. He comes to steal the seed, and he comes to plant evil seed. (John 10:10, Matt 13: 8-9, Luke 8: 11-12, Matt 13:25)
Did Jesus advocate forcibly removing the evil seed?  No! His concern was for the true Seed and true Wheat, that it could possibly be harmed by such action. He guarded that seed, and advised take no premature action until the right time.
Thus should be our concern also.
Why shouldn’t we burn the Quran? But what about those who burned their curious arts and books? Yes, let’s look at that!
Act 19:14  And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.
Act 19:15  And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
Act 19:16  And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
Act 19:17  And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
Act 19:18  And many that believed came, and confessed, and showed their deeds.
Act 19:19  Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

Notice first that seven men who did not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, thought to use the name to make themselves look good…but the result was quite the opposite!  This incident was noised all over amongst the Greeks and the Jews and it caused a new found Holy Reverence for the Name of Jesus and a great terror also, because they had discounted Him before!  They were convicted and repentant, to the point of confessing their involvement with darkness and witchcraft. They brought THEIR OWN books and burned them.  The Apostles did not go and forcefully TAKE their books away and make a public show of burning them. No, they (the Apostles) instead received their repentance and out of that repentance was born a desire amongst themselves to present the offending items to be burned.

We are not in the stead of the Holy Spirit! Repentance is a
GIFT that only HE can give.
(Acts 5:31, 2 Tim. 2:25, Act 11:18  When they heard this, they quieted down, and praised God, saying, "So God has given even the gentiles the repentance that leads to life." )

We need to stand boldly and declare the Truth in LOVE, not afraid to speak truly and live truly!

So how DO we fight?  Paul gave us the answer:

2Co 10:3  For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons.
2Co 10:4  For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,
2Co 10:5  [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
2Co 10:6  Being in readiness to punish every [insubordinate for his] disobedience, when your own submission and obedience [as a church] are fully secured and complete.

Did you catch verse 6?  2Co 10:6  And2532 having2192 in1722 a readiness2092 to revenge1556 all3956 disobedience,3876 when3752 your5216 obedience5218 is fulfilled.4137

Being ready to “ retaliate and punish” others disobedience when our own attentive hearkening, that is, (by implication) compliance or submission: - obedience as a church has been fulfilled.  Hmm sounds like – he who is without sin, cast the first stone!
We are not to throw stones at Islam that only makes people dig their heels in more. We need to Live the Truth, Love the Truth more than our own selves  (see Rev. 12:11) and Speak the Truth in Love, not backing down, but not attacking people, but rather attacking in our closets the spirit behind the people and their beliefs, and being a tireless Advocate for the Persecuted Brethren, and for the Jewish People and Israel.  Write letters and make phone calls to Govt. officials, politely voicing dismay over the atrocities being foisted upon our brothers and sisters in other lands.  PRAY! Plead the Blood over them. Make others aware so they can become involved.

Two excellent resources are Voice of the Martyrs and Open Doors both of which I subscribe to and participate with.

www.OpenDoorsUSA.org   http://members.opendoorsusa.org/worldwatchlist/downloads/WorldWatchList2011.pdf
 Voice Of the Martyrs   http://www.persecution.com/

As Paul admonished Timothy I exhort, plead with and admonish you:
Phi 2:1  So by whatever [appeal to you there is in our mutual dwelling in Christ, by whatever] strengthening and consoling and encouraging [our relationship] in Him [affords], by whatever persuasive incentive there is in love, by whatever participation in the [Holy] Spirit [we share], and by whatever depth of affection and compassionate sympathy,
Phi 2:2  Fill up and complete my joy by living in harmony and being of the same mind and one in purpose, having the same love, being in full accord and of one harmonious mind and intention.
Phi 2:3  Do nothing from factional motives [through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy ends] or prompted by conceit and empty arrogance. Instead, in the true spirit of humility (lowliness of mind) let each regard the others as better than and superior to himself [thinking more highly of one another than you do of yourselves].
Phi 2:4  Let each of you esteem and look upon and be concerned for not [merely] his own interests, but also each for the interests of others.
Phi 2:5  Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:]
Phi 2:6  Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained,
Phi 2:7  But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being.
Phi 2:8  And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself [still further] and carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the death of the cross!

Yes it IS our fight!  Yes you ARE your brother’s keeper!  Yes, your actions, or lack of them DO have lasting consequences!

Be SALT and LIGHT! Not gasoline poured on hearts already inflamed with hatred. “We Christians have the unmistakable “scent” of Christ, discernible alike to those who are being saved and to those who are heading for death. To the latter it seems like the deathly smell of doom, to the former it has the refreshing fragrance of life itself…”  2Cor. 2:15-16 J.B. Phillips

Open your eyes, your heart, your very self to include those you may never meet this side of Heaven, but who risk torture and death daily for the Name of Christ. 

Make a Difference! 

Nancy Minor

Speaking the Truth in Love,
Imprinting the World with the Love of God.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Devotion of Longing

Seeking You God through Worship, Praise, and adoration… through study and prayer, in silence and in laughter, in good times and bad, when the way is easy and when it is rough…  My heart longs for You Lord.

Psa 42:1(AMP)  As the hart pants and longs for the water brooks, so I pant and long for You, O God.

Mat 7:7-8  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Seek in the Greek: Thayer Definition:
1) to seek in order to find1a) to seek a thing 1b) to seek [in order to find out] by thinking, meditating, reasoning, to enquire into  1c) to seek after, seek for, aim at, strive after
2) to seek, i.e. require, demand  2a) to crave, demand something from someone
Part of Speech: verb  ( a verb shows action so ACTION IS REQUIRED!!!)

Psa 34:1-3  A Psalm of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
Psa 34:4  I sought1875 (853) the LORD,3068 and he heard6030 me, and delivered5337 me from all4480, 3605 my fears.4035
Psa 34:5-9  They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
Psa 34:10  The young lions3715 do lack,7326 and suffer hunger:7456 but they that seek1875 the LORD3068 shall not3808 want2637 any3605 good2896 thing.
Hebrew1875  דּרשׁ  dârash  SOUGHT/SEEK
BDB Definition:
1)    to resort to, seek, seek with care, enquire, require
I require You! Help me make You my necessity, for even so, surely You are! I desire You! I seek You Lord.  I only have You. Though my friends and family love me, I can not resort to them and find what is only found in You!
1a) (Qal) 1a1) to resort to, frequent (a place), (tread a place) 
What is this place I frequent? This place I tread?  It is the place of prayer, it is the place of His Presence, His Fellowship, it is seeking the intimacy of the Godhead, My Abba Father-loving Daddy, All wise God. My  Saviour and Glorious Bridegroom and the Lover of my soul –Jesus. My patient teacher, counselor, helper, defender- the Precious Holy Spirit. The all encompassing Trinity, who is all and knows all and in WHOM I find resonance in living, being and moving through my life here.

Like David, I say: “My life makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble and afflicted hear and be glad.” Psa 34:2  (AMP) 

When I read “tread” I “saw” what a friend calls  “Tweedle toes”… a kitten treading its mother with its paws to stir the milk to flow…or just out of sheer pleasure of being close!  I am seeking El Shaddai the one who gives me nourishment and causes me to grow…  In Him I live and move and have my being.  In treading Him, I am seeking the very LIFE that Jesus came to give to me, Zoe Life. I am seeking HIM, in all His beauty, splendor and glory. I am seeking to KNOW HIM. I am seeking His Ways, His Wisdom, His Being to flood my own with Himself.  I want the pleasure of being close!

I cry Abba! I cry Jesus! I cry Holy Spirit! Come!  Come and fill me up! I am so empty! I am so hungry! I am so needy of more of YOU!  Even as I say this the tears come, the longing to be so entangled and wrapped up and hidden away in You Lord.  There is an ache inside… that when I come into your Presence I like the Bride in Song of Solomon want to say;

 Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, Where thou feedest thy flock, Where thou makest it to rest at noon: For why should I be as one that is veiled Beside the flocks of thy companions?”   Song 1: 7(ASV) 

I do not want to be veiled with You Lord to remain hidden, as though ashamed or hiding… I want to be full exposed and transparent with You my Love!  You who know me better than I know myself and yet You love me! 

In the Jewish Bible Ps. 34: 4 says:  
“I SEEK the Lord (present tense ongoing) and He answers me…” (Again a continuing relationship- not a one time occurrence!)  If I know He is answering that means I am HEARING…
Even when I am going through those rocky places and the way is not smooth, may I go with Him and stay by His side, My Shepherd Guide... Oh! May I hear Him say to me:

Son 2:14 (AMP)  [So I went with him, and when we were climbing the rocky steps up the hillside, my beloved shepherd said to me] O my dove, [while you are here] in the seclusion of the clefts in the solid rock, in the sheltered and secret place of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

And I answer and say, “Yes I will LET You! Oh let me love You more!  Let me please You Lord!  May my heart ever stop to adore, my voice to cry out more, for you hear me and You answer me for You desire me. Therefore, I desire You; to Know You, to Love You, to become LOST in You!”

“Draw me and WE will run after thee to the odour of thy ointments.”  Song 1:3 Douay Rheims (WE-meaning all of me- spirit, heart and soul, and body)

And what is the outcome of this?  The king hath brought me into his chambers!!! To spend one night with the King... but I shall have a thousand years of Eternity to spend with My King!

So I chose to begin now My Lord, in the finite that we call time. I seek You with my whole heart.  And You promise to be found of me. (Jer. 29: 14)  A love affair that will span all of eternity, You and I!  Selah.

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Journal your own “love affair with the Lord.  What causes you to hold back?  He knows  your fears!  Give Him yourself and do not think that it will not be enough.