Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Dove's Coo by Annetta P Lee

Reprinted with the permission of the author 
The Dove's Coo!
by Annetta P. Lee (For Priority Girls Blog-site)
Friday, May 25, 2012

Job 36:16 - “He is wooing you from the jaws of distress to a spacious place free from restriction, to the comfort of your table laden with choice food. (NIV)  
Do you want to experience the unfathomable love of God? Indeed, He is even now wooing us unto Himself by the indwelling Holy Spirit.

I asked the Lord what He would have me share in regard to our relationship with the Holy Spirit. I felt impressed to keep this simple. This impression was confirmed when early Sunday morning before church He beckoned me to sit alone in my opened garage. Amidst the cheerful sound of chirping birds, I heard the distinct cooing of doves. Because I was there to hear Him, the cooing was immediately quickened.

As believers, we are aware that often the Holy Spirit is portrayed as a dove—his characteristics and style. The dove also symbolizes “peace”.  

John 14:26-27 – But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (NKJV)

So, what is it that the Lord was attempting to show me? 
First, I believe it essential to acknowledge that the dove will never cast us out, but lovingly draw us to Him by a distinct call. 
John 6:37 – All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. (NKJV)
6:44 – No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. (NKJV)

Adult doves have two major calls: First, a regular “cooing” tone usually uttered with the neck stretched up and the throat blown out. Spiritualizing the effort would indicate an alarm or warning to pay attention. Secondly, a quiet tone uttered without inflating the throat, for purposes of contact and appeasing a mate, which includes reminding us of whose we are. This call, obviously, speaks of intimacy.  

From childhood until now, we have been beckoned to a journey of the heart—a journey filled with intimacy, adventure, and beauty—a sacred romance that also meets with necessary risks. Ignoring the whispered call of the dove is like placing a great gulf fixed between two lovers.  

SOS 5:6 – I opened for my beloved, but my beloved had turned away and was gone. My heart leaped up when he spoke. I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. (NKJV)  

The Dove’s Coo calls to us in our own individual language: our fondest memories, our greatest loves, our noblest achievements, even our deepest hurts. The reward is certainly worth any risk.
My sisters, God Himself yearns for us. May I encourage you to pay the cost with time, sincere thanksgiving, worship and praise, obedience, and attentiveness. Yes, and even seasons of walking through the mud in the rain.  

Though now I occasionally feel as old as white thread, I still dance on the clouds with Him, the One my soul loves. I still enjoy the warmth of His affection, the prickling of His manifested presence, the soothing of His whisper, and the pure ecstasy of His touch. This Sacred Romance still strikes a chord in me that yet increase my longing for more.

If you crave for something more, even if you don’t know what that something is, then turn your face to Him—be still, and listen for His coo!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Soaking In His Love

After a long day, how good it feels to draw a bath or to stand under a hot shower and just let the water tap dance the tiredness away.  To just stand there soaking up the steam heat, relax and reflect.  Nothing like a hot bath or shower to soothe tired aching muscles. 

Likewise, there is nothing like the Presence of God to soothe and calm frayed emotions, and weary hearts!  How good it is to stand in His Presence and to let Him wash over you with waves of His Love!  

Can you imagine Heaven, where we will be immersed in His Love and surrounded by His Glory? I can just close my eyes and imagine standing still with arms wide open, and breathing in the fragrance, the very essence of of Who He Is, and just having His Love break over me, like undulating waves on the ocean!

Oh how He loves us!  How He longs to show us more of Himself. Reveal more of His goodness, more of His heart to us.  More of His Plans for us. Will you come join me? Let's stand together, and soak in His Love! And then go spread it around!

Integrity Music put out a song years ago. It is called "Think About His Love." Written by Walt Harrah. 1987.  Redone by Don Moen in 1998.

Think about his love
Think about his goodness
Think about his grace that's brought us through
For as high as the heavens above
So great is the measure of our Father's love
Great is the measure of our Father's love

How could I forget his love?
How could I forget his mercy?
He satisfies.  He satisfies.  He satisfies my desire.

Even when I've strayed away
His love has sought me out and found me
Those times I've been
Away from him
His loving arms have held me fast 

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Yes Let's Think About His Love! 
Love You Lord! Thank you for Loving us so!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day in USA 2012

I see your hearts Moms. I hear them beating. Indeed they echo within the chambers of My own heart. My heart reverberates with Love for you and all that concerns you! I hear your questions and strugglings within.  I see the sighs, the smiles and the tears as well as hear the joy and laughter.  I know your fears and feelings of inadequacy. Equally I feel the small satisfactions and triumphs.  In short Moms there is nothing that escapes My watchful eye and caring heart!
I send angels into your situations and rearrange things for a more pleasing fit.  I AM your source, your comfort, your strength and I AM guiding you, even when you do not know it.  Continue to turn to ME.  Lean the whole of your weight, the whole of your problems, the whole of your being upon ME.  Draw from the endless resource of my Love and Devotion to you, and be refreshed. 

Daughters of mine, I am so proud of you! You run so intently. Please know that the race set before you is not meant to wear you out.  I have scheduled times of rest and relaxation, if you will but seek Me, you will find them. I have scattered surprises along the pathway, to remind you of My Love for you and My nearness to you.  Listen to My heart speaking ever so intimately and softly to your own heart.  Come, draw near and be still and quiet and listen!  Today, the world celebrates you. But I celebrate you every day!  Come! Live in the celebration of My Love for you day by day. Selah.

Zephaniah 3:17 (GW)  The LORD your God is with you. He is a hero who saves you. He happily rejoices over you, renews you with his love, and celebrates over you with shouts of joy.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Ask and He Will Show You

His Word is His Will. His Character is flawless. His Love Unchanging.  His Desire is for You to draw close to Him, trust Him, love Him, know Him intimately. Cast off all hesitation.  When Moses dared to ask Him, "show me Your Glory Lord," HE replied, I will put you into the cleft of the rock and show you MY Goodness.

Jesus is that rock. The cleft is His side where the spear was thrust and out poured water and blood.  He has poured out His Spirit.  He shed His Blood to buy us back and to purchase every blessing that Father God originally intended for us to walk in.  God Put us into the Cleft of The ROCK HIS SON Christ Jesus, to SHOW us His Goodness.  The Book of Romans tells us God's goodness leads men to repentance.

I tell you now, repent and turn from your idols, your idleness, your fearfulness and faithlessness.  Be believing! Start receiving and walk in relationship with the Eternal God who has never given up on you!

Show me Your ways That I may walk with You Show me Your ways I put my hope in You The cry of my heart is to love You more To live with the touch of Your hand Stronger each day Show me Your ways!