“Heal my heart and make it clean. Open up my eyes to the things unseen. Show me how to love like You have loved me. Break my heart for what breaks Yours; everything I am for Your Kingdom’s cause as I walk from earth into eternity.” –“Hosanna” by Hillsong United
Yesterday I woke up with distress in my heart. As I went into my time with God, I couldn’t focus to save my life. Try as I might, all I could get out were a few short phrases telling my Daddy how much my heart hurt. Then it came like a whisper: “Come away with Me!” The thrill of adventure welled up inside of me as I quickly took a shower and skipped out of my hotel room for a walk.
As I walked with Him, I heard Him whisper once again, “NOW, let me share MY heart with YOU!” For more than an hour He poured into me and left me totally undone. He shared with me the desires of His heart, the plans He has for me, and the deep love He holds in His heart for me. I sat down on the dirty sidewalk and with tears in my eyes I said to Him, “Lord, forgive me for being so consumed with my petty things. I have been missing the great adventure for a blade of grass; the great banquet for a piece of moldy bread. Thank You…thank You…thank You.”
He said to me, “You have been looking for love in all of these places; you have been so focused on you. Look at ME! I’m the One who is lovely and I love you!” I wanted to stay in that moment forever; I wanted to simply worship Him and dwell on how absolutely amazingly incredible He is. Just a couple hours before that I had been hopelessly crying in the bathroom. Now, my heart is inspired once again by my wondrous Creator.
Don’t miss the great adventure for a blade of grass. Don’t feast on a piece of moldy bread when you could feast at the Master’s table of delights. He says to you today, “You have been so consumed with worries, fears, and dissatisfaction. Look at Me! I’m the One who is lovely and I love you! I have called you to so much more. Come away with Me! ‘Ask Me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come (Jeremiah 33:3).’ The adventure awaits…let’s go!”
Will you be undone in His presence today?