“For as a man thinks, within his heart, so is he. “
Our challenge is to pray to God, who knows us intimately, to search our hearts and draw out those things which are, either knowingly or unknowingly, not of Him.
We require to live with Him so that we live with Him and not for Him.
Everything hinges on relational so that we can raise our eyes above what we see in the natural and be drawn up.
To live in a place of refuge.
To live in a place of strength.
To live in a place of advancement in the now.
If we look only in the now in the world we see much that is chaotic and seemingly out of control. A bleak and barren landscape.
Confusion, if we look horizontally, as to the source.
Clarity only comes partially when we see, from an elevated view point, of what God has also to bring down and break away as its foundation has evolved from man and not Him.
God is God.
He is both Yahweh and Abba.
We will not know all as He.
Only by sitting with Him does He gives some revelation through our access to Him in the spirit, in the word and in our relationship.
Some will be like John, in Revelation, where he is given power to see and hear in the spirit realm what God wants to relay and he prophesies it to us.
Some will have intimate knowledge, understanding and wisdom of the truth revealed in The Word.
Some will know and follow the conviction of the Holy Spirit in their relationship with God.
Many of us with faith will operate in a combination of a fragment of all, sensing what we know to be true, lacking in complete understanding, knowing only in part, but trusting, obeying and fulfilling our part.
The echo in our generations. Abiding in the promise in Jeremiah where God says:
“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.”
He is our refuge however dark the clouds may appear from below from above they clear.
The illustration shows God seated on high looking down. The place He encourages us to take our refuge. Under the overshadowing of His wings. Above the storm clouds from whence we advance in His strength. Pushing back the darkness to reveal light.
Five Scriptures that come to mind:
“For as he thinks within himself, so is he. He will grudgingly say, “Go ahead and eat all you want,” but in his heart he resents the fact that he has to pay for your meal.”Proverbs 23:7 TPT
“You are so intimately aware of me, Lord. You read my heart like an open book and you know all the words I’m about to speak before I even start a sentence! You know every step I will take before my journey even begins. Lord, you know everything there is to know about me. You perceive every movement of my heart and soul, and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind.You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way, and in kindness you follow behind me to spare me from the harm of my past. With your hand of love upon my life, you impart a blessing to me.”
Psalms 139:1-5 TPT
“I was in the spirit realm on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice sounding like a trumpet,”Revelation 1:10 TPT
“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.”Jeremiah 33:3 ESV
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.””Psalm 91:1-2 ESV
The song The Blessing Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes