HOLY SPIRIT, Scatter Within Me THY Cheerful Beams

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(John 14:12 NOG- “I can guarantee this truth: Those who believe in ME will do the things that I am doing. They will do even greater things because I am going to THE FATHER”)

Today’s focal verse is one of my favorite verses because it reminds me of this incredibly powerful truth— the very moment that JESUS gave HIS LIFE and sent HIS HOLY SPIRIT was the very moment that solidified GOD’S purpose for my life.

CHRIST choosing the cross for my salvation will never be in vain because in HIM saving my life, I realize, understand, and appreciate that the greatest of who I am is visual only because HIS SPIRIT is alive in me.

To me, JESUS saying that for those of us who believe in HIM, we will not only do the work that HE has done, but that we will do even greater means that HE possessed this phenomenal faith in us that HE knew was so much greater than we would ever have the ability or capacity to conceptualize and see within ourselves.

JESUS knew that our faith in HIM and in ourselves would sometimes waver. HE knew that there would be times when on our own, we would simply fall short. HE knew that times would arrive in our lives when we would need to be reminded of THE GREATER that lives within us. (John 14:25-26 MSG- I’M telling you these things while I’M still living with you. THE FRIEND, THE HOLY SPIRIT WHOM THE FATHER will send at MY request, will make everything plain to you. He will remind you of all the things I have told you.)

It is by us living and walking in the power, ability, provision, and authority of HIS HOLY SPIRIT that allows us to blossom and thrive in the greater that HE has gifted to us.

So today, I just want to remind you that you possess the power and SPIRIT of THE LIVING GOD on the inside you. There is nothing that you can’t do because our GOD makes all things possible. Remember that before you were even born THE LORD set you apart because HE had a holy and perfect purpose for your life. Let nothing and no one rob you of that truth. (1 John 4:4 MSG- You come from GOD and belong to GOD. You have already won a big victory over those false teachers, for THE SPIRIT in you is far stronger than anything in the world.)

Dear HEAVENLY FATHER, today and everyday forth, let YOUR HOLY SPIRIT remind us of and guide us to our greater in YOU. LORD, help us to understand and embrace the perfect plan that you have purposed for our lives. Allow our hearts to always be cognizant of the beauty and value of the desires that you planted within us. FATHER, as we live our lives for YOU, help us to realize that the dreams that seem impossible for us to achieve on our own are the very dreams that are made possible with YOUR help and by YOUR power. LORD, in us knowing that, please give us the heart to seek YOU first and always. In the name of JESUS CHRIST, YOUR precious SON, and our LORD and SAVIOR— I pray, Amen and so be it.

“O HOLY SPIRIT, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there THY cheerful beams.” ~ Saint Augustine

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EL ROI— THE GOD WHO Sees Me

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(2 Chronicles 16:9 NLT- The eyes of THE LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to HIM.)

Today’s focal verse reminded me of the sweetest little phrase spoken to me by one of my favorite sisters in CHRIST during our #RaRaLinkup party yesterday. She simply stated, “EL ROI— HE sees and loves you with a perfect love.”.

I was immediately drawn to her words because in truly allowing my heart to embrace them I became very cognizant of how abysmal and unfathomable THE LORD’S love is for me. Each and every word deeply resonated within my heart.

EL ROI is Hebrew for “THE GOD WHO sees me”.

How often do we truly think of THE LORD as THE GOD WHO see us? THE ONE WHO loves us so much that out of all of the millions of people in this world, HE looks down from heaven searching the entire earth to strengthen that one, longing, individual heart with HIS unequivocal love? THE ONE WHO knows us better that we know ourselves and graciously and selflessly sends HIS perfect HOLY SPIRIT to guide us to the greatness that HE’S purposed for our lives? (Jeremiah 1:5 MSG- “Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you.)

I think it’s sometimes hard for us as mere human beings to conceptualize that our sovereign GOD knows and loves us personally and individually. Meaning HE sees and knows each us to the core of who we are and still HIS love pursues us. It seeks to capture and consume our hearts and when it does, it’s sufficient, it’s unconditional, and it never wavers.

Yes, our GOD is mighty and matchless in power as our CREATOR, but the same can also be said about HIS love for us as our HEAVENLY FATHER. I respect and honor HIM as CREATOR, but I know and love HIM as FATHER; THE ONE WHO sees and loves me with a perfect love.

And so, today, my heart’s greatest prayer for you is that you would know, love, and embrace HIM as THE ONE WHO sees and loves you with a perfect love.

HEAVENLY FATHER, help us to comprehend that YOUR love seeks us personally and individually. Help us to accept and reciprocate such a love that by nature is foreign to us. Help us to understand that it pursues us with the intent to mend, heal, and restore every broken piece of our hearts to the beauty in which YOU created and intended for them to beat within us. LORD, today and everyday forth, help us to know, see, and believe that YOU are THE ONE WHO sees and loves us with a perfect love. In the name of JESUS CHRIST, YOUR precious SON, and our LORD and SAVIOR— I pray, Amen and so be it.

“My trust in GOD flows out of the experience of HIS loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I’m sick or in good health, whether I’m in a state of grace or disgrace. HE comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.” ~ Brennan Manning

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