May you rest in His love and enjoy the sweet tender kisses of His lips, better than wine. He is Your Beloved and He is all yours. He finds no fault in you, His forgiven Bride, made pure by His own blood, poured on the ground. His thoughts toward you are thoughts of good, thoughts of peace. He is stirred in His affections when He beholds your face, awakening, to set your affections upon Him, in the morning. You make Him smile.
God gets rejected unmercifully. He is cursed continuously, resisted a lot, forgotten often days without number. When He sees tender love pouring from your eyes, it is a delight to His heart indeed. From that He receives great pleasure. He is literally moved in His affections, in a very personal way towards you. Only you can move Him in the unique way that you do.
He is not a hard taskmaster, as One hard to please. He is not like a man. He is gentle and kind always, never faltering, never failing. His understanding is never ending. His loving kindness and tender mercies are inexhaustible. He never ceases in His long suffering love, ever so patient. He always has time for you. He will stop what He is doing to listen intently to you. He is never too busy for you because you are of utmost importance to Him and have always been, that is just the facts.
He wants you to get the sleep you need, enjoy the good life, a life worth living, pleasurable, full of laughter and joy, rich and fulfilling. He loves to see you relax. He loves to see you play. He thinks you work too hard. He likes it when you take time to be still and ponder the fact that He is God and you are not.
Sometimes warriors, engaged in continual prayer, take upon their shoulders the cares of this world, way more than they were meant to bare. We all get confused sometimes; in our role as humans co-laboring with One divine. We sometimes take on more responsibility than is rightfully ours. We get worn out. He understands how zeal and passion can consume us. A lost and dying world is a pretty weighty matter. People tormented in Hell forevermore with no escape is seriously sobering. The government is upon Jesus’ shoulders, not ours. He is God and we are not. Through the day we need to tell ourselves that truth until it is a firm foundation that underlines all that we do and everything we are. Cast your every care to the wind and be free in Me. Like little children, He wants us to trust Him exclusively.
Let us shake off the responsibility that is not rightfully ours. It is illegal trespassing. It is taking something that is not rightfully ours. It is oppression, diabolically intended to weigh us down, to kill, steal and destroy in all its subtleties of good, disguised. In all our godly passion to obey, to be fruitful, to be pleasing unto the Lord, we must resist the temptation to lift ourselves above God unintentionally…the crafty trap of the wicked one, his nature that brought him crashing down to earth like lightening.
We take Your grace now, (pause to receive it literally) that we will not let our hearts be troubled, as You command and do not merely suggest. Sanctify and make holy our “Type A” personalities. We lay them on Your altar surrendered. Forgive us for our sin and wounds that make us strive ahead of You. Heal us deep within, to rest and wait on You, in Your presence in joyous faith.
Take a deep refreshing breath. Lean back onto My chest and be still, quieted like a weaned child. Be comforted and relaxed. Be filled with peaceful contentment, ever so sweetly satisfied. I am here. I have you covered. Everything is going to be alright, obediently, leaning on Me, though the world beneath is crumbling under men’s feet. I have you right in the palm of My hands held safe. Let Me be God and be to Me, in My arms like a little 3 yr old, nose to nose, face to face, with Your Dad. Snuggle on My lap, most tenderly intimate indeed. The enemy must not wear you out in the last days. Snuggled close to Me, resting in My love, for I am a shield to you, hiding and protecting you, safe from all harm. May we absolutely relish His love and attention, May we carefully, mindfully, purpose, to draw nearer, more and more, every day.