So, in obedience to what God has revealed over the weekend, we are going to take each of the five ways to live in victory that He has shown, and go over each one slowly. We will dissect each direction with The Spirit, one way per week, for five weeks.
Friends, I have no idea what He is going to say. We will learn together. Let’s pick up the diamond of this truth and hold it up to The Light. When we turn it this way and that, we can see many facets.
The Spirit said, “Receive God’s Love and Company.” Today let’s put the facet of the first two words up to The Light and look at the colors there.
Receive. Receive – (verb) – be given, presented with. God has given you a new day. Your every breath comes from Him. He has presented to you a new 24 hours and has allowed you to be in charge of what you do with it. This is a load of power that we don’t usually perceive in full. We get to choose our course (we aren’t His robots) and He guides us along as we go.
Receive God’s. Let’s look at God (singular) and God’s (possessive) because both of them are there.
Every morning, you have been presented with God. God Himself presents His Presence to you as you wake up. I suddenly see it! His Presence is in His Presents! Vice-versa… His Presents are in His Presence. Do you see it? YAY, GOD! I love that! Thank you, Lord! Oh, He knows just how to say things….yay!
He is with you in full. He is All-In-All. His being with you (Presence) is a gift (a Present) because He is The Gift. And in Him all things tie together. Jesus our Lord stands by your bed every morning!
“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” Colossians 1:15-20
In order to receive a gift you have to actually open it. I may give you something, but until you open it you haven’t truly received it. Have you been ignoring God in the morning? He is there with you and is your GIFT. Have you passed Him by, in order to do something else? I do this sometimes, I am sorry to say. And when I don’t sit at His Feet in the morning, it is obvious in the way that I think, speak, and act. Listen! Being with God in the morning is vital to mental healing.
Open up the Gift Of God’s Presence (and Presents) every morning. Receive God. Receive God’s. Run to Him first thing in the morning. In order for you to be healed on a daily basis, your daily foundation must be The Living Foundation.
Specifics: Find a spot where you won’t be distracted once you’re up and about. Whether you sit with The Spirit before or after breakfast is up to you and Him. Your choice. No phone, no electronics, nobody else, just you and The Spirit in silence.
Have your Bible nearby if you’d like…but don’t open it until He says to do so. That one is kind of shocking. Right now you’re not doing Bible Study, you are talking to The Author. The Spirit will tell you if and when to open it.
Oh God, Your Presence and Presents are Awesome! So are YOU!
May God bless and keep you until we are together on Wednesday…