Forgiveness & Wisdom…

I was reading Psalm 130 last night and I believe the night before and the Lord showed me an interesting fact…

But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared. (Psalm 130:4 NASB)

I’d never seen that verse before…

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…

Our experience of the Lord’s forgiveness leads to wisdom…

Similar to the scripture from Romans…

The kindness of God leads us to repentance…

Same thought…

Repentance is the first practical step of wisdom (baby steps) which we take in the Lord…

We take this step by faith in our hearts…

So we fear (or revere or respect) the Lord based on our experience of His forgiveness of us…

We know what we did…

We know what we were…

And we now know that He has forgiven us…

This bows our head internally in our own heart and we give up and respect Him…

We give ourselves to Him because He had power over us and He didn’t use it…

Instead, He took the rap Himself and we have been released scot-free…

This bows our head before Him…

We don’t understand You Lord but we love You…

We don’t understand why You would do this – to bring us close to Yourself – but we appreciate You for doing it…

We are nothing without You…

You are everything to us…

We love You and we ask that You enable us to grow in our devotion – in our reverence for and respect towards – You…

We love You…

Andrew

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Friendship – The Lord’s Response…

“I will give you true Friendship with Myself”…

“After you – your flesh – are annihilated I will give you true Friendship with Myself”…

“When you come to Me you will be entirely satisfied”…

“Nobody loves you – unless I have placed that on their heart”…

“There is nothing you can do to make somebody love you”…

“My Love is unconditional so anyone who truly loves you loves you unconditionally – not based upon your performance”…

“Anyone who loves you based upon your performance does not love you with My Love”…

“Take Me at My word – I Love you unconditionally – I do not see your sin”…

“I have purchased you for Myself – and I Love you”…

“I have many things to show you”…

“Everything has been necessary”…

“You are free in Me”…

“I AM – The Eternal God – and I speak to you outside of time”…

“Believe Me and live”…

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Friendship…

I am yearning for friendship Father, yearning…

Longing with all my heart for friendship…

I am empty Lord and I need You to fill me…

Empty…

I have nothing…

I give to the best of my ability but it’s not enough…

It’s not fulfilling…

I want to give all the time but I also want to receive – I want to receive Your Love through others…

This is what I do not have…

And this is the aching void in my life…

I do not experience Your Love through others…

I hear Your Voice telling me that You Love me but I do not experience the reality of that through anyone else…

I want connection…

I so want connection…

Life is so empty without connection, without givenness and without sharing deeply your life with other people…

I have no outlet Lord in the natural…

No one who I can safely share my innermost thoughts with…

No one who won’t judge me…

No one who will understand…

No one who has seen what You’ve shown me…

No one to walk my path with…

I am completely alone…

I so long for friends…

I really do…

Please Lord, as I have asked You previously, please give me genuine friends…

Those who You bring into my life to walk with me so that we can encourage each other…

So that we can minister to each other…

I feel crushed…

I feel defeated…

I feel exhausted…

I cannot do what You have called me to do…

You have revealed so much to me and I can do none of it…

I am a continual failure in my own eyes…

But I know that You have forgiven me…

I know that You are working with me…

Why does it take so long?

Why do we go ‘over and over’ the same issues ‘over and over’ again?

Some things change but others just remain the same but You keep encouraging me that I will be free…

Why?

Why can’t You just set me free?

Why do I have to wait?

What is the purpose of all this waiting?

It is killing me…

I hate it…

I hate waiting…

My life feels like I’m in a state of suspended animation…

What is the purpose of this?

Take me deeper…

Don’t stop…

Take me deeper…

Establish in me Your will, whatever that is…

Worship You Jesus…

Bring me to the point of death…

To the point of submission unto death…

Deeper and deeper and deeper…

Everything of this world is empty to me – it is hollow…

It is empty…

I am not fulfilled by it…

I need You…

I need You living through me…

I need release from all selfishness…

Release me Lord…

Let me know friendship…

If it’s not possible to receive through others minister to me directly…

Please fill me with Yourself…

I am not going to lie to You, I long for connection with other human beings, deep connection…

Why have You hidden that from me?

Is there something wrong with me?

Am I not ‘fit’ for others to be my friends?

What are You doing Lord?

It hurts…

And I am in pain…

Love You,

Andrew

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Those who wait upon the Lord…

The Lord is faithful to His word…

Those who wait upon the Lord will mount up on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not grow faint…

The Spirit of the Lord within them will lead them to streams of living water…

He – the Holy Spirit within them – is the Stream of Living Water…

He – the Holy Spirit within them – is the River of Life – He is the River of Eternal Life – and He flows from within them – streams of life giving water will flow from their belly – their innermost being – the center of all creativity and life giving potential within them – from their core – their innermost being will flow rivers of life giving – living – waters…

What He does is to possess…

He changes our minds…

He brings us into agreement with Himself…

He liberates us…

He removes all ‘stinking thinking’ from us so that we understand the truth – the truth is like the purest possible mineral water from deep aquifers in the center of the earth – and it satisfies our righteous souls – it makes sense – we buy into it – it is the truth – it is undeniable – immutable – indestructible – undeniable…

He – the Holy Spirit – is the Truth – He – the Holy Spirit – is the Spirit of Truth and He is radical freedom…

He is the Purpose – He is the reason that we live – He – the Holy Spirit – is God – He is God and He – the Holy Spirit – inhabits us – He possesses us – He takes over – at our consent – He does not force Himself upon us – but if we want Him – and if we invite Him – if we give Him permission – then He – in His own time – will take possession of our lives – and flow through us like living waters – like the wind which we do not understand, where it comes from and where it is going – that we have no control over – as we lie back in His arms and allow His flow to cover and move us we begin to experience the lift of His Spirit and we begin to fly – lifted up on His currents – in His will – in His Purpose – in His Calling – at His disposable – without effort or striving – but carried along on His Uplifts – His Currents – His thermals – He is the one carrying us and we are enjoying intimate fellowship with Him…

He is the center, He is the core, He is the lifeblood – and His Presence pervades our lives…

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“I will give you everything I have promised you”…

“I will give you everything I have promised you but you need to wait for Me”…

“I will be found by you when you search for Me with all your heart”…

“How do you search for Me with all your heart?”…

“You wait for Me”…

“You give up”…

“You stop”…

“You live and don’t ask questions”…

“You believe Me and no matter how unlikely what I have told you is – you believe Me and live and don’t try to make it happen”…

“I have spoken to you before and I have promised you things – you have believed Me and now you are wondering, ‘How long?'”…

“John the Baptist wondered too”…

“And I encouraged him”…

“And I will encourage you”…

“Wait – that is all that I will say – wait and don’t worry if no one else around you believes what you believe – you will see it come to pass and your joy will be complete in that day”…

“It is worth the wait – all of it Andrew – don’t try to make it happen – wait and let Me fulfill My will for you”…

“Enough”…

“Wait”…

“I love you”…

Jesus…

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Thank You Jesus…

Thank You Jesus for Your Presence in my life to date…

I worship You…

I love You…

You are my Best Friend…

You are my only Companion…

You are my Closest Confidant…

I love You…

There is no one else like You…

No one…

You are Perfect…

And You Love me…

You have forgiven me…

And You keep forgiving me…

I am not perfect in my behaviour but You treat me as if I were…

You continually lift me up…

You never put me down…

All the discipline You allow in my life is necessary…

Very necessary…

Thank You for disciplining me…

Thank You for the shaping which You have been doing in my life all these years…

This year it will be 40 years since I came to know You…

I worship You for the journey to date…

There’s a long way to go but You have been shaping my life and I am appreciative to You for it…

I love You…

Worship You Jesus…

You are Worthy…

And You have forgiven me…

You have welcomed me into Fellowship with the Godhead…

Through You I am accepted in the Beloved…

I am part – forever – of the family of God – I am one spirit with God Himself in my new creation…

What priviledges are mine…

I am Yours…

You belong to me…

All that You are has been given to me so that I can live the life which You lived on earth…

Worship You Jesus…

You are Everything and You are Awesome…

I worship You…

Through the pain and through the extrication of my flesh from myself – You are Faithful…

I worship You…

Father, Thank You for choosing me…

I had nothing to do with this but I feel so incredibly blessed that You chose me – to save me – to bring me to Yourself…

I am Yours…

And I worship You…

Holy Spirit – You are my Comforter – You are my Constant Companion – You whisper truth and leading and guidance to me all day long – and Your whispers are true – You are leading me in a true path and one which leads to You – and yet You focus me on Jesus and on the Father – You do not draw attention to Yourself – and I am learning from You that the joy is not in the recognition but just in doing what You have been instructed to do – in love – anything done in love is powerful – and You – Lord Holy Spirit – are demonstrating truth to me through Your loving and service towards me even though I don’t deserve it and am not like You – Practically Perfect and always correct in everything You do – You put up with me – living in the same skin as me – and co-habit with me without complaint – I am astounded by You – You truly are my Hero – Lord Holy Spirit – I love You – and You focus me on Jesus – who showed the way and laid down His life so that we also could live in laying down ours…

I will worship…

I will worship You…

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Encouraging Prophetic Word…

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