God desires that we are free from whatever separates us from the heart of God and limits us from reaching our full potential in life. He desires to free us from the heavy burdens of life that we do not have the strength to resolve without His direction (Proverbs 3:5-6). He desires to free us from all that oppress us so we may walk freely in the liberty of His grace. He wants to remove every limitation that was strategically positioned to keep us in the hedge of destruction. He desires to give us His specific and strategic word that will instruct us on how to move forward in faith towards resolution. God desires to fulfill His promises of the vision He gave us by bringing in the poor in Spirit who have not been awakened to His love. He wants us to have the ability to spiritually cover those who are spiritually naked because they are not covered with the revelation of His love. He wants to reveal His love to us that empowers us to make the choice to change.
When we pursue God’s revealed word, His living word will break forth in our inner being like the morning that will bring us a speedy healing; making us whole in mind, spirit, soul and body (Isaiah 58). The chosen lifestyle, is a lifestyle of seeking God’s presence through prayer, meditation and fasting. A lifestyle of daily pursuit of God’s presence positions our heart to hear and respond to the desires of God. A lifestyle of daily pursuit is where we hear and see God answer our heartfelt cry because we have entered the presence of His grace where the doors have been opened and secrets are revealed.
He desires that we use our authority to remove anything from our heart that does not reflect the image and likeness of His grace and truth. He desires for us to pick up the cross of our circumstances as we are being resurrected in the glory and power of His grace and truth (John 1:14). The light of God’s revealed word will be our light in our darkened trials, tribulations, tests, circumstances, situations that have been orchestrated to defeat us; while He guides our soul continuously towards the promise of victory. We will become His watered garden which is His mind flowing with His living and powerful word that will pierce the soul and spirit, joints and marrow as it discerns the thoughts and intents of our heart as well as the hearts that God has entrusted to us (Hebrews 4:12).
The chosen lifestyle of pursuing God’s presence is how He will use us to influence generations of people to raise up the strong foundation of the Christ in them as we become the Repairer of the covenant and restorer of the streets for people to live in (Isaiah 58). Since the resurrection of Christ, every day is a sabbath’s rest when we walk by faith. Enter that rest by abiding in the presence of His living word, with the expectation of Him revealing His will to you with a prepared heart ready to trust. Deuteronomy 4:29 tells us, “But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul”. In Mark 12:30, Jesus said, “The first of all the commandments is HEAR, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.” “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” This is the first commandment. We start this process daily when we apply the truth found in Matthew 6:33 that says, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.” This is a chosen lifestyle of daily pursuing the presence of God and allowing His presence to direct our walk by faith.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God (Matthew 5:8). Let our obedience to the faith we hear, purify our heart so we may see the glory of God’s presence in our daily lifestyle.
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