Great and Unsearchable Things

Things the Lord gives me, and then I write them.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Secrets from the Bedroom

So many times, I have cast my pearls before swine. I have spoken things the Lord has shown me in secret to anyone who would listen, treating as common what is sacred. It has taken years for me to see that,  so many times, the Lord, my lover, has shared specific things from His heart to just me; things which were  spoken in the bedroom, and which need to stay there.
Now that I am beginning to keep these things between Him and me, I cherish and am impacted by them in a powerful way! Can I even say, that when I hold them in my heart, as is His desire, it changes me?  Somehow, by me retaining them, these pearls on the inside of me, become jewels that adorn my spirit, but if shouted from the rooftops to anyone who will hear, they are gobbled up, and seem to disappear, because they weren’t meant for others, but for me.
Why are we prone to share these personal revelations with others? Perhaps it’s because we get so excited at what He’s shown us, because they’ve blessed us so much that we want others to be blessed in this same way. And when we are young and in love, I believe there is grace for that. Perhaps our indiscretion is due to our insecurities, and we want to “prove” to others that God really loves us, or maybe we, subconsciously are trying to evoke jealousy, God forbid. Whatever the reasons, good or bad, there comes a time in our relationship with Him, that He expects us to mature, and keep His private, love messages to us, hidden deeply in our hearts. When we begin to do this, our spirits are beginning to become One with His, and the love He has for us, is the fount from which we are nourished and sustained, never to run dry.
The Word of God relays several instances of when Jesus imparts His touch to someone that brings healing, then instructs them to tell no man. His  personal Words of life also bring healing to our minds, wills, and emotions and are customized to bring us wholeness. These Words and/or truths He shows us are sacred and life bringing, spoken in trust and intimacy. They are so powerful and necessary to our well being, that even as we meditate on them days, or even years later, we find that their impact has not lessened at all. And our love for Him gets deeper and deeper. We start to realize that Paul’s prayer for “all the saints of God” is being answered in us in a miraculous way!!!

Ephesians 3:17b-19-“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

How vast that love is!!!!! And, as we spend time alone with Him, more and more of that very personal love becomes a part of who we are becoming, bringing glory to Him!!!

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

The Loving Grace of Discipline

     Our stubborn will and sin nature are no match for God’s discipline, if we are His. He will use whatever means  necessary to bring His own back to Him in humility and surrender. Is this not a comfort to you? Do you want to let your own will have it’s way without a barrier, even His harsh discipline, which keeps you safe in His hand, instead of falling into the place where men perish? Is this not a loving act for Him to stand as a brass wall between your soul and the gates of Hell? To block your entrance into the flaming pit when you were blindly running headlong towards it?
     If your will is to do His will, you are considered a man after God’s own heart, and if in innocence you become deceived, and stray, God has a promise for you: If Christ has saved you, He will also bring you back to keep you from falling into self-destruction. His discipline marks you as His own, and is one of the beautiful facets of His loving and keeping grace. But, if in prideful defiance you resist this grace, and insist on living rebelliously in opposition to His Will, you prove your own illegitimacy, and He will say,”You are none of mine. Go where you must.” And to perdition you must go; because you have chosen that.