I'm not interested in a casual cerebral knowing, I wanted that deep awareness only Christ gives. I needed Him to say, “I see you, John!”
I can easily conceive of my desire to know God, but to comprehend that I am known and seen by Him? Wow, the Lord sees me whether anyone else sees me or not.
You know, just the smallest drop of Christ’s Life is enough to send ripples across the whole landscape. And where those waves go is out of our purview.
It is one thing to spend time with someone, but it is quite another to see them. To see the person, not just a person, is a enormous gift to that person.
When we block the flow of God’s love into our hearts, we have a love deficit and a big problem. Is this deficit behind the character issues that plague us?
When the cock crowed, Peter saw the betrayal of his denials. And it crushed his heart. How many times has dawn broken and I have not seen any of my denials?
When I was sick recently, the Holy Spirit showed me something new about healing. Turns out God was after relationship while I was after miraculous healing.
We're never going to receive nor experience Sonship merely by listening to a teaching on the subject.
Those who love God are pliable and malleable in His hands. Why? Because the one who loves God, loves His Will. It's like God is playing me like an instrument.
‘God, whatever it takes for me to get to know You, I want it, because there's nothing else that can satisfy my heart like You.’
God's ways are not our ways. His love is often rough and easily seen as cruel. His love batters our hearts until our hearts are completely His.
Batter My Heart, Oh God! Let's look at someone in the Bible who lived with an open heart towards God to see if God battered it.