11/26/16 Desert or Plush Green Pastures?
“To become wealthy in Me takes time and patience on both Our parts. Because of the astounding work of the cross, you have full and complete access to Me. What you do with that privilege determines how much of My heart you acquire. When We spend time together, I give you more of My passions, plans, and desires. Again, you have the freedom to walk in them or simply take them and allow them to fall by the wayside of your life.
"The more you cherish that to which you have been privy, the more I can trust you with My heart. So many of you live your lives in spiritual poverty when limitless wealth is available to you. You have denied the power of the cross. You have refused the banquet of My love. You have chosen the desert and foolishly refuse to move to plush green pastures because they take time and effort.
"I grieve for you and wish it were not so. But then, you can’t know that because you haven’t asked Me how I feel. You come to Me for your personal reasons and miss My heart. What a waste of what has been won for you by Jesus!”
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
5) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6) in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Mark 15:37-38 AMP
37) Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed out His life.
38) And the curtain [of the Holy of Holies] of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
One day I was recording songs for an internet radio station we’d developed. The songs were selected for their impact and value in helping the listener to know more of God and draw closer to Him. One song that touched me deeply is a song by Larnelle Harris called “I Miss My Time with You.”
As the title implies, it is the Lord expressing how much He misses those intimate moments spent with His children. I believe that the song is a sincere call from our Father to each of us and a truth for which many of us need to repent. We miss Who our Father God is when we simply are too busy to spend time with Him. How foolish we are!
Your patience and love are amazing, Father,