My cell phone just blew an alert; I thought I had deleted alerts for today. The thought pinging through my mind was: ‘sometimes it just has a mind of it’s own’. Then it dawned on me~ I wonder if sometimes I seem that way to Holy Spirit. He teaches me and guides me and I try and follow His directions, but other times I go off on my own and forget to consult Him~ I have a mind of my own.
But that is not what I truly desire. I want to always travel in Your direction Holy One! I do not want a mind of my own~ I submit myself and my mind to You, Holy Spirit, to direct it according to Your ways, to honor You! It is my yearning to cling to You like a child to its mom. I want to expand my spirit to touch You and feel Your touch in me.
Lord, I sense Your majesty in the night time sky; it has a special way of bringing awe to my soul. On a beautiful starry night it’s like looking up and seeing forever. God who always was and always will be, the Alpha and the Omega, You fashioned it all!
From earth we see the tiny diamond lights, but Hubble Telescope brought us up close and personal with some of the stunning beauty that exists in space. I think, Father, You are excited to see us discover the gifts You fashioned and then hid in far reaches of the universe for us to find and enjoy~ kinda like an Easter egg hunt when we were kids. Our Father God’s love extends to each of us.
Easter egg hunt~ perhaps not everyone grew up with this: part of the Easter celebration was a teaching for children about how Jesus resurrection signaled our new birth. Symbolically an egg represents a birth as a chick emerges breaking the shell and entering life outside the tomb. Part of the ritual involved coloring the cooked eggs with pastel colors of dye. Then on Easter morning the eggs were hidden for the children to find~ thus ‘Easter egg hunt’.
If we could imagine how huge is our Father God’s love for us, we would be overwhelmed. My friends, seek His face, His character, His love. He is not harsh or hard, He is just, kind and caring as Jesus said:
Matthew 11:29-30 (AMP)
Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek)
and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.
30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp,
or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant),
and My burden is light and easy to be borne.
Jesus expresses God love to us. That incredible love includes salvation and the presence of God Himself indwelling us.
If we accept the gift Jesus died to give us, we can be reborn a new creature and experience the indwelling of God Himself. Life becomes an exciting adventure with God.
Have you begun this marvelous journey with your Creator? Today is a great day to accept His gift and join with Jesus in a Spirit filled life!