February is the month our culture has designated to celebrate love. I am so glad that Jesus showers His love on us throughout all 12 months of the year. He sends us love notes nearly every day, whether we recognize them or not. He calls us to Himself and longs to spend time with us. What more could we ask for! During the past two years, I’ve been on a journey with God. I’ve learned so much, but I’m still learning about His unconditional love for me and for you. I’m learning how to balance, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:21 KJV) and "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." (John 15:15 NIV) Ultimately, I want to be so close to my Lord that He would call me His friend.
Recently during one of my quiet times, I confessed to God I didn’t feel close to Him and asked Him what that meant. These sweet words came from my Abba Father. Though I was the receiver, I believe He would like me to share these words with all of His daughters.
Being in My presence goes beyond feeling. Quiet yourself and focus on Me—on who I am, on My faithfulness, on My never-ending mercy. Sit in My lap and be at peace. Nothing else is required; nothing else is expected.
Lean back. That posture is not one of warfare, but of intimacy. It is easy to whisper in your ear what others cannot hear. When you lean back, you can feel the warmth of My breath; you can hear the beat of My heart.
I didn’t say, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you STRENGTH.” No, I said, " I will give you REST". (Matt. 11:28 NIV, emphasis mine) Even in the midst of so much to do, I ask you to rest and trust in Me.
Why must you go at breakneck speed? I didn’t set that example. The spirit of the knowledge of good and evil enforces the need to earn your value and title of being exceptional. You are exceptional! I created you. There is no one else just like you in all of creation. I made you in my image. You need not do anything more than breathe and smile.
It is my prayer that you’ll join me as I learn how to be a human being and not a human “doing”. Make time to sit in the lap of the Creator of the universe who just happens to be the Lover of your soul.