Surrender. That is the key to everything as we relate to Yehovah God the Father and Jesus the Son. Actually, I find surrender is difficult, but I persist in my efforts. Here’s a short reflection — perhaps you can relate to it.
I am discovering the reality of intimacy with GOD the Father.
Oh, I’m not special. I’m just determined. And I won’t leave Him alone.
Mind you, when he draws near, I tend to draw back.
But I’m getting better at hanging in.
And in the waiting, I am seeing that reality is far more spiritual than it is
If I gaze inwardly – toward Him – for a while, as I pray, I begin to feel His presence. When I open my eyes, what I see is the same before I closed them but yet, it is different somehow.
I want to be close to the Father because that is what the Father wants.
I don’t want to manufacture anything. And I’m not worthy of a heavenly experience. But He says He wants me — by His Word. And so I am getting a little braver and allowing myself to surrender to Him more and more. I wait. I close my eyes to block out the physical. And I sense His presence.
Oh Father, keep me brave. And don’t give up on me. I’m beginning to discover that reality is spiritual. As that reality becomes more and more clear, I sense I will understand the miraculous. In times past, I did bring some healing, through the laying on of hands or discernment, in Jesus’ name. But that was decades ago.
Maybe now, as any of us allows Him to come closer, perhaps we will be able to lay hands on people or even simply to walk passed them, and they will be healed.
Jesus did it. He promised we would do even more. Peter did it. We must be brave and hope. One day, I’d love for GOD to move a mountain. Wouldn’t you? Could we be brave enough to allow Him to use us to do it?
It’s all through the Holy Spirit — which seems easy then. But He’s so awesome. I get quite nervous around Him.