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Have You Had Your Reality Shifting Moment?

Do you remember that moment as a child when you realized that the whole world doesn't revolve around you? I remember a distinct moment when it dawned on me that every other person on the planet had all of their very own thoughts and feelings. I can't really remember how old I was when it happened to me, but I do remember that it blew my mind. I still have moments where that concept hits me all over again and the magnitude of it stuns me.

Then there comes the moment when it hits me that not only does the world not revolve around me, it actually revolves around a Supreme Being.

This morning the old song I Exalt Thee was stuck in my head. You might be familiar with the chorus:

I Exalt Thee, I Exalt Thee, I Exalt Thee, Oh Lord

The part of the song that I like the most is the verse:

For Thou Oh Lord Art High, Above All the Earth

Thou Art Exalted Far Above All gods

As I soaked in that verse, I was overwhelmed with the reality that God is so far above all of our earthly concerns. He is so far above all other gods, idols, and demonic strategies. Nothing can ever make Him worry. He is mind blowing!

Action point: Take some time to look up to Him and remember that He is so much better than you could ever grasp.

For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods. Ps. 97:9
 

Working towards Heart Connection with our God

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I love Holy Spirit so much.  He's just so good.  The intimate fellowship that I experience with Him is like nothing else in this life.  It fills me with peace that is beyond comprehension.  I know that this is a huge part of what Jesus was talking about when He said, "I come to give you life, and life more abundant."  I'm so thankful to Jesus that He went to His Father and sent Holy Spirit to us: the Spirit of Truth who teaches us everything we need to know. The devil hates for us to experience this sweet fellowship with Holy Spirit.  He whispers so many lies to keep us from this divine connection.  Some of the lies he used on me over the years were:  "You're not really hearing from the Lord or feeling anything really spiritual.  You are just making that up," "You're not as spiritual as other people, so you might as well serve others and not even try to have spiritual encounters, " and "If you were really spiritual, you could connect with God without using music as a crutch."    Wow, do you see how accusing those statements are?  I had to learn to recognize where the thoughts in my head were coming from.  Any thought that is accusing and keeping me from connecting with God, definitely is not from God!!  What freedom!  When I realized that all of these years I really had been so sincere in my love for God, and that He knew it and loved that about me, I started to enter into His presence in a whole new way.  Now when I lie down to soak, I have confidence.  I know that I love Him, and He loves me.  I have thoughts running through my head like, "Holy Spirit, I love you so much.  I love it when you come and spend time with me," "Jesus, thank you so much that I'm am clean, and it's my nature to love," and "Father, thank you that I'm your child and you love to give me good gifts."

That's a little of my journey in connecting with Him, who is our Life.  I hope you are encouraged to keep working towards heart connection with the One who loves you like no other.