For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Grace mercy and peace, beloved of God!
"What do you have or want to say to your people?", I've been asking Abba. I wasn't really getting anything. But in prayer the other morning, He had me to know that the mission He has me on, my "job, is to hold on to His hand. It was so sweet and intimate. Sometimes we wonder if we are hindering God in some way. He answered that query by asking, "Are you open?" When I said, "Yes!", we proceeded to have such a glorious encounter. Beloved, that is God's "mission" for us. Yes, without a doubt, there is a call, there has been increase, He has revealed plans and purpose and there is equipment. That is not God's priority, though. God is in love with us, and He wants to know that He is OUR priority, too. His focus is NOT speaking engagements, not gifts of the Spirit, not a platform, or some sort of "name" as a minister. But, his heart is '"Are you open to me?" Are we open to Him, to MORE of Him? In the sense of His being in a deeper place in our HEARTS and lives. And in the depths of our beings. All He wants is a yielded, "Yes" from us. I am just sharing about this encounter with Him. He had me to know that my "job" is to hold on to His hand. I believe that applies to all of us! Just enjoy Him and His Presence in our lives. The thing is, if I am holding His hand, if He has a grip on me, if I am grasping Him: It does impact those other areas I wrote about so far as ministry. And it is so needed! My God! We live in a time when the enemy is bold enough to come INto the sanctuary of God's house strategically early, sit in the middle of the center row of the center section, and mock God. "Not so!", says God. The people of God are to be bold as a lion! Such a spirit is to find God’s people are prayed up and ALREADY interceding and worshipping. The atmosphere ALREADY set and spiritually charged! The enemy will not shut down GOD”S house. We’ve been holding hands with Him! POWER! When we lift up God saturated hands the enemy himself is shut down in the Presence of God we carry. He has to get up out of there and don't come back! God forbid anything less and that’s what He is doing in his desire for intimacy and open spirits with his people. Just hold on to His hand! I am trying to be clear: There must be a purity of motive. It has to be genuine. This is not about showboating. But it is about God showing Himself strong! Nurture the love relationship with Him on purpose. Oh, how He loves to share Himself with us! God is affectionate! God is love. As I see that I am holding His hand, I realize when I lay that same hand on another, I am laying HIS hand. The power of God flows! Yokes are destroyed, baptisms of His Spirit ministered, the halt and crippled walking pain-free. The blind eye opened, shut-up wombs opened and fruitful. Light shining where there was once darkness and even death. Effective ministry! We are HIS hands in the earth realm. But, that is secondary. It is a blessing that flows out of that intimate love relationship with Him. Too many feel that they are "loving" Him by being busy about ministry. Even if they are burned out and even if it is a routine, predictable, boxed-off "program", even if it is powerless and not much fruit is evident. The missing thing is the true "job" of holding on to God's unchanging hand. There is no anxiousness in that. A peace comes. His yoke is easy and a lightness of spirit comes. There is no need for us to feel a constant sense of urgency. Nothing to prove to anyone, no one to impress. Just love on Him! One begins to recognize the vessel aspect of his or her being. God Himself is pouring into us in all that time of intimacy. And rest assured, when the time comes to minister to or encourage someone, that full "vessel of mercy" will be able to draw from what has been imparted through the "hand holding". God knows exactly what He is doing. The anointing is for the sheep. And being usable comes out of that intimacy. Understand: God first! Don't you love it?!? I feel so free! I pray that you do, too. I journaled that He is in control, stay on the job. I go about my life knowing that He can and does use me anywhere He wants. No need to try to make something happen, not trying
to figure things out. The Lord will perfect that which concerns me. (Ps. 138:8). But my job is to BE His hand, by holding ONTO His hand. Now that is being led of His Spirit! Therein lies the power needed to truly touch and change peoples' lives. So, stay worshipful, touch HIM, hold His hand by ministering to Him. I can feel His hand and I can feel the stirring in my belly, in my spirit, of the wind of His Presence. Jehovah-Shammah! I rest in Him as to the release of the wind. But it is blowing! Let's be free in Jesus...even as He holds our hands...and available! For two days I have been saying, "MY job is simply to hold on to His hand." It is about being yoked to Him. That's it! It's so easy! Being "God-gripped" comes out of worship and fellowship with Him. I do not know about you, but I'm on a mission! Join me! Our hands in God's, His hand upon us! Open to God. Amein.