February 17, 2010

Grace to Enter Into a Newness

There is a grace to enter into a newness.  Open me up God.  Restore love back in my heart.  Restore hunger.  How could we forget that we're lovers?  Come awaken love.  Resilient love.  You are longing for me to raise my expectations.  I am so over trying to be cool,  dumbing my Christianity down to be palatable.  I am so done with the church in the western culture trying to be cool.  "Most men die at the age of 25 from the neck up because they've stopped dreaming." -Ben Franklin.  Expect little and get little.

There IS grace to enter into a newness.  Restoration of the First love.  That's where it all begins.  The place of longing.  Washed in the water of His presence, like an overtaking wave of the First Love.  Innocence restored.  Restoration of the knowing of the goodness of God.  Requited restoration.  NO more disillusion that there's not a realm of breakthrough, a realm of encounter, a realm of unpredictability.  But when we increase the capacity to receive, raising expectations..."Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes." -Isaiah 54:2.  Lord we have stretched out our tent in the famine, readying to receive in abundance.

Everything that CAN be shaken, will be shaken.  (Hebrews 12:27)  But His Kingdom cannot be shaken!  Identity is found in encounter because only true identity is revealed when in His heavenly presence.

REMAIN...John 15:4  "Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me."  "The only fruit you're gonna have on this earth is out of your intimacy with Him." -Heidi Baker.

Release the indigenous sound of worship in your hearts and out of your body.  For "all creation groans" in eager expectation for the "sons of God to be revealed."  Lord play Your favorite songs through me.  Oh that you would awaken in your First Love.  If not here, where?  If not now, when?  Draw me away to the place of intimacy.  The new realm of authority only comes from the place of intimacy.

Reveal all the bowls in me that are hiding the flame of love.

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