“Oceans and Rivers Abound”

For freedom Christ has set us free to liberate you and me. He who the son sets free is free indeed.

Deep inside there is stirring; a current and a tide arising.

Overflowing from the throne of God, heaven surrounds my earthly gait and for what do I wait?

There is a fountain of joy that drowns out the sorrows of yesterday. There is an ocean deeper than any and all fear.

Rivers of living water bursting forth from the former dry and desert places. Up from the ground, I come alive in the river of His love.

“The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.”
(Revelation 22:17 ESV)

“Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers. Others We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.”
(Song of Solomon 1:4 ESV)

God will give me my heart’s desire as long as I continue to live for and delight myself in Him (Psalm 37:4). My eyes are fixed on Jesus. My faith is strong. My heart’s full. And, my heart’s wide open too.

The invitation is open to whosoever will say “YES” and follow after the One whose name is above all names; Jesus. Come if you will.

His Presence made Real

My highest desire in this moment is to bring honor and glory to the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus. To be one in Him, to lose myself completely in Him that I may stand in His fullness and that constituting what I reflect and emanate into this world. Anything that would resist the flow of His Presence in purity and freedom of expression, I ask to be burned away and out of me. What I desire to touch, taste and experience in this life I fully surrender to Him. He is more than able to direct that and all of my paths so as to reflect Him in the highest of expression. So may it be Lord Jesus!

Father, in and through my life may your Kingdom come and Your will be done here on Earth as it is in Heaven. My will is to do the will of Him who has sent me. So here I am Lord, send me forth this day. May Your heart be what is reflected from my heart and may I acknowledge You in all of my ways.

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy fellow readers, by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Please may you do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus.

Remember that Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped. He made it a point always to have emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant.

Being born in the likeness of men and being found in human form, he humbled himself.

He became obedient unto the point of death, even death on a cross.

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name. At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

So this is my prayer for you today that you become more and more into His likeness by allowing the old and former things that took you away from who you are in Christ, to fall away and be burned up and consumed so that His fullness would come forth in newness of life and that you shine forth as lights amidst the darkness that pervades the world and that you become as beacons that are as a city set on a hill whose light cannot be hid. Behold what is set before you in this moment and choose and run well the race that is set before you; looking always to the Author and Finisher of your faith. God bless.

Behold He Comes

Lift up your heads O you mighty gates!

Be lifted up, you everlasting doors.

The King of Glory beckons to come in.

And who is this great and mighty King you ask?

Why He is the King of glory!

I awoke this morning out of the deepest of slumber

And why is this you ask, as you behold and wonder?

Because for two days I can do nothing but praise that Name!

What name, you ask? Why the Name above all Names!

His name is Jesus; you know; the One who came.

Immanual, God with us, and always for us.

Why surely you must know Him too?

I can’t close my eyes to sleep or rest for more than an hour or two.

Then He calls unto me and oh my Heart He does woo.

I arise out of my slumber;

Ah yes, don’t you see Him too?

Why how can you miss Him?

In his majestic Presence the night comes ablaze as I gaze out my window and the hedges are ablaze with a sparkly mist that nestles within the leaves.

Twinkle, twinkle little star, there are just so many of you hiding in there; in that hedge, whoever you are.

Come out, come out from wherever you are.

How is it I can see all of you dancing in the midst of the scene?

How can you all even begin to hide, for I see you?

You all shine and sparkle because He is here and behold He comes!

Look up look up yonder, for he is about to split the eastern sky.

Oh, all you son and daughters, come unto the waters, come unto to the waters.

Oh don’t you hear it, oh don’t you hear it?

The sound of many waters, the sound of many waters?

Rising in crescendo, rising in crescendo.

Descending from the shadows, descending from the shadows.

All arise ascending, oh a dance is just beginning,

As I behold, the night of my soul is ending.

Because my King is coming and the night into day is blending

Coming on the clouds, coming on the clouds

Every problem in my life to Him must bow.

Every sickness falls from my being as the dew of the night drips from my brow.

As great drops of milk and honey slowly cascade their way unto the ground,

I stand in pools of the most refreshing sweetest fragrance ever,

Rising from the ground, rising from the ground.

Spring up oh well in me, spring up oh well to free,

All that rises up in me, a rising swell to forever be.

Encompasses all that every eye can see

A River of love flows and sweeps through me

Ever so mighty, ever so free

A balmy presence now envelopes me

As I float upon a beckoning sea.

Shining from glory to glory, for you and me

The Lily of the valley, is here you see

Resting in His bosom are you and me,

Resting from our labours and mighty endeavors

Are now we are free, yes we are free indeed.

The King has come, why don’t you see

That He came and gave His All for you and me.

So that all of this you and I of can be truly free

Ever so truly, forever set free, yes you and I as one can be.

That is the way it was destined to be!

He gave His all for you and me.

Forever free, for all of eternity

I can only but sing of His love forever

Overshadows my every endeavor.

Just now beginning, I shall sing of His love forever

How can it be, how can it be that one so sweet, gave His all for me?

His precious Being was poured out for me

That is why every eye shall see, that the King of glory comes for you and me.

How can they not, for He is here for all of eternity.

So now I can only but sing, of the one who gave his all for me.

The crescendo rises with many voices proclaiming

Joy to the world our Lord has come!

Let earth receive her King!

The glories of His righteousness

To Him, my all I bring.

Laying it all at His feet, my very best I bring

To the one I love, the matchless of ten thousand

He is the One, to whom I must cling.

All is well my soul, as to Him my soul does sing!

Forever more to Him, shall my praises ring.

Heaven Touching Earth:Kingdom Principles

We are called to bring heaven to life. None have attained to the true standard of life who do not live heavenly. Blessed are they that discover so. It is God’s ideal life for man. In His sermon on the Mount, Jesus said “Not everyone that says unto me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.” Nothing but doing the will of God will truly give man a taste of heaven, and whosoever does His will lives heavenly. The kingdom of heaven is within you. To enter your life into experiencing it we are to walk it out in the earth where we live out our everyday life.

In teaching His disciples how to pray, Jesus said, “After this manner therefore are you to pray; “ Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” When the will of God is done in earth as it is in heaven, then earth becomes counterpart of heaven.

Wherever you see anyone doing the will of God, there you will most certainly behold a heavenly life.

If you will carefully and prayerfully seek God with His Word as your roadmap for what you passionately love investing your life into you will discover how to know the will of God and walk it out.

There is a precious secret in knowing the will of God. It has been said that “The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him.” And again, “His secret is with the righteous.” Yes, it is given to us to know the will of God and the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. There is a close fellowship between Christ Jesus and His trusting child. There is a most intimate and blessed communion.

Jesus came to earth. ” The night in which He was born, an angel announced, “I bring you good tidings of great joy.”* Then immediately, a multitude of the heavenly host shouted, “On earth peace, good will toward men.

The bringing of great joy to man was God’s good will to man. Grace means favor, but such favor as brings gladness to the heart of man. This grace that brings joy to the life of man teaches him of a life that corresponds with joy. Joy is found only in heavenly living. In no other plane of life will man find joy.

What do I live for? To have my life be instrumental in helping bringing heaven to earth; in practicality serving from the Love of God in my heart through my daily life doing what I passionately love. I pour back out from what He pours in. Whosoever drinks of the water that Jesus pours into them will never thirst. Out of the belly then flow rivers of living water. This waters the hearts and lives of those who God wants to touch through me. Their thirst is then quenched when they are met through Him working through the unfolding process of my walking out the story God has written for me. It is what is termed a “triple win”. I win, those I serve win and the Will of God wins; a quote from William Winship of PORTACLE, someone I collaborate with.

Do you see how simple it is to live out the story God has written for you to walk out? And in so doing you can live in fullness of joy and this is living on purpose and absolutely fulfilled.