Lean In Close…Really Close – God Whispers

Park Bench - MeditateNow there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. John 13:23

Lean in close to hear God’s whispers. I listen. I’ve learned to listen. I lean in close to hear, blocking out all distractions around me. I am intentional about spending time with the Lord, to listen.

He whispers and His words engage my faith filled imagination to dream with Him during these times of intimacy. These are moments in my day that are larger than life in the natural. They are eternal moments that call to me in the now, speaking from eternity to my spirit, my true identity.

God whispers. My spiritual senses quicken to gaze into another realm. I see what can’t be seen in the natural and hear an eternal sound. There is this other realm where I live move and have my being. My natural earthly life seeks to compete and dominate the whispers of eternity. I won’t let it. I lean in close to the One who loves me. I lean upon His breast and hear His whispers, filled with life and love and mercy and goodness.

Do you lean in? Do you take time to spend time in quiet with God?

Eternity never forces itself upon my life, seeking to make itself known. God whispers and I respond. I am in Christ. I am formed to engage and live from an eternal reality. I know that my identity as a Christian is within my spirit, not my flesh. I walk out in the natural who I am in the spirit. I realize that time spent seeking the Lord is time spent knowing eternal life, knowing Jesus so that I may live in the natural in righteousness, peace and joy now.

Sensitivity in the spirit is learned as we spend time in His presence. We hear and respond to the gentle whispers of God to come apart and spend time with Him. There are divine impartations in His presence, spirit to spirit.

This is necessary. The world tries to fill deep voids within their hearts, seeking what is real and what is true. The world seeks spirituality, hungers for supernatural. Many are led astray unless the One they seek is Jesus Christ.

On the other side, religion seeks practicality, bringing it all down to information rather than revelation. It sucks the very life out of life, forming us into robots and clones that can quote words without knowing the life of the Word Himself.

So where does that leave us? Neither in the world nor in religion……in Christ.

123120605_7e855fd3ef_zHis voice quiets my soul and increases my sensitivity. God will not compete with the noise of the world. His whispers create a realm of glory in which I am enlarged and expanded in my knowledge of Him.

God whispers. He calls. He draws. He calls me to come, to BE with Him for no other purpose that to rest and abide in His presence.

Choose moments in the busyness of your day to get away, alone with God. His life and His love stream into the fragmented places of our daily lives, pulling us back together into wholeness. It is time and busyness that tries to pull us apart.

Seek Stillness.

Seek silence.

Daily, as often as you can.

Practice His presence wherever you are in your day.

When He whispers, respond.

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. John 10:27-28

Debra

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Moving in Truth or Anchored in Opinion

TruthWe can be enslaved by opinion or moved by truth. Opinion shifts and changes hourly or even by the minute, depending on how often we open up social media or glance at the news. What’s out there, perceived as truth, is often revealed to be opinion, coated in a fine layer of distortion back up by clouded facts.

Where do we find truth? Unshakeable yet moving. Firm yet fluid. Is that possible? Doesn’t’ that seem to be somewhat of a paradox? Can you have both or is truth stoic and immoveable?

Truth is on the move! Truth calls out to each of us to move along with Him and invade territory captured by lies and distortion. Can you see it? Chaos abounds all around. We question everything and hold onto nothing, shifting our beliefs with whatever is trending or whoever seems to make a case we can hold onto. I believe that we are desperate for truth but many don’t know where to find it. They turn to every conceivable thing to alleviate their fears or calm their nerves.

All along truth calls to us within the person of Christ Jesus. Who is He? A liar? A lunatic? OR is He really who He says He is? I believe He’s truth. That forms the basis of my writing. I point the way and you choose to receive and believe or keep searching. Trust me. I kept searching and searching for many years, looking for rest and peace yet rejecting the One who offered it me. Why? He loves me.

Way Truth LifeJesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’ John 14:6

Jesus and the Father are one and He longs to reveal the Father to us. He cries out, “I am the way”. He speaks unashamed and without pretense. He has the audacity to say it, because it is true. I live, move and have my being in that reality. Truth moves and I move in sync with Him.

It’s not time to batten down the hatches or hide in our personal Christian fortresses, complete with lights, camera and action on a weekly basis. Don’t hide behind closed doors afraid of the world and its opinions of what a Christian looks like, sounds like or acts like. Get out there and be truth in a world of chaos. I don’t hide waiting for the Apocalypse. Where did the apostles ever do that?

Truth shapes my life in courage. I rise and stand tall in the reality of Jesus Christ. He moves – revealing, expanding and exploding on the scene of my life to show me who He is and who the Father is. This is a grand exciting journey, moving parallel to the fear in the world but destined to overtake the darkness with the light of Christ within me.

What is truth? Let me meditate on this today according to Scripture. More in the next blog.

As I said before, please join me on this journey as I write. I am not going to settle things in one blog post but they will form a journey into the heart of Jesus Christ, the Father and Holy Spirit.

Debra

 

In Christ,
Debra

Preach Christ – Keeping It Simple In Poland

Poland-and-neighbours-map_fb-sizeHere we are in Poland – Gdansk, Elblag area.

Our focus: Preach Christ.

For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord. 2 Corinthians 4:5

We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. Colossians 1:28

Rivers of Eden Ministry is consumed with Jesus Christ, preaching, teaching and prophesying from the depths of who He is in our lives. Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks. We speak Jesus. We bring forth the creative expression of Christ within and challenge people to BE the creative expression of Jesus Christ.

When God expresses Himself, it is Christ. We can rightly say that God spoke Himself into human life in the person of the Lord Jesus. For this reason, John called Christ the logos, the Living Word of God. God’s Word is a person. The one true God has revealed Himself  completely and finally in Jesus…..In like manner, the Holy Spirit, the great Revelator, also reveals Christ. And Christ is the only thing that the Spirit reveals. He has no other revelation. The Spirit introduces Jesus, usually in some new way.  Jesus Manifesto: Frank Viola

We preach the reality of the person of Christ. This is our journey right now. This is how it should be. From this reality will flow healing, deliverance, salvation and creative impartation.

The characteristic of Christianity lies in the fact  that its source, depth, and riches are involved with the knowledge of God’s Son. It matters not how much we know of methods of doctrines or power. What really matters is the knowledge of the Son of God. Watchman Nee

During these next few weeks, I will be posting in this journey keeping it simple in Poland. In the deep waters, calling people to come to Jesus. 

Debra

 

In Christ,
Debra
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Deep Currents of Revelation – Holy Spirit Flow!

Adventure AwaitsHoly Spirit draws us into deep currents of revelation.

But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. He won’t draw attention to himself, but will make sense out of what is about to happen and, indeed, out of all that I have done and said. 14 He will honor me; he will take from me and deliver it to you. 15 Everything the Father has is also mine. That is why I’ve said, ‘He takes from me and delivers to you. (John 16:13-15 Message)

Truth swirls, moves, and flows beneath the surface of the deep waters. To apprehend it, you must dive down. We can’t be content with surface revelation. Go deep – into Christ.

In these initial posts on deep waters, I desire to awaken a faith-filled imagination within each of you. Images, dreams, pictures to see with spiritual eyes and to hear with spiritual ears.

This is an inward journey that brings about a deep transformation and outward life flow. This brings us back to the living well, the bread of life, the light of the world, the resurrection and the life – Jesus Christ. This is necessary, absolutely essential for Christians to flow in kingdom power and anointing in Christ. The Father invests His life in the Son. They are one and in unity in eternal love with Holy Spirit. Christ is in me, a river flowing out of my life. To know Christ is to know life. We are to be life, grace, glory, revelation, power carriers to the world at large. Our world – where we live, move and have our being in Him.

AwakeI want to awaken you – press beyond the boundaries and anchored realities that currently dictate your life and believe that Jesus IS who He says He IS – the way, the truth and the life. Rise up! You are already there in heavenly places.

I want to awaken creative flow in your life to imagine with the eyes of faith that you are in Christ, right now.

The deep waters – a journey out is a journey in. Christ in you, in me.

I will focus on words of Spirit and life, not always easily understood and definitely enigmatic at times. That’s a good thing. Jesus HImself did that through prophetic acts and lots of stories. He will lead me now and in the days ahead to BE in Christ creatively expressing His being through this blog. I love the journey.

Debra

In Christ,
Debra
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