Oh, this life! Never would I have ever dreamed it up!
Yesterday after some wonderfully wild and somewhat surreal things happened in the day, I pictured Father God belly laughing, not in the loud kind of way, but in almost a “sweet sneaky kind of way” if that makes any sense. Kind of like He knew it all along? *grin* ☺️?
Anyway, this morning it hit me that the Lord has been “wrecking” me in the most wonderful way just about every day — in some way, shape or form. I don’t mind it at all because never have I experienced such a sweetness from the Lord as I do these days.
Lately I have been more frequently checking in with the Lord on what things I am to share on here, and what things I am to keep private.
This morning as I sat down at my table with my journal, my cup of coffee, and the Word, I felt compelled to kneel down, and bow down before Him on the floor. So I did, and I realized as I was doing that, I had my hands held before me kind of in the shape of a bowl. I looked at my hands and wondered why I was doing this, and then suddenly I imagined Jesus pouring water into my hands from a glass basin. The water poured into my hands in the most refreshing, clean, clear, pure, and plentiful way… completely overflowing.
The Lord showed me a few more things, but then I heard,
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
This is Matthew 5:8.
And the end of this, after a few more things, I heard,
“Keep your heart — your ‘bowl’ — open to Me.”
Now, as I am typing this, I’m sitting here trying to picture what I just typed, to see my “heart” as a “bowl” presented before the Lord, and I’m trying to make sure that this “makes sense” — ha! Then I remembered that it just is what it is. I’ve never heard of a heart really compared to a “bowl” before really, so…
But it’s what I heard Him say, and it’s true that I’ve got to keep my heart “open” to Him — presented openly to Him, able to be poured into, able to be poured out of when my heart hits the overflow. A heart that’s open, kept washed, cleansed, purified, filled…and overflowing.
Then I found this verse and it all comes together…
“And hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love
has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit
that has been given to us.“
Thank you, Jesus.