November 24

My beloved child…there are two operating principles out of which you can live your life… the power of the flesh, or the Power of the Spirit.  Those whose lives are under the guidance of their sin-enslaved human nature set their mind on and pursue what that nature desires; but those who live guided by the Holy Spirit set their mind on and seek after what My Spirit desires. [Father God…Rom 8:5]

Abba Father…You have been showing me through the years, during those early hours of the morning well before dawn communing together with You in our trysting place,
how waiting upon God is the single most important habit of my spiritual life, and the only way I am enabled to live my everyday life in the Power of Your Holy Spirit.  You have made absolutely clear to me the following foundational principles on just how I am to go about waiting upon You.

Foundational principles of waiting upon God:

A] My waiting upon God:

  • 1] Quietness.
  • 2] Heart.
  • 3] Faith.
  • 4] Surrender.
  • 5] Worship.
  • 6] Prayer.

B] God revealing
C] My cooperating and responding

A4] Surrender

Wait upon God in absolute surrender.  Having awakened my faith in a God Who has never failed me, and never will…I need now surrender to God all that I am, all that I have, all that I ever hope to be.  Here is where I surrender to God the entirety of the powers of my flesh…all the thoughts of my mind, the feelings of my emotions, the inclinations of my will, all of my human capabilities and capacities, my efforts and strength, my wisdom, knowledge, and understanding…and acknowledge that I put no trust in them.  Here is where I bow before the Spirit of God in acknowledgment that by my own will and in my own strength, I am hopelessly powerless, hopelessly impotent, hopelessly helpless to do anything, or say anything, that is good or pleasing or acceptable to my Father.  In absolute surrender, I wait upon the Holy Spirit to place me where I am to be, lead me where I am to go, show me what I am to do to participate with Him in His work, give me the thoughts I am to think and present, the words I am to speak or write. This is the place where, in every decision I must make, I am determined to “Trust in the Lord with all my heart, and lean not on my own understanding. In all my ways, I will acknowledge Him, and He shall direct my paths.” [Prov 3:5]

**        **, greatly beloved, I cannot be more emphatic concerning My following counsel; it is absolutely fundamental…the difference between success and failure in hearing My voice speaking to you.  Whenever you are faced with making a decision, and you decide that you are going to wait on the Lord for My direction, you always have a preference, in your humanness, as to what you would like My direction to be.  It is something like, “I am waiting to hear from You, Lord…but I hope the answer is such and such.”  It is here that you must pray against your preference…and pray against it, and pray against it… pleading with Me not to let you have your preference if it if not My will for you.  You need to continue to pray against your preference, until you know in your heart, and can say in all sincerity to Me, your Father, and know that you mean it from the depths of your soul, “Lord, it doesn’t matter to me anymore what Your answer is, just show me plainly, clearly, beyond the shadow of any doubt what I am to do.  It no longer matters to me where You place me, or how.  That is rather for You to consider than for me.  For in the easiest position, still, You must give me Your grace, and in the most difficult, Your grace is more than sufficient.  It is enough for me, knowing that You know why You place me where I am…whether to do, or to learn, or just, perhaps, to suffer.  It no longer matters to me what I do or what I suffer.  All that matters is that You keep my heart lovingly and joyfully joined with Your will.”  Then you will most assuredly hear the voice of the Lord in your heart, This is the way; walk ye in it.”  If you don’t get to this place of absolute surrender, and know that you really mean it…that it really doesn’t matter anymore…you will NEVER hear the voice of the Lord.  You will only hear the voice of your own heart giving you your preference, and deceiving you into believing it is My voice.

Tomorrow’s presentation will be waiting upon God in worship.

Friends, brothers and sisters…

There is one absolutely necessary preparation for every living soul on the face of this Earth, for the soon coming and imminent return of Jesus Christ…the one preparation that will irrevocably determine in which neighborhood you will spend all eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell.  You must be a born-again child of God.  I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom.  I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless you are born of water and the Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.  You should not be surprised at My saying you must be born again. [Jesus…John 3:3-7]

If you have never been born again,
or you are not sure whether you have been born again,
or you have been living your life as a lukewarm Christian and would now like to recommit your life and enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ Jesus in preparation for the soon coming marriage supper of the Lamb…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ and thereby be born-again, [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”

Shepherd of my thankful heart:

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