During an early morning "tryst time” God spoke to my heart about His desire for our "coming away" with Him; our daily seeking just to fellowship with God and enjoy His presence! Only then, He could meet all our other needs! I thought of our kids out on the lawn last evening, playing soccer and blowing bubbles with their beloved children and how it would severely hurt them if one of their children would say, “I don't deserve to have fun with you, Dad and Mom; I just want to watch television instead of playing with you!”
The love we have for our children here on earth does not compare to the incredible love our Father God has for his children!
Psalm 149:2-5 NIV
“Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King. Let them praise His name with dancing and make music to Him with tambourine and harp. For the Lord takes delight in His people; He crowns the humble with salvation. Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.”
I keep hearing the Father say, "Is it real fellowship with Me that you desire? Or, are your hearts set on earthly things? You want to live without war, but I would say to you that from the moment you were conceived, the enemy of your souls tried to kill you! It was then that the war for your life began. I am LIFE and I have an abundant life to give to My children, but I wait in vain for you to come to Me! I want to lavish upon you My love and yet you live in fear and doubt when you could live in My faith and have all your needs met. All of the promises that I gave Israel are yours, as well! All I ask is that trust Me now! When all else fails and you feel like I have abandoned you, keep on trusting Me! Live in an attitude of forgiveness and in the joy of knowing that my promises are for you always and I promise to bless you! My beloved children! I will turn your sorrow into joy for this is what I do and it is what I want you to be about on the earth!"
Nearly every day, I have been hearing, either from the Holy Spirit or from the website dictionary.com , a “Word for the day”. This “word” speaks specifically about what God is teaching me during that early morning hour with Him.
Today’s "Word for the day" from Webster"
abject • \AB-jekt\ • adjective
1 : sunk to or existing in a low state or condition
2 : very low in spirit or hope : wretched
3 : expressing or offered in a humble and often ingratiating spirit
Example Sentence: Morris was in an abject and lonely state after Olivia left him -- but then he met Penny and his world brightened again.
Did you know? "Abject" comes from "abjectus," the past participle of the Latin verb "abicere," meaning "to cast off." Its original meaning in English was "cast off" or "rejected," but it is now used to refer more broadly to things in a low state or condition. "Abject" shares with "mean," "ignoble," and "sordid" the sense of being below the normal standards of human decency and dignity. "Abject" may imply degradation, debasement, or servility ("abject poverty"). "Mean" suggests having such repellent characteristics as small-mindedness, ill temper, or cupidity ("mean and petty satire"). "Ignoble" suggests a loss or lack of some essential high quality of mind or spirit ("an ignoble scramble after material possessions"). "Sordid" is stronger than all of these in stressing physical or spiritual degradation and lowness ("a sordid story of murder and revenge").
Do you see it? We have the Father God saying, "Come, seek My face and I will provide for you in abundance!" If we look to this world to give us a "way out of our abject poverty" we will become "mean and petty, small minded, and with ill tempers,” but if we put God first and foremost in our lives, our joy and peace will exceed all of our expectations!