Desire, Love, The Church, Worship

Let Us See

It is not hard to love Jesus. He is so beautiful, and one sight of Him would cause even the strongest man to crumble at his knees and collapse on the ground in tears. The natural response of the human heart to God is worship. It is not possible to look upon the glory of God and not want to give up everything to follow Him. When we find it difficult to love Him, it is only because we do not see. It is a revelation problem, not a worship problem. The more we see Jesus, the more we will love Him. The key to wholeheartedness and abandonment is sight. 

Every single time I encounter the Lord, the only word left on my lips is, “Worthy!” When I see Him, I want to give everything. I want to pour myself out until there is nothing left, and even then it is not enough. I want to give of my love until there is nothing left, and still I yearn to give Him more. I cry because what I have to give Him is so small compared to what He is worthy of. And then I collapse in a helpless burning lovesick pile at His feet, with my heart aching and yearning to give Him more, and more, and still more. 

The revelation of the beauty of Jesus will ALWAYS provoke such a response. 
The cry of one who has seen His face is not, “How much can I compromise and still be safe?” It is, “How abandoned will You let me be? How far will You let me go? How much will You let me give You? How deep in love will You let me go?” 

With all that we are, we need to cry out for sight. If we are ever going to be the Church that He desires, we need to cry out for sight.

… that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭1‬:‭17‬ NKJV)

Consecration, Forerunner Message, Intimacy, Longing, Love, Process, The Church

Extravagant Devotion

We are living in unusual hours where God is raising up a people of extravagant devotion to partner with Him to do the extraordinary acts. As He promised, there is a time coming where He will pour out His spirit in such a way that will far surpass the book of Acts. No eye has seen and no mind has dreamed of the kind of works He is about to do through His people in the last days.

But if our hearts are not ready, God will hold back. This is His kindness, because if we are not first established in love, our hearts will move the moment signs and wonders come. If our reward is not Jesus alone, our eyes will be taken off Him and focused onto ourselves the moment He allows great works to flow through our lives. Our reward has to be found in living before His eyes alone. Our success has to come not from ministry, nor signs and wonders, but in loving Him and being loved by Him.

We cannot do extravagant acts until we have extravagant devotion. Then and only then, our hearts will not move. Miracles, signs and wonders are good things – but they are simply a sideshow. Above all, He desires hearts that burn before Him.

So Lord, do not promote us until our hearts are ready. Hide us in Your presence, and root us deep in the soil of Your love. Do not send us out until You alone have become our One Thing.