At the beginning of this new year there is nothing more important than to draw closer to the Lord, to draw away and spend time simply being quiet and alone with Him. We must quiet our spirits enough to realize His presence with us. He IS with us. He promised to be and He is, but we need to be made more aware of Him in the midst of all the noise of life here in this realm. This requires discipline on our part as well as help from Him.
In this post I want to help us do that by re-emphasizing things that have helped me draw closer to Him. Instead of writing the same things again, there are some past posts from this blog which were written for this reason. In fact, I’m reading them again myself! Here are a few:
Face to Face – Jan. 20, 2012
Falling in love with Jesus – Feb.11, 2012
Satisfied, yet longing still – March 26,2012
Learning to quiet your spirit – Dec. 3 and 17, 2012
There are also people whose writings have shown me that there is so much more, a life in God I never dreamed of. They are listed on my page of recommended reading. Among these are Rick Joyner. His book, The Final Quest opened the realm of visions and prophetic experiences for many of us and drew us into a much more intimate relationship with the Lord. Now he has written a new book called The Path. It is written in the same style as The Final Quest and is taken from his experiences in Heavenly realms with the Lord, with angels and many of the saints in Heaven. The revelation contained in this book is acutely important for understanding the times we are living in now. I want to take this opportunity to highly recommend this book to you. The link below will enable you to read the first chapter at no cost and/or to purchase the book or the e-book from Rick’s website. This is not a book to speed read but to read slowly, a little at a time, and meditate on. The Lord will give you new revelation and understanding of Him as you read.
Drawing aside with Jesus now is more than just a good idea. It’s crucial for the times we are in and our ability to not only stand, but be the over-comers He has called us to be. May His voice call you into the secret place with Him and may His love overcome all the distractions in your life so that you have eyes for Him alone.