“Be silent before the Sovereign Lord,
    for the day of the Lord is near.
The Lord has prepared a sacrifice;
    he has consecrated those he has invited.”

Zephaniah 1:7

 

In Matthew 11:28, Jesus said, “Come to me all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest”. This is God’s invitation to pray and His promise to answer. This is the same invitation that Jesus gives us today – He says, Come! The peace that He gives is not as the world gives. The joy that He gives is not as the world gives.

 

Jesus is the One looking for you. He is looking for your attention. All around you are signs calling you to get back to God. That is why the heartbeat of the Gospel is the call to repentance – so you can be consecrated and reconciled to your Creator. Have you consecrated your heart to Him? Our hearts are so often unfaithful to God; that is why it seems as if He is powerless in the face of our mountain. When we are faithful, our God is powerful and He is inviting you to experience His power, His presence, His peace.

 

But today, so many of us go where others sense the presence of God – where others feel His power, where others hear His voice. We base our faith on the experience of others and say, “One day, it will happen to me!” If you continue to look outside for your miracle, you can never find it. Are you ready to meet the Miracle Worker? Did you once feel close to God and now feel so distant? Prayer is the shortest route between your heart and God – but what is the state of your heart?

 

Accept God’s invitation today and let His Spirit consecrate your heart.

“Oh Holy Spirit, make a way; make my heart a place for You to dwell.”

HE WILL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU HAVE NOT ASKED

“So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked.” 1 Kings 3:11-12
God was pleased that Solomon requested divine wisdom to carry out his God-given assignment instead of earthly riches or fame, and blessed him more than he could imagine.
In the same way, God tests our hearts to reward us, to see what we truly seek.”

WRITTEN IN HEAVEN

“However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20
When the seventy-two disciples returned with joy from their mission, Jesus warned them that the source of their joy should come not from the visible results of the Spirit’s power, but the Holy Spirit Himself, who has sealed for Christ, and written our name in Heaven.”

REVIVE ME

“As long as you have the gift of life, make sure your spirit is revived and this is something only the Spirit of God can do through His Word, which is spirit and life (John 6:63).

* Oh Holy Spirit, breath of God, breathe in me the breath of God!
* Oh Holy Spirit, through whom all things were created, create in me a new life, a new beginning!.”