- Jim Corbett
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“Are you sure that the road you are traveling is the road that I have planned for your life? Are you sure that those with whom you’re traveling are appointed by Me? You can be! You can know without a doubt what My plans are for your life and whom I have placed there to support those plans, if you spend enough time with Me to know My heart. I hide nothing from those who come to Me often and stay until We both are satisfied. I especially love to share Myself with honest hearts and open spirits. Come to Me with all that is on your heart. Allow Me to guide and direct you into the quiet peace of My love. I will show you truth. I will give you clear direction. I will open My heart to you and set you in My perfect will. In My presence is where you will find the peace and safety for which you have been looking.”
Isa. 30:20 AMP
And though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide Himself any more, but your eyes will constantly behold your Teacher.
Mark 4:24 AMP
And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you – and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.
John 5:19-20 NIV
19) Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
20) For the Father loves the Son and shows him all He does.”
Most of us rush to our Father in heaven with our laundry lists and then rush to wherever we choose to go from there, never realizing the incredible wealth we are missing. We miss His heart. We miss what He desires, His plans for us, and how He chooses to implement His will through us. Is it any wonder then, why we stagger aimlessly, and have little strength and few answers for those who need truth?
Father God is waiting for us to tarry with Him. He has designed you and me to be in His presence as our primary residence - not only in the future, but now. The cross of Jesus opened the door for us. It would seem to make sense to spend most of our time where we have been designed to be - with the One with whom we are designed to be. From there everything else would become clear.
Teach me Your ways, Lord,