“He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8)
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:3-4)
God is not interested in our sacrifices or offerings in any outward signs of being Christians. He is not interested in how many times we attend church, what deeds we do, our fasting, or what sorts of ministry we carry out, nor any outward deeds we show in our profession of Faith.
Our God is interested in our inner person, our heart; out of our hearts flows our true character. It is in our heart where the Spirit of Father dwells and it is in this sacred place we allow Him room to live and have His being in us, overflowing from us.
Our Father’s highest call for us is to be in union with Him, to be in the most nearest of relationships with Him, to set apart alone time in Him, for His love pursues us in all we are, in all we do, in all we are becoming. His desire is to be our closest friend, the One in whom we live and walk and have our being.
What is of importance to our Father God is that our behavior aligns with His character in His Love and that our actions become just and right under God’s standards that are motivated in pure intentions having His love overflow in all our ways towards ourselves and towards others.
The overflow of His fullness in and through us is a result of first placing Him preeminent in our lives, in every area, on every level, in every behavior, attitude, and desire we live, then He will be who is manifested flowing from the deepest place of our God Hearts.
Father God desires us to be merciful in treating one another with compassion and loyalty. This can only be if we allow His love to richly reside in the deepest regions of our being, in our most holy of holy places, our hearts, as this is where He desires to make His home manifested in us.
We are only able to walk in a true humility when we have as our dearest companion, our Father God, the righteousness of Christ living in us, and the filling of His Holy Spirit, who gives us ability to do all things in and by His power.
When we have a close fellowship in joining in the most holy of unions in the Father’s love, the desires in our hearts will align with God’s will and purposes in our lives.
It is when I come to the place in my life where He becomes the very reason I rise each day, my faith becomes real. It is when I come to the place where He becomes my everything, my faith becomes evidence of His fullness manifesting in and through me.
It is when I come to the place I eagerly rise each day in order to spend time in Him, communing with Him, joining in the most high of all relationships with my Father God, His son Jesus and allowing His Spirit, in whose trinity I have learned to dwell, my faith becomes purpose.
It is when I have come to the place He becomes my source for all I could possible want, need or desire in this life and it is He who I walk with during the day, being keenly aware of His holy presence living in and through me in each step I take, where I have learned to never waver in my trust in His faithfulness, He has become my everything.
I know I am truly His disciple, a follower whose only purpose is to administer His gospel of Forgiveness, Mercy, Grace, and Love when I can proclaim in the deepest region of my soul: “All I desire is to be the Father’s Heart in carrying out His compassionate love in me, to all of whom I encounter, and to do His will, letting go of all my own fleshly ways, and allowing Him to become my All, the source of all I could possibly, want, need or desire in this life.”
Lorraine Taylor – Lay Minister
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