Before the break of day, I was in the throne room of God seeking Him about many things pressed upon my heart. As I lay still with my eyes shut simply mumbling my prayers to the Lord (not wanting to wake my husband), I saw a vision of the sky appear before me. This was about 4am and it was quite naturally dark but within the confines of this vision, the sky appeared as bright as the noon day. As I glared into its brightness, a door appeared. It seemed to be an old wooden door and as I watched, the door opened revealing a brightness behind it. I emerged from the vision and resumed my prayers.
About three hours later as I started work for the day, I felt an unusual hunger in my spirit. It literally felt like a gnawing hunger. I brewed a cup of coffee to alleviate the hunger because I am not normally an early eater but I noticed that the hunger would not dissipate. I perceived that this was not a physical hunger but a spiritual one. I prayed, “Lord, I sense You want to teach me something. Lead me to the source of my lesson for today.” Moments later, Holy Spirit led me to a discovery of the source and I immediately postured my spirit to listen intently.
When we are petitioning the Lord for a thing, it is human for us to draw up some sort of conclusion of how we imagine the Lord will respond. We envision a person or a situation that will bring us the answer but I learned this morning in a renewed manner that God’s ways are unlike ours. Not only did I receive the answer for the matters I presented unto the Lord but I walked away with profound understanding and insight. I also walked away with renewed vision for the purpose wherewith I am called.
The Lord completely frustrated and dismantled my train of thinking and transported me to a place of comprehension. It was a moment of enlightenment and illumination that can only comes from spending time in His presence. There is a confidence He gave that I needed in a certain area along with the reassurance that the portals of Heaven are indeed open to the cries of the righteous. He answered questions I had been pondering over for weeks and He taught me plainly as a child what to do and how to get it done. No man’s advice or counsel could come close to what I received in the Presence and the peace of mind it brings is refreshing.
I feel as if the Lord wants to invite you also to an intimate fellowship with Him. You have been mentally embattled over some things that the Lord wants to clarify for you. He has the answers and if you would take the time to pull away from the cares of this life and press into His holy quietness, He will comfort you. He will teach you how to navigate through this season of your life and He will confirm His promises to you despite what you are currently facing. If you would do this and continue to do this, you are going to find a confidence in who you are that you have never known to exist before. The Lord says, “Call to Me and I will answer. I will answer out of My holy hill. I will sup with you and make My abode with you. I will show you things to come and give you understanding of things present. Walk me as a child with his Parent and I will lead you into ways everlasting.”
Won’t you accept that invite today? I did.