HIS Daily Teachings that began yesterday lasted all day long, and continued in my sleep, and woke me up this morning with HIS "whisper" saying, "I am the only reason." I called my soul-sister A yesterday and told her about what I was hearing while ironing, and told her that I felt like HE was going to have me write a second part to the blog. I told her that I wasn't sure that I wanted to do that, as well frankly, I didn't want to look like a fool in not getting what HE was teaching me the first time.
Well, as you can imagine after I hung up with her, yes there it was, a nice HUGE slice of humble pie just waiting for me to choke down. I felt as if I needed to write another blog introducing myself as, "Hi I'm Heather, and not only am I a slow learner, but I am an idiot!" Seriously, that is how I felt after hearing that I missed the mark.
This morning, HE has been filling me with HIS love and HIS grace, and encouraging me to write out what I have learned. HE is teaching me that HE loves it when I fall flat on my face, and admit to it! HE is wanting me to know that HE loves to serve me humble pie. HE is reminding me that I should be learning something new from HIM, every single time I seek HIM.
I am learning that what I ask for, HE truly does deliver. So when I prayed and asked for more of HIM, HE was more than happy to oblige. When HE did deliver, there I was saying, "What GOD, why? Why are you making me eat humble pie? Why do I have to do this, or that?" Seriously, I am that slooooow.
I have this cross that sits on my night stand, it was my Grams. Written on the cross are all the names that HE has been given. This morning HE had me grab that cross and bring it to HIS teaching for today. As I was reading it, I was overcome with peace, as I read each of HIS names on the cross. The cross reads:
I AM, LORD OF LORDS, THE WAY, ANOINTED ONE, REDEEMER, LAMB OF GOD, ALMIGHTY, MEDIATOR, CORNERSTONE, MORNING STAR, PRINCE OF PEACE, LIGHT OF THE WORLD, DAYSPRING, EMMANUEL, SAVIOR, ALPHA & OMEGA, BREAD OF LIFE, JESUS, MESSIAH, ADVOCATE, HOLY ONE, GOOD SHEPHERD, SON OF GOD......
As I read those names, I kept hearing HIM say to me, "Heather I am the only reason that you will ever need." I began to write out all those names in my journal, and started meditating on what HE was saying to me, and as I wrote them out, I claimed them, and I declared them. In writing the final set of HIS names, I wrote this: "YOU are the GREAT I AM! YOU are the only reason I will ever need. With YOU I need not to doubt, worry, or be anxious. With you I know YOUR word is truth. I know YOUR plans, and YOUR purpose are perfect for me. I know your loves is unfailing, and unending, just as YOUR word is infinite."
As if that part of HIS Daily Teachings wasn't enough, I read today's declaration. "I am YOUR GOD, and MY HOLY SPIRIT is good. I will lead you in the land of uprightness and teach you to do MY will. Whoever does MY will is MY brother and sister and mother. MY love is with those who fear me, and MY righteousness, is with those who keep MY covenant and remember to do MY will. How can a young woman stay on the path of purity? By living according to MY word and by seeking ME with all your heart that you might not sin against Me. Mediate on MY precepts and consider My ways."
"Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground." Psalm 143:10
"For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
"as far as the east is from the west,so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him" Psalm 103:12-13
"Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands. I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws. I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me." Psalm 119:6-8
all the laws that come from your mouth. I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word." Psalm 119:9-16