Day 94: Beating the Drum (April 4)

I saw myself today in what reminded me of the center of the earth, but it was also like a drum.  I was laying on the ground in a crouched position with my ear to the “drum”, and I was hearing God’s heartbeat over the earth….It was like meeting Him in my secret place, simply to listen to the tempo of His heart.  How can I know what to do without remaining centered inside the heart of the Father?

It was an amazing and awe-inspiring moment.

I knew in that vision that I was receiving my “marching orders”.  The coolest part was how near Him I needed to be to receive them.  He wanted me fully centered and so near His heart.

I love the way God consistently speaks to me in such intimate analogies and visions.  He loves relationship.  He loves being near to us and He loves for us to learn how to be nearer to Him.

Take some time this morning and listen….First listen to your own heartbeat, then ask God to let you feel and hear His.  Doesn’t it bring you such a peaceful feeling?  The steadiness of His heart.  Confidence bursting with every beat.  He is magnificent.  He is a true picture of power and leadership, covered in gentleness and grace. He is our Abba, our Father.

God is really that good!  He is all He said He was, and He will do all He said He will do.

I feel in my spirit that some of you are so afraid of not hearing truth that you have brushed away the hand of the Holy Spirit.  Maybe you turn a deaf ear to His voice because you’re so afraid of being led astray by your own thoughts.  If that’s you, please take a moment and ask God to shine His light and Truth on those concerns.  I have learned, the best way for me to safe guard against responding to a false word in my mind is to always allow God full access to my thought life.  Many years ago, I was so afraid of being tricked into believing a lie, I would box God in…and sometimes box Him out.  I was so afraid to trust any part of myself that I was missing out on hearing God’s voice.

If you struggle with this, please know you’re not alone.  Please also know that you can trust God to protect you.  One day God opened my eyes to see He would protect me even from myself.

I often pray that God will protect me even from myself.  I am so passionate about walking near Him that I won’t even let myself stand in the way.

If you struggle with any of the above statements, then I encourage you to pray this prayer.

God, thank You for being trustworthy.  Lord, as I learn to recognize Your voice more and more please protect from being tricked or mis-led, even by myself.  I know You are an attentive Father, so I know I can trust You to teach me.  I know it’s ok if I make mistakes sometimes.  Thank You for being a gracious and patient Teacher.  Right now, I lean into You.  I am listening for Your heartbeat.  Establish my life in the tempo of Your heartbeat.  Lead me, not into temptation, but deliver me from evil.  I will trust You, in Jesus name, Amen.

And He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.”  For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.  Mark 6:31

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.  1 John 4:1

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.         Matthew 7:7

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.  2 Timothy 2:15

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32

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