Day 155: Catch and Release (June 4)

I’m learning a lot about catch and release right now.  I’m learning that dreams are a catch and release process.  What I mean is, many times I will have a dream or an idea and in a powerful moment I will know that it came straight from God’s heart to mine.  But then another moment comes, and I must release that dream to Him, so He can create it.  It’s really a beautiful exchange, but can feel terrifying.

I make it a practice to search out my dreams with Him.  It keeps me full of life and it keeps things brimming over with excited anticipation, but I cannot ever let the idea of dreams distract me from the Dream Maker.  He is still and will always be much more important than any reward.

I think that is why we catch and release.  To ensure that we keep our focus on Him, not His gifts.

He is God, and as we discussed a few weeks ago He is Qanna, a jealous God.  He does not want what He does to supersede Who He is in our hearts and minds.

In other words, we need to keep the God of the universe front and center.  It actually makes the gifts more enjoyable when we do.

Lately, while my life is changing so much, I find a great comfort in just being with the Comforter.  I enjoy the quiet moments between the two of us right now, so much that I’d rather not leave them behind.  I have found such joy in my Creator.

When is the last time you just sat with God and appreciated Who He is?  When was the last time you hung out with God just to hang out, not because you had any particular need?  Will you make today the day you take a respite with God?  Will you just crawl into His lap because you love Him?  Will you go before Him simply to spend time with Him?  Leave your agenda and list at the door and embrace the beauty of simply being.  Some of my favorite moments with my husband are the “nothing” moments.  The times when we are just together because we enjoy each other’s presence.  God desires that too.  That’s where real relationship blooms.  That’s where intimacy dwells.

God, I come to You today, simply to say “I love You”.  I long to lavish my affection upon You.  Wipe the cares of the world away from my mind, so I can focus on You alone.  I give You my whole self.  I adore adoring You.  You are worthy of my whole heart.  I love You Abba.  In Jesus name, Amen.

Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day.  Psalm 25:5

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Matthew 6:33

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”  Psalm 46:10

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  Psalm 91:1

Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him.  Psalm 62:1