This morning during my quiet time, I asked God what He had to say about me and what His thoughts of me were. His answer, “Epicenter”. I felt Him speaking over me that I am the epicenter of a move of His Spirit upon the earth. I immediately felt worried that the word was too big and self-centered for me, but He didn’t let that thought land in my heart as He quickly spoke to me that when He says that of me it is accurate because Christ lives in me so it is not Him stating that I am the epicenter apart for Jesus, quite the contrary, I am the epicenter because I hold Jesus inside and that compounds every move I make and causes it to be the epicenter of a majorly impacting move of His Spirit upon the earth.
After this encounter with the Father and His heart for me, I looked up the full definition of the word, just like I always do…..
Epicenter: The point on the earth’s surface vertically above the focus of an earthquake. -the central point of something, typically a difficult or unpleasant situation.
That definition reinforced what I heard from Him about the epicenter being me because Christ is inside of me. “The point on the earth’s surface vertically above the focus of an earthquake. He is the focus.
How amazing are Your thoughts to me, O God. You wrap Yourself so intricately around everything in the most amazing ways.
I hope this word inspires you to press into God’s heart for yourself. Will you be the epicenter for His works around you? Are you willing to be impacted as well as impactful? Are you willing to lay aside false humility and fully embrace the magnitude of the earthquake God longs to create through your life on this earth?
For far too long I have been in a tug of war with worrying about glorifying myself above the Father. What I now know is, my heart is set on Him and bringing glory to His name. What He showed me this morning was, I am not trusting Him enough to let Him move through me with His power. Being constantly afraid of stealing glory from God, is actually stealing glory from God in my life. Somehow the idea that I must be less, is causing Him to have to be less in and through me. That is not at all what my heart intended.
Oh God, forgive me. Forgive my foolishness. Remove every shred of false humility from within my heart and mind. Help me to trust You enough to trust that if I ever begin to occupy the throne You reside in within my heart and life, You would gently guide me back on the correct course. The earth and everything in it are created to worship You, and so I will live a life of abandoned worship. Let my life be a blueprint of a life surrendered fully to the Father. Let every breath I breathe be filled with Your praises. In Jesus name, Amen.
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them singing: “To Him Who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped. Revelation 5:13-14