I have learned, over time, that it is important to know your position before God. What do I mean? Well, as scripture tells us even though we are here on earth in our earthly bodies, we are simultaneously positioned in Heaven.
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6-7
Years ago, I was having a time of worship with a friend and I saw myself in the heavenly places. I was sitting at the Father’s feet worshiping Him. For years after, I was so confident as I lavished my praises upon Him knowing that I was ministering directly to Him. It gives a person confidence to know where they stand. Do you know where you stand?
A couple of months ago, I saw myself in heaven again, this time I was seated by God’s feet again and then He had me move to stand directly in front of Him. In that second I saw from my own eyes directly into God’s and He told me that I was in a season where God was giving me permission to ask Him for anything I desired. Then my view panned out and I saw myself before God and He said, “I am also going to give you instruction and send you out.”
WOW! Talk about awe inspiring!! Isn’t God cool?!
In one moment, my position in the heavenly places had changed. What was really interesting though was when I had that vision, I was on my face laying on the ground. It’s so crazy how as my heavenly posture moved from seated to standing, my earthly posture moved from standing to laying down.
From that moment until this, I have presented my requests with thanksgiving to God. It’s been such a different experience, but so great. I’ve even brought my kids and husband into the equation. We (at God’s direction) made specific prayer requests to pray every day until we see them come to pass. Before this felt awkward and maybe ungrateful, but God said to keep bringing them to Him over and over again. Even recently, when I feel behind on praying these requests, God brought it to my mind again and said, “Bring me those requests. Don’t stop.”
I know He is teaching me something.
Prayer Moment: Take time today to ask God to show you your position in the heavenly places. Get quiet and believe Him when He shows you. He is a good and loving Father. It is not arrogance to ask this. I believe God longs for us to know more about these things because it makes us more effective in our daily walk on earth and it continually reminds us that there is a place beyond this earth that is our home. I yearn for it every day.
But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Jude 1:20-21