Deeper Day 60: Zion

The other day, seemingly out of nowhere, I heard God speak over me, “Zion.”  I couldn’t figure out why, but that’s what He was calling me.  Internally, I wondered if it was ok that God called me that.  It’s funny how I could even question the voice of God over my life.  If He called me that, then it is legal and there is a reason.

A day or so later I came across this scripture, and it all became much clearer.

Those who trust in the Lord are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.  As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever.  Psalm 125:1-2

Wow!  God knew I would read that scripture a couple days after He spoke to me, but imagine if I had rejected His word over me because of some sense of false humility?  I would’ve missed out on a love note from Him.  A love note that I desperately needed.

Since that time, I’ve come across multiple scriptures speaking of Zion, and because I allowed God to speak over me, each time I read a scripture that references it I feel loved.

I wonder how often God tries to love on us and we don’t notice, or reject His affections?  This thought sticks like a burr in my mind.  Every time I roll across it, I am reminded to wake up and pay attention.

There is a common phrase being thrown around with pride lately, “I am woke”.  Honestly, I find it very annoying, but if I am gonna be “woke” about anything, let it be to God’s voice over my life.  Awaken me, My Love I am listening.

Prayer Moment:  Take a minute to seek God’s face.  When you look upon Him, what does He say or do?  When He reaches out to touch you, do you pull away or do you embrace Him?  What is your natural response?  If it is to pull back or turn away, then I encourage you to determine to change that.  Give in to His love.  Imagine how you would feel if you reached out for a loved one and they pulled away from you.  How terrible that would feel.  How much more does the Father want, no long, to lavish His love upon you.  Will you receive it?

The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.  He wakens me morning by morning, waken my ear to listen like one being taught.  Isaiah 50:4

The Lord redeems His servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in Him.  Psalm 34:22

For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation.  “This is My resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.- I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor will I satisfy with food.  Psalm 132:13-15

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation; gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.  Zechariah 9:9