Deeper Day 310: Repose

I recently read a scripture that used the word “repose”, and when I saw it immediately it hit my spirit. I wondered what it meant so I looked it up and this is what I found.

Repose: a state or rest, sleep, or tranquility. Be lying, situated, or kept in a particular place.

Then He showed me that He has placed His remnant in repose in order that we would be “at the ready” for this time. We have been laying in wait for such a time as this. God has placed His people in the right place for this right time. Whenever our family has moved, God has revealed to me that He was positioning me to be an intercessor in that area for a season. I didn’t always know exactly why, but I just knew I was to be praying and listening intentionally while living in a certain place. This move to Oklahoma is no different. While it lays solidly in the “Bible belt”, there are a lot of things to intercede for. So, I pray. I listen. I intercede for others and for this land.

When we first moved here, I stepped outside my house as I prayed, on one particular day. And immediately I was in a vision. I saw this land and a powerful vision of the Indian tribes who had worshiped different spirits here. Then God said, “I want to introduce them to the Holy Spirit.” From that moment until this, that has been my prayer over the Native Americans here in this area. Every area has a stronghold. Some have many. It’s important to realize that God places His people in repose for just such a reason. We are situated or kept in a particular place, for a specific reason.

We are also called to repose (be at rest). We can rest on His promises. We can rest on His victory. We can rest knowing He is sovereign. We must find repose if we are going to engage in long term battles.

Laying at the foot of the cross in repose (rest) is the safest place to be. Listening for your instructions from God in repose (tranquility) and being ready in repose (situated in a particular place) is a great place to be. Being bathed in God’s spirit, staying spiritually healthy and finding nightly repose (sleep)… These are the important things. How do you find yourself poised for the next move of God?

Prayer Moment: God, I thank You for repose. Thank You for always placing me and my family in the exact place You desire us to be. I trust You completely. When I consider my life with You, I see that in every season and situation, You have gone before me and prepared a way in advance. You have never left me alone. Never abandoned me. Never forgotten me. Never withheld Yourself from me. I am grateful for all that You are. Please keep me in repose, so I am always exactly where I need to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

But I am an olive tree flourishing in the house of God, I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. I will praise You forever for what You have done; in Your name I will hope, for our name is good. I will praise You in the presence of Your saints. Psalm 52:8-9

To whom He said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest”; and “this is the place of repose”- but they would not listen. Isaiah 28:12