Reservoir: A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply. A supply or source of something.
There are so many times that I have wondered how I would ever make it through this life if I didn’t have a reservoir of God’s presence within my heart. Where would I find the grace for each moment? How would I walk out the many ups and downs of life?
We each need a reservoir of His presence.
The year 2020 has really been a time to discover who has this reservoir and who doesn’t. The media has done it’s very best to stir up all kinds of fear to boost their ratings. The more afraid they can make us, the more they capitalize. It’s all a game to them, a sick and perverted game.
Those without Jesus have been running wildly amok in their fear. The evidence of the Prince of Peace in the lives of believers has never been more clear. Those who know where their hope lies, are walking out this time with grace. Those who are certain that heaven is their final destination have nothing to fear of death. This is a set apart time. A time to let our faith in Jesus Christ shine like the sun, and warm the cold, weary earth.
I press into my reservoir every day. Lately, I have felt so worn out. Tired from parenting alone while Chris is working out of state, tired of the constant spiritual warfare that is happening. Tired of struggling to maintain peace in our home when the world is constantly trying to steal it.
Last week I found something new, though.
Having reached the end of myself again, I let go and fell backwards into the reservoir of God’s peace. This new pool of Presence is one I’ve never been in before. A deeper pool. I daily pray for God to take me to deeper places within Himself and that’s where I found myself, suddenly.
Things I’ve struggled with for years simply washed away in this deep pool of His presence. Other things that had been covered by years of moss because I was unaware they existed, were suddenly brought into the light so God could speak truth over them as He removed them completely and replaced them with Himself…and then another wave came. A deeper wave of His presence. I’ve heard of it but hadn’t experienced it quite this way before. God was showing me a new place in His heart.
Today, I offer an encounter to you. An encounter with a deeper level of His Presence. How is it found? By asking and then being still. When it comes, just believe it to be true and then surrender to letting go. Let go of this life and hold onto heaven. Release your fears and dreams and receive His vision for your life. Exhale all the panic that breeds control and inhale His saving grace. He is more than enough.
Prayer Moment: God, I ask You would pour out a deeper measure of Yourself over every person reading these words. I pray that right now they would feel You in a deeper way then they ever have before. Come and consume them with Your grace. Wash away comparison, fear and poverty. Release the joy of the Lord over them right now. All this in Jesus’ name, amen.
His mercy flows in wave after wave on those who are in awe before Him. Luke 1:50 (MSG)