As I lifted my hands toward heaven and declared the name of Jesus, I noticed something amazing. When I am in a position of surrender and have fixed my eyes on Him, He comes front and center, and He eclipses all other things. He’s all I can see.
I keep calling out to Him and He comes…right in front of me. Front and center in my view. All I can see is Him. Isn’t He worthy?
Imagine yourself today…standing before Jesus. Invite Him to come into the room with you, and when He does, look into His eyes. What do you see? Take a deep breath and ask Him to come closer still. Ask Him to let you see His heart. What do you see? It beats over you…it beats over me. Oh, the beautiful heart of Jesus. Take another step closer to Him and ask Him to hug you. Can you feel His arms around you? Can you smell Him? Everyone has a smell…what is His smell? Breathe deeply. Let the fragrance upon Him flood your whole body. Peace. He is oozing with peace. It’s a marker of His presence. What a wonderful God we serve. Take one more step toward Him, this time disappearing into His Presence. Do you feel it? It’s light. As we step into Him, we discover a lifting…a lightness…this is when we hand over our yoke and burden…and simply ask Him for His. Oh, my goodness, His yoke is so easy, and His burden is so very light. It’s unreal how dramatic this shift is…as the weight of the world lifts off of your shoulders and you experience Him.
Let yourself dwell in Him…and He in you. Let His presence eclipse all the worries, weight, and distractions of the world. Be held. Be still. Be known. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling?!
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope, we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. Romans 8:18-27