The Fountain Day 309: Crown

This morning while exercising, I felt the Lord draw my attention to Himself.  I looked up, and in the spirit, I could see He was looking at me.  Something rose up inside of me and said, “Don’t look away.”  So, I looked straight at Him, and even widened my eyes.  When I did, I saw sapphires.  I immediately knew they were my eyes, then I saw a ruby in my mouth, an emerald in my heart, and a pearl deep in my soul.  I was equal parts startled and in awe.  It was amazing.  Then I saw God lift me and place me on His head as a crown. 

All I can say is, “Wow!”. 

When I woke up this morning, I could feel the frustration and discouragement that Chris and I are dealing with, in regard to desiring forward motion in our life.  It was trying to take a dominant position in my day, but in complete rebellion toward that weapon of the enemy, I went ahead and exercised and began my day listening to a sermon…instead of my own thoughts and his fiery darts. 

I’m so glad I did.  Every time we choose God, we receive a reward.  It may not be something of earthly value, but who wouldn’t want to see the vision I saw this morning?! 

It established my heart again.  It reminded me that even though life is stretching and feels lacking…God wears me as a crown.

He is so gracious to us, isn’t He?

When you feel discouraged, or like things are lacking in life…remember that the Creator of all things has made you a treasure.  He delights in all that you are.  He looks upon you with awe and wonder, as you look upon Him with awe and wonder. 

He is intimate with us…if we allow Him to be. 

God, thank You for the vision You gave me this morning.  Only You could’ve known how much I would need it in order to face the rest of this day.  You knew the assaults I’m currently facing were coming and You went ahead of them to re-establish my heart and value in You.  You alone carry my value.  You and You alone tell me who I am.  I love You beyond words.  Thank You.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The faithful love of the Lord never ends!  His mercies never cease.  Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.  I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him!”  Lamentations 3:22-24On that day the Lord their God will rescue His people, just as a shepherd rescues his sheep.  They will sparkle in His land like jewels in a crown.  How wonderful and beautiful they will be!  The young men will thrive on abundant grain, and the young women will flourish on new wine.  Zechariah 9:16-17