In John 15:15, it says, “I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing. But I’ve called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I’ve heard from my Father.” I love that we have beautiful relationship with Jesus, and we have that connection with Him to be able to hear from Him all the time about all matters concerning us.
For me, my own life, I love to soundboard everything with the Lord. Just constantly in communication, “Lord, what is this? What do you feel about this?” And just going back and forth, obviously being guided by the word. But when I’m in situations with people, when I’m out and about, if I’m doing something for Him, I’m at work, whatever it is that I’m doing, I’m always asking the Lord about different things and feeling how things move His heart. I love to learn how, you know, things that I say to people or the way I say something to someone I want to live at a place of closeness with Him and intimacy with Him where I feel even the slightest sense of, “Oh, that didn’t please God,” or “Oh, that made Him really happy.” Or even sometimes He’ll ask me to do something and I do it, and I feel teary, because I can feel the delight of the Father. And I think it’s really beautiful that we can have that experience with God.
And that’s a way that we can experience revelation from the Lord about different things that go on in life. We can have His insight and His understanding to the way that we can understand, because His thoughts are higher, His ways are higher than ours. But, there’s a way of understanding the Lord’s revelation in what we go through, and it helps us to have wisdom. It talks about in the word that we should seek wisdom and how important that is, that it’s greater than rubies and jewels. Wisdom is one of the things that the Lord wants us to walk in and live with. And even in the scripture here, if I pull this up, it talks about that “The fear of the LORD,” in Provers 9:10 “is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
And as we live in this place where the fear of God is central in our life, that’s going to change what we watch, that’s going to change what we listen to. It’s going to change the conversations we have. We allow that to fully take over our lives, and that we allow that to change who we are, that we live for Him and His glory and Him alone. And the more that every part of our life is aligned with that truth of the fear of God and obedience to God and communion with Him, that there’s no double life. There’s no like, you know, I’m like this, but I’m also doing these things. The more you can just make that just fully surrendered and sold out to Jesus and aligned with that truth, the more everything that comes from you and flows out of you is going to be of Him, because you’re eating of Him. Bill Johnson talks about that a lot. You become like what you’d behold.
And so, as you go throughout your life and your days, you know, find yourself in these places where you can just behold Jesus. Find pockets of your day where you can just sit and where you behold Him. You say, “God, I love you in this moment. I want to hear from you this day.” You know, even before you walk out of your house, “God, would you meet me today? Would you share your secrets with me, God? Would you, as a Father, lead me and help me to be a close one. Help me to have a heart that hears my Father’s voice.” Because the Bible says, “My sheep hear my voice and they know my voice and they won’t follow the voice of another.”
And so become obsessed with the Father’s voice over your life. Become obsessed with, “What is my Dad saying about this situation?” And love His voice, and love Him. And, as you come from this place of overflowing with connection and love with Him, everything that He says is going to be the most important thing to you.
And so I just pray that God would give you wisdom and the fear of the Lord, and that that would guide your life and your heart to a place where you’re always wanting to know, what’s my Father doing and how can I walk in that? What is He saying about this, and how can I align with His values and His will? Always asking God, “What is your will?” in situations, will leave you just being centered and aligned with where He wants you to be in that moment. Life can look so different in all the different areas that we’re a part of. But just keep Him the main focus.
And I think a big part of that, too, receiving His revelation throughout your day, and hearing your Father’s voice, is just making Him the delight of your heart, making Him the delight of your day. That He is everything to you. And forsaking all else, and just making Jesus the main thing. Making it that we’re running our race and it’s about God. And, asking Him if there’s any areas of our heart that could surrender more.
So help me to surrender those to you, God. That I would be fully surrendered and fully available to whatever you want to say to me, whatever you want to do through me, that I would be consumed by Jesus. So I bless you with that today. May you fall into the depths of God’s love like you never have before. And I just pray that you would find a closeness with Jesus, with the Father, and with the Holy Spirit that you’ve never had, and that it would change your whole world and all the people around you.
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