I invite you today to come into my secret place with Jesus…
I can hear the rushing of Eagle Falls as I sit on a rock overlooking Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe. Many shades of blue, green, and gray surround me. Thankful for my strength to climb to this place, my heart is full. Early in the morning Jesus called me to come and meet Him here. The vision of God’s beautiful creation comforts and soothes my soul. I pull my journal from my backpack, ready to record the word He has called me to hear.
Why do these tears appear wetting my eyes? I see a heart formed in the clouds and hear an angel whispering, “For you.”
I write the words I hear in my heart,
My everlasting love for you can shelter you, can bring you a peace like today in the busiest intersection of life, in transitions, and in turmoil. Between heaven and earth is My Holy Spirit in you, powerful and gentle, strong with peace, courage that is pure without anything to prove. Who He is, you are becoming. His power is working in you, my beloved, my dear.
The voices of people may come and go, but my voice stands firm and ever present whispering and at times shouting into your heart.
My presence abides in you. Be engaged in my love.
Is there anything you need to fear if I stand guard over your heart?
I am distracted by a loud humming that sounds like an airplane overhead, but there is no plane in sight.
Just like the blaring sound overhead you hear that can distract you, an airplane overhead is loud, so can circumstances in life cause you to wonder… but that sound, that distracting noise cannot change where you now sit… you are in a pleasant place, a peaceful place, resting in my presence. You wonder, when will the noise stop. Refocus. Set your mind on where you are seated in heavenly places, on the side of a mountain. The noise cannot move you, cannot shake you, cannot touch you.
Lord, it is loud. Maybe it’s not just an airplane… it goes on and on and on.
Is it changing where you are seated, does it change your view? Look. Now it’s gone.
It did not change my position or my circumstance… but I am glad that noise is gone.
This is how troubles can affect you. They create noise, but you haven’t moved, nor have I.
I stood with you.
Look around you. What do you see?
I see that I’m seated next to the edge of a rock; just a few feet from danger – it’s fifty feet to the next level.
Are you safe?
Yes. I like it here. There’s adventure and safety with You, Lord. The noise eventually stopped.
The troubles will eventually cease… there will be longer periods of rest compared to noise.
All of us, then, reflect the glory of the Lord with uncovered faces; and that same glory, coming from the Lord, who is the Spirit, transforms us into his likeness in an ever greater degree of glory (2 Corinthians 3:18 GNT).
For he raised us from the dead along with Christ, and we are seated with him in the heavenly realms – all because we are one with Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6 NLT).
Scripture quote marked GNT is taken from the GOOD NEWS TRANSLATION, SECOND EDITION, Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society, Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Scripture quote marked (NLT) is taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.