Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Loneliness


This is a precious quote from Wayne over at the Lifestream Blog; “We often try to fill the God place in our life with others and thus miss how he wants to do it. So literally put him first. Find your life in him, not in your friendships with others. Learn the joy of waking up in the affection of Father each day, even if it takes months to learn.”

I love what Jesus says here, “HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS; and sent away the rich empty-handed.”

Those of you, my fellow siblings, shout for joy in the midst of your loneliness, bareness, emptiness, blindness, deafness, for He is the only One who is able to fill that empty void in you with nothing short or less than Himself. This is the hour, the time/season of His grace, no longer Christ for us, or with us, but now for Him to be in us as us. Rejoice, and again I say rejoice!

Those who are having their inner senses opened by His spirit are discovering a world of differences with regard to how easy it has been and will continue to be conformed to this present age, verses being in a state of continually being filled with His spirit and being transformed within their soul.

The insatiable longing, hunger, that He has awakened within you is a miracle of His grace, he has lovingly with divine purpose worked a work within you of emptying you of so much that held you back from His living loving reality becoming all part of the norm in you as you, your “birth-right.”
The father of lies resident within us, yes, sorry to inform you, he Satan was not vaporized in your being re-born, he is hell bent on trying to bring you back, charming, bewitching you once again to become entangled in living out your life from the flesh.

I urge you to embrace this time, season of loneliness as His gift, a token of His love to and for you. It is within this unknown, un-chartered setting you along with all those being led by His spirit will try once again to fill the emptiness the loneliness of not having others being with you for a cheap substitute, and that can be defined in many good things, but none the less, mere substitutes.

It is the Father’s intention after emptying you to now fill you, those who He has made hungry with ‘good things’ and those good things He alone will define, make clearly known to you, that’s a given.

In Him we live, move and have our being!

Rich

3 comments:

Amy said...

Rich,
Beautiful!

I especially love:
"The insatiable longing, hunger, that He has awakened within you is a miracle of His grace, he has lovingly with divine purpose worked a work within you of emptying you of so much that held you back from His living loving reality becoming all part of the norm in you as you, your “birth-right.”

AND...

"It is the Father’s intention after emptying you to now fill you, those who He has made hungry with ‘good things’ and those good things He alone will define, make clearly known to you, that’s a given."

Amen! Such encouragement, Rich!

Indeed, I honestly believe Papa is putting many of us through a season of aloneness purposefully so that we can grew in our relationship and Love for Him...we can be full, satisfied and head-over-heals happy with being His....before He begins to place others/more friends within our lives. He really does know what He's doing. It's a matter of Trusting Him. And this is exactly what I wish to do each day...Trust in Him to bring all seasons into my life He knows I need in His Perfect Timing. He knows me better than I do! But He's revealing more of Himself, and in turn, I'm learning more about myself as a result of living in His love.

Blessings,
~Amy :)
http://amyiswalkinginthespirit.blogspot.com

zinger said...

Hey Rich, that was indeed encouraging. I especially loved the picture. Such a beautiful image of what Father does in our lives. Hi ho its off to work I go.

Jon

Rich said...

Amy and Jon,

I appreaciate your thoughts, He is our only true lasting abiding source of encouragement isn't He!