Psalm 139:5 says, "You have beset me and shut me in—behind and before, and You have laid Your hand upon me." What an amazing concept to be "shut in" with God, away from distraction and disturbances, no distance between you, all for the purpose of being with Him, so He could lay His hand upon you.
What would come as He lays His hand upon you? Would there be blessings and impartations, a chance to hear His heart, to see Him and nothing else? How wonderful to behold the highest and best our eyes could see!
Here is some of what I saw this month, as I answered His invitation to be "shut in" with Him. Again, I pray for His peace to enfold, and His plans to unfold, as you answer His call, and come away to be with Him, first, and most of all.
Tucked away and shut in, I had a picture of His Kingdom coming and His will being done through surrendered hearts and lives, all over the world. It seemed the easiest imaginable, for indeed He was the hope and the answer the whole world needs.
I could see solutions, inspirations, ideas, all coming from heaven, carried by angels and released here on earth. It seemed as if the angels stood by ready, trays in hand, containing ideas, blueprints, strategies released from God's heart upon the earth. Some of His children were so busy rushing from place to place they did not even notice the angels waiting. They would brush right past them as if they were not there, then go on their way into another room or another building. Yet the angels were there waiting too, only to be brushed past again.
I thanked God that He is and He has the answer to every situation, the solution to every problem for all mankind, and He has sent this help from heaven already. I prayed for us all to find our rhythm and grace to be able to walk at the pace He is walking, to hear His heart, to receive all that He has for us. I thanked Him for the stillness and the rest that Jesus modelled for us, the times to draw aside and hear His heart, and then the times to walk out what we see and hear.
Thank You Jesus that You have shown us the way and thank You Holy Spirit that You are leading us into all truth. Come Lord and lay Your hand upon us, that we would be filled to overflow with all Your heart contains, and we would be transformed to be more like You.
Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father above, and comes to us from His heart of love. I pray Poppa that we would not miss a single one!
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Sharon Curtis-Gerlach, Divine Exchange, Inc.