The Lord Is Building In Me His Living, Beating Heart
By Kathy Mote
is building in me His living, beating heart. What He is teaching me to 'be' is what He is making me. Does that sound right? It is hard to describe what He is doing in us.
I will give an example to show
what I mean. Since being on I.gram, I have missed one of my old friends from f.book. We never had a conversation, but I have missed seeing him.
The Lord told me not to chase anyone down. He told me to
'be' where I am with Him. I obeyed by enjoying Him where I am. I didn't try to find my old friend, but I couldn't remember his name all of a sudden, and it really bothered me and I struggled, trying to let go of it.
In a vision, I see the Lord's hand covering my eyes (to keep me from seeing my old friend's name) while I am trying to peek between His fingers just to remember my friend's name.
me, the Lord showed me to embrace His will with all my heart, like a small child would embrace a favorite teddy bear for comfort. Accepting what He said with all my heart, I will no longer desire or follow after anything but His desire for my life. This is
how to keep my eyes on Him.
My way to obey was to do what He said. His way is for me to live and move in the desires of His heart by desiring Him. When His desires live and move and breathe in us, His
will lives and moves and breathes in us. Obedience is where our heart is. This is communion of a deeper sort. This is being brought into the deep of His heart.
I Would Like To Share
I would like to share what surrender looks like in the life of one who is surrendered. It is being gently cared for. It is being sweetly guided. It is being told
the answer to questions before you know to ask them. It is being comforted in every storm as you watch the storm obey Him. It is being looked out for and looked after by One who has asked that you trust Him.
is being invited to go get an ice cream, just to get away together. It is being taught nutrition as He makes suggestions in meal planning. It is being shown His desire to hold you close as He steers you away from people who are hurtful. It is being told to
wear a sweater because He knows it will be chilly where you are going. It is being given what you need, long before you know you need it. It is being loved, pure and simple, and being given the wisdom to walk in it.
It is not a struggle to be taken care of, not a burden to be protected. It is not a problem to do as He asks when His love and gentle care flows through you, giving you comfort. It is being shown kindness in the face of your trust. This is relationship,
and He invented it to express His love for you. It is the most precious life that one can live in the presence of the greatest love there is. It is seeing that love revealed to your heart that teaches you the most about Him.
The Older I Get, The Less Attractive I Become
By Kathy Mote
The older I get,
the less attractive I become, the less I want to see my reflection. Yet, oddly enough, I am presented with just that on the side of my new frying pan as well as the handle and spout of the new kitchen fawcet. Each time I use these things, I can see myself
reflected in them, and boy does it humble me. Even the glass stove top smiles back at me, should I lean over the pan to stir what's in it!
I lamented in my heart before the Lord, barely able to suppress
my inward groaning. He saw what was in my heart and said, Don't worry, it will only last another minute. Strange that hearing Him say that to me would give me the comfort it did. As He spoke this, He filled my heart with His perspective.
He changed the way I look at these things as I use them in the kitchen. I carefully don't focus on my reflection as I go about my chores, choosing instead to trust Him. This has given me a view of life beyond my 'self' like nothing ever has before.
This is far kinder, sweeter and wiser of Him than making me beautiful. He taught me to see Him instead of always being focused on myself. I once had a friend who said she lived outside herself, allowing her to experience
something bigger. I never understood that until now, but where she saw the world, I see Him. I think my view is better.
The Lord Said
The Lord said, “This is the generation that will stop looking for anything but Me.”
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