The more peaceful your soul is, the more quickly it is able to move toward God, its center.
“Draw me to yourself, oh my divine center, by the secret springs of my existence, and all my powers and senses will follow you.”
The Lord is so simple in His attraction of you. This attraction of His is both an ointment to heal and a perfume to allure you to Himself.
“Lord, you attract us by the fragrance of your very being, and you draw us so deeply within to yourself!”
His attracting force is extremely powerful, and yet the soul follows freely and without force.
“… in Him alone that we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28)
There is a spirit, and the spirit who makes us sons of God is the same spirit who does the working of God deep within us.
Romans 8:15 “You have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the spirit of adoption whereby you cry “Abba, Father”.”
To be filled with His spirit and emptied of our own self-life, total abandonment to His spirit that we may be in union with our God. Yielding ourselves to His spirit, all activity both internal and external, we receive freedom and liberty as children of God. The outcome of this walk is the ability to act freely and easily yet with strength and certainty.
Romans 8:27 “He who searches the heart know what the mind of the spirit is because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”
We do not know what we need, but the spirit who lives inside us knows what and how to pray, only what is the will of God.
The Lord invites you to cast all your care on Him.
If the spirit is fully able to care for all your needs, why burden yourself with unnecessary cares? Why weary yourself with so much activity, never stopping to enter the rest of God?
The Lord once complained that the soul wastes its strength and its treasures on a thousand outward things. (Isaiah 55:2)
The Lord is calling you to an even greater abandonment… one with nothing held back. He has assured you that there is nothing to fear because He takes very special care of you.
“… I will not forget you.” (Isaiah 49:15)
4 September 2012