“Hallowed by Your name, Lord. Do whatever it takes to be holy in my life. Take your rightful place on the throne. Exalt yourself. Magnify yourself. Glorify yourself. You be Lord, and I’ll be quiet.” Author~ Max Lucado
Characteristics Of Jesus
Call upon the name of the Lord and you WILL be saved. Immediately Jesus responds to our cry. This is what He does, this is Who He is. He came to earth to be with us, He comes to us now, His Presence is omnipresent with us always, He went to prepare a way for us. Jesus, our way, truth and life, be found in Him, be found as His. In His Arms you will find His peace that surpasses all your understanding and You will know He is the solution to everything you are trying to figure out in your life.
We Belong In God’s Presence
This is where we belong, in His arms, in His Presence always. We need to let go of this world with all its chaos, confusion and cultural say so and fully embrace Jesus. We hesitate, we wait, we try to figure things out, do things on our own, follow our worldly viewpoint instead of chasing hard after the Kingdom perspective of God.
Rest In The Arms Of Jesus
We live in a hurry up harried busy world. This is our culture, it is social media loud with all kinds of cultural say so bombarding our ears and sight. We live on lurid overload and we are excitement junkies addicted to the temporary thrills of this world. We are constantly looking for the next new thing we can trot off too, even when we haven’t fully experienced the last new thing. We move on from temporary feeling to impermanent feeling trying to find that next new thing that will make us feel more excited and better than the last thing we tried. We are embracing way too many experiences without being changed at all by anything, we are living on the surface and God is calling us out, calling us to a deeper life, a quiet life, a restful life in the arms of Jesus.
“We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…We need silence to be able to touch souls.” Mother Teresa
The Miraculous Holy Ground
Rest is our inheritance. Resting in Jesus, sitting in His Presence and experiencing the life flow of our Prince of Peace. Stop the roller coaster, get off and get down on your knees and find that place of rest in Jesus, quiet for your soul, refreshment for your spirit. Bow before God, connect with Him heart to Heart and spirit to Spirit. Simply-Significantly silence in the Presence of God is powerful in that way we can’t even begin to imagine. It is miraculous to be found wholly-holy-His in the Presence of His Holy Spirit; fully facing Him, will bowed, soul submitted, spirit wide open to His anointing. Turn off the switch to this world and find that holy ground in the Presence of Jesus and fully embrace Your God. Be found in the Arms of Jesus, this is your salvation birthright.
“Gentle us, Holy One, into an unclenched moment, a deep breath a letting go of heavy expectations, of shriveling anxieties, of dead certainties, that, softened by the silence, surrounded by the light, and open to the mystery, we may be found by wholeness, upheld by the unfathomable entranced by the simple, and filled with the joy that is you.” Quote By Ted Loder
Quiet Times Refresh Our Soul
The fresh revelation that we find in those precious “quiet times” with Jesus is what carries us through with bold confidence, and everlasting hope. Oh how we need our vital-vertical relationship with Jesus, how we need to be found quiet in His arms, embraced in His Grace. He is the only one who can help us and be the solution for our every question, the abundance for our every need. It is the position of our greatest strength as our weaknesses are infused with His strength and our soul is wrapped in His endless grace. There is no greater place of passion, purpose, provision, protection then in a personal relationship with Jesus, embracing His Holy Spirit, heart to Heart.
Listen Up To The Bridegroom’s Voice
Just do it! Turn off the voices of this world, close every door of the world by taking every prevailing thought captive and presenting the worldly expectations that drive them in the hands of Jesus. Closed off to the world now open your heart door wide to the Holy Spirit and turn up the volume of the Bridegroom’s Voice, listening to the beautiful heartbeat of God and tuning your life passions by it. In the quiet, embraced by the Grace of God, you will clearly hear Jesus’ voice and know His thoughts, His heart intentions, His passions and His fresh kingdom revelation that springs out of His Kingdom Perspective. God is still speaking today, we are just too loud and busy to hear Him, change that up in your life today.
Vital Vertical Relationship With God
Stay in the presence of Jesus all day long, this is His hope, this is His desire for us, His Bride. Jesus wants to walk with us. He wants us to be a part of the continuing mission and the resurrection power of His Cross. He is the vertical and as we make that vital-vertical connection with Him and stay holy aligned with Him, He stands and raises up a standard of righteousness, a beautiful, powerful strong truth. Yes, together we are a picture of the cross of Christ. Jesus is the vertical beam of the cross raising up the standard of righteousness. We are the horizontal beam of the cross, our horizontal arms reaching out to the world around us, with our hands open wide, heart overflowing, with the abundance of the way, truth and life of Jesus that pours into us through our vital-vertical relationship with Him. Together we are a cross.
“The road to true intimacy with God is an inward journey, proceeding into His Presence through the entrance gate of quietness of the soul. It is a narrow track that lies well off the beaten path, virtually unseen and ignored by the vast majority of humanity careening headlong through life.” Quote By Jim Goll
Be The Cross…
Be so. Be quiet before God. Have you bowed today? Bow the all of your life before Jesus and let Him embrace you in His Grace and fill your life with His passion. Be the cross. The vital-vertical relationship of Jesus alive in you as you go into your day and embrace the world with your horizontal arms stretched out wide with His passion, His purposes, His possibility, His provision and His providential care. Vertical with Jesus, Horizontal with the world is a picture of His Cross, the greatest act of love and power this world has ever known. Be the Cross, the power and the love of the cross of Jesus Christ.
In A Vital-Vertical Relationship With Jesus There Is A Daily Cleansing, Healing Love Poured Over Us And We Take That Love And Purity Into Our World. This Is The Power Of The Cross And It Begins In The Arms Of Jesus.
The Worship SpotLIGHT “In Your Arms” is an encouragement for all of us to get in a vital-vertical relationship with God and experience the rest He has for us in His Arms. I hope you enjoyed your stay in The Bridegroom’s Café today and I pray your soul was fed by in that Miraculously So way of God. Please share this hope with others by using the social media buttons below. I would love, love to hear from you, so please leave a comment on how this post inspired you to “flesh out” and spend quality time listening to The Bridegroom’s Voice. God bless you MUCH, KimberlyMac