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Monday, September 15, 2008

Hear Us From Heaven

This past weekend there was a huge "PRESENCE" meeting in Colorado Springs, Co. (To learn more about it you may want to check out Dutch Sheets' website.) Our church hosted a mini one on Friday and Saturday. All over our country, people are seeking the presence of the Lord - His movement among His people. We stand on the cusp of history in our faith... Will we step out, stay where we are or move on back to a place that feels safer but really is just hiding out?
In essence these events are about coming before the Lord corporately just seeking His presence among us. Soaking in it, and soaking it up. Our church had worship that would facilitate the movement of the Spirit in the presence of God's people. Those attending were encouraged to just soak in His presence, bring Bibles, comfy clothing and a journal and allow the Lord to move and speak as He will.
I think of the way the Israelites in Captivity did this very thing, as Esther prepared herself to defy the king and go before him unsummoned to save the lives of the remnant of Israel... Her fellow Jews were face down before God, fasting and praying and crying out to Him for favor, for His blessing and His presence among them. Think of it - After not just decades, but centuries of exile and silence, these people were so hungry to hear from the Lord that they would do anything to see Him move, to Hear His voice and experience His favor. Desperate for Him. Then after the return as noted in Ezra - they assembled in the temple courts and listened to the reading of the Scriptures for the first time in centuries - most of them did not even speak Hebrew - yet they stood all day as Ezra read and the Levites ministered in explaining the readings. ALL DAY - they stood before the Lord, hungry to receive His Word and His blessing in their return.
We must be this hungry - We must seek Him and His presence... Open the Blind Eyes Lord, Unlock the Deaf Ears Lord... Hear us from Heaven and Touch our Generation - Restore us Lord... Restore us to Your favor as a nation, as a people, as a body of Believers... Restore us, Lord. We are the redeemed of the Lord, We say we desire You! Above all else, We desire You!
As I prepared this post, the following song resonated and reverberated through my heart and soul. Sing out the words as you listen to the precious song which is the heart cry of a nation desperate to see a move of the Lord. Hunger for Him, Thirst for Him... "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled." (Matthew 5, Paraphrase).
Hear Us From Heaven (Jared Anderson)
Lord, hear our cry
Come heal our land
Breath life into these dry and thirsty souls
Lord, hear our prayer
Forgive our sin
And as we call on your name
Would you make this a place
For your glory to dwell
Open the blind eyes
Unlock the deaf ears
Come to your people
As we draw near
Hear us from heaven
Touch our generation
We are your people
Crying out in desperation
Hear us from heaven,
Hear us from heaven,
Hear us from heaven (4x)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear sister, what great encouragement, seeking GOD for Himself instead of dead ritual. May we all love GOD as He loves us, for HIM - forget the rituals.

The church in the presence of GOD is real to unbelievers .

Prophecy and deliverance are real when God's heart is there! May we all become cities of refuge for unbelievers
A good hug to you !