The LORD has been calling me to a time of quietness and stillness to hear Him, deeply in my spirit.
Today I heard Him whisper softly, “Tell My Bride to revere the invitation to examine the importance and value of relating heart to heart in relationships and choose your words carefully and weigh them in the light of eternity.”
I heard clearly the word “revere“….. so the dictionary!
Definition of Revere: Transitive verb: to show devoted deferential honor to : regard as worthy of great honor.
I further searched the meaning scripturally and this is what I found….. The Gentiles who worship the God of the Jews are called “God-fearers” and the early church was said to be built up in “the fear of The LORD” (Acts 9:31). …
In fact, every time we read “revere” or “reverence,” it comes from the Hebrew word yirah, יָרֵא, literally, to fear.
So here we are again in deep need of our hearts established in “the fear of The LORD“.
As I ponder the deep issues of the heart that affect relationship and eventually infect the heart or how we guard it, I am reflecting on AGREEMENT and what that really means.
Remember there are many aspects of The Cross. When it crosses our will, we must take up our cross even as He did and say, not my will, but yours.
There is a time to be slow to speak and The LORD admonishing me daily to be slow to speak and to consider the year 5780 and the great emphasis on the “mouth” and the authority and power of the words we speak.
These are great times of testing and proving, of going down lower before we can be lifted up higher. These are times of great preparation for what lies ahead. We must lay down our right to be right.
This is a time to recognize different is a distinct characteristic that God created. We are each unique and designed for functioning together. It is part of our created identity to be uniquely different from one another.
When we are tied to The LORD with the fire of His love, we have the fire that cannot be quenched and that same fire will tie us together with those who are willing to “let HIS mind” : be the mind changer.
What we should give others is a piece of HIS mind when we speak….. not a piece of our mind.
Won’t you pause a moment and think on these things today with me as you continue to be transformed into HIS image to carry His heart to a lost and dying world?
Let HIM speak to you in the depths of your soul and shine His light to bring revelatory understanding just for you.
HE alone is teaching us to navigate the deep waters without drowning in the flood of our own mindsets and the pride of our heart to demand to be right and have our own selfish way.
It is the now time to understand just what it means to “Let this mind be in you that is in Christ Jesus.”
My relationship with you is not dependent on seeing eye to eye every time, we don’t even have to be on the same page every day, but I do need to be in agreement with you about Who we are and What we are moving toward or going after if I am to walk with you.
My eyes must see with His eyes. I don’t have to be walking with you in total agreement to exchange ideas with you… let’s expand our understanding and be willing to understand the depth of agreement from The LORD’s perspective in order to be able to relate and engage with one another.
If my trust hinges on my ability to anticipate your behavior, then our connection is going to be threatened every time you do something I would never do. I have experienced some things and been some places totally unique to me and so have you.
We must learn to appreciate and honor those differences as a mark of what HE has designed us to create and release to others,
Our pathways may have been different but we have the same one ordering our steps of purpose ON PURPOSE that we will be AS ONE for HIS PURPOSES.
If any two agree on anything….. (Matthew 18:18-19). For the word says two cannot walk together unless they be in agreement.
Could I see my need for what you have that would enhance or complete or compliment my gift or call and could I envision myself connecting to you for a much larger vision or deeper impact for the Kingdom of God?
Could that be part of the understanding of the power of agreement? And or the power of two?
Interesting that the early church in Acts 9:31 speaks of the Gentiles who worship the God of the Jews are called “God-fearers” and the early church was said to be built up in the fear of The LORD.
The Gentiles and the Jews tied together….the Gentiles were called “God-fearers”.
May we once again be tied together as GOD-FEARERS.
We are tied together by the FIRE of His LOVE.
Know those who labor among you and strive for the power of two.
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman was called to the nations as an End-Time Handmaiden in 1984 with Gwen Shaw and served with YWAM Singapore and YWAM Charlotte in missions. Sword of The LORD Ministries came from a divine encounter with The LORD when He came into her prayer room and said, “I have come to put a sword in your hand and was given special instructions on how and when to use it.” She is an author, Prophetic Intercessor and Seer, Chaplain, Teacher, Speaker and Equipper, and Blogger who has also served as a Pastor Online with Beyond the Veil Ministries.