For many years I have practiced meditation on The Word of God and I initiated the subject of my meditation.
Yesterday, I was on the phone praying for a friend about a job she was offered (with a company she had previously worked for) and we began to quote the scripture,
“Delight yourself in The LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart……
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. …
for the power of the wicked will be broken, but The LORD upholds the righteous.” Psalm 37.
She had been telling me that this was her favorite job of all the jobs she had held and how “delightful” it was to interact with patients in an encouraging way. The company is connected to healthcare.
So I began to tell her that a long time ago when I was quoting that Scripture to The LORD, He said to me, “Because you are mine and called with a purpose, I first place within you the right desire for your appointed purpose and then as you continue to delight in Me, I give you that desire.”
We both felt The LORD gave us a witness that this was an assignment from The LORD because she was so full of joy and laughter.
After our conversation, as I proceeded to go into intercessory prayer, The LORD said to me, “I desire to be your heart’s desire. How much time are you willing to give to just DESIRING Me?”
I was speechless as He said, “My daughter, as you have many times begun your Prayer Time with thanksgiving and thanking me for LOVING YOU SO WELL, I have smiled down at your expression of Love.
There is a Place of Prayer that takes you beyond just vocalizing your prayers. It is a place in the spirit that runs quiet and very deep.
It carries with it a state of quietness and awe and complete contentment. It is a picture of “be still and know that I AM God” and it needs no words,” says the great I AM.
But recently, as I have been pulling away in quietness, I heard The LORD say to me as I was WAITING in SILENCE, “I AM drawing you deeper in the spirit and bypassing your mind and thoughts to communicate spirit to spirit.
You have experienced My Thoughts in your spirit before but you lacked full understanding. In this time of Fasting and Prayer, our communication shall be contemplation which is no longer engaging your mind only, but a depth of communication that is infused with the Fire of My Love for you have a passionate desire for My Heart,” said the one who is LOVE.
“As you wait, set your heart to hear My Instructions and stand clothed in complete confidence, for you have entered in to a quietness in your soul.
Now you may take a firm stand against the enemy, take new ground and stand. Know that you have now positioned yourself into a standing position and entered into a solid confidence and rest.”
I am here to tell you that revelation of DESIRE, and HIS DESIRE for me to set aside time just to DESIRE Him, is deeply written on my heart.
“Delight yourself in The LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 ESV.
“One thing have I desired of The LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of The LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of The LORD, and to enquire in his temple.” Psalm 27:4 KJV
“For from days of old no one has heard, nor has ear perceived, Nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who works and acts in behalf of the one who [gladly] waits for Him.” Isaiah 64:4 AMP
“Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.” Psalm 73:25 ESV.
So I began to research ‘Contemplation’ and I found this definition that was so fitting. It said,
“While both are forms of prayer, the fundamental difference between meditation and contemplation is that meditation is a human mode of prayer whereas contemplation is divinely infused. … It is a prayer of quiet calmness in which we drink deeply, as it were, at the life-giving fount.
Well, I have to tell you that ‘blew me away,’ because I often say to The LORD, ‘Let me drink of your spirit, your power is in it’. Great is The LORD and so worthy to be praised.
This encounter took place after my divine healing while in worship singing “Great are you Lord” as I was watching a replay from Glory of Zion.
The Fire of His presence was tangible as I felt His arms holding me tightly and healing came to my spine.
It was a restoration for I had received a prophesy years ago that the enemy had come to eat away my backbone. I am forever grateful.
“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13.
The LORD is continuing to admonish us to get our house in order.
He said, “My People are in a process of preparedness. I AM preparing them for the sound of the breakthrough of a new day that holds many surprises.
Even the opinions of man are not able to predict that which I have named “unpredictable”.
This is a time of wait and see — but trust Me with your whole heart and don’t take your eyes off of Me as I AM perfecting those things that have concerned you,” says the Father, “I have divinely sifted, separated and shifted you to be in the right position and perfect alignment for you have proven your Faithfulness with Humility.
Just as Gideon’s army humbled themselves and were always watching, so shall the Remnant army be. Those who have demonstrated great flexibility with constant stability will go forth valiantly and be crowned with victory just as I have promised,” says The LORD of Glory.
~ 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.