I long for the courts of the LORD, more than for the sun that comes up every morning.
I long for the deep-churning voice and presence of the Holy Spirit. For without it, I am like a broken reed, or an empty vessel, left upon the shore.
The words of the LORD are pure, like golden rays coming down from above. They feed me, and nourish me, more than the bread of this life. Without them, I am hollow inside.
The written word is strong, and can sustain me, giving me hope and resilience for the day. But without your spirit, oh LORD, I am like a dry spring in the desert.
You are the living word, the bread of life, oh LORD. You feed your servants with good things. You are our daily bread.
Give us hope in the midst of crisis. Let us look beyond the cares and anxieties of this life.
Allow us to soar like eagles in the skies above. Let us get caught-up on the wings of your spirit, to behold the deep things of God.
But let us be strong and set cords into the ground, so that the winds don’t carry us, and thrash us about.
When the things of this earth, and the winds come blowing strong against our homes and lives, let us be like the wise man that built his house upon the rock. Let it not come crashing down, or fall into the sea.
Let us live as wise men who consider their days, making the most of the time. For before we know it, children have grown up in front of our eyes, and the past has quickly caught-up with us.
May we run the race that is before us; throwing off every weight and hindrance. Allow us to see the author and finisher of our faith, who runs right in front of us, guiding the way.
Can we throw aside foolish speculations and controversies oh LORD, so that we consider and focus, only upon what we know to be true?
And may we bind all of these things together in love, showing compassion and mercy to those who are hurting.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?