Imagine yourself in Jesus’ arms. What would you feel?
Would you be all keyed-up or would you feel peace, secure or insecure? Would you have anything to fear or to be anxious about?
The LORD wants us to be real. He wants to love us at the level we are at in Him to receive His love.
For example, I was watching Christian television and the minister all of a sudden started singing “Jesus loves me, this I know”.
Right then The LORD showed me how young in the spirit I was. I was like a little child, and I cried out to Him, “Daddy, pick me up, I’m afraid”.
Yes, I could write a book about this subject. In order to mature in Him, we need to be able to receive His love. So many have not grown, because they weren’t able to receive it.
God had a love we were to receive in the womb all the way through life, but if our mother wasn’t close to The LORD receiving His love, then His love couldn’t flow to us.
We grow from having the nurture and admonition of The LORD flowing from His love through our parents. If our families were dysfunctional, His love could not flow.
Children were abused because of that neglect. They became wayward without a home wandering the streets looking for His love and getting into all kinds of trouble.
Many made it through that time by making the right decisions but still lost without His love.
Many are not able to get along at work. Many can’t get along with their spouse. All this happens because they have never received God’s love so they don’t have His love to share.
Many who are married are like little children giving and receiving a level of love they can’t even relate to because they had never matured in His love to that level.
Another example of receiving a level of His love is what happened to me. I had made a decision to humble myself and even look foolish to allow The LORD to work in me.
I was at a Church Meeting and a lady and her infant child were across the row from me. The baby was crying and the mother was tormented needing ministry.
As they were praying over her, God’s love started flowing to her and they both calmed down. I could feel that level of love that the baby and mother both needed, and it flowed over to me and touched me deeply.
We need to have intimate moments where The LORD can deeply touch us with the level of love that we need.
How can we truly worship Him if we are bound up in chains behind fortresses built to protect us?
God wants to bring down those walls and set the captives free. Then we will be able to truly receive His love and truly grow up in His love to become mature sons and daughters of the King.
Then His love will flow outward to each other and upward to Him, back again and out to the world.
“Then you will see Revival Fire fall!,” says The LORD.
~ Yolanda Ballard
Yolanda Ballard of At The Father’s Feet website, shares with you, the body of Christ, the words she’s received quietly sitting at The Father’s feet. I believe Jesus set the example for us to follow. Whenever He could He would come apart from the busyness of the world so that He could quiet Himself before The Father, for that is where He received direction and strength to carry out His will.