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Redeeming a Parched Soul

As I sat before the Lord in meditation and prayer today, I thought about this awesome time—the most important time of my day. I am grateful that my God did not leave me to my own devices. From a child, I knew that I was created for destiny. I excelled in many things before my salvation. When I became a Christian, I did a lot of good things, but that was it—they were “good things.” I sought the Lord when making decisions, but my deeds did not always originate with “The Source of All Things, Jesus. Asking the Lord to sanction what I am doing is not the same as allowing all my thoughts and actions to emanate from “The Source of All Things.”

Now, the best time of my day is spent with my Lord—sometimes just sitting; sometimes waiting to hear a word for the day; sometimes praying in the natural and much of time praying in the spirit (tongues). That was what was missing all of those years! Don’t get me wrong, I prayed; I read the Word; I attended church services; I went to small groups and Bible studies, often teaching them myself. Those were not qualitative times that my spirit and soul so desperately needed. I was a fish out of water; I was in a parched desert and I didn’t even know it.

I cannot make up for the lost time, the lost years, but how great it feels to allow the Lord to direct my steps, refresh and revive my soul each day. How great it is for my soul to be plugged into the source and to receive what it was meant to receive. Even when I am speaking in my prayer language and know not what I am praying, it is all working out for my good. How great it is to give Jesus sovereignty as my Shepherd, my Savior, my Redeemer, my Deliverer, my Healer, my Restorer.

I work at no longer operating out of my own soul and with my own personal agenda; I choose to be led by the Holy Spirit. I seek to know the heart and purposes of Jesus, revealed through the leading of Holy Spirit. I am no longer groping in darkness, the Holy Spirit is leading my life into an anointing I did not have before.

Whatever the kingdom purpose is for your life, my friends, take time each day to sit before the Lord, allow Him to communicate with you, pray in both the natural and the spirit and lastly, meditate on the Word. Here are few scriptures that will bless your soul.

And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18)

In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 5:13)

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. (Ephesians 1:17)

So, hold on and keep seeking after the Lord, my friends. Because when your soul is parched and you feel like you are in a desert, God’s living water will refresh your soul.

Be blessed.

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