Monday, February 18, 2008

Relaxing with my Father....

I had a mellow weekend. Peaceful, in my spirit, that is. Friday night I went to a meeting at my church to listen/discuss the vision the pastors have for this new local body. It was the most refreshing church meeting I have ever been to! I am excited for what God has done and will do in this church body!! Saturday was a low key day, I wasn't feeling so great! At one point I just sat on my couch talking to God, and he just washed over me with His peace. I just sensed His nearness and was so comforted! Sunday, well, I was up for hours in the night and somehow had the grace to get all my boys ready for church with ease. (usually it is quite tense, as I have to get me ready and 4 little ones alone as my hubby goes to church early to participate on the worship team.) It was just so nice, and to top it off my kids are getting better about making it through worship without too much fuss!! Praise God for small miracles! I missed the message due to serving in the toddler class. I heard it was a good one!! Anyway, despite my lack of sleep, the Lord sustained me through the day and I attempted to go to bed early. Went to bed with the Ipod on, listening to a Rob Rufus message, thinking I would drift off into la-la land. That didn't happen, after the message was over, the next message on there came on and I decided to listen to it. It was the first time I have listened to a Bill Johnson message and I most thoroughly enjoyed it. I was inspired and blessed greatly! Then another message came on that I had already listened to, so I fast forwarded it to the end and listened to Tony Johnson play his guitar and sing a very worshipful, heartfelt song he either had already written or possibly just made up on the spot. I just adored his playing and was so lifted up by his song and the words!!! Again, this whole time, I felt the peace of God wash over me, I literally sensed His Presence. This has been a heart's cry of late for me, to genuinely sense the tangible Presence of my Father. I really enjoyed hanging out with my Daddy this weekend!!! I am so grateful for the freedom to meet with Him and spend time with Him, and that He longs to be with me too, and spend time with me!!! Thank God we are in a New Covenant, where the veil has been torn in two and we now have total access to our Father all the time!

3 comments:

Joel Brueseke said...

Amen, Sister! Hey, I'll be checking out some of those links. I'm always looking for great resources!

Dan Bowen said...

That's such a great post. Let's never forget that THIS is our ultimate goal in all our discussions, blogs, sermons, notes, everything - that we might KNOW Him!! Our Father!! Our Abba! Doesn't sound very "intellectual" does it!? But it is all about relationship!! Terry Virgo said;

"The whole goal is this: That I might KNOW Him!".

lydia joy said...

Thanks Joel, yeah they were worth checking out!!!

Thanks Dan,
All about a relationship indeed, how cool is that! He does call us friends, sons, daughters, heirs.....do these titles not involve relationship.....???!!!!! Yahoo!!! If He is the God of Love, who loved us from before the beginning of time, doesn't it seem like he would want to be with us, enjoying each other, like a real Father/child relationship.........AWESOME!!!