Wow! It’s been so long since I have talked to you guys through a blog post. I apologize. I’m still in the process of learning to juggle life and learning to really prioritize. Recently one thing that I have been trying to make a habit of is rising early in the mornings. I truly believe that there is a special anointing early in the morning. Scripture says in Isaiah 55:6:
Seek God while He’s here to be found, pray to Him while He’s close at hand.
For the past few weeks I have tried to make it a practice to rise early to worship, pray, and seek Him for the day. I will say I have not perfected it as of yet, but I am definitely a work in progress. Daylight savings can really take a toll on a girl!
So this morning I began to listen to worship music in my dorm room which is pretty cold most times. I placed my blanket over myself and immediately my mind went to “the covering.” So I wake all the way up and realize there is no way I am going to sneak in these 5 minutes because God had something He was wanting to share with me. Finally I get up and I just allow the Holy Spirit to speak. He says to me that I have to learn to stop leaving my covering behind. At first I could not quite make sense of it until I began to understand that I am leaving my covering behind when I am not intentionally filling myself with the Word of God daily. The Word of God is essential to our every day lives and when we are not filling ourselves with it we are leaving ourselves vulnerable and uncovered. You cannot leave your feet out of the cover and expect not to be cold in some form or fashion. When you are cold, you typically cover your entire body which is what the Word of God in you does. It covers you from the schemes of the enemy. We remain covered by His Word.
He who dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the almighty.
His presence covers us. Here at my school I am under the leadership and direction of Dr. Rod Parsley. Pastor tells us all the time that God has forever surrendered His right to work independently in the earth so when we search for Him and spend time in His presence we are allowing Him to go before us. Psalm 91 tells us that God will send His angels to guard you wherever you go, however it takes action on your part. The closer you move toward God, the closer He will come to you.
To dwell means to live in. We must come to a place where we find not only refuge, but come to know the presence of God as our home. Another way to see this is if you are spiritually thirsty. The body of Christ has come to this point where they take a few sips here and there from the living water and think it is going to get them by when trouble comes their way. In reality that sip of water is never going to leave them satisfied or free.
The Hebrew word for dwell is yashab. It means to dwell or to remain. We cannot keep leaving the covering just because it gets a little warm and then try to go and cover ourselves on our own. That was a mistake from the Garden of Eden that did not work then, so what makes us think it is going to work now. The Word of God truly is a covering over your life. Pronounce it and claim it over your life. No weapon formed shall prosper, you are fearfully and wonderfully made, and you were created in His image and likeness. When you know who your Father is there is no snare, no trap that the enemy can set up against you that tells you otherwise. Stand firm in His Word today.
God loves you and I love you!