Intimacy With Jesus || New Beginnings

“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”
Isaiah 43:19 KJV

Yesterday I sent our IPL monthly newsletter to our blog subscribers and it was based on “New beginnings’ (you have to subscribe to get that email).

But today I woke up thinking about another angle to “new beginnings”.

What you are going to read here are my thoughts mostly and not a Bible study per say. Just my thoughts which I hope will bless you still.

 

So for the past three days I have found myself unable to pray my usual hour in tongues by 12am. I did pray by 5am yesterday but it ended up eating into my word time, so I couldn’t dig into the word like I was supposed to do.

Today it was worse; I woke up by 12am, slept back, opened my eyes by 5am, slept back and then forced myself awake by 6am but didn’t have any desire to go sit before the Lord. So instead I went online which is simply not  a normal course for me. I am like “when did this begin?”

 

So I forced myself back and then went searching for Open Heavens devotional (which is another first for me, because I left devotionals as the main source of my time with God in 2014. Then they just weren’t enough. I was hungry for the word).

I couldn’t believe it myself this morning and the truth is that just Saturday I was on a high with God. We wrapped up our “31 days to a better prayer life” with a 7 hour tongue session. And to think about it, that was where the problem started from.

I started thinking/feeling like I needed a break/rest after Saturday. Rest from Saturday has deteriorated into this: where I feel too tired to sit before the Lord on Wednesday. Just 4 days oh! 4 days!

And for people like us who cannot even have a productive day without the Lord, a week without Jesus will literally paralyze me!

I went down to Exodus 33 which we started the Intimacy with Jesus posts with (see HERE) and noted that Moses wasn’t off and on with God, he was consistent. Our walk with God should be a DAILY AFFAIR. A new beginning EVERYDAY.

It has to be give me each day my daily bread Lord.

Each new day.

 

How has your walk with the Lord being?

Have you been resting or have you been DAILY sitting before Jesus in word and prayer?

 

The gulf between us and God doesn’t just come up, it starts little by little till one day you wake up and feel sooo far away from God.

And that’s the thing: feelings are not a representation of our relationship with God. This morning I didn’t FEEL like but I forced myself to still spend some time digging into God. I realize that I cannot live without God. I cannot do the things He tells me to do without Him. I have to burrow in deeper whether I feel like or not.

 

This new August, ask for new beginnings in your relationship with the Lord. For the fire to be stirred afresh again. And then commit to walking day by day with him.

You might not become a tall giant spiritually immediately but if you will commit to daily and consistently waking with God, you will be steadily built up into the person He wants you to be.

 

Prayer:

Father breathe new life into me.

Help me reach and pursue after you consistently, daily. Give me grace Lord to balance my life and place you as first priority, always.. in Jesus name I have prayed, amen.

 

FURTHER HELP:

“Remember, the fire must be kept burning on the altar at all times. It must never go out.”

-Leveticus 6:13

 

“And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which sought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was without the camp. 
And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle. 
And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses. 
And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door. 
And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle. 
Moses’ Intercession

-Exodus 33:7-12

 

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”

-John 15:1-8

Till next time on our Online Bible Study,

Love,

Frances

Hi there! I’m Frances Okoro. Lawyer, Author, Speaker and Social Entrepreneur who uses her gift of writing on here to draw lives to Jesus.
I hope something on the blog blesses you and draws you even closer to Him.
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