I want to revisit a word the Lord gave me at the beginning of this year, 2015. In going back over it now, with just two months left of the year, I am amazed at reading it again and how it has come to pass and even now is still unfolding, not only in my life but in lives around me.
- This is how is started… On New Year’s Eve I felt the call to start the year with inviting Jesus into the year, and by morning I knew I had a date. I came with a list of requests to lay down at His feet. But as I began talking to Him I was overwhelmed with His presence and could not get any of those requests past my tongue. I could only sit at His feet and love on Him with my whole heart. His response to me seemed to take on a message for His church as well. I knew He wanted me to share my intimate moments of this day with you.
- This is how our conversation went…
Me: “Happy New Year, dear Jesus. You are so precious to me. I love You so much. I have gone through so many emotional ups and downs over the last quarter of 2014 and always those ups and downs direct me back to my Center–YOU!!
You are the One who fulfills my every need–no matter what the circumstances are, You are there. You are…
It’s amazing Lord to witness You in the lives of those I’m vulnerable enough to share my own weaknesses with–and how You take my weaknesses and inabilities and use then to show others they can do it too! I marvel at Your workings in the lives of my husband and children and grand children…all that pertains to me You are exceedingly interested in and are very much involved in their lives because of our love for each other–me and You–and because Your Word does not return to you void of accomplishing all that you promise–because YOU are the Word! How could you ever deny Yourself. I think of what I wanted to ask of You today on this first day of the new year, and my requests pale in comparison to my deep need to…
Soak in Your essence and Your sweet undeniable presence here in this spot of the Divine.
I can’t seem to stop the flow of words of admiration and joy at my delight in You, my Lover and my King.
I came with requests but somehow I have sensed as I pour out my heart in sweet communion with You that those requests are already taken care of in Your time for You know my heart and what I have need of before I even ask….and because I’m talking to You all the time about those issues that my heart seeks for.
Today, the first day of 2015, I just want to absorb You, love You, and dance the dance of love with my beautiful, all consuming King.
I sense a shift in the atmosphere, Lord–something I am not clear on– and I can only trust as I wait expectantly on You. I know this year will be restorative for so many, including me, and countless others who love You and who seek You with all their hearts.
Let the rain of Your presence fall on me Lord…let Your glory shine through my countenance…and all the angels of heaven with me….at Your absolute, infinite, and all consuming love.
You ARE Love Himself. Let that Love shine so forth through me that it blinds the evil hearts of those who seek to destroy and let that love burn out all deception and wrath of those I meet. Let that love break down even the most stubborn and fearful hearts and bring Your light into the darkness.
I love You, Jesus!”
Jesus then replied:
“Dixie, I delight in your praise and you have touched on my heart in such a way that I indeed am smiling and dancing the dance of joy with you. Remember the vision you had of Us dancing above the mountain tops and into the stars? I see it as our dance of unity and faith and deep love….and all that we have shared this past year.
But this year of 2015 will hold new depths of dance for us my love. We will soar into the heavenly sphere of the supernatural. There indeed will be a shift in the spirit in your life and in the lives of those who seek Me with all their heart.
When they realize that serving Me is not about where they ‘go’ or who they talk too, but really knowing Me in the truest sense, and is finding the time to talk to me–allowing me to talk back–allowing Me to speak to them in the midst of their business. Those who desire Me above attendance, works, pride, self absorption, family, friends, obsessions, addictions…in spite of those things, they will still reach out to Me alone….then they will find Me.
I feel such sorrow when my children say they love Me but they don’t pursue this kind of intimacy with Me. For I have so much more to give them but I don’t because they wouldn’t recognize my voice. Unless they begin the journey outside of their complacency, their doubts, and their busy lives–those parts of themselves that consume them…they will either forget Me or just be too busy to take a moment to meet with Me.
I will never, ever leave you My love.
The year ahead holds much uncertainty and fear and dread for those who focus on the evil reports of this world. And they will come, those evil reports. These days are ones of unrest…of the earth groaning with birth pangs, as if ready to give birth to a new heaven and a new earth. There is so much destruction, so much pain, so much evil, and so much deception. Without Me as their Center they will give way to the enemy and be tormented and uncertain.
I am raising up a remnant of the church body to be examples in these last days of what true relationship and intimacy with Me really means in their lives. They will be the forerunners of strength and faith that my weaker body can run to find hope and example of what the reality of knowing Me can bring them through. They must learn to turn to me in adversity and trials for it is there they will find my presence and deliverance and stabilization in the uncertain times.
I am not just a ticket to heaven, though it be so. But I am also here to lead my sheep into eternal Kingdom living. This, my child, is the beginning of becoming eternally minded and how you can all learn to live IN Me, within My Kingdom.
You are my bride. I AM your Bridegroom. I love you, My Dixie, with an eternal, all consuming love.
I love My body with this same love. I long for them to know it.”