Hover in Close

Psalm 63:8 (TPT) With passion I pursue and cling to you. Because I feel your grip on my life, I keep my soul close to your heart.

Beloved, cling to Me. Stay close and cuddle in. Wrapped together in beautiful harmony, our love satisfies. This love brings quiet. This love brings peace. Allow it to penetrate deep. 

Then walk in this love with Me close in your heart and spread My peace around. Carry it far and wide, beloved. Take it to those in need. Like Moses your face will shine with My glory, My touch on your heart so clear to see. So love Me, beloved, and hover in close. Be changed by the power of My love. 

Dwell in My Beauty

Psalm 27:4 (VOICE) I am pleading with the Eternal for this one thing, my soul’s desire: To live with Him all of my days— in the shadow of His temple, To behold His beauty and ponder His ways in the company of His people.

Beloved, embrace the sweet privilege of unhindered access to Me. In the same way that you would deeply feel the honor of being invited to spend time with a president or king, even more so with the King of Kings. 

Resist the urge to allow the familiarity of unfettered access to breed a devaluing of the gift you’ve been given of intimate relationship with Me. Magnify Me. See Me as I AM. Sit in awe at the depth of love and favor I’ve bestowed upon you. Dwell in My beauty, beloved, and embrace the gift you’ve been given. 

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Quiet Yourself and Listen

Psalm 27:4 (TPT) Here’s the one thing I crave from God, the one thing I seek above all else: I want the privilege of living with him every moment in his house, finding the sweet loveliness of his face, filled with awe, delighting in his glory and grace. I want to live my life so close to him that he takes pleasure in my every prayer.

Beloved, in the beauty of our intimacy I cherish all you share with Me even as you are called to revere all I share with you. When you love and respect someone, you value their thoughts and dreams, requests and petitions. So I take great pleasure in yours. 

There’s no need to guard your heart from Me, beloved, for your heart is safe in My hands. I love you, and what matters to you, matters to Me. Can you say the same? Be sure to take the time to sit, quiet yourself, and listen. Resist the urge to rush Me to speak. Wait upon Me, and delight in My glory and grace as you gaze upon the beauty of My face. 

El Shammah (the Lord is Present)

Psalm 46:1 (TPT) God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You’re a proven help in time of trouble— more than enough and always available whenever I need you.

Beloved, rest secure, for I will never leave you or forsake you. I AM El Shammah. I AM the Lord who is present, and I AM with you always. No trial or temper-tantrum can scare Me off. I don’t grow weary of you or your needs. For you are Mine – My beloved child, the apple of My eye. 

I AM all you need. Cling tightly to Me – refusing to let go regardless of the hardships that come. Trust I AM with you, walking you through them, and working all things for good. So rest in My presence, beloved, and trust your heart in My capable hands. 

Tarry with Me

Isaiah 40:31 (AMP) But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him]…

Beloved, wait on Me. No time is wasted when it is spent in My presence. So “waste” your life on Me. Yield your heart, your thoughts, your dreams. Sit in My presence. Open your heart wide. And wait. 

Trust that I will meet you there. Know that I am lavishing you with My love and attention. Know that each moment with you is precious to Me, for you are My beloved and it pleases Me beyond measure when you choose to tarry with Me.  Continue reading “Tarry with Me”

Pour Out from the Overflow

Psalm 84:10 (TPT) For just one day of intimacy with you is like a thousand days of joy rolled into one! I’d rather stand at the threshold in front of the Gate Beautiful, ready to go in and worship my God, than to live my life without you in the most beautiful palace of the wicked.

Beloved, open your eyes and behold My beauty. Be filled and completely saturated in My presence. Lift your voice in a song of praise, and bow low before your King in awe and reverence, for I AM worthy. 

Abide in this place. Let the song of heaven surround you. Dig in deep, and flourish in My house. Life bursting forth all around you and burgeoning forth within you. Cultivate this ground. Cultivate this space. Dwell with Me, flourish, and pour out from the overflow. 

Make Your Home in Me

Song of Songs 2:3 (TPT) My beloved is to me the most fragrant apple tree— he stands above the sons of men. Sitting under his grace-shadow, I blossom in his shade, enjoying the sweet taste of his pleasant, delicious fruit, resting with delight where his glory never fades.

Beloved, tarry with Me and partake of My fruits, for they are rich and nourishing and pleasing to enjoying. Luxuriate in My presence, and take delight in Me. Allow My shadow to protect and cover you as you rest and abide in Me. 

Though you may seek Me with fervor each day for the rest of your life, I will ever have new depths for you to plumb and fresh revelation to impart. I AM limitless. Just when you think you may be at a place of full understanding, I open up a new aspect of Myself for you to enjoy, so delight in Me for I AM enough. 

So, beloved, feast on My fruit, for it is sweet and is the foundation of life. In Me there is no lack. Delight in My abundance and the pleasure My love brings, for only I can satisfy so make your home in Me. 

Hover in My Presence

Psalm 91:1 (TPT) When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High.

Beloved, hover in My presence. Rest under My covering. In Me will you find peace. In Me will you find healing. And in Me will you find joy, safety, and so much more. So rest in Me, refusing to be drawn away.

Beloved, the choice is yours: to hover close or to step out from under My wings. Be mindful of the consequences of both and be intentional to choose wisely. I will not force you to seek My presence and protection, but I long to lavish you with it. I never grow tired of you or weary of your needs.

So tarry with Me, be intentional to stay close. Just as a child might cling to a parent for a feeling of safety, so you should remain with Me – your heart ever tarrying, clinging tightly to Me because in Me you find your hope and your refuge. Find your strength in Me.

Sweet Fellowship

Song of Songs 1:3 (TPT) Your presence releases a fragrance so pleasing— over and over poured out. For your lovely name is “Flowing Oil.” No wonder the brides-to-be adore you.

Beloved, allow Me to invade your senses. Be still and pause in My presence. Wait on Me to make Myself known. Smell My sweet fragrance and allow the flow of My Spirit – My anointing – to coat you with precious oil as thick as honey.

May it stick to you as you move on with your activities, allowing Me to remain tangibly close to My precious one, and continually reminding you of the sweetness of our fellowship. Abide with Me, and keep Me in your focus all day everyday, for I AM with you always.

The Presence of the Living God

Psalm 96:6 (NASB) Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.

Beloved, find your rest in Me. Behold the beauty of My presence. Allow the awe of My majesty to fill your heart and overflow. May that overflow pour forth as a pleasing offering before My throne.

Find strength and resolve in My presence. Allow your faith to be renewed. Recharge and refresh as you sit at My feet. Refuse to allow life to get in the way of finding time with Me, for I AM worthy and indeed your very heart cries out for Me – for the presence of the Living God.