Monday, November 10

Does My Nearness Suffice?

The Lord is nudging me to share with you something He spoke to me some time ago…

Do not be in a hurry to leave the king’s presence.”
Ecclesiastes 8:3 NIV

When you come into My Presence, does My nearness suffice? When you come with your many prayers, does My nearness suffice? When you come with a frantic request, does My nearness suffice? When you come with your praises and thanksgiving, does My nearness suffice?

Can you come into My Presence, silently, wanting nothing, saying nothing, but just to be near Me, the One you say you love?

When a loving child snuggles up next to you, just to be near you, does your heart not respond with deep appreciation and enduring love so as to bring tears of pure pleasure and great joy? Do you not long for that moment to last forever?

And so this is what I desire from all My children, a heart of deep devotion, of tender love, and unending joy.

Come. Sit in My Presence. Bask with Me in the light you bring to My eyes. Come. Delight My heart with the joy of your tender love of Me. Come, for My heart aches for all who do not know Me. Come, and you shall know the pure joy of the Heartbeat of the world.

Come and share all that radiates from Me. Come and share the beauty of holiness. Step into My glory. Ride upon the waves of victory. Bring Me your worship and honor and praise and I will share all with you.

Let your desire for Me consume you. Let My glorious Presence not only surround you but fill you. Your eyes have not yet seen nor your ears yet heard all that can be found in My Presence.”

What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed].” 1 Corinthians 2:9 AMP

Prayer: Lord, let Your nearness suffice every day. Let me be a Mary, to sit at Your precious feet, to seek Your face, Your heart, and not Your hand. I seek not things, but You. Let Your Presence always be enough for me. For that which I worship I become most like. Only Your kind of love can fit within my heart.

~~Blessings, Lynn~~
18 Responses
  1. Sita Says:

    This is a perfect prayer for my birhtday tomorrow..thank you for listening to His heart and sharing it...
    Love, Sita

  2. Debbie Says:

    That's what I desire. Unfortunately, I'm often hurried and spend time with the Lord only to rush off to my next assignment. I don't want it to be like that but instead to sit in His presence and enjoy that. I appreciate this post very much. Thank you for sharing.

  3. lynnmosher Says:

    Hey, Sita! Thanks. Glad it fits for your birthday. Will stop by tomorrow to wish you blessings...

  4. lynnmosher Says:

    Debbie, Those schedules do get in our way sometimes, don't they? It's in the stillness that His whispers can be heard. We just need to practice that being still. Blessings to you...

  5. conarnold Says:

    What a beautiful post that makes me just want to curl up and spend some time with the Lord! Thank you for having a listening heart and obeying that nudging, Lynn!

  6. Marja Says:

    Thank you Lynn, great post! This has been on my heart lately too, just the friendship with the Lord, without agenda!

  7. lynnmosher Says:

    Awww, Connie, thank you so much. You're so sweet. I so appreciate your comments. Blessings to you...

  8. lynnmosher Says:

    Oh, sweet Marja! I do love seeing your face appear here. I think the Lord is calling for His children to come sit in His lap and visit for a while! Blessings to you, sweet friend...

  9. Deb Burton Says:

    I try to "be still and know that I am God" several times a week, but it is so hard to get out of my own head and put all of my focus on the Lord. Thoughts, worries, plans and the like somehow find a way of creeping in and stealing my indulgence in His presence. So to block out those thoughts, I just spend my prayer time saying over and over, "I love you Lord." It's not necessarily quiet, but it's focused.

  10. lynnmosher Says:

    Those "things" love to invade our mental closet, don't they? That's so good, Deb. I'm sure this blesses the Lord. I love to do the same or just say over and over, "I praise You, Lord!" They're all special times if spent in His presence. Blessings to you...

  11. Tina Says:

    Oh, Lynn, how awesome! The needful thing, the good part -- to sit at His feet! I have always felt that the sisters and I share a kindred spirit. I've even noticed that my grandmother, Mary, had a sister named Martha and I've envisioned the story of Luke 10:38-42 taking place in their home. I have a pencil sketch that came with others through a forwarded email of Jesus sitting with two women and have it in my sewing room where I read and study and try, as often as possible, to sit in His presence. So much easier said than done! You have so beautifully penned a listening prayer that speaks volumes to my heart. I will print it and add it to my collection of writings that reinforce how special the story of Martha and Mary is to my heart.

  12. Billy Coffey Says:

    How very true. Rather than run to God, ask Him to fix everything, and run away again, we should just sit with Him for a while and know that the broken things in our lives will be taken care of in due time.

  13. lynnmosher Says:

    Oh, Tina, that is so cool. What a great affinity. Yes, it is easier said than done, isn't it? I thank you for your kind words but I take no bows for this one. It was truly a work from the Lord. Blessings to you...

  14. lynnmosher Says:

    Billy, You're so right. After the entry for one of the days in one of my devotional books, I wrote this...It only costs us our time to listen but it costs us our quality of life not to listen! Blessings to you...

  15. Walk Says:

    While you are Mary at His feet, can I be John at the Last Supper, reclining at His breast listening to His heartbeat? That's the desire of my soul.

  16. Penny Says:

    Your blog is a blessing. The Lord often speaks into my journal writing and I've come to look for Him to do so. Thank you. I am truly blessed to know you.

  17. lynnmosher Says:

    Penny, Thank you so much for your sweet comment. You've made my heart happy. I appreciate you taking the time to read my blog. So glad to know you. Blessings to you...

  18. lynnmosher Says:

    Terry, I'll share that spot with you. Would love to be there myself. Blessings to you, sweet friend...