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6/02/20 Spending Time with God

“Let’s do lunch. I’ll be the main course. Do you realize that whenever We spend time together, I don’t just give you things to learn, I always impart to you more of Myself? When you feed on My Word, I am imparting more of the character of My Son, Who is the Word, to you. As soon as you truly begin to understand what happened at your salvation, and what happens every time We get together, you will really start to enjoy this new life that you have been given.

"Just for starters, let Me tell you a little truth. This life that We share together is not about being good, or preaching to others, or even going to church. Your new life is about Us spending time together for eternity simply because I want to be near you forever. In the meantime, I’m promising to make you more like Me, so that you can better understand all the spiritual eternities that are in store for you.

"You can’t begin to understand how I think or what I do unless you know Me. You get to know Me when I give you Me – My thoughts, My heart, My ways. Eventually, when this physical life of yours is over, “I”, the “Me” that I have imparted to you, will simply flow in a wonderful union with you, the “Me” that you have received. Come to Me when you are sick of food that can only give temporary nourishment. Let’s get some eternal food together. I’ll gladly give you who I am.”

Isa. 55:8-11 AMP

8) For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord.

9) For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.

10) For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,

11) So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

 

Huh? I don’t get it!

Actually, I do get it enough to somewhat enjoy the wonder of what Jesus has done on the cross for us. He restored us to a place where we can again be in fellowship with our true Father. When the veil was torn while Jesus was on the cross, we were given full access to the holy places of God. We could freely come near Him. As astounding as that is, there is more.

With the new birth, we have been made spiritual people, capable of functioning in our new heavenly home, interacting with God. We have been made like Him to be able to interact with Him. Everything will be crystal clear when we get there.

Since we are not there yet, our Father builds us piece by piece to resemble Him more, to understand Him more. He even set a pattern for us to emulate in the life of Jesus. Jesus’ life also gives us a glimpse of how we are going to look and function. The “getting there” happens as we spend time with God in prayer and in the Word. He gives us Himself. Incredible!!!

Getting hungry and pretty tired of my junk food diet. May I have more of Jesus, please?

Jim Corbett

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