Face to Face

Last week as I lay down to sleep, I heard as loud as day in my head “August 8th”. No clue where it came from, it just popped into my head. I was like “Um, ok? It must be important.”

Then, over the past couple of days, I’ve been drawing in to the Lord. I’ve been realizing that He’s been guiding me deeper with Him, but I have taken little action. Today, I was reading my Oswald Chambers daily devotion and I decided to skip ahead to August 8th and 9th. Boy, did this speak –

On the August 8th (available here), I read: “If the Son of God is born into my mortal flesh, is His holy innocence and simplicity and oneness with the Father getting a chance to manifest itself in me?” – I had to answer honestly, He is, but He isn’t..

It goes on: “Am I simple enough to identify myself with my Lord in this way? Is He getting his wonderful way in me? Is God realizing that His Son is formed in me, or have I carefully put Him on one side?” – Yep, I have carefully put Him on one side.  I am still very much alive and in control.

Then the August 9th one (available here), same thing: “Is the Lord Jesus Christ being abundantly satisfied in your life or have you got a spiritual strut on? Never let common sense obtrude and push the Son of God on one side. Common sense is a gift which God gave to human nature; but common sense is not the gift of His Son. Supernatural sense is the gift of His Son; never enthrone common sense. The Son detects the Father; common sense never yet detected the Father and never will. Our ordinary wits never worship God unless they are transfigured by the indwelling Son of God. We have to see that this mortal flesh is kept in perfect subjection to Him and that He works through it moment by moment. Are we living in such human dependence upon Jesus Christ that His life is being manifested moment by moment?

Nope, I absolutely am not. When I start to dwell on this, and dwell on how much my thoughts are His thoughts and my ways are His ways.. Well, they are not for the most part. Moment by moment? Not even close.

Lord, I’m seeking Your face. Help me Helper to die more.. In Jesus name, amen.