Mar17FriWelcome to the story March 17, 2023
Isn’t it so beautiful that our Father is into beginnings?! I love it. How about you? Not convinced? Well, let us see. He started the whole story with this one momentous declaration.. in the beginning. That is how it started. There are some who have forgotten and others who have felt forgotten but He wants you to know He is still big into beginnings. He loves a fresh start, a new page, a chance. Most of all He loves you and is passionate about your new beginning. That is why He gave us the new birth. A new-fashioned life. Making you a brand new creation, Jesus alive in you. Begin again, for real this time. Him and you. Yes, that is how the story starts.. in the beginning, God
Being brought into being. A start. Don’t you love the sound of it? It echoed through the ages and found its home inside you. An echo vibrating over and over and over, until you couldn’t help but hear and respond to its call..come into being, come into being! God has a plan for you. God has a purpose for you. And it’s right here in this new beginning. Into life. Come and join the circle of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He invites you into the relationship, into the dance. He leads and you follow. Sway, then twirl. Close than apart but always in His hands. Always in the circle of life. Join in and dance. It’s Him. It’s His story..it always was. And He invited us into it. Into the grandior and wonder of it. It’s the most astonishing thing I can think of. The Creator writing me into His story. The Author becoming one with His creation. Is it possible? He says yes! A big resounding yes with His arms stretched wide on a cross, receiving His own unto him. What strength. What incomprehensible love. Oh, what a love!
In the very beginning, you were already in His thoughts. As He spoke the light into existence, you were on His mind. From the first drop of ink on the page you were already in the story, wrapped into the DNA of Him. He can’t deny His love and He. Loves. You. He loves you! You need to hear this and receive it: He loves you. Father, write it on the tablet of our hearts. Write your love on our hearts. Till we are recipients of it, till we overflow from it, till we are on fire with it, and for all eternity joined with it.
If you long for a fresh start, come! It’s not too late. He is our Abba. Our Father! It’s not too late for a new beginning. If you are still breathing, it’s never too late. I do not know which lies satan has spoken to you but you need to hear this truth. There’s a new beginning waiting for you! There’s a brand new wine skin for you to step into and be filled with. There’s nothing that you have done that will stop Him from creating in you and for you a new beginning. Listen! The earth was formless and empty and darkness covered the surface. And the Bible says that God Himself was hovering over the waters. It was into this dark and void place that God spoke light and life. Does your life feel empty? Void? Dark? I have good news for you! It’s the start of something new. Out of the darkness He causes light to shine and into the deep void hope arises and whispers into your heart..I AM. I AM. He is the beginning. He is right there in every particle. He’s right there for you. With you. Hovering over your life, over your situation. He’ll be your beginning. He’ll be your new. New! I love this word: having just come into being; original and of a kind not seen before. There’s nothing He can’t do. He’s a specialist in "new” and He’ll do it for you.
Father, speak light into my darkness! You said that I was once darkness but now I am light in the Lord. I don’t fully understand what this means but I know that everywhere light shines there is a chance for something to grow. Let something grow right here with me, let it start with me. Let a new beginning start right here in this place, in my heart and in my life. Let it begin with me uniting with you. Let your Word go forth and as it created in the beginning, let it go forth to accomplish your will in this earth. As it is in heaven, Abba, so let it be right here. Amaze me with the power of your love. That is what started the whole story, wasn’t it? Love. The astounding love you have and the very love you are started it all and I desire to be included. In every way possible, let me be included. I break off all agreement that I have ever made with darkness and I proclaim with You, I am now light in the Lord! Let the darkness flee for it can have no part in me. I want to be so wrapped up in You that I am a beacon calling people everywhere into new beginnings with You.
I can hear You welcome me. I can hear the rejoicing of a cloud of witnesses as they say, welcome to the family. Belonging. We were created to belong with You. That is why we search and long after something more, something deeper, something beyond our understanding. We were created for You and only You can fill the void. Just like you did in the beginning. You filled the void with life abundant. You haven’t changed! You still fill the void and emptiness inside searching hearts with life abundant. You are the deep I crave, You are the more I am searching for, You are the answer to the question mark in my heart. So, here I am. Eyes closed and hands stretched out in need, here I am Lord. Begin with me.
Spirit, hover over us and fill us with glory. Speak truth over us. Fill us with our purpose. Awaken this people! We were never meant to be apart, we were created for His story. In the beginning, He was there. He’s here right now, deep calling out to the deepest desire within us. Come My beloved, come and join the family. Come and be beloved. Come. There is a new beginning for you. And it is filled with life abundant. There is a place prepared for you at the table. He is ready to anoint you and perfume you with His love. You will overflow. Your story will be filled to overflowing because His is. In the beginning...and so it starts. The greatest story ever told. And to think, that this is just the beginning! Welcome to THE STORY!