The archives of The Sun Will Rise, organized by month.

Monday, April 30, 2007

The desire of the Father is that Jesus would utterly possess the hearts of those whom He has created. When the Father says to Jesus:

“Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.”
(Psalm 2:8 NKJV)

The Father is not telling Jesus to ask for land. He already owns all of the real estate on the earth. Jesus’ inheritance is voluntary lovers.

The passion of your heart is the most important thing of all – more important than money, possessions, goods, or earthly relationships. Who will have the passion of your heart when this chapter in human history comes to a close? There is a great war over who will have it for eternity. This war is waged by Satan as he attacks our heart and our spiritual identity. When we get the answer to "who am I" and "what does God really think about me" wrong, it causes us to act and live far from the truth of what the Lord wants us to live in.

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Monday, April 2, 2007

It's day 1 of our 3 day monthly fast, and my stomach is making its usual weird fasting noises. But my spirit feels alive this afternoon and the Lord is highlighting this one thing to me over and over:

I need understanding that the greatest pleasure, joy, and freedom is found in taking the low road in humility in every situation.

When Paul said in Ephesians 5:2 “be imitators of God, dear children”, he was extending an invitation into the freedom and pleasure available in meekness. In Philippians 2:5, he says again "let this mind be in you, which is also in Christ Jesus". He then goes on to sum up the humility of God in just a few sentences.

This is more than an invitation into freedom and pleasure, but it is an invitation into the inner workings of the heart of God. His kingdom will be established on His nature – at His core is what He feels, what moves His heart, and what He values. Jesus says the meek will “inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:3). This invitation is one into something far greater than we can comprehend.

I want to give myself fully to this now so that I can reap the full reward when I see the meekest Man face to face. I want to be like Him!

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