Day Five: 21 Days to Your Eternal Husband

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Dear His Beloved,

Several years ago, I was feeling a little "heart weary." I couldn't name the source of my weariness, but I certainly couldn't deny it either. Others could see it too! Have you ever been heart weary? 

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. ”
— PROVERBS 13:12

The Holy Spirit led me on a journey to uncover that some of my expectations were not being met. Some dreams in my heart had not come to pass, and others had come with a very different reality than what I expected. It was then that I learned that HOPE DEFERRED does make a heart sick, and that the root of my weariness may not be in the delay of expectations but in the misguided direction of my ASKING.

The Holy Spirit prompted me to look at heart motive behind what I was asking for in prayer. What am I asking? Why am I asking? Perhaps I wasn't seeing fruit of prayer,  because I wasn't asking for what He desired to give and knew I needed? However, because I was so persistent with a few request, He gave me exactly what I wanted only to find that it wasn't what I had in mind at all. Have you been here?

Finding myself here,  I dove into the text that surrounded the promises of asking, seeking, and knocking, and I was surprised to see that no promotions or spouses or possessions were attached to the promises, but rather those things that have no monetary value. He encourages us to seek and find Him, to come to know His love, and to ask for wisdom. He answered prayers of healing and deliverance and feeding His sheep.  He was meeting human physical and spiritual needs which led me to question...Do we truly need the things we are asking for or are we deceived to think that the answer to our life crisis would be more money? Or to be married? Or to be a mother? Or to be beautiful?

I then was stirred by the verses in Luke 11....

““So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!””

— LUKE 11: 9-13

If we only read the first couple of verses, we can be deceived to begin asking for things that set us up for heart weariness. It is in reading the context that we see His heart to show us that the gift of the Perfect Father is the Holy Spirit. A gift we need to continually ask for! {If you read this with the appropriate verb tense in mind, it would sound like ask and keep asking, seek and keep seeking....}

I believe the lack of asking for this one thing is the reason why "Christians" can live in a church for 50 years in bondage with a life full of "things". They may have knowledge, but they have no power to get victory in their lives. There are 50 scriptures at least that speak to the role of the Holy Spirit.  Let just a few of things sink in your heart today.....

The Spirit guides us into all truth (John 16:13).

The Spirit regenerates us (John 3:5-8; Titus 3:5). 

The Spirit glorifies and testifies of Christ (John 15:26; 16:14).

The Spirit reveals Christ to us and in us (John 16:14-15).

The Spirit leads us (Rom. 8:14; Gal. 5:18; Matt. 4:1; Luke 4:1).

The Spirit sanctifies us (2 Thess. 2:13; 1 Pet. 1:2; Rom. 5:16). 

The Spirit empowers us (Luke 4:14; 24:49; Rom. 15:19; Acts 1:8). 

The Spirit teaches us to pray (Rom. 8:26-27; Jude 1:20).

The Spirit bears witness in us that we are children of God (Rom. 8:16).

The Spirit produces in us the fruit or evidence of His work and presence (Gal. 5:22)

The Spirit anoints us for ministry (Luke 4:18; Acts 10:38).

The Spirit washes and renews us (Titus 3:5).

The Spirit brings unity and oneness to the body (Eph. 4:3; 2:14-18)

The Spirit sets us free from the law of sin and death (Rom. 8:2).

The Spirit quickens our mortal bodies (Rom. 8:11).

The Spirit reveals the deep things of God to us (1 Cor. 2:10).

The Spirit brings freedom (2 Cor. 3:17).

The Spirit transforms us into the image of Christ (2 Cor. 3:18).

The Spirit cries in our hearts, “Abba, Father” (Gal. 4:6).

The Spirit enables us to wait (Gal. 5:5).

The Spirit supplies us with Christ (Phil. 1:19, KJV).

The Spirit grants everlasting life (Gal. 6:8).

The Spirit gives us access to God the Father (Eph. 2:18).

We have ACCESS to the Father through Jesus by the Holy Spirit. It is IMPOSSIBLE to embark on a quest to meet the Eternal Husband without the leading and prompting of the Holy Spirit. 

So today we ask for this one thing to be activated in our lives.....

Father,

I want, need, and thirst for more of the Holy Spirit. I need victory in my life. I need to be washed and renewed. I need the power of your Spirit invading my soul! I need your leading and prompting. I need the power to wait. I long for access to the Father!  In the name of Jesus, I receive your promised Holy Spirit! Come like a river and flow out of me living water to a hurting world.

Every day pray for more!!!!

In His Grip,

RO

Rochelle FrazierComment