#11 I Will Love Them Freely
I will love them freely, for My anger has turned away from them. Hosea 14:4 NASB The Love of God toward us is not passive, mild, or distant. His love is in constant action and a vibrant force, ever moving … Continue reading
#10 The Love of God Draws
The Love of God draws. He corners but does not trap. He pursues but will not control. He weaves yet does not ensnare. He hunts but never kills. And we seldom see that it is God, seeking us for love.
#9 Drawn with Bands of Love
Hosea 11:4 NKJV I drew them with gentle cords, with bands of love… The Love of God pursues, arranges, surrounds…always wooing us as the Hidden Beloved, sovereignly behind our boundaries and restrictions.
#8 Love, Authority, and Power
LOVE is the only power, the only truth, the only authority.
#7 Love is Truly Unquenchable
Love is a force that is not stoppable or predictable. Love is unquenchable. The only thing you can do to Love is…miss it.
#6 Jonah and the Power of God
The power of God falls on His will. The word of the Lord in Jonah 3 (NASB): “Arise, go to Nineveh…” So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according to the word of the Lord. Verse 5: Then the people of … Continue reading
#5 Speak Out of a Niagara of Love
When we don’t speak out of a Niagara of Love, we need to hack up our brazen podium and not speak again until Love is the overflow and undercurrent in any stream of revelation.
#4 The Origin of Truth is Love
God-who-is-Love is the origin of truth. So all truth derives from Love and is given because of Love. Truth is the expression of love. God’s Love is His willingness to open Truth to us. Truth is Love.
#3 Laodicea Will Not Need
The proud will never truly love God for they will not stoop to the humiliation of raw need. Laodicea says, “I am rich… I have need of nothing.” Especially not God.
#2 When Do We Love God?
When the needy are satiated with awe and the thirsty overflow with bliss, they love God for Himself…alone.
#1 Humiliation, Not Nobility
Loving God is not humanity being noble; loving God is a humiliation. The destitute love God for His hope. The poor love Him for His sufficiency. The wretch loves Him for His forgiveness. The more need for God, the more … Continue reading
The Power of Obedience Will Change Your Life!
Though yesterday’s devotion was the last in Martha’s The Power of Obedience devotional series, you can continue to follow the Spirit on the issue of obedience. True Obedience is a powerful audio series on the life-or-death role of obedience in … Continue reading
#135 The Will of God for YOU
The great adventure of your life is the will of God. But His will is also our dread and suspicion. We don’t naturally come with that delight in His will. Yet in Christ we have been sanctified and saved from … Continue reading
#134 Surrender Without Resistance
When you surrender your heart to be broken by God, without resistance (as Abraham with Isaac), you receive God’s strange and outlandish provision. HE provides for HIMSELF the “ram in the thicket.” That is Resurrection, something miraculous and beyond the wildest human … Continue reading
#133 Receive All God Wants to Give
Surrender is not just to obey willingly, it is to receive… Surrender not only lets God do what He wants, but it is to be in a place where you receive all He wants to give!
#132 What Delights God?
Obedience is consent of the will. “I will do your will, Lord, even if I don’t want to.” This satisfies God. Surrender is agreement of the heart. “Whatever pleases You, Lord, pleases me.” This delights God.
#131 Surrender Brings Bliss
Surrender, constant and constantly chosen, brings a bliss, the very ecstasy of the Lord, whose delight in the will of God is not a mild, passive yielding. Jesus’ delight is exuberant and mystical. We labor so heavy handed. But He … Continue reading
Where Are You Going This Year?
The following is an excerpt from Martha’s article “Going!” from the series Change of Seasons. It seemed particularly anointed for the first day of a new year. May it bless you richly! Our life is like a house. It must … Continue reading
#130 Inexplicable, Peculiar Joy
In some of the most terrible situations I have known, I have been filled with a peculiar joy, unnatural and inexplicable, and not possible humanly. It is Christ’s own joy in the will of God, Jesus living within me and … Continue reading
#129 Our Consuming Fire
Our Abba God is not staid and grim, nor is He emotionless. The Bible presents a God who is vehement, intense, ardent, consuming! God is filled with passion and compassion. “Our God is a consuming fire.” And He wants His … Continue reading