Have you been paying attention to how amazing God is in the clarity of His answers to our general questions?
The other morning I asked Him what He wanted me to do that day ~ my usual plan has been to attend Aqua fit classes three mornings a week ~ admittedly I was feeling very much as if I hadn’t been spending quality time with Him or my duties in my sphere of influence. However, I still wanted to go to the pool…
I was enjoying my quiet time on the loveseat with coffee, notebook and my Bible, rearranging paper, asking Him the Question, when my Bible slid off the arm of the loveseat and plopped, open into my lap. Now I am not a point and read kind of girl but here is the underlined verse my eyes landed on:
“And you shall be called Sought Out.” Isaiah 62:12
My heart! My heart just melted within me as I realized He, the Mighty God, Lord of All Creation is seeking after me, and He wants time spent with me.
“To perfume and prepare me for service.”
His words come as He seeks and finds me listening, “Be still, hush, quiet, slow down. Know Me as your God, as your Salvation and Redeemer. Be still My child. Be still.
I know your desires and I know My plans and purposes for you. Be still ~ allow the alignment of your will, desires and dreams to click in place with the plans of the Spirit I have for you.
Be still. Can you see how close you are? Be still, you will hear the click of the alignment.
Be still for I seek after you, I desire you in My Presence. I have sought you out and marked you as My Beloved, I have sought you out as one who loves Me and longs to be of service to Me.
Do you have any idea Child, how much it pleases Me, pleases My heart when My childrens’ deepest longings and desires are to be of service to Me? That is why I have called you Sought Out. Will you yield and will you surrender? Will you say, “Here I am? Send me!”
You can only go if I have prepared you. That is why I say, “Be still.” I search your heart. I love getting to know you, watch as you walk in the ways I have taught you. I take great delight as you present yourself to Me. Truly, your presence is a precious gift to Me.
Come, for I have called you Sought Out. I have already found you, and now I am calling you out. Now I am putting my finger upon your life and saying, “Jeannie, Gracious Gift, I have called you Sought Out. I know where you are, but I long to hear your heart and thus I seek you out.”
“I don’t want to worship from a distance, Lord; I want to come into Your holy place where holiness dwells. Cleanse my heart by the Blood of Jesus. I ask You to forgive my sin that I might enter, whiter than snow and yet dripping red ~ You have harboured me Lord, kept me in a safe place in the midst of the storms of life.
You seek me out. I have no gift to bring my King save for a heart that longs for You. I seek You out, Lord; I seek to know the essence of You. What constitutes Your beautiful fragrance, what constitutes your heart? I want to know.
I am undone, for how shall I ever touch Your holiness ~ how shall I ever gaze upon Your fiery brilliance… Father, thank You. You understand that I keep wondering, “What about me? What about me, what is my purpose? It seems to be the question of my life. What about me, Lord, what is Your plan and purpose for me?
And in part, Your answer is, “I have called you Sought Out.” My purpose is found right next to Your heart.
Romans 9:18 tells me You have had mercy for me. I receive Your mercy O God that You have laid up for me. I receive Your mercy.
You reveal my heart in verse 20 ~ “Will you say to Him who formed you “Why have you made me like this?”
The Potter has power over me ~ He has chosen to make me a vessel for honour.
Romans 9:23 is telling me that You want to make known to me, ~ a vessel of mercy ~ the riches of Your glory ~ You long ago prepared me to be a vessel who carries Your glory for Your honour and glory.
His words whisper to my heart again, “ I have called you Sought Out, Sought One, My Beloved, I have made you for Myself”
2 Timothy 2:21 ” Therefore, Jeannie, because you have repented and drip red with the Blood of Jesus, you will be a vessel for honour, sanctified, set apart (because I have called you Sought Out) and you are useful to Me, your Master, prepared for every good work.”
You are prepared because you have allowed yourself to be the Sought One.
You have allowed stillness to be active in your life so that you would see My hand and My power at work on your behalf. Powerful.
As My servant, you will pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on Me with a pure heart. You will not be alone; you will be with those I have called you to serve with. As My servant, you will be gentle to all; you will teach. You will be patient, walking with humility and with gentleness correcting those in opposition.
When I call you “Sought One” it means I want to be in your presence Child. Our relationship is ongoing, it is built upon the bricks of truth and revelation is the mortar.”
Bending low before Him,
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