(Ephesians 2:6 TPT- He raised us up with Christ The Exalted One, and we ascended with Him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ!)
Back in February, I went to two different conferences that greatly impacted and empowered my life: “Fire 18” in Jacksonville, FL and “Glory Nights” in New Orleans, LA.
To be completely honest with you, I’m still processing and reflecting upon the experiences and encounters that I had at both, but I’ve felt that Holy Spirit is leading me to share this one experience with you guys that happened on one of the nights of “Glory Nights New Orleans”. With that being said, I’m going to attempt to describe what was happening during worship that night just to try to paint a picture for you of what the atmosphere in the room was like.
There was a room full of beautiful-hearted people that genuinely love Jesus and we were all just singing and worshiping The Lord.
So, right from the very beginning, The Presence of God was already permeating and starting to completely saturate the entire room.
If you were to take a quick glance around the room you would see people lying on the floor, sitting, standing, and just in their own sacred space with The Lord. Everyone on my row happened to be standing as they were worshiping including me and I heard The Lord say, “Sit on the floor with Me.” There really wasn’t much room to sit unless you had already moved to the one of the aisles or to the front or the back of the room prior to worship starting. So, I just quietly sat down Indian-style on the floor in front of my seat with my hands and heart open and ready to receive.
As soon as I closed my eyes, I saw The Lord sitting in this beautiful, antique chair. I wouldn’t quite call in a throne. To be honest, it reminded of this chair that my Grandpa would always sit in when I was a child— the same chair that I would always climb up into my Grandpa’s lap to watch TV (mainly sports), eat snacks, and drink sweet tea. 🙂
What I’m saying is, this picture that I was seeing of The Lord sitting in that chair as I’m sitting on the floor with my eyes closed felt and seemed incredibly familiar to me. It had a very nostalgic feel to it in the sense that what I was seeing in the spirit had begun to evoke real emotion from me in the natural.
I began to weep and I felt this love that I don’t even have the words to accurately describe to you and then I started to remember all these very precious moments that I had growing up with my Dad and my Grandpa both whom I was incredibly close to, but have gone on to be with The Lord.
But when the memories started to drift from my focus and I began to laser in on The Lord sitting in that chair again, I saw that He was smiling and He was patting His right leg as a parent or grandparent would do when they’re letting a child know that it’s ok for that child to climb up into their laps to sit down. And The Lord was saying over and over again, “There’s a place for you here.”
Today’s focal verse says, He raised us up with Christ The Exalted One, and we ascended with Him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ!
For we are co-seated as one with Christ! I’ve been sitting here mulling over how beautiful and incredibly powerful that is.
I share all of this with you guys for three reasons:
- I wanted you to be able to see how The Lord will take you on this sweet, intimate journey with Him and bring up memories that are precious to you just to show you the depths of His heart for you and how He intimately knows you.
- I wanted you to understand how those memories can be directly related to the relationship that He’s trying to either establish or richly deepen with you.
- I don’t believe that this experience was just for me. I believe that it is for the body of Christ as a whole. And so, I felt that you should know or be reminded of the fact that, you have an ever-extended invitation from The Creator of the universe Himself also known as our Abba Father to climb up into His lap, rest your head upon His heart, and be one with Him.
As we reflect upon today’s focal verse, my prayer for us is that that we would take it to heart, cling to and rest in it’s truth, and then view and live our lives through the lens of the promises within that truth.
The Lord, Himself is calling us unto Him. So, as He beckons you into His lap, simply sit, smile, rest, and receive from Him remembering that there is always a place for you there. 🙂
Happy Soul Kissed Thursday! Sending you all heavenly hugs and holy kisses! I love you guys!
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