Good morning, Lord Jesus. Let my day begin here in the communion of prayer, immersed in Your Presence, seeking You and Your leading--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of God.
"Then I turned to see whose voice it was that spoke to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the lampstands I saw one like the Son of Man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash across His chest. He head and His hair were white as wool, white as snow; His eyes were like a flame of fire, His feet were like burnished bronze, refined as in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. In His right hand He held seven stars, and from His mouth came a sharp, two-edged sword, and His face was like the sun shining with full force" (Revelation 1:12-16).
We had around 20 people last night at our house church gathering in my family room. We began with a time of worship with guitar and djembe and it flowed into a time of prayer and sharing in the Lord’s supper. The prayer time continued in a powerful way and people confessed and shared pain in their life so we anointed with oil and laid hands and prayed. People confessed and shared fears, struggles with their children, struggles with their marriage, addictions they were hiding, and we anointed with oil, laid hands and prayed. We never got to our time in the Word as 2 hours later we were still in deep prayer. At times in my prayer I heard the sound of washing waters, “ the sound of many waters” so when everyone left I sat down in my family room, which still felt of the prayers that occurred there, picked up my Bible, and turned to the passage above in Revelation.
I read it again this morning and I pray now as I begin my day that like the many waters of a mountain stream, let the Word of God wash over me and pour through me, cleansing me and refreshing me. Let the words of Jesus’ voice purify me and sanctify me "with the washing of water by the word" (Ephesians 5:26). "As the deer longs for flowing stream, so my soul longs for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God?" (Psalm 42:1-2)
When John heard Your voice like the sound of many waters, he fell down at Your feet, in deep humility in honor of Your holy presence of Your glory (Revelation 1:17). But then You lifted him up and told him not to be afraid, but to be about the work of the Kingdom You set before him (Revelation 1:17-19). I now humble myself and fall at your feet in Your sight as well. Lift me up! Set me about the work of your Kingdom! When we draw near to You, You draw near to us (James 4:8). When we listen for Your voice to be led by Your Spirit as the children of God, You speak to your children and You lead your children. (John 10:3; Romans 8:17; Isaiah 30:21).
Thank You for the sound of many waters rushing through my spirit like a mountain stream this morning. Thank You for reminding me to forever be seeking Your Presence and listening for Your leading throughout the moments of my day. "There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High" (Psalm 46:4). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
My family, I pray the Holy Spirit, right at this very moment as you read this cleanses you and refreshes you with the washing of the water by His word flowing through you. Rest for a moment and listen for the voice of the One who speaks like the sound of many waters over you and in you, in Jesus' name! Please pray the same of me. God bless you, my friends!
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