Then his disciples approached Jesus and asked, “Why do you always speak to people in these hard-to-understand parables?”
He explained, “You’ve been given the intimate experience of insight into the hidden truths and mysteries of the realm of heaven’s kingdom, but they have not. For everyone who listens with an open heart will receive progressively more revelation until he has more than enough. But those who don’t listen with an open, teachable heart, even the understanding that they think they have will be taken from them. That’s why I teach the people using parables, because they think they’re looking for truth, yet because their hearts are unteachable, they never discover it. Although they will listen to me, they never fully perceive the message I speak.” Matthew 13:10-13 TPT
I must always come before God with an open heart so that I can receive more and more revelation of who He is and wants to be in me. If I read with my intellect, my understanding is limited, but when I read with the passion of knowing Him more, He will always reveal Himself to me.
When I became open to knowing, He poured into me until my heart was overwhelmed. It’s more then a feeling that comes and goes, it’s a deep inner understanding that He made me new by wiping my past and creating a new future. I heard Him whisper, “Don’t look back anymore! I’m your future and together, we will change the world.”
I remember laying in bed beside my husband one night. We’d been married about 15 years at the time and as he stroked my face and began telling me how beautiful I was and declaring his deep love for me, I remember saying, “You really mean that, don’t you?!” It was as if a light came on and I realized that his love wasn’t based on how I felt about me, he deeply loved me.
That’s how it is with God’s love. To understand it, you must see how He sees you not how you see you. Taking off the smudged lenses of self loathing and condemnation, and using the lenses of God to see the right way. His way.
It’s time we addressed the lies so we can accept the truth. We are fearfully and wonderfully made in His image. Our spirits are one with His Spirit and there’s nothing He can’t do through us. When He sent His Spirit to inhabit us, He brought wholeness with Him. Trust Him to fill in all the emptiness and missing pieces. Begin to offer up your best praise as you open your heart to hear His sweet whispers of love.
Until next time,