When I first found the House of Prayer, in 2006, it was like I was reading the bible for the first time. I would read it, sing it, paint it, it was alive in me. One of the first passages I meditated on that really consumed my heart was 1 Corinthians 2:6-13. I still remember the tune of the music playing in the room as I paced and sang these verses.
Have you ever experience that? Reading a verse over an over, as if obsessed? Like you know there is another layer of revelation there that you are determined to get to? And the more you say it, or sing it, the more you become fascinated with God? The more you become fascinated, the priorities in your life shift.
It starts out by feeling dull inside, and digging deep just to crack the book open. Your like, "I'm gonna just read one Psalm, wherever I land" Then you read a verse, and your like, "oh thats good!" You read it again, and again, and from there is where the choice is made -- move on with my busy schedule or "seek the Lord while He may be found". Have you experienced this? I do very often. Sometimes I chose to move on to my busy schedule. I never get more done, however. But when I choose to get in the "zone" in the spirit, my day plays out different. The things I thought were really important before I went to bed the night before, suddenly aren't as urgent.
I went back to these verses, which I do often, but i chose the road of pressing in deeper for another layer of revelation. As I did, I became absolutely filled and engulfed with this message, that GOD. IS. EVERYTHING.
God is everything. He is all we need. And His spirit dwells in me. There is nothing that men possess or that the world offers that is out of reach. HE IS EVERYTHING. He is all I need, and through Him, ALL is my inheritance. ALL I need is from Him, not something I must acquire from an individual, an organization, or spiritual understanding in the heavenlies- ALL is mine.
ALL is everything- understanding, revelation, love, peace, joy, endurance, equipping for my calling- ALL. ALL.
Oh! To live daily in the spirit! To not be swayed to the left or the right!! To be anchored in my fascination with Jesus all throughout the day! HE. IS. EVERYTHING. My ALL in ALL.
God is my ALL in ALL. He is my EVERYTHING.
You are my Father, my provider, my protector, my shield, my covering, you are ALL.
He is my PEACE.
He is my COMFORT.
He is my HOPE.
He is my JOY.
He is my STRENGTH.
He is my TRUTH.
He is the TRUTH in a world that is confused. He is the TRUTH in a world that is bombarded with false-truths, half-truths, false realities, and magnificent lies. He is the TRUTH amidst loud, self-reliant voices. He is the TRUTH in a world that is hopeless, broken, discouraged, and fearful.
His TRUTH supersedes my reality.
His TRUTH supersedes my failure. His TRUTH is above all, and is ALL. HE. IS. ALL.
This is the TRUTH.
The spirit that lives in God, lives is us who have received Christ. The same spirit, the spirit that is in the Father, is in me. How marvelous is this understanding? How marvelous is this truth? That God knows our humanity, our frail condition, that He chooses foolish things of the world, and puts His spirit in us. Oh I tell you I am in awe of God. I am in awe of His goodness and majesty towards us who believe.