Posts Tagged ‘embraced’

May 29 2011

In the deep of night

When fears are magnified

And darkness can be felt

When weariness displaces

Clarity of mind

And all the senses are dulled

In the deep of night

When sleep paralyzes every muscle

And dreams come without invitation

With eyes wide open

When the head nods involuntarily

Begging to lie down

In the depths of unconsciousness

It begins…

The ceaseless whispers of fear

Startling every cell to awaken

The body slowed in its sleep-mode

Thrown in reverse with a quickened heart

And a terror response

To the sinister voices—the chatter of hell!—

“You are doooooooomed…!

This is it!

Your end has come….”

It echoes repeatedly

With full-color images to prove its validity

And in the deep of night

I struggle against its strangling reasonings

Gasping for air

Grasping for Truth—

The only One who can deliver me,

The Most Powerful One,

The Almighty! Blessed be He!—

The One who is Light

Displacing all darkness,

All fears,

All terrors in the deep of night.

In a pitiful whimper

I call out loud

As the tears fall

And my heart meditates—

He will have the last word—

Yeshuah  ישועה —“salvation.” 

I speak His name

And consider the Truth

My soul knows oh so well.

His presence releases penetrating Light

And in Him

There is no darkness, or terror, or doom.

In Him is the fullness of all my joy.

In Him is my freedom from all fear.

My eternal dawn has already broken:

“I trust in You alone, Jesus,

In the deep of night.”

With a swift, backhanded, teeth-shattering slap,

All is silenced

As I hear His power-words crush the lies

And scatter the sinister ones:

“Who is this that dares speak lies to my bride?”

His voice thunders across the realm

His Presence quiets me

His Face shields me

And His radiance dispels the darkness with Truth.

“My Beloved!” my heart sings out—

Every cell of my being

Now fully awakened

To praise.

He alone is my life

And He alone holds my day and the deep of night—

The Great I AM.


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Embraced by Abba

November 2, 2010, Election Day

Sometimes I wake up in the night and it gives me the opportunity to commune with God even for a few minutes. Last night I awakened and moved in close to the Lord in adoration. I felt the embrace of the Father  . . . I call Him “Abba.” In that intimate moment of feeling embraced, I felt the Lord ask me:

“When I embrace you, what do you feel?”

It was an important question, and one I had never before considered. I thought for a moment and then it began to flow out of me . . .

In this place, I feel . . .

  • Safe –  There is not fear here
  • Secure – nothing can harm me
  • My future is in good Hands
  • My past is all forgiven
  • I am greatly loved and highly favored
  • Like I want to come closer  — and hold Him tighter
  • I want to respond to His embrace with all the love expressions familiar to me
  • Determined to lay down all that keeps me from a deeper relationship with Him
  • Weepy
  • Explosive with joy and gladness
  • Sorry for those who do not know Him as their closest Friend
  • Overwhelming compassion that pours out in a flood pleading for that one far from Abba
  • Expectant – for, I am confident tomorrow will be great!
  • I have no pain in my body or soul
  • There is no sorrow in me
  • I am accepted, included, desired, chosen . . . I feel special
  • Like a first born child that was highly anticipated and planned for
  • Completely Healed inside and out
  • All of my concerns are of no concern here
  • My children will one day find His embrace and be fully and completely satisfied – and healed!
  • It is finished.
  • I have finally come home.
  • At complete peace . . . dwelling in His shalom shalom forever.

Be embraced by Abba today and at peace . . . Let’s worship Him . . .


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