Zechariah 5 & Psalm 27
The Bible tells us that that the Holy Spirit leads us into all truth. Let’s invite Him in to lead us today.
Holy Spirit teach us. Help us to understand, receive and walk in what You speak to us today. We love you and trust you. In Jesus’ name, amen.
We know that it is our hearts that our Abba Father desires. He wants us! I find it so beautiful one of the many ways that He seeks that engagement and intimacy with us is through revelation of what He is going to do or is doing. He reveals to us, draws us in to be part of it, and then brings it about. This process is so blatantly laid out for us in black and white in many of the prophets. He gives them a vision of some sort and then asks “what do you see?” He is training them, engaging them, creating intimacy, building trust and faith! I am so grateful that He has included these interactions for us to study!
I enjoy allowing these characters that we study come to life in my imagination. As we read these accounts, if we allow our minds eye to play them out in living color, it’s not just the Lord telling them what is happening … there is humor and chiding in them from time to time. That is what I envision in a portion of yesterdays reading, Chapter 4:13 “Then He inquired of me, “Don’t you know what these are?”, “No my Lord,” I replied … I can almost heard the tone of playfulness in it. Our Abba is a good, good Father!
And so in Zechariah 5, he receives a vision of a flying scroll, and the Lord asks, “What do you see?” Zechariah tells Him, and includes the details. The Lord then expands onto its intended message meaning.
I love that the Lord also allows Zechariah the freedom to explore the visions himself … vs 10, “Where are they taking the basket?” Allowing Zechariah to use his own mind and curiosity. Allowing him to ask the questions.
The time and priority that Zechariah gave to the Lord in order to receive these visions. He was a man, just like us. With busy lives and responsibilities. He didn’t just sit around and wait for the vision. But he did make the Lord his priority. He did stop when the Lord spoke and spent the time to listen and explore. He gave time to the engagement.
How amazing to just hang out with the Lord. To not be rushed. To not be so focused on requests, prayer needs, gotta get to this or that. But to just sit in what the Lord is speaking. To explore it and meditate on it. Just imagine to allow ourselves to fully absorb it. How amazing it is to not have our time with God be the icing on the cake, but to actually be the cake! To have Him be our reason and purpose of living here and now. Not to have other “responsibilities” and “real life” squish out our time with Him … but instead to have Him be the true purpose and everything else is the icing on top.
Can we intentionally sit just a little longer with our Savior? Can we linger just a little longer with our Abba Father? Can we read just “one more” paragraph with the Holy Spirit, “tell me one more story”! I encourage each of us, myself even more, to linger a little longer! Sit just a little longer! Absorb just one more story! Allow the depth of intimacy to grow.
Psalm 27:8, “My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.””
Oh how we love you Abba Father! How precious you are to us! Holy Spirit give us today the desire and discipline to linger with You! To cherish our moments with You and truly never want to leave! We love you Lord! We trust you Lord! Amen.
Psalm 27: 13-14, “I am certain that I will see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and courageous. Wait for the Lord.”