Again, I find myself awake in the night…
Ps 17:2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.
3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
Great passage of encouragement for those of us recognizing the call of God upon our lives.
Recognizing that certain things will only occur in His timing, no matter how much we long for it, our commission will come only at the sentence issued from His lips. In the meantime, we call forth those things that be not, as though they were, believing we receive the things we have been shown, walking it out by faith, recognizing that in the journey, the struggle, He is protecting, delivering us, and refining us, and qualifying us for His commission and the responsibility of it.
He is determined to make us into the character and likeness of Jesus in this generation:
Rom 8:29 ¶ For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestine to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Purity of heart and holiness are His aim, people may see our outward actions and consequences, but God views not only our what’s, but our why’s:
Heart is used in Scripture as the most comprehensive term for the authentic person. It is the part of our being where we desire, deliberate, and decide. It has been described as “the place of conscious and decisive spiritual activity,” “the comprehensive term for a person as a whole; his feelings, desires, passions, thought, understanding and will,” and “the center of a person. The place to which God turns.”
J. Stowell, Fan The Flame, Moody, 1986, p. 13
Let us rest tonight, in the faith of the psalmist: 15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
He can change us in the night…He still speaks..
‘Father, I thank you for the call you have placed upon my life, to bring your change and grace to the earth, in this, my generation. Keep forming the character of Jesus in me, I will not fight you in it. May my faith remain unfeigned, unleashed, and undefeated, as your unconquerable kingdom comes to me, and through me in the earth, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’