A Daily Word from the Word for Monday, February 3, 2014
“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31
Approximately two weeks ago, I had a dream that I was falling out of the sky. This was not a typical “falling” dream, as I was not afraid. It was as if I had lost my momentum and my flow.
As I was coming into the earth’s atmosphere, I pulled out my cell phone and was trying to call people to let them know that I was going to hit the ground. Even in my calling people, I was not frantic or afraid; but it was more to let them know to catch me. I was not able to get in touch with anyone.
At one point, my spirit was outside of my body, and I watched my body hit the ground. It did not hurt when I made impact; and at that moment, my spirit went back into my body, I opened my eyes, got off the ground, shook it off, and moved on.
I equate my experience to a bird who strikes a window or an object, is momentarily stunned, and then regains its composure and continues on its way.
Among the many things that the sky represents in a dream or vision, the one meaning that stood out for me in relation to my dream is “Heaven” ( © 2011. Thompson and Beale. The Divinity Code). In addition, my falling represented taking my focus off of God. My calling people on my cell phone was my focusing on them; and they couldn’t be there for me—not that they wouldn’t, but they couldn’t.
When we take our focus off of God, even for a subtle moment, we lose our momentum of soaring in the gulfstream of our Heavenly Father’s Holy Spirit. When we allow ourselves to become distracted by the people and things of this world, we lose momentum because we get out of that flow; and it is the flow that keeps us traveling so effortlessly. I had to repent for getting out of alignment of my Father’s perfect airstream.
Are you having a hard time traveling these days, my brother? Feeing like you are running on empty, my sister? Then refuel by refocusing on God. The world will drain you; but the Father will sustain you. Let us be about our Father’s business each and every day, by continuing to build His Kingdom and staying steadfast to His Word.
The psalmist King David testifies of this truth, as He declares with great focus: “I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because You will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will You let Your faithful one see decay. You make known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand” (Psalm 16:8-11).
Father, we repent for taking our focus off of You—even for one brief second. Help us, Holy Lord, to not be distracted by the ways of the world, or the attitudes and actions of people. Help us to focus on You, and be about Your business, which is Kingdom business. In Jesus Name, we thank You that we flow effortlessly in Your Power, Love, Mercy, and Grace. Amen and Amen.
Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose focus on the Father every second of every day. Choose to stay in constant communion with your Divine Daddy. Seek the face of your Father morning, noon, and night. And continue to fight the good fight of staying in the air; for God, your Triumphant Tailwind, has already given you the victory!
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do it today, right now, by saying this prayer out loud: “Jesus, forgive me for my sins. I am sorry. I truly desire to be saved and reconciled back to God, my Father, through You. I receive Your sinless Blood as payment in full for my sins—past, present, and future. I now call You my Lord and Savior, and invite You to live within my heart, and to permanently live within me. I make You Lord over me and over my life from this moment on. Amen.” Congratulations! You are now a child of God, made whole and made new, by the Blood of Jesus Christ!
God tells us that we are blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:2). Be a blessing to someone by sending them this word of encouragement. If God did not already put someone in your spirit and on your heart that needs to read this uplifting message from above, simply ask your Heavenly Father who to bless on today. Forward this message right now by email, facebook, or twitter.
Jesus is coming soon!
May God Bless you and keep you always.
With warmest regards,
And, in service of The Most High King,
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All references to Hebrew and Greek words and meanings, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance © 1990 by Thomas Nelson Publishing. All dictionary references are taken from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary © 2013, unless otherwise noted.