Third X's The Charm January 16, 2019

The Secret of His Presence
"In the Secret of His presence,
how my soul delights to hide!
O, how precious are the lessons
which I learn at Jesus' side!
Earthly cares could never vex me,
neither trials lay me low;
For when Satan comes to tempt me,
to the "secret place" I go.
When my soul is faint and thirsty,
'neath the shadow of His wing
There is cool and pleasant shelter,
and a fresh and crystal spring;
And my Savior rests beside me
as we hold communion sweet;
If I tried, I could not utter
what He says when thus we meet.
Would you like to know the sweetness
of the secret of the Lord?
Go and hide beneath His shadow;
this shall then be your reward:
And whene'er you leave the silence
of that happy meeting place
You must mind and bear the image
of your Master in your face.
You will surely lose the blessing
and the fullness of your joy
If you let dark clouds distress you
and your inward peace destroy;
You may always be abiding,
if you will, at Jesus' side;
In the secret of His presence
you may every moment hide."

- Ellen L. Gorch

There are a few things to remember in our walk with the Lord that are very key to the understanding of our place in it. First of all, the battle is not between you and satan, and it's not even between God and satan because Jesus already received the victory. Now it is up to us to go and proclaim the victory everywhere we go. If you are walking with Jesus, YOU ARE VICTORIOUS! Number two, Jesus minus me equals EVERYTHING, and me minus Jesus equals absolutely nothing. The truth is, we are nothing without Jesus. That is our place! It emphasises the need for Him and the place we hold in this walk that we don't bring anything to the table except that which is already His which then it is not even us bringing but His giving. I say this simply because when we are reduced to nothing, The Lord sees a yielded heart that He can come upon. Lessons that I have been learning from The Lord during my three weeks here of being with Jesus, and He is good!

Currently, I am working in the kitchen cooking lunch and dinner, while also allowing Jesus to bring me into His presence when He calls. My desire is to live with such a yielded heart that Jesus does not come and go but remain forever, causing His presence and mine to be one so that others may see Him and not me. It has been a fun journey while working with a great team that includes a cool experienced cook that was working in a restaurant in Paris. I can say, I am learning a lot from her and it has been a humbling experience even in the process of cooking.

Moving ahead, Jesus has been speaking about reaching the region and nation of France by bringing revival to the land and people. Prayer is definitely needed in this one since I am asking Jesus for a great move of His Spirit as Isaiah spoke, "'The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,"
I believe this is what The Lord is wanting to do and I am trusting that Jesus will bring prayer warriors beside me to bring about a mass healing and restoration of not just France but also Spain and all of Europe.

I do not know what else to say other than Jesus is so good and I strongly urge you to dive into His presence! It is the best place to be. It all begins with waiting on Him.

Enough about me, how are you doing?