This is something that the Lord has been nurturing in my spirit since November 2013. I’m grateful He has led me to share it again recently.
God has called us to be carriers of His manifest presence upon this earth. He desires that His Kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. This is massive!
In order to be carriers of His presence, we must choose to make room for Him. His presence cannot be ignored or forgotten in our lives.
Pregnant with the presence of God
Think of this: Just as it is undeniable that a woman is carrying a child when she has progressed further along in her pregnancy, it cannot be ignored when we are carrying the manifest presence of God within us.
A woman with child cannot do things the same way as when she was not pregnant. She has to change the way she eats, moves, and cares for herself. She is caring for more than herself, another person within her that is living and breathing and going to change lives and already is bringing change in hers in a beautiful and blessed way.
In this same way, we must make room in our lives for the Lord to move in and through us. We must let go of some things, and change our way of living to reflect Jesus. We must allow Him to fully possess us so that we can be laid down lovers of Jesus, as Heidi Baker says, being willing to do anything to see Heaven come to earth through us.
On earth as it is in Heaven
Father God wants His presence to be tangible in us, noticed by all around as we carry forth His love, light and truth; most importantly, as we carry all of Him within us and a storehouse of all He desires to do in others’ lives and upon this earth. But again, we have to choose to make room and let Him use us as His vessel, a carrier of His manifest presence.
Lord, we pray all will choose to make room for You and desire to be carriers of Your presence within themselves, tabernacles of You 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In full union with You, one with You and full of You, Jesus.
Do you want to be a carrier of God’s manifest, tangible presence to the world and to others?
What would help you as you learn to be a carrier of His presence?