What I’m about to share is very transparent but I sense that there are others who are struggling with the same thing and so, I pray that my coming out and just saying this really helps someone.
On a daily basis, I have come to realize that when I spend “alone” time with the Lord, I’m not really alone. Yes, physically maybe but in every other sense, the room is crowded. Crowded with standards I can’t keep, quotes I’ve read, status updates that give me a check in my spirit, the people who give those same status updates a thumbs up of agreement, opinions of others, obvious hypocrisy, disappointments, etc.
The list could go on and on but I think it’s clear enough that the room is so crowded that God can get nowhere near me and I can get no where near Him. Sure, He can speak to me over the crowd but He’s hard pressed to get His arms around me or for me to press my ear to His heart.
Today, as I was praying, I heard the Lord say to me very clearly, “It’s time to clear the room!” and He reminded me of this, referenced in Matthew 9:23-26
And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. BUT WHEN THE PEOPLE WERE PUT FORTH, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
He told me that when I clear the room, that’s when life flows!
So, this is what I’m committing to do. I’m clearing the room because quite honestly, the crowd mocks and laughs and scorns. So I say, GET OUT! This 2017, I want to arise from this slumber that I’ve been in because with so many contradictions, it has been easier to just lay down and …go to sleep. But He insists that I’m not dead! That the Word He has for my life is still in full force. Resurrection power is at hand! The Kingdom is at hand!
Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray for this one reading this who is lost in the crowd. I ask Lord that You would clear the room and bring deliverance from people, places, and things. Clear the room of the voices of doubt, scorn and any influence that hinders. Let life flow through their very being and let them arise and awaken to You in a way they never have before! Let their relationship with You and what You are doing become famous in the land so that souls can be saved and people set free! Thank You Lord! Amen & Amen.