Father’s Sweet Whispers in Our Minds and Hearts
“When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, LORD, I will seek.” (Psalms 27:8)
The other night I wanted to get a Word from the Lord before going to sleep so I searched google images for bible devotions and was just going through the images. An image with Psalms 27:8 caught my attention. It reads, “When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, LORD, I will seek.”
As soon as I read it the Lord gave me a mind-blowing understanding that mesmerized me! You see, there were times where I have had the desire to obtain certain spiritual understandings or virtues in order to serve Father better. For the longest time, I thought my desire was something that I wanted to do until I read Philippians 2:13 that reads, “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” It was then I understood that Father gives us the desires that rise up to our hearts.
To know it was Father that gave me the inner DESIRE to do what pleases Him was such a marvelous revelation! When I read Psalms 27:8 Father gave that understanding an even bigger revelation! To explain that revelation, I will use an actual experience that my husband had.
About a year ago, we were going to bed, and being that it was my husband's turn to pray, he told Father he desired to be humble as Christ was humble. These are what I call dangerous prayers and it proved to be a dangerous one. Weeks later that the Lord brought forth an experience that produced the fruit of humility in my husband in a way that transformed his life forever. I will apply Psalms 27:8 to this experience to bring this revelation to life.
When my husband prayed for humility that night, those were not my husband's words, they were the Words Father spoke over my husband. The proof of this is found in Isaiah 55:11 which reads, "In the same way, my words leave my mouth, and they don’t come back without results. My words make the things happen that I want to happen." The fact that there was an experience that produced humility is proof that they were Father's Words. The night my husband prayed for humility it was the Lord who spoke that desire into my husband. If I apply Psalms 27:8 to this experience, what the Lord said over my husband that night was, “Seek my humility,” and my husband’s heart responded, “Your humility, Lord, I will seek.”
Father spoke creation into existence with His Word in Genesis when He said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. It is no different when He speaks over us in the way that Psalms 27:8 portrays. What Father speaks over us will come to pass. Sometimes it'll come up as a desire for a virtue that rises to our heart or a Word Father declares through someone for us. In both instances, if they come to pass, it was Father who spoke it into your heart or someone else's.
This is how Father brings to fruition what pleases Him in us. His spoken Word over us becomes a desire within we can't help but ask Him to fulfill. Currently, for me, it’s for Father to teach me His ways. I want to know Him intimately and I have been praying for this fervently and seeing that it’s producing much fruit. Now I know without a shadow of a doubt that every time I have prayed for Father to teach me His ways it’s because Father spoke over me and said, “Seek my ways,” and my heart responded, “Your ways, Lord, I will seek.” Psalms 27:8 is how the Lord speaks His desires over us and how we take them on as our own.
What gift, virtue, wisdom, or revelation have you been seeking with all your heart for Father to fulfill in you? Isn’t amazing to think that you have that inner desire because He sweetly spoke it over your life?