Thoughts on the Internal Life

As I set out on this journey into solitude; I was under the assumption that this was a season of going deep in God, but discovering that it is a way of life. I saw it kind of like a gas station season, where I get filled up and move on.

In the journey of faith, however, we have no need for gas stations. We have a wellspring on the inside; the source of all life and strength dwells within. The Spirit of Christ abides in the human frame; and He never grows tired or weary.

In meditation, I visualize that river mingled with fire that flows from the Throne of God and through the City of God. This river flows with the power and presence of God into our hearts. Heaven is poured out through Jesus, by the Holy Spirit, into the human frame and breaks out into the earth.

There is a chamber within the souls of men; it is where God dwells in the believer. The human body is like a sanctuary; a place to meet with God. It is the Holy chamber of the heart reserved for you and God alone; no one besides you and the Lord sees or hears what happens in this place. What takes place in the internal directly impacts the external life; for out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.

In the silence my senses are made aware of this sacred space. It is as though there are multiple rooms; the Lord dwells within, but is patiently waiting to go into each room. Many of these rooms are wounded and closed, in need of His manifest presence. Apart from Him coming in and restoring; I reach out to meet these needs in superficial ways.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. – Revelation 3:20

The Lord is inviting us into a fellowship that leads to a transforming union with Him. Looking within to meet with God is not being introspective as many would suppose, it is giving our full attention to God.

I am easily tempted in prayer to view my thoughts as random and of myself, but when I am focused on the Lord this is not so. Contrary to how I feel, the reality is that the living God is inside of me. My thoughts are never alone, for He is always here. The knowledge of this reality brings my headspace out of a monologue and into a conversation.

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Zack Roberts β€” zackroberts.blog

Operations Director at Ember

 

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