"But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will RISE with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture." - Malachi 4:2
Love the visual! God's Word is full of pictures meant to engage the full sensory experience to give depth and breadth of meaning to what He has penned to paper. Watch the video many times and enjoy their joy! Make the connection to the experience God wants us to feel and know. Does your spirit leap in you in this way? Do you express your joy to God with this freedom? Are you set free?
Having a healthy fear of God is good. It's not a fear that cripples, it's a fear that heals and sets free. I love how the Malachi scripture above ties fearing His Name to the title Sun of Righteousness! And then clarifies further that He has healing in his wings! This is not a descriptive of an ominous holy task master full of fire and brimstone, but of a God whose wings span the full breadth of the sky. Like the glorious sun, He rises from the east and spreads his righteousness over anyone who reveres His Holy Name. That is freeing. His righteousness is my righteousness. I don't have it on my own and am not expected to. God has not set us up to fail. He rescues us from our failure.
Psalm 63:7-8- Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.
Stay in a state of clinging.
This is where I have been. Especially as I have been somewhat heavy over the last couple of months that my ministry time was slowly being eaten away and I've continued to wonder about finances. Working part-time for 3 days a week has turned into 3 full days a week, this leaves 2 days for ministry. I've done writing for the blog, intercession, been working on the Thursday night prayer line and planning for 2017. Add scrambling and distraction and I've ended up unsure. But God's span of help reaches to where I cannot and to people I do not. He has seen the heaviness and has continued to whisper that I not give up. I've had to stay aware of His whispers of encouragement and follow His lead.
His help came recently as He was calling me to go to a concert at my church a couple of weeks ago. I was resisting somewhat because I had a family member visiting, but I felt His pull so I went. There I ran into 2 women whom I haven't seen in many months. They knew I started a ministry but have not received any letters nor have they been reading or receiving the blog. Long story short, they asked me to meet with them the following week. At that meeting, they told me they have been putting aside something every month for 2 years and that God has impressed upon them to hold it until He showed them what to do with it. They told me when they connected with me at the concert, they knew God was showing them me. They came prepared to give me a very generous gift that relieved some right now burdens. On the envelope they gave me, they penned the words, "God's property". Only God heard my requests. Only God knew my need. He heard and initiated the answer 2 years before my right now need!
This is an example of divine help that releases song! He offers his help to all who fear His name, Acts 22:16, Psalm 145:18, Isaiah 9:6, Romans 10:13. Hallelujah!!!!! The fear that takes away fear!
May you experience divine help that produces leaping and lyrical joy! There is a protected space under Divine wings, a Saving God to cling to, an Almighty God whose strength rules over all! Make Him your everything. There is no greater joy for His love is better than life- Psalm 63:3.
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Hi my name is Gina; and I'm the founder of the ministry. My 25 year journey with God has been centered on immersing myself in the safe relationship God offers, learning about the power of surrender, and praying for His life in greater measure!