High Places

April 22, 2020

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. Matthew 23:37

The Lord’s hand is not shortened.

He is not blind or deaf.

He can reach me, see me, hear me.

He is all things – provider, redeemer, healer.

I separate myself.

“I want, I think, I feel”.

God excluded.

I think my own thoughts, make my own decisions and wonder where God is.

I pray then hang up the phone and move on with my day.

Connection broken.

Garden grief.

He longs to gather me close.

Hold me under His wings.

I am not willing.

“I want, I think, I feel”

The operating system of self – it wants its own way, so ingrained I don’t even notice.

Slithering serpent wraps around my brain and emotions.

“Come follow Me.”

To live by the Spirit is to walk by the Spirit.

Crucify my flesh, it’s passions and desires.

Uproot bitterness.

Forgive the unforgiveable.

Knock down my heart’s high places.

The places I hang onto and hide.

The places I shadow from light.

Walk by the Spirit.

Imitate Christ.

Drink from the cup of blood blessing.

Proclaim the Lord with my words and actions.

Take every thought captive and make it obedient.

Demolish anything that goes against the knowledge of God and my walk with Him.

Stay connected to the vine.


Rest under His wings.

Maintain connection.

Seek Him in all things.

Die to self.

Allow His fruit to grow.

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Mighty to save.

A giver of grace.

When I draw near to God, He draws near to me.

Sin of self separates.

Separates me from the Lord and others.

The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy.

Steal my time, thoughts, joy.

Kill and destroy love, relationships, ministry.

Jesus came to bring life.

Tear heaven wide open.

Make a way where there was no way.

Rejoice always.

Pray without ceasing.

In everything give thanks.

Thanksgiving ushers in the presence of God.

Sit at His feet, break the jar and pour out praise.

He rejoices over me with gladness.

Quiets my storm with His love.

Makes crooked paths straight.

Nothing can snatch me from Holy Hands.

When I look for Him wholeheartedly, He never hides.

He never loses patience or gives up on me.

Taste and see the Lord is good.

Bread of life, living water.

I have as much of Him as I want.

The God of the Universe, Creator of all things waits for me.

Mess up me.

Go my own way me.

In my weakness, He is strong.

He carries me close to His heart.

Gives me eagle’s wings to soar.

Neither death nor life, angels or demons can separate me from His love.

Only I can do that.


Stay connected.

Don’t hang up the phone.

Father God, Lord and Master Jesus, Adonai,

Forgive me. Forgive me for going my own way and separating myself from you. I pray you prick my conscious and help me recognize when I separate myself to think my own thoughts. You are my God and I want to walk with You. I want You to lead the life You gave me. I want to live in surrender and obedience to You and Your Word and seek You with all of my heart. I freely place my thoughts and thinking under the obedience of Christ Jesus. You alone are worthy. There’s nothing You can’t do. I trust You. Thank you for all the ways you work in my life. Even when I separate myself, You work to bring me back to You. Thank you for your grace and mercy – for Your great love. Thank You for Jesus and all He endured and accomplished on the cross so I can have relationship with You. I pray I learn to rejoice always, pray without ceasing and give thanks in all things. I love you Father God, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit. In Your precious, matchless Name I pray, Amen.

More about Liz

I'm a free spirit. I hate rules and legalism. I love art and nature, music, the beach and dogs. I like to garden, take pictures and read. I tend to speak my mind and have a rip-the-band-aid -off approach to life. (Brace yourself, this might hurt.)

    1. If we have been told to forgive others, then why would God not forgive us? Our minds and the enemy tend to have us believe that God “hates us.” In fact, God loves us so much that He literally sent His Son Jesus down to this world to die for us. God bless us all!

      1. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. ” 1 John 1:9 Forgiveness is a gift through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – it is something we must ask for. Repentance and confession are ongoing in the life of a Christ follower – forgiveness is not automatic. Jesus told the woman caught in adultery to “go now and leave your life of sin” (John 8:11) Part of our walk with Christ is a continual seeking and submitting out lives to Him. Yes, as Believers in Jesus Christ we are under grace but that doesn’t mean we live however we like. In John 14:15 Jesus says, “If you love me, obey My commandments”. God doesn’t hate us – He hates sin – (Proverbs 6:16-19) It’s why He sent His Son. God is a perfect judge and sin against Him demands a penalty. In His love, He Himself bore that penalty. Forgiveness isn’t automatic – we must acknowledge and confess our sin and repent – turn away from it. As believers in Christ we are called to pursue righteousness. God bless you as you love and follow Christ.

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