Hello Tabernacle Family!
This week I have been meditating on a Scripture we quote regularly, so well known to most of us … but this week, has presented to me a personal challenge, like a beckoning call deep to my spirit.
Psalms 27:4 Amplified Bible
One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.
In this Psalmists cry, I also hear the cry of the Spirit to come into a deeper possession of a supernatural, living communion with the Lord. It’s calling me to “inquire for, and insistently require” something in my life … a consistent dwelling in the Presence of God, all the days of my life. In this place, my eyes awaken to behold the overwhelming beauty of the Lord. In this place, I meditate upon Him, upon that which is Holy. In this place, I find home.
This is not a place of Christian traditions, or obligations fulfilled, but it is a dimension of living that unlocks truth, revelation, and power like we have not yet known. More importantly, it is where we discover love and holy intimacy with Jesus, the King of the Universe, yet the lover of our soul.
Understand that your personal experience is greater than or even stronger than knowledge. Experience comes from direct observation or participation. You cannot gain experience without engaging and getting personally involved in the process. It is an action that requires directly perceiving and becoming aware through the use of one’s senses. You grab hold and truly assimilate what you are experiencing at the moment.
Now, knowledge comes by acquiring information. To gain knowledge is to have awareness or an acquaintance with the subject, cognitively. When you have an understanding of knowledge, you have learned a summary of a body of truth and can communicate it aptly to another.
As wonderful as knowledge is, experience still rises above it because it is so much more than a cognitive exchange; it is a apprehension of a totality that leaves a deep impression upon you, that changes and marks you forever.
This is the beckoning call I feel burning in me today, to simply and intentionally pursue a new dimension of life-experience, beholding Him! Open your heart today to hear that same call, one that calls you home to your holy dwelling place.
Tuesday evenings, beginning this week, we are opening up Tab Life to anyone (men and women) hungry for this experience. Each week for June and July, in the Reid Leadership Center we will begin with prophetic prayer ministry at 6:00pm, then at 7:00pm we will dive into a video study with Rolland and Heidi Baker called, “Living From the Presence.” After the study we will take time to discuss and pray into all that we are discovering.
This is an opportunity for investment into your personal, House of Prayer, and the building of a supernatural lifestyle that will bring His presence and power into all you do!
For His Glory,