You know, even before Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, Jesus was troubled a few times in His spirit about it. Jesus even wept, and groaned within Himself before reaching the grave. I got to thinking about it, and I realized that this is the time when we are really expressing ourselves to the one in whom we place our hope. Remember hearing people saying, oh telephone just ring, let it be that job: I did the best interview ever! Or Doctor, he was feeling fine yesterday. He’s only fifty years old, and in great shape: how is it looking right now? Or Mama, the dead line for freshman registration is in two weeks, was there a letter in the mail today about my tuition money to start college?
Then the thought hit me again. When we are troubled in our spirit, weeping, and have groanings within ourselves, this is when the connection is being made with our power source. This is the exact moment in time that each of us will be worshiping the Father, or whatever in spirit and in truth: at this moment of vulnerability in our soul, we send forth our most sincere prayer request. Here’s the thing. You can plan to pray to God, but you can’t plan the moment of your soul being made vulnerable. When you are vulnerable, you will automatically pray/praise/worship to what is your truth vs to what is your plan. When you plan to pray, and you should, hopefully you are reiterating that which came out of your spirit at the moment you made contact out of a vulnerable soul: otherwise, it will just be sounding off to God if doing that moment of your soul’s vulnerability, your truth was directed to another. For example, a very smart student may pray to God for a way to pay tuition, but in their time of truth, are they really calling on their good grades and high scores to land them a scholarship? We hope that in their time of trouble, while with groanings in their spirit, and weeping that it is the Father who’s upfront in their spirit and in their truth. Another example, one maybe looking for God to bring that job on through, but in their time of truth, are they really calling on that stellar resume, and job history along with rave references to get the job? What does a person really say, express, and release in that all sincere moment of truth: a lot to think about. So are we just sounding off to God, or is He really the one upfront at that vulnerable moment in our spirit, and in our truth?
I was checking Jesus out as He proceeded to call Lazarus from the grave. Jesus goes, “thank you for hearing me. I know that you always hear me.” I go back looking for when He had asked the Father specifically, like a prayer protocol before the miracle, to bring Lazarus from the grave. I can’t find the connection being made to Jesus thanking the Father for hearing Him except doing that time when Jesus was troubled, having groanings in His spirit, and weeping. Just as in the Garden of Gethsemane when His soul was suffering to death, and He said not my will, but your will be done: the connection in spirit and in truth was made as the soul was made to surrender. So don’t rob yourself of delivering your soul to the vulnerable place where you can worship the Father in sincere spirit and in truth. It is there all of your needs that only God can answer, can be answered and delivered. Let’s face the truth, a lot of the things that we do need, Christians or non-Christians, don’t require the service of Jesus and His Father. If it did, Christians would be the majority upper class because no one else would have as much as we would. It would be the reverse of how it is today with the majority of Christians not having the wealth of the land, and from time to time some of us miss that having needs met bus also. Wow, that’s another post on a whole-nother day. lol. The time has come to worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth: It’s Fathertime!!!
Anyway, got to go.