March 23rd


“The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him” (Psalm 25:14)
                        The joy of the Lord fills our hearts when we realize that we are going to be fully identified with Him as His bride. As the bride and the bridegroom share their thoughts and their possessions in perfect love, we also will share everything with the Lord when we are united with Him. We are chosen as His everlasting partners and companions. Those who do not have such a joy or hope have nothing they can really look forward to and they have nothing to share with others. Some husbands’ demands demand good food from their wives, and if they do not get it they become wild. This is all because they do not know what the joy of the Lord is and they are unable to share that joy with their wives. They only demand many things. So many husbands and wives do not have oneness. We can share this great Heavenly joy with others and as we do so, it increases.
                        As we go upon our knees and share all our thoughts and desires freely with Him, He will show us what He wants to teach us, what we can do to please Him, and our joy will increase. The Lord shared His thoughts with Abraham as we read in Gen. 18: 17, 18. “Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I so: Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?” The Lord says that Abraham is His friend, and that He cannot hide anything from Him. The mighty and great God is saying this to Abraham, and also sharing His mind with him about destroying Sodom and Gomorrah because of the wickedness of the people. Our Lord must have shared his thoughts with Martha and Mary also in Bethany. Whenever He went from Jerusalem to their to their house, He must have shared with them how He went into the temple and found corruption all around. That is how we too must share our thoughts with the Lord. We are always asking for something when we pray, but we never wait in prayer to hear what our Lord wants to share with us. Many times in the early hours of the morning, I have felt the Lord calling me to share something with Him asking me to go somewhere. It is a great joy to know what our Lord wants to share with us. It is a greater joy to do what He wants us to do for Him.