As I mediate on my scriptural reading for the day, John 12: 24-28, I think of verse 26, the words of Messiah Yeshua: “If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will [my] Father honour.”
I reflect: “if I serve him and so follow him (Yeshua) where he is, I am also”.
I pray “Elohim (God) I want to be where you are always. I want to live in your heavenly realm while on earth, under your open heavens or in your presence always.”
I begin to think as I meditate on the whole verses 24-28 (quoted below): “Living a sacrificial life, loosing my life for him, for his sake or dying to self as he died for me is the only way to be where Yeshua is. If I am where he is in my current life, in his presence that is, then as one dead to self I can only but be fruitful for His sake. He is the true vine who has called me to bear much lasting fruit (John 15:16).
I have the assurance that Yeshua is preparing a place for me (John 14) in the heavenly realm of God. I have a mansion there, wow!
While he is preparing this place or mansion I also call the “Bridal suite” for me, he is also preparing me here to be a holy bride worthy to be where he is, how exciting !!”
I pray “Father I acknowledge my weaknesses, however I know that your power is strongest when I am weak (2 Corinth. 12:9-11). I surrender my life to you daily for cleansing from sin including hidden and presumptuous sins (Psalm 19:12-13).
Examine me Adonai and show me where I am grieving you so that I can repent and be cleansed from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). My desire is to be holy and always where you are Most High God. In Yeshua’s Name I pray Amein!
Precious Ibri x
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will [my] Father honour. 27Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. 28Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, [saying], I have both glorified [it], and will glorify [it] again. (Jesus’s words) (John 12:24-26 KJV)