Into the Throne

 

While I was at Bible study this week, we discussed the word “throne” from the book of Revelation. I really have been thinking about that word for a couple of days. During my shaky moments this week, I just shut my eyes and whispered to God, “Okay, Lord, take me to the throne of your grace.”

While preparing for my study this morning, I was reading and got stuck in chapter 5. I wasn’t stuck because I didn’t understand it, which is usually the case, no; I got stuck because I became engulfed by the awesomeness of God. I was truly captured by His Spirit and allowed the moment to sink down into my marrow and I wept. Take this in my dear friends:

I heard every creature in heaven on earth, under the earth, on the sea, and everything IN them say:

Blessing and honor and glory

And dominion

To the One seated on the throne,

And to the Lamb, forever and ever!!!

I read it again and again…everything IN them said…Have you ever just fallen before the throne, praying with all that is IN you? We are going to go through trials in this life. 1Peter 5:10 tells us that:

Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will personally restore, establish, strengthen, and support you AFTER you have suffered a little.

I remember a particular time in my life, when I felt like I was losing everything. I was in the middle of my farmhouse kitchen, weeping to the song Healing Rain by Michael Smith.  I got down on my knees right there in the middle of the hard wood floor, empty walls, furniture gone and wept at the throne, giving God the glory and honor because I knew HE was seated there ready to meet with me.

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Oh Dear beloved, if you are at a crossroads in your life, if you’ve got some health concerns, if you have lost your job, if you have a loved one that is terminally ill, please get into the throne room with God. Turn off your cell phone, turn off the washer and dryer, and turn off the sounds that will distract you and just get there and worship with all that is IN you. I promise you, He will be there and He will not let you down. To hear the song by Michael W. Smith, click on the link below. If I’ve done another technology faux pas, please just go to utube.com and type in Healing Rain.rain

Lord, for us who need to meet with you so often, thank you for never walking away. Thank you God that you are there, listening to us and wiping our tears. Please touch those who really need you right now. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo1bjTOFbZA

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6 thoughts on “Into the Throne

  1. Jennifer Slattery March 8, 2013 / 9:32 am

    I loved this! I’ve been focusing on some passages I find similar. My primary focus has been to rejoice *in the Lord.* I paused to think, what does it mean to rejoice in the Lord? I realized, so often, I result in events–perhaps things God has *done*, which I think is important as the Bible encourages us to maintain a greatful heart. But I wondered, how often do I rejoice in God, not what He has done but who He is.

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    • Beth Farley March 8, 2013 / 9:40 am

      That’s exactly it Jen….WHO He is not just what He has done. I am also reading a book about the character of God. I love it.

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  2. Linda March 8, 2013 / 11:08 am

    I love these thoughts. .yes, yes! Let’s worship the Lord _”just because” . . .He’s worthy. . . and awesome. . .
    Ps 103:1 “Bless the Lord, O my soul, And ALL that is WITHIN me bless His holy name.”

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  3. Caren Mitchell March 8, 2013 / 12:51 pm

    Kudo’s Beth!

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