”After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before.” [John 42:10]
The secret place of intercession with Christ is where God is drawing every disciple. It is not an easy entrance—salvation is all of God—secret solitude costs the disciple and true riches are found on the other side of a trestle called abandonment!
Whatever it takes to bring you into the inner struggle of abandonment the Holy Spirit will do. ”The one who calls you is faithful and He will do it” [1 Thessalonians 5:24]. Many years ago I asked the Lord, “Lord what does abandonment mean”? The answer was this. “Diane true abandonment means you can let go of Me because you know I will never let go of you! It seemed a strange answer until I realized we have many disciplines that spell God to us—bible study—daily devotions—prayer—fasting—even worship—all of these things are avenues to where God lives and there is where we are destined for—not the road to God but God Himself. We struggle with trying to ‘do’ and all the time ‘trust’ says just ‘be’—let go and let God. Here the great exerting influence in my life is the Atonement of the Lord—all life and ministry flow from this secret ministry of the interior. In this place there is union with God and participation in the priestly role of intercession with Christ. ”Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them” [Hebrews 7:25]
Fall into the arms of the one who opened His arms to you—He will do it!
Diane’s book “Women and the Way Ahead” is live in the Kindle Store and it is available for readers to purchase here. Women and the Way Ahead features a format for women to evaluate themselves and their relationship with God. The book will help you gain a peace with yourself and with God.
Also read Diane’s book “Unity” available on Amazon. Click here Amazon. Unity reveals the unfolding harmony that all mankind yearns for. Diane Hale invites you to join her as she analyzes the unity intended by God. This book will help you maintain the spirit of unity to create and enhance healthy relationships.