DAY 1: GET HUNGRY!

This morning the Lord reminded me of a vivid vision He gave me during a time of worship while I was living in China. Although it was a word given long ago, He said it was relevant for many people at this time. 

In the vision I saw a very long, ornate dining table beautifully set in a large banqueting hall. On the table were the most incredible and delicious looking platters of food. Some of the food I could not even distinguish, I had never seen anything like it before. There were dishes and plates and bowls of food that covered the entire table, and I knew that Jesus had prepared each dish himself, especially for the guests.

There were people seated all around the the table, but they weren’t eating a thing. They were just sitting there looking at all the food with such regret and disappointment. I saw that they weren’t eating because their stomachs were SO FULL! The actual word that came to me was STUFFED! They really wanted to enjoy the feast, but because they had already ‘stuffed’ themselves with their own food, they could not enjoy a thing that was in front of them.

I could sense Jesus’ absolute desperation in wanting to share so much more with each person sitting there, so much more of Himself, but everyone was too full to receive all that He had for them. I could also sense His sadness that their own meal had satisfied them, knowing that what He had prepared was so much better.

Jesus is desperate for us to really ’empty’ ourselves and get back to a place of being hungry for Him and excited for all He has for us.

This ‘Lockdown’ time of ‘slowing down’, being stripped of all that keeps us busy and ‘full’, is a great opportunity to stop, rest, breathe, be…and grow hungry.

 The other thing I heard today was Him saying, “A change of perspective” and then I saw Him flipping the words “Lock Down” around until it became “Freeing Up”!

I immediately understood that God wants His people to view this time of being ‘housebound’ as liberating, not restraining! This is not easy for many- I can totally understand (I have two small kids!)

The change of perspective comes in focusing not on what one can’t do anymore, but what one can do!

For some of you, aside from finally having time to take that bubble bath, do that hair mask, build that puzzle with your son, or have that family supper together at the table; there also may be time now to be like Mary, and sit at His feet, incline your ear, and really, really get to know Him.

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  1. I really like this. Thank you Kim.
    I have found my quiet times have more of a “weight” on them.
    I am not rushing off.
    The other morning I also just sat there. Looking out the window, listening to a podcast, holding my cup of coffee. I ignored my phone. I ignored the desire to “get on with the day” and just let myself be.

    Was a blissful moment.

    • Suz on March 25, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    I just love that. I have read so many negative things in the past few days and if everyone could focus on what we can do and not on what we can’t, it could change the world.

    Your post have really resonated with me, thank you.

    • Son on March 26, 2020 at 8:55 am

    I am going to hold on to this in the time ahead.

    • Chris on March 26, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Such a stunning illustration of how the worldly things take up space in our life and leave no room for the only space that matters… Jesus!!!

    • Kim on March 26, 2020 at 3:31 pm
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    Thanks girls, I really believe that in this time of been “hidden away” and becoming “still”, Jesus is going to have a great opportunity to really meet with those who are often too busy to hear His voice and feel His love. It’s going to become heart knowledge for them, not just head knowledge!

    • Kim on March 26, 2020 at 6:34 pm
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    That’s so great to hear Darrel… thank you for sharing!
    I think its such a gift to learn the art of “being present”. I do believe in this time so many more folk are going to be reawakened to the beauty of the “now”!

    • Natalie on March 30, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Wow beautifully written. Something to take and start the day every day with that thought!

    • Kim on March 31, 2020 at 6:40 am
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    Thanks for popping in here Nats.
    I really hope that as people are forced to “let go” of worldly things in this Lockdown time, and turn down the “noise” of life that they would be still enough to hear His voice in a new and deeper way!

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