This came up in my journal point-back this morning. As I read it I felt God say for me to share this today as his daughter’s needed to hear this:
Journal entry: 16 December 2017
“Last night as I was going to sleep I had a vision. I have become incredibly weary after enduring a long difficult season. As I drifted off to sleep, I told God how tired I was. Then God took me into a vision. I was sitting at His feet and I was saying to Him, “God I am so tired and weary, this battle has been long, can I rest?”. In response He lifted my head and laid it on his lap. He started to gently brush my hair off of my face with His hand. His hand continued to gently caress my head. I lay with my eyes closed. This peace just came over my entire body and I soaked in His love. I could just make out gentle whispers from His mouth; things like:
“Well done my faithful one,”
“Time to rest,”
“I love you”,
“Let me soothe you”,
“Soak me in”.
He repeated these and other words of encouragement to me over and over again. They seemed to fill my being and I drifted deeper into rest. The warmth and love I felt was immense. Incredible safety. I was deeply embraced.
It was then that I saw many women on the Father’s lap. It is hard to explain. We all had Him to ourselves: our own private time with God, but we were all there on His lap at the same time.
This morning when I awoke I heard God say this is for my beautiful warrior daughters. Those who have gone into battle for me. Those who have stayed the course; who have been steadfast. I heard Him say that the enemy has been strongly attacking women in the church, pushing them down and trying to prevent them from arising. God wants them to know He has watched their faithfulness towards Him. He has seen their obedience in response to Him. That He has seen their servants heart and humility. He has seen their fierceness and willingness to battle on the behalf of others. That they have poured themselves out for those they love to the point of being empty. He wants to lift them up to His lap and love on them. He is now saying, “Come my daughters, come and rest yourselves on my lap. I WILL restore. I am doing a new thing, come rest on me and let me speak gentle whispers into your heart. For I will show my loving heart towards you and those you love. I am doing a new thing, have confidence in me. I will hide NOTHING from you. You will know all that is on my heart and when you arise you WILL know what to do.””
As I reflect on this journal entry I feel like God is asking me to have faith in all that he has promised. To know that what I have battled for in him is not without victory. That he is asking me to trust him with everything I have battled for. That it is time for me to sit with him in his secret place and discover more of his heart. For the season of harvest; the season of new is upon us. This new season needs a deeper intimacy with him. It needs a deep soaking in of his heart.