Sandy Warner ~ ~ swauthor777@usa.net ~ ~ www.thequickenedword.com


WHY DOES GOD KNOCK?  7/17/08

One of the most powerful lessons I learned is to understand the depth and measures of Godís knocking in His request that we let Him into our lives. When I was a little girl I would sit in my Dadís lap after he came home from work. He would be sitting in his chair reading the newspaper and the paper was between his face and mine. I would bat it over and over again until I got his attention. I did this so much that it is one of my strongest childhood memories with my Dad. God wants our attention so much, He does the very same thing.

 

At first, He is gentle like a mother tapping her belly when her child is growing in her womb. Then He is joyful when we open the door and look Him right in the eye and hear His voice and know exactly what He is saying to us and our reciprocal relationship is birthed. His joy and passion for us is very intense and if we are not listening, He becomes equally as stubborn as we are until we finally yield.

 

And finally, when time is too short, His love becomes fierce like a mother bear who guards her cubs. His fierceness is to cause us to learn the fear of God by understanding the nature of our decisions and realize that our choices last for eternity. Like Adam, our decisions bear weight, and effect each and every life on earth and heaven. Everything we do affects another life, which in turn effects someone else. (John 17:22) He is intimately connected with us, and He instantly knows how each and every decision affects all He has created forever and ever. He will do everything necessary to keep us from making dreadful decisions until our door is closed. We do not understand the agony that God feels over our wrong decisions. If we did, we would never make them.

 

The saddest and scariest place to be is when God becomes silent and He knocks no more. It is then that He has become convinced of our limits to withhold portions from Him, for He will not forever strive with man. After that door is closed, He refrains from knocking in that place and moves on to other doors in our lives to see if they will open. He continues until He has gone through every room in our home and become convinced of our will and then He limits Himself to whatever degree we give Him room. With each and every knock, is our power to open or close the limitations of intimacy with Him.

 

As parents, if our kidís doors are closed, just like God we knock on them because we want to know what they are doing. Once we are allowed in, we ask questions or tell them something. If we have a really good relationship with them, we are welcomed to sit down and not just stand at the door. If we learn to sit in our childrenís presence, we learn the wealth of what it means to share life with them.

 

Rev 3:20-21 NKJV

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 

 

As parents, if our kidís doors are closed, just like God we knock on them because we want to know what they are doing.  Once we are allowed in, we ask questions or tell them something.  If we have a really good relationship with them, we are welcome to sit down and not just stand at the door.  If we learn to sit in our childrenís presence, we learn the wealth of what it means to share life with them. 

 

Mal 4:6 NKJV

And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse."

 

POEM:  I LOVE YOU ENOUGH TO LET YOU CHOOSE  12/19/05

Choices nagged ceases to be choice.

Relationship begged is nothing to rejoice.

Fellowship dragged makes cheeks moist.

Without the wind, sails wont hoist.

 

I say My Word and leave it there

To consider, ponder and to stare.

Even though I keep knocking still Ė

In the end I give free will.

 

I love you enough to knock like mad.

I love you enough to hold back a tad.

I love you enough to make you glad.

I love you enough to make you sad.

 

I love you enough to never give up

Until I am sure you have refused the cup.

I wait around when I have too much to say.

I wait around for another day.

 

When the Words are gone and spent

Iím still here, I never went.

My Love endures, it never stops.

There is no substitute in which to shop.

 

1 Cor 13:6-8  NKJV

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

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RHEMA 7/19/08  WARNING:  SEEK HIM WHILE HE MAY BE FOUND, GOD DONíT MAKE NO JUNK

 

HEARD:  I ask that you please sit with Me.  Please.  Committed.  Sounds like you had more time.  Apparently it was coming down too fast.   Reading too much.   

 

PIX:  I saw a man in a library.  It was decked with books on the shelves and tables. 

 

HEARD:  OK, go back to sleep.  Partial study done.  Only one night a week He is tapping on my box.  Weep.  Relationship.  Eyes opened.   

 

PIX:  I saw someone on a monkey bars and the person was doing a backwards summersault.

 

 I received instant revelation that it was an act of repentance, undoing the opposite sifting. 

 

HEARD:  Early in the morning will I seek His face. 

 

Ps 63:8  NKJV

O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. 2 So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory.

Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You. 4 Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. 5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.

 

When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches. 7 Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. 8 My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.

 

Heard:  You jump to quick conclusions.

 

PIXI saw something drop (jump) into a glass of water.  At the bottom of the glass were gorgeous gem stones of all colors and shapes. 

 

PIX: I saw a fountain pen writing on a piece of paper. 

HEARD:  God donít make no junk.

 

Isa 55:6-9  NKJV

Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.  7 Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.  8 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD.  9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

 

 


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Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandyís book, ď101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.Ē  Website:
www.thequickenedword.com    Email:  swauthor777@usa.net  
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