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AS THE DEER PANTS

SANDY RHEMA

I look back to the year after I graduated from high school as the hardest year of my life. I had a very hard time adjusting to change and spent a great deal of time wrapped in miserable thoughts and emotions. That year, I also felt the plunder of my own personal compromise with giants of sin and wrestled to overcome them. It was during that time that I experienced a wonderful comfort singing Psalms to the Lord. My most favorite was singing Psalms 42. When I sang my heartache to the Lord, it blew away the torment I felt and also brought me into comforting intimacy with Him.

Ps 42:1-5 NKJV

As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually say to me, "Where is your God?" When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast. Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.

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SANDY RHEMA

I slept poorly last night and am resting this afternoon.

NAP TIME HEARD: Daughter, I love you. I will strengthen you. My beloved.

VISION: I saw a beautiful doe sitting down in peace.

HEARD: Itís you.

SONG IMPRESSION: Then I remembered the words to the song: "As the deer pants for the water, so my heart pants after You."

VISION: I saw an angel get into the back seat behind the driverís seat of our car. He was crammed into the car and way too big for it! He was long and lean, with well toned muscular legs. The car door was still open and I saw him duck back under the car roof and lean out of the car in order to give me the most beautiful smile.

HEARD: I am here to help you. Strength.

[I was so touched that the Lord understood my weariness and had sent an angel of strength to strengthen me. Just that smile alone was enough to see how much the Lord loves us. I was so encouraged. I also thought of a beautiful deer laying among the green grass in peace. In the 23rd Psalm, it says He makes me lie down in green pasture and leads me beside still waters. Many animals will not lie down if they are agitated with unrest.]

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GRANDMA ANNA RHEMA

EXPERIENCE: I had just finished reading some past rhema and scripture (Psalm. 42) about a deer. I closed down the computer to go to lunch. As I was driving, suddenly out of no where appeared a young buck racing along side of me on the drivers side of the road. I could have reached out and touched him. I must have been going 35 miles an hour. I could scarcely believe my eyes. I knew it was a sign to me. I slowed down and the deer still kept pace with me. When I got to the corner, it crossed in front of me and went under the underpass and up the hill.

I am so humbled by His communing with me in such an obvious way. How I love Him. It was His way of encouraging Sandy and myself in our current circumstances.

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CONCLUSION

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{Words to Ponder are summaries of His quickened Words}

WORD TO PONDER: DEEPER YEARNINGS

My Beloved, the one who pants for Me! How I love your deep yearnings for Me. Take the effort to nurture your thought life with creativity birthed from My Spirit. Use discipline to turn from thoughts not edifying. Bring all into obedience and quiet yourself before Me.

There are seasons and times when I draw close to My people. I want to draw closer to you and will place within you My yearning to draw closer to Me. If you give heed to My gentle call, we will be given many precious bursts of life together in a new and meaningful way. I await your response, dear one.

Ps 42:1-2 NLT

As the deer pants for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. When can I come and stand before him?

 

 

 


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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:
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