“You Are Mine”

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have Jesus wrap His Arms around you? When you give someone a bear hug, it’s rather all encompassing — because nothing can come between you and they. There’s a closeness and expression of bond that is felt in that moment.

My mind drifts off to the account when the woman that had a blood disorder sought out to grab hold of Jesus for her healing. She pursued Him. She believed with all her might that He would be the answer to her longing for wholeness and healing.

Then He said to her, “Daughter, your faith [your personal trust and confidence in Me] has restored you to health; go in peace and be [permanently] healed from your suffering.” Mark 5:34 Amplified

I visualize this woman who had been through the roughest and most humiliating twelve years of her life suddenly springing to a newness of life that would leave all witnesses with their jaws on the ground. She had lived over a decade in isolation, judgement and defeat as she had looked everywhere for a cure to her illness. She had no idea that when Jesus healed her, she would receive so much more.

And the account of one of Jesus’ closest Disciples, Mary of Magdala, who had been formerly plagued by demonic forces until Jesus completely healed her. We don’t know how long she may have suffered, but we do know that it was enough to capture Mary’s devotion and pledge her loyalty to her Healer for the rest of her life.

What if you suddenly encountered Jesus in the physical realm — today, in this moment. What would would you say to Him? Would you invite Him to speak to you and your situation? We all have a situation that only He can speak to.

Would you want to sit in the stillness of your garden, or go for a long walk along the beach? Would you (like me) sob for several minutes in disbelief that He is actually giving you undivided attention? Wrapping your arms around Him, hoping for the moment to go on forever … would you invite Him to just sit with His Arms wrapped around you?

Because he bends down to listen,
    I will pray as long as I have breath!
Psalm 116:2 NLT

Our minds can take us to an Eden where we imagine our Lord walking and talking with us. There’s nothing wrong with that. Often times, that’s the secret place in our heart where only He can speak and we tend to listen. That place of solace and refuge and is only penetrable by His Presence.

So, if Jesus were to step into your physical space the way He steps into your spiritual realm, where you can touch Him and audibly hear His Voice, how would you answer His question to you:

Jesus turned around and saw them following him. He asked them, “What are you looking for?” John 1:38a GWT

Would you suddenly be at a loss for words? Or would you be ready to let it all flow, tears and all?

In the United States, we just celebrated Father’s Day. For many, it can be a solemn time of remembrance of the father we once embraced and can only look forward to doing that again in Paradise. For some, it is a time of coming to terms with the loss of a father that was never present and living a life with a void of nurture and compassion. Still yet, there are many who celebrated with those who stepped up to be that father who, although were not linked biologically, but still emotionally gave all they had to rise to the opportunity.

The example or absence of this critical individual in our lives can form or mis-inform us about the love of our Heavenly Father. So, it is important to wrap our minds around the fact that relationship makes the difference.

Having a relationship with GOD the Father will realign our hearts to what He had intended for us to experience. You can only have that by accepting His Son.

I and the Father are One [in essence and nature].” John 10:30 Amplified

So, let’s get back to our meeting with Jesus. What would you tell Him as He looks into your eyes, pulls you in close and says, “What do you want?”

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I invite you at this time to grab your journal, something where you can capture with your own handwriting, and let your thoughts fill the pages with all the words and emotions that you have to unpack. He’s big enough to handle anything we put out there. Don’t edit or hold back. Let your heart experience the unburdened sensation of releasing all that weighs you down; because that’s what He came to do.

He came to hear all about the good, the bad and the ugly. The disappointments, fears and worries about tomorrow — He’s so much involved with you and wants to heal what has pulled you into dark corners to hide. Friend, you have His undivided attention.

Then pick up that pen to write what you hear Him speak back to you — after all, it’s not a monologue. Conversation is a two-way exchange.

Let Him fill your space with joy and hope. He is the One to raise your level of expectation — because He will provide. Just be ready to receive in the manner He sees fitting. It may not look like anything you imagined.

Then dance with delight in knowing that your Savior is always available to you, ready to hear from you, ready to speak to you, wanting to spend time with you — just you and He.

I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend ~~

LindaRJohnson, TitusTwo Visionary

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