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Daily Devotional - February 10th

Feb 10, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Daily Read – Exodus 30:11-31:18; Matthew 26:47-68; Psalm 32:1-11; Proverbs 8:27-32
 
Matthew 26:56
Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.
 
I know what betrayal personally feels like. I experienced the great pain of very close friends fleeing from Me in the hour of My greatest need. As I walked to Golgotha, I heard the jeers and felt the hatred coming from the very ones who experienced My healing touch and saw My miracles. I learned quickly who I could rely on for strength and comfort... My Father in heaven.
 
I lived through loneliness in many areas of My earthly walk. Growing up, I knew I wasn't exactly like everyone else; I was peculiar in many ways. However, I desired to fit in, but knew I could never be what seemed normal in the human sense of the word.
 
I feel your pain as you walk through seasons of rejection and abandonment. The most heart wrenching time in My life was hanging on the cross knowing that even My Father turned His face from Me. "My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?" In that moment, I felt the weight of the world's sin encase My entire being. Though I knew no sin, I became sin that My destiny could be fulfilled. Nothing can convey the horror I felt when I knew the Father could not look at Me because I took on your sin and the sin of every human being.
 
Yes, I know what you are going through. I identify with everything you experience as a human being and so much more. I am God incarnate. I was fully human and fully God. I am acquainted with grief and suffering, joy and rejoicing. I walked through it all and finished My mission victoriously so I could carry you through to your victorious finish.
 
In this very moment, My hand extends to you. May I have the pleasure of this dance? I desire to lead you in this dance of life and guide you through the dips and turns along the way. Even when the dance seems to spin out of control, fix your eyes on Me and I will bring you back into step. My Word states, "I will never leave you and I will never forsake you." I Am the Word and I mean what I say!
 
When you feel lonely, dance with Me!
When you feel rejected, dance with Me!
When you feel abandoned and orphaned, dance with Me!
When you feel betrayed, dance with Me!
 
When you feel trapped in the darkness of any of these spirits,
Dance with Me and let's dance the night away!
 
Lord Jesus, it is always amazing how You know just what to say to minister to me each and every day. There are times when the lies from darkness try to encase me in past memories or recent disappointments. Just knowing that Your hand extends to Me any time I need it brings incredible comfort and freedom. I am created to dance; everyone is created to dance. What a wonderful opportunity to accept Your gracious invitation to dance with You.  Yes Lord, I accept. You may have this dance!