More Than The Grains Of Sand


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Word of the Day

I am thinking of you this very moment. As you go about your business and activities, not really thinking about much, I am watching you and joy comes to My heart. I hear your conversations of love to your family. I hear you softly speaking My name as you move through your day. I hear your frustrations and see your struggles. My gaze is riveted on you. I can’t take My eyes off you. My thoughts for you outnumber the grains of sand. They are just waiting to be captured by you. I whisper your name. I call to you.

I can’t help but think of all the things I have planned for our life together. No plan or accusation of the enemy has power to rob or steal what I have given you when you hide yourself in Me. Come My beloved and let the embrace of My thoughts toward you encircle you, surround you like a cloak on winter’s day. My gaze, My heart and all that is within Me is fixed on you. Whisper My name. The beauty of My name cascading from your lips captures Me, motivates Me even more, if that is possible. Yes, it makes Me whisper your name.

Therefore, take time as often as you can even if it is just a minute here and there. They all add up. Lay every care at My feet and look up. Lay every frustration at My feet and behold Me. Let yourself be lost in My gaze. Listen very closely today. I am whispering to you. My still small voice is whispering your name, whispering I love you…

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you” (Psalms 139:17-18 NIV)

Prayer

Lord, Your thoughts toward me are too numerous to ever count. Sometimes it is hard to imagine You gazing at me in the midst of my frustrations—in the midst of my struggles with unbelief. You are so gracious, and Your mercy has triumphed over judgment in my life. I receive Your affections today and relinquish any self-chastisement and appropriate Your grace in my life and heart. I hide myself in You; I hide myself under the shadow or Your wings. I exercise my faith and choose to believer all You have spoken to me today.

Yes, encircle me, surround me and pull me into the Secret Place where the whispers of Heaven abound. Give me ears to hear and eyes to see all You are saying and doing. As I sit at Your feet, I would ask that You teach me how to remain, how to abide and hear Your still, small voice blow across my heart. Dig deep into the recesses of My being and stir my spirit. Set me free from anything that keeps me from abiding at Your feet among the whispers of Your heart. Amen

Reflect and Journal

  1. Reflect on the Lord and His thoughts which abound to you. Slow down and listen. Let His Word surround you for just a moment. What is He saying?
  2. How have you allowed frustrations with circumstances or other people to interfere with your intimate relationship with the Lord?
  3. When we have aught against others or even frustration in dealing with others day to day it can seem to shout so loud that we miss His still small voice. The enemy shouts and God whispers, at least most of the time. What shouts of the enemy have you been listening to? What has His still small voice been trying to say over the shouts of the enemy?
  4. Who or what do you need to forgive in order to hear His whispers?
  5. Reflect about His response to you when you speak His name.

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About the Author

Brenda

Brenda Craig is a published author, prophetic teacher and Seer whose desire is to know the Lord in all His fullness. Her writings and teachings reflect a deep intimacy with the Lord. As a worshiper, Brenda has received revelation on how to take the simple act of “Soaking in His Presence” to a new level and developed a teaching called Soaking with a Purpose.

2 Responses to “More Than The Grains Of Sand”

  1. I could not hold my tears as I read through the lines. You thoughts for me are like grains of sand! You gaze at me in all I do, all the time. Thank you, thank you. I cannot think of a better way to show and say how grateful I am!

  2. DEAR LORD JESUS, HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND YOUR WORD, BELIVE AND TRUST IN WHAT YOU SAY AGAIN. I STUMBLES AT YOUR WORD NOW AND I ASK YOU TO FORGIVE ME, I HAVE LOST MY INDENTITY OF WHO I AM IN YOU, I HAVE BEEN STRIPED OF MY DIGNITY, CONFIDENCE, STRENGTH, CHARACTER,AND MY ENTHUSIASM IN YOU. IT’S LIKE I’VE BEEN FED TO THE SLAUGHTERS BUT WITH YOUR HELP I KEEP MOVING. EVERYTHING SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN SIFFERED OUT OF ME,DOORS HAS BEEN CLOSED AND I HAVE BECOME COMPLACIVE AND ISOLATED AND MY DESCERNMENT IS ALL GONE AND I AM ASKING YOU TO RESTORE UNTO ME ALL THAT HAS BEEN STOLEN FROM ME. INCLUDING MY JOY IN THE LORD. THANK YOU AND I RECIEVE IT TODAY. LORD, HELP ME TO RECOGNIZE AND KNOW WHO I AM IN YOU AND HELP ME TO MAINTAIN MY INDENTITY IN CHRIST.OPEN UP YOUR WORD TO ME WITH CLARITY SO THAT I CAN SHARE IT WITH SIMPLICITY AND BE EFFECTIVE, LORD,MY ADVERSARIES WANT ME TO GIVE UP BUT I WANT TO MAINTAIN MY WALK WITH AND IN YOU. LET NOT ENVY,JEALOUSY,MALICE,STRIFE,ANGER,UNFORGIVENESS,RESENTMENT,HATRED,AND NONE OF THE LIKE ENTER MY HEART OR MIND. LORD, I DON’T KNOW HOW TO GAURD MY HEART, SO I ASK YOU TO DO IT FOR ME BECAUSE YOU KNOW MY HEART BETTER THAN MYSELF AND YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE FAMILIAR WITH THE WORKS OF THE ENEMY MORE THAN ME. SO I GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO TAKE OVER MY HEART, NOT ONLY TAKE IT OVER BUT POSSESS IT. I AM YOURS AND I WOULD JUST LOVE FOR YOU TO TAKE OVER MY HEART MY MIND AND MY SOUL. I AM NO LONGER MY OWN, I AM BOUGHT WITH A PRICE, YOU REDEEMED ME WITH YOUR BLOOD AND YOU ARE SO WORTHY OF ALL OF ME. I LOVE YOU JESUS. I CAN’T DO THIS BY MYSELF, I NEED YOUR HELP AND THE PRAYERS OF MRS. BRENDA AND OTHER SAINTS OF THE MOST HIGH GOD. I AM REMINDED BY READING THIS LOVE LETTER FROM YOU THROUGH MR. BRENDA,THAT ONE DAY I WAS UPSTAIRS IN MY KITCHEN COOKING, DAUGHTER WAS IN SCHOOL AND I WAS HOME ALONE AND AS I WAS STANDING AT MY KITCHING SINK, I HEARD A VOICE SAY, SOMEBODY IS WATCHING YOU, I LOOKED AROUND BUT THERE WERE NO ONE THERE BUT ME, THEN I SMILED, AND SAID, LORD, I KNOW YOU’RE WATCHING ME AND HE QUICKENING MY SPIRIT AND SAID, YES! LORD, I KNOW YOU’RE NOT ONLY WITH ME BUT YOU’RE ALSO IN ME. YOU LET ME FEEL YOUR PRESENCE OFTENTIMES,YOU MAKES ME SMILE AND LAUGH EVEN WHEN I WANT TO CRY AND SOMETIMES, YOU EVEN MAKES ME CRY AND I DON’T MINE CRYING FOR YOU AND I’M NOT ASHAME TO CRY OUT TO YOU, YOU ARE MY MASTER AND KING, THE LOVER OF MY SOUL.I AM YOUR BRIDE, HOW CAN I REFUSE YOU,YOU ARE MY HUSBAND AND WITHOUT YOU I AM NOTHING AND NOBODY. YOU ARE STILL LOOKING AT ME, EVEN NOW, I CAN FEEL YOUR PRESENCE HOOVERING OVER ME, YOU ARE SUCH A WONDERFUL FATHER AND SAVIOR. LORD, I WAS SO CAUGHT UP IN RELIGION, AND I DIDN’T KNOW IT BUT YOU ARE TEACHING ME MORE OF YOUR LOVE LIKE NEVER BEFORE. I KNOW THAT YOU ARE A GOD OF JUDGMENT AS WELL BUT AS OF NOW, YOU ARE OVER SHADOWING ME WITH YOUR LOVE AND KINDNESS AND YOUR TENDER MERCIES. LORD, I AM SOOOOO GRATEFUL FOR MY SISTER IN CHRIST, MRS. BRENDA, FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS. SHE ALLOWS YOU TO USE HER TO BE A BLESSING TO YOUR PEOPLE THROUGH YOU SPEAKING TO US THROUGH HER, AND I TELL YOU LORD, CONCERNING ME, YOU HAVE BEEN SPOT ON. SOMETIMES I RECIEVE WHAT I READ AND SOMETIMES NOT, BUT NEVERTHELESS, YOUR WORD IS TRUE. LORD, I GOTTEN UP THIS MORNING BY YOUR GRACE AND MERCIES AND I WANTED TO GET ON THE INTERNET,THEN I PICKED UP MY BIBLE AND IT OPENED UP TO JOEL THE SECOND CHAPTER AND I FOUND MYSELF READING THAT WHOLE CHAPTER THROUGHOUT THE THIRD CHAPTER. THEN, YOU LED ME TO STUDY THE BOOK OF AMOS AND WOW!!!!!! TO WHAT I READ AND RECIEVED. THANK YOU LORD FOR CAUSING ME TO GET INTO YOUR WORD FIRST AND I ENJOYED SPENDING TIME WITH YOU IN YOUR WORD. LORD, I HAVE SOOOOO MUCH TO SAY, BUT HELP ME TO BE WISE,LORD, I NEED WISDOM TO KNOW WHEN,WHERE,HOW AND WHO. LORD, KEEP DRAWING ME INTO YOUR PRESENCE THROUGH YOUR WORD AND YOUR MESSENGER, MRS.BRENDA. LORD,MY FINAL REQUEST TO YOU IS, BRING RECARDO AND MYSELF CLOSER TOGETHER IN YOUR WORD,GIVE US A GREAT HUNGER FOR YOUR WORD TOGETHER ONCE AGAIN, HELP US TO GET INTO YOUR WORD TOGETHER IN LOVE AND IN UNITY AND DO LIKEWISE WITH ME AND MY CHILDREN AND THE REST OF MY FAMILY AND PLEASE BRING UNITY IN OUR CONGRATION. THEY TREAT ME AND SOME OF THERS AS THOUGH WE ARE TRASH AND DON’T BELONGS TO GOD. IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.

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