When you give yourself to God,
your life becomes a seed that He sows
into the earth for His Kingdom purpose.
God has a dream........a dream that His Kingdom would come into the earth as it is in heaven. When we give our life to God, our life becomes a seed that He sows back into the earth for His Kingdom purpose to be revealed in us.
The Lord began to reveal this revelation to me in a greater degree and depth over the last few days as He showed me a life and seed that He had planted in the earth with His dream planted in that life. God was showing me that He had a dream to have a house where He could come and be with His family, where He could be with His children, and pour into their lives and manifest His presence and power and glory and reveal His goodness to them. He planted this dream with His Word into this man's life. He said, "Where is the house that you will build for Me? And where will My resting place be?" (Is 66:1) This house that God was dreaming about wasn't one filled with programs and the busyness of church work, or filled with meetings and classes to attend that would minister to the needs and issues of His children, but it was a house that was built for HIM to come and just BE with His children and manifest His presence to us in peace and power and in all His glory.
This dream of His became more real to me last night at service as He unfolded His heart to me in response to our pastor's invitation to bring our tithes and offerings to the altar during a high time in the Spirit that we were in. He shared with us about "sowing up", sowing "into the Spirit", sowing "where we wanted to go", and that yes we sowed our seeds for the needy (there would always be the poor), but how important it was to "sow up". I understood about the Spirit and that all that we needed and wanted was IN the Spirit, but I wasn't quite clear on what God was speaking to me about this. So as I took my seed and planted it at the altar, lifting it up for His blessing to multiply and increase it as He did the loaves and the fishes and then went back to my seat, the Lord brought me to my knees in a place of prayer and intimacy with Him as the worship team ministered to us through the Revelation Song. This is where the Lord began to unfold His heart to me. He began to show me that as we "sowed up" that we were sowing into HIS DREAM, and this made Him smile, this really blessed Him. (I could see Him smiling in the Spirit) He was showing me that we were sowing past our own selves, past our own dreams, and we were reaching for HIS dream, we were putting Him and His ways first and showing that we believed in His dream and wanted to see it manifested in the earth. He began to speak to me about His love and His desire to fulfill the dreams that He had placed in us, but how they were attached to His. He said, "Your dreams are part of My dream.......all of their dreams are (referring to the congregation). But when you "sow up" into My dream, then I make YOUR dreams come true, because when My dream is manifest and I can have a house that I can come into and be with My people, then I bring all heaven with Me. You see, when I come I bring all of My power and all of My prosperity with Me. Everything in your dream will be made possible when My dream is fulfilled."
This really spoke to me and showed me that when we "sowed up" into God's dream it went past the "bring your whole tithe and offering into the storehouse so that there is food enough in My house, and I will open up for you the window of heaven and pour out on you a blessing that there is not room enough to receive it" and it went past the "bless My house and I will bless yours" words......it went straight to the heart and pure dream of God Himself to come and BE with His people and manifest His presence and glory in that House. He really wanted a house of His presence, a house built for HIM where miracles and manifestations of His power and presence would be revealed. I was SO feeling His heart with this, and He was SO wanting us to know it.
So I share all of this with you as I help to water the seed of this Word that was planted in the life of my precious pastor and that has been sown into the earth for the Dream of God to come into the earth and be made manifest. It's God's dream house, the house that He's always wanted. The Father's heart truly has His children's heart in His, and when we make His heart and His dream our priority, He makes our dreams His priority.
"Where is the house that you will build Me?
And where is the place of My rest?"