We are chosen, adopted, and accepted. Ephesians 1:6 says, “To the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.” When I think of being accepted, it takes me to the opposite word of rejected. Isaiah 53:3 says, “He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.”

Jesus was rejected so that we might be accepted. He was despised, to make the way for us to be cherished. He gave His life that we might live in His abundance. Let’s take a moment to consider His abounding, unconditional, and everlasting love for us. Nothing we do or don’t do alters the fullness of His love for us. His mercy is great and unending. His grace is amazing. We are wrapped and secured in His love, mercy, and grace.

We are brought into intimate communion with the Lord because we are accepted. Our relationship is based on being and not doing. His love requires nothing from us. He is the Initiator and we are the receptors. The word ‘accepted’ is a warm word that draws us close. Think of being embraced in His arms of love, cherished, nurtured, comforted, secured, and serene. He is tender, gentle, loving, and nourishing. 

How do we just be and not do? Psalm 46:10 says to be still and know that He is God. Psalm 131:2 says, “Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.” Our quiet time is just being still in His Presence. We behold Him as He beholds us. Our hearts are unveiled. There is nothing that separates us from His gaze because we know that we are known. We don’t have to hide or pretend because we know that we are accepted as we are.

2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with unveiled face, behold as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” Being still before the Lord and drinking in His Presence, brings inner change that comes in no other way. He washes out the emotional debris with His whispered words of love. My deepest emotional healings have come through my intimate communion with the Lord. The rich insights that He gives me are the basis of my writings.

This is part of a new song: Womb Of The Morning. Be still now and quiet your heart before Me. I have so much to share to reveal the depths of My counsel. For in Me is hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I have all and hold all. Through the power of My Word. In Me you will lack nothing. Your very sustenance comes through sweet communion. Through intimacy that cannot be broken. Nothing in this earth can compare with My beauty of holiness. In the womb of the morning.

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