14"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:
15'I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot.
16'So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.
17'Because you say, "I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing," and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,
18I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.
19'Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.
20'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.
21'He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
Excerpt from "Exposed"
"I am stripped, I am bare, and I am shamed. There is no cover for me. I am naked and cold, so I go to the world. I will clothe myself and yet all that I do, is not lasting. Nothing is lasting. My life is fleeting"
I love the way God speaks to me. It is undeniably His audible voice. Just like my kids crying or my husband speaking, I know that it is them. The time that I have spent with them has allowed for me to recognize their voice and never doubt that it is them. This is also true of my God. I can't deny that it is His voice that hear.
Lord God, I come to You to purchase gold refined by Your fire, and white garments too, that You would clothe my nakedness. You are my cover, You are my shield, You are the One that I run to. You call me Your own, Your beloved, and so many times I have run from you. Like Adam and Eve in the garden I am ashamed because of my sin and I run and hide from You. Like Gomer I have chased after this world, and called to it like a lover. But I return to You to purchase all that You have for me. Lord your kindness, unfailing love, is what brings me back to repentence. Your love for me has "lifted me up" like Jonah. You have pursued me, and evenin the pit You were there, wooing me. Ready at a moments notice to rescue me. Lord I love You!
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