By Lana Vawser

I had a powerful encounter recently with the heart of God that has left me broken with longing for Him in such a gloriously, deeper way. It was an encounter that moved me so deeply. Experiencing His heart at such a deep level, left me never the same. Hearing the longing from His heart so deeply awakened in me again, the deeper cry to lay down my life and everything to KNOW HIM! To minister to Him! To love Him! To worship Him! That my life would MOVE HIS HEART!

I heard this cry, this deep longing out of the heart of God, so deep, so yearning, it set me alight and yet hurt my heart so deeply.. I heard Him saying..


LINGER: stay in a place longer than necessary because of a reluctance to leave. (Definition taken from Google)

I was left undone!!!! Hearing the heart of God in such deep longing for His people, such deep, deep yearning to know His people and for His people to enjoy His presence. To simply be with Him, to sit as two best friends sit together, even without words, just enjoying each other.

“For just one day of intimacy with you is like a thousand days of joy rolling into one! I’d rather stand at the threshold in front of the Gate Beautiful, ready to go in and worship my God, than to live my life without you in the most beautiful palace of the wicked.” (Psalm 84:10 – The Passion Translation)

The Lord spoke to me that in this season of acceleration there is a temptation to NOT LINGER, but actually in this season of acceleration, the people of God must be EVEN MORE INTENTIONAL to LINGER in His presence!!!!!

“As My people say YES to Me in this season, waiting on Me, delighting in Me, sitting with Me, I will raise up a COMPANY OF THOSE WHO LINGER and they shall be the ones who KNOW the secrets and meditations of MY HEART!!!!!!!!”

The Lord showed me the danger of getting caught up in the ‘winds of acceleration’ and striving, self-promotion and ‘building your own kingdom’ in this season will all sprout forth from a life that does not linger. As the people of God LINGER in His presence, His Spirit is dealing with, breaking and healing those issues.


“You will know those who LINGER in My presence in this season as they will walk with a DEEP REST that is TANGIBLE and you will see the fire of the revelation secrets of My heart in their eyes. Those that linger will see the largest LIFT OFF of their lives in this season and it will be by the wind of My Spirit alone. The season of acceleration does not mean “busier”, it means I am doing things faster. Breakthrough is happening with greater momentum and velocity. But the more the acceleration winds increase, the more you are to LINGER My people.”

The Lord then highlighted Joshua to me in Exodus 33:9-11:

And it came to pass, when Moses entered the tabernacle, that the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses. All the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tabernacle door, and all the people rose and worshiped, each man in his tent door. So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, DID NOT DEPART FROM THE TABERNACLE!!”


There is such a deep and glorious invitation to LINGER in His presence in this season. The greatest joy is to know Him and carry His heart. To know what He is dreaming about! To know what the secrets of His heart are.


“Where are those who will linger? Where are those who will linger in this season of acceleration?”

His eyes are roaming! His eyes are searching! He’s looking! Does that not cause you to be undone? The heart of Almighty God is looking for those who will LINGER. Why? So He can REVEAL His heart and fellowship with His people.

“There is a private place reserved for the lowers of God where they sit near Him and receive the revelation-secrets of His promises” – Psalm 25:13 (The Passion Translation)

In the LINGERING there is a depth of His heart and rivers of the Spirit being entered into by the people of God that have never been experienced before.

There is NO END to discovering the heart of God and He’s inviting you and I in. Let us not take His invitation lightly! Let us not cast away His question. Let us cry out together, that His Spirit burn that question He is asking SO DEEP within us, that we are MOVED! We are shaken out of any areas of complacency and awakened to deeper intimacy and friendship with our Beloved. Let us be INTENTIONAL to INVITE His Spirit to CONVICT US!

In this season of acceleration, let our priority be to LINGER. Let His eyes fall upon us and our LIVES and POSITIONING be an answer to His question..



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  1. i am here, Jesus, i am here…..that’s all i want to do these days….be alone with our Father, with Jesus. i have been descending deeper into His heart for some time now….i only want to go deeper, lower still. there is a desperation more intense every day. it comforts me to know that there
    are others if only a few for now…..but how meaningful it is to Him that we
    are here…..s.

  2. Wow, I had caught this word linger ,from the email when it was sent , no time then to really read . It kept coming to me & I thought I had lost it.This A.M , I made a determination to find it if it was still somewhere in this computer. I felt the importance to get go thru the whole thing, but just the word linger changed my life, even right away. Thank you, Lana
    for being a vessel used by the Lord to help us.To God Be All The Glory Glory!!!

  3. This deeply moves me as I have also felt this. The Sunday before last I was awakened in the first hours of the morning by the Lord. I said “Here I am Lord”. There was a sense of a great shift taking place. I have always yearned and sought more of Him … a lingering in His Presence. Now more than ever. With the demands of a job to support my family it is a conflict. My heart is to linger all the time. He is preparing me/us for something very big. It is crucial we know His Heart – that is my heart’s cry.

  4. “Oh, how I love to linger
    And satisfy my hunger!”
    Great word about lingering, Lana! Really speaks strongly, loudly, firmly – and I find it lingering in me!!! Love that Joshua lingered…we know so little about him, except that he served the Lord (Josh.24:15). It makes me think of Enoch, another we know so little about, except that “He walked with God” (Gen.5:24). Can’t help but be inspired by such men…!
    Awesome word! Thanks for sharing!

  5. There is a wide roll of roof tarp unrolled onto the top of the snow like a red carpet leading up to the front steps of our house. Days ago, a small part of it was lifted up and kind of almost twisted and I thought, who did that? It looked like somebody had lifted part of it and almost twisted it. Today, I sat in the car and watched, as a strong north wind picked up most of the black tarp and left it all flipped towards the house! Took some groceries in and came out for more. Look at how peaceful and still everything is; and an almost twisted tarp! No wind. Just stillness. And I laughed inside. A wind, a strong wind can just come and do that? Does the Bible say angels are winds? Amused and not miffed, about this delightful happening.

  6. Lana; I like to purchase your book, but couldn’t find it in Elijah list bookstore. How could I get one?

    • Hi Peggy
      THank you for asking. It would seem the publisher we used has folded, (with no notice to us). We do have some hard copies which we will use for the next few months in Australia, but to get more we will need to go down the path of re-publishing or self-publishing. Amazon seem to have stock in their warehouse, so you may be able to purchase one or two from them! I will soon update the footer on Lana’s posts to put people towards Amazons stocks.

  7. Sister Lana, I wrote on another article about Nehemiah 13:31 which speaks of first fruits. That came forth from a dream that gave the word, Heart of God. Lord is opening hearts and ministries that have been in the waiting room for a long time, that this season is the answer to those who have been waiting and kept the faith in His promise and His word. My spirit jumped when I read the headline using The Heart of God in the title as I had just heard this in the dream that brought the above scripture and also Psalm 118, and Psalm 34:6. Draw nigh unto God and He will draw nigh to us. This morning I heard, “You’re about to see greater things”. Hold on, be encouraged, press in, be blessed.

  8. Dear Lana, thank you for conveying what’s on God’s heart. It moved me deeply to sit more with Him, to linger withHim.

  9. Wow, this message is SOOO needed by me today! I am one of all Christians , who totally does NOT linger with God in prayer, .. it’s like I have spiritual ADHD! This morning in my devotion time with Him (and I confess even that time is not enough time spent with Him) I was given the teaching about how we need to live moment by moment with Him.. not in the past and not in the future.. but now – with Him.
    I love this message also for the fact that our Lord exhorts us to think about HIM for a change.. and how we can console HIM!
    hugs, lisa

  10. Lana,
    I’ve heard you describe yourself as a word nerd. May I suggest Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary.

    “Noah Webster, the Father of American Christian education, wrote the first American dictionary and established a system of rules to govern spelling, grammar, and reading. This master linguist understood the power of words, their definitions, and the need for precise word usage in communication to maintain independence. Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions.”
    I use the 1828 in MySword;

    Be Blessed,

  11. Great word, Lana!
    This revelation of our Beloved’s heart ❤️intertwines much that’s been revealed to me, so I confirm it!
    Several years ago, God awakened me in the night, coming towards me in a cloud! Frightened, I called upon God: Yahshua! Jesus! LORD! He answered, “I am swallowing you into My heart”. Peace followed.

    Hanukkah 12-30-2016, during corporate worship, I was blessed to receive a gift for the Bride! He gave me a small ring size box, filled w/His LOVE to place in the hand of each & speak His unique word to each! It was so holy!

    Next morning I lingered alone. He sang His Love, “Behold! Hear! a new season!” He put a hat box in my hand, “Salve/balm. Healing balm for your head”. He called it, “Provision”!


  12. Thank you for this important reminder to keep our eyes and hearts set on Jesus in the days of breakthroughs ahead – and to linger there.. It would be so easy to ride the crest of the wave and get caught up in the excitement of the ride, the fulfillment of His promises and forget the Promiser. Please pray for me and the rest of us to be diligent to spend time in worshipping Jesus, being in His Word and in prayer in the days and months ahead. Thanks, Lana.

  13. Yes, Lord! Draw us close to You…help us to linger…we LOVE You, King Jesus!! (Lana, this so echoes a prophetic word spoken in my new church last Sunday…thank you for sharing this cry of God’s heart!!)

  14. Lana, Sometimes your prophesies are right in line with what the Father, Yahuwah, is telling me. Sometimes it is not. I read it anyway because you are the closest prophet I have seen who seems to be accurate. It seems like you are hearing someone yelling at us all. We are being bombarded with chemtrails, GMO’s and other poisons in our food and water supplies, changing weird climate, signs of the brown dwarf coming, very evil plans decreed by Obama, and churches that are not fulfilling their roles, betraying their flocks. Then we have the lies, from every corner and particularly in the news. We are getting radiation from cellphones, iPads, computers, and even smart appliances. We are trying to be true to the Father and Yeshua. He Hears

  15. BEAUTIFUL!!! This Word of The LORD, I Receive!
    Let us sit upon Your lap, with our ears pressed firmly against Your Chest LORD, to hear Your Heart, The Heart of our Loving Father God <3
    "Then he answered and spoke unto me, saying: 'This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying: Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, saith the LORD of hosts." – Zechariah 4:6

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