I am Your Strength

“Oh, My precious one, yes, I will carry you in My arms.

When you are weak that is when I as your Strength carry you.

This will never change.

I will always be your kind compassionate Shepherd.

Through times of testing,

rugged terrain,

darkness of night,

storms of adversity,

I am ever near.

Always by your side to help and strengthen you.

Look unto Me, My precious lamb,

I am your Protector.

I am all you need.

Ever.

All sufficient.

And I see your faith—

it moves Me.”

Gifts from our Father

“I love to shower My gifts on My children and were I to open up the Heavens and give you at once all I have for you, you could not stand under the weight of it~so take each day and receive the gifts for that day knowing that I, your Father, have much in store for you.

Shower those around you with My love. You cannot love too much!”

Your Stable and Unshakable Foundation

(From early 2021)

“My beloved one, turn your ear to Me instead of the news. I will give peace and rest. The world’s news will give fear, anxiety, unrest.

Rather than look at the waves, keep your eyes on Me, your heart locked on My heart and My Word. This shall be your only stable and unshakable foundation. Trust Me in this, beloved one. It’s not a suggestion. Will you obey?”

My Love is Given Freely

“My daughter, let’s go into your day together.

Remember I am with you every step today.

Reach with My hands.

Spread My love freely.

I’ll fill you up as you pour out…always.

My love isn’t given in DESERVED MEASURES…it is given FREELY.

LOVE FREELY.

Marvelous Creation in You

For those who may look at others and think you are lacking in ability and are not measuring up…

I am not measuring you by anyone else, beloved. Do not compare yourself to others. Be encouraged towards growth but do not compare and measure and deem yourself lacking based on someone else’s gifts. You are who I have made you to be. (2 Cor. 10:12)

As you earnestly seek Me and allow My Word to saturate your being, you will have the dramatic transformation you long for. Rather than marking yourself as “failing”, thank Me for the beautiful creation I have made in you. It is like placing a daisy next to a rose and the daisy feeling inferior, less than, not worthy as she looks at how she differs from the rose. Yet each are My creations—each to be enjoyed for how I created them.

Thank Me for each marvelous creation including the creation I have in YOU!”

Photo credits: iStockphoto.com

This song…. “I’m more than what these ashes say… I am the rose, I am the lily, I am Yours…”

https://youtu.be/iHt7wdPGOTc

Abba Father’s Hug

Blessed one, come into My arms of love and receive My comforting embrace and assurance of My love and care for you. You may feel alone, but oh, beloved, you are not alone. I AM with you. I cradle you upon My lap and hold you close. Hear My heart beat…with love for you. Bear with this a little while longer. I have much blessing in store for you, beloved. Hold tightly to My hand in these times of uncertainty, guard your heart and mind, your thoughts, with the helmet of salvation and sword of the Spirit and breastplate of righteousness. I will keep you. Keep placing your trust in Me and rest in Me.”

Photo credits: istockphoto.com

“Abba” by Jonathan David Helser

Secret to “Tabitha, Get Up’ Kind of Power

While pondering Acts 9:36-43 where Peter tells Tabitha to get up and she is healed…Holy Spirit whispered this to me 18 years ago:

The secret to this kind of power is found in Psalm 91:1, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty, Whose power no foe can withstand.”

To dwell with Me is to remain, to be situated, planted, firmly rooted and grounded in that secret place with Me—that special place where your spirit communes with Mine. Each child of Mine has a secret place with Me but few know how to live there, how to remain fixed and unshaken in My presence.

This is My desire for you, to know how to live in My Presence so that no harsh word or disappointing circumstance can disturb your peace, can affect your joy or distract you from your place of absolute trust and rest in Me, of that certainty of My Sovereignty and watchful care over you, of My longing to give you good things, to grow you until you produce bountiful fruit.

My purpose for you far supersedes your expectations. I have formed you and placed within you all that is needed to fulfill the wonderful plan I have for you. Don’t be consumed with feelings of inadequacy. That’s a tool of the enemy to cause you to shrink back from the flourishing I have for you. Step out in CONFIDENCE IN ME. I will put My words in your mouth.

Your part is to remain in the secret place, under the shadow of My wings. Know that this is where you reside, and know that as you step forth in faith to obey My promptings, your spirit continues to rest/trust/abide/thrive in My presence.

“Oh, how great is Your goodness which You have laid up for those who fear, revere, and worship You, goodness which You have wrought for those who trust and take refuge in You before the sons of men. In the secret place of Your presence you hide them from the plots of men; You keep them secretly in Your pavilion from the strife of tongues.“ Psalm 31:19-20

When the Way is Uncertain

“My daughter, the way before you may be tumultuous, but if you will hold tightly to My hand and seek My direction for each step, you shall not fall or stumble. Call out to Me for My hand to stabilize you when the way feels uncertain beneath your feet. I will be your steadying force.

Be in My Word—saturate yourself with the Water of the Word. Give more attention to My Word than you give to your devices, for My Word stands alone. My Word has the power to break any stronghold.

Come to Me and be still and know. Rest in Me.”

“Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

Be Still and Know…and Blessing Others

Be still and know that I am God. I am God behind you. I am God before you. I am God with you in the here and now.

Pause a moment and become aware of Me, God with you right here, right now. As you wrap your arms around Me, I wrap Mine around you, and your burdens drop off your shoulders, and My peace overtakes you.

You are dearly loved by Me, Your Father. All I have is for you, My child. Ask of Me and I will bless OTHERS according to your request. Sometimes you can participate in the giving; sometimes you ask in secret and I give in secret. You can be confident that I hear those requests made for the hurting, poor, lowly, broken. I love to bind up their wounds, and as you ask, I am able to move. This is how we partner together!

Sometimes you do the work, sometimes I do the work as you ask! So you need not feel unable to help if you don’t have finances. You ask…and I will be happy to do the giving. I love to hear you ask. You can give so much more this way! Rejoice, beloved! There is much we can do together.”

“If thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and the darkness be as the noonday; and the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought and make fat thy bones; and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.” Isaiah 58:10,11

Willing Vessels

“I will stir your heart with My compassion—so never question when you feel that stirring. Simply say, “Yes, Father, here I am. Use me.”

I am looking for WILLING VESSELS through which

I can touch the lost and broken with My love and redemption.

No one is too far gone for Me to care and still long for their heart.

Is there anyone to have My heart of compassion for them—who will plead for grace and mercy and for their salvation? This is My heart. I am always LOVE.”

I Will Bless the WAITING

“I come to the one who waits on Me, My child. I will not withhold Myself or keep just out of reach. As you wait upon Me, you renew your strength: your strength to pursue Me, your strength to resist the devil, your strength to resist the flesh, your strength to keep your mind stayed on Me.

I will bless the WAITING, for it is in the waiting that you are exhibiting TRUST in Me, faith that I am Who I say I am, and confidence that you have what is promised.

In all your waiting—turn it to be a conscious waiting upon Me,

and there will be a love-filled joy in the process.

A contentedness accompanies waiting upon Me.

Continue unharried (not troubled or agitated) waiting on Me

with all your waiting

and you will find the blessedness of My Presence

enveloping you.

I am with. You, beloved. You are never alone.”

You Are Right Where I Want You

“My daughter, come close. Never fear to come close to Me. I love you so! You are a joy to Me, never a disappointment. I love you.

Keeping your eyes and heart on Me

will keep you from discouragement in yourself.

Know that I am completing My work in you,

so be patient with yourself!

You are not falling short.

YOU ARE RIGHT WHERE I WANT YOU.”

“This means that God is transforming each one of you into the Holy of Holies, His dwelling place, through the power of the Holy Spirit living in you!” Ephesians 2:22 TPT

Overcoming a Judgmental Spirit

At a time I was praying that God would set me free from a judgmental spirit….

“It’s just one step at a time. Each time you feel judgment rising up, let mercy triumph in that moment! I will help you, beloved!

My daughter, of course I will help you. This isn’t something you can do in your own strength—or by your own sheer determination, gritting your teeth to perform correctly. This is more about yielding those areas of your heart wherever you feel you have your own thoughts—immediately lay down all of self and let My love wash over you, fill you and flow from you.

Accurately representing Me comes when you are in the lowest place of self and are filled with Me. Accurately representing Me will look like MERCY instead of JUDGMENT. Only My Son is to judge. I call you to love, to mercy, to wholehearted love of the brethren.”

1 Peter 1:22. “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto UNFEIGNED LOVE OF THE BRETHREN, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.” (UNFEIGNED: undisguised, sincere, without hypocrisy)

Psalm 72:12. “For He will deliver the needy when he cries, the poor also, and him who has no helper.”

Be With Me & Receive My Love

“Beloved one, come into the peaceful quiet with Me.

No striving.

Nothing required but to simply BE WITH ME.

I enjoy your company. I long to be with you in the still and the quiet, for it is then that I can whisper to your heart and you can receive.

Come receive of Me, doing nothing else.

Not studying, reading, praying—simply RECEIVE OF MY LOVE FOR YOU.”

A Sweet Promise: I Will Hold You

“Wrapped in My arms, beloved one,

that’s where you are and where you’ll be.

I will hold you even when

you aren’t holding on to Me.

I love you and My cherished daughter you will always be.

Lean into Me and We’ll stay

united in love.”

Most Beautiful Father

youtube.com/watch

There are no words…. ❤️

Most Beautiful

Speak Jesus

https://YouTube.be/FpGYImM_VeM

Click the link above. If you are going through a dark night, Speak Jesus.

The lyrics say: I know there is peace within Your presence, I speak JESUS. Your name is power, Your name is healing, Your name is life, Break every stronghold, Shine through the shadows, Burn like a fire.

SHOUT JESUS from the MOUNTAINS, and JESUS in the streets, JESUS in the darkness over every enemy, JESUS for my family, I speak the holy name JESUS.

“JESUS!!!!”

God Knows Me…Fully

No matter where you are this day… turn your gaze to the One Whose gaze is always on you…

“Lord, you know everything there is to know about me. You perceive every movement of my heart and soul, and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind. You are so intimately aware of me, Lord. You read my heart like an open book and you know all the words I’m about to speak before I even start a sentence!

You know every step I will take before my journey even begins. You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way, and in kindness you follow behind me to spare me from the harm of my past.

You have laid your hand on me! This is just too wonderful, deep, and incomprehensible! Your understanding of me brings me wonder and strength. Where could I go from your Spirit? Where could I run and hide from your face? If I go up to heaven, you’re there! If I go down to the realm of the dead, you’re there too!

If I fly with wings into the shining dawn, you’re there! If I fly into the radiant sunset, you’re there waiting!

Wherever I go, your hand will guide me; your strength will empower me. It’s impossible to disappear from you or to ask the darkness to hide me, for your presence is everywhere, bringing light into my night. There is no such thing as darkness with you. The night, to you, is as bright as the day; there’s no difference between the two.

You formed my innermost being, shaping my delicate inside and my intricate outside, and wove them all together in my mother’s womb. I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex! Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking. It simply amazes me to think about it!

How thoroughly you know me, Lord! You even formed every bone in my body when you created me in the secret place; carefully, skillfully you shaped me from nothing to something. You saw who you created me to be before I became me!

Before I’d ever seen the light of day, the number of days you planned for me were already recorded in your book. Every single moment you are thinking of me! How precious and wonderful to consider that you cherish me constantly in your every thought!

O God, your desires toward me are more than the grains of sand on every shore! When I awake each morning, you’re still with me. God, I invite your searching gaze into my heart. Examine me through and through; find out everything that may be hidden within me. Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares. See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on, and lead me back to your glorious, everlasting way— the path that brings me back to you.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭139:1-18, 23-24‬ ‭TPT‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/1849/psa.139.1-24.TPT

Rest in My Hand


“Shhhh. Quiet, my child. Peaceful rest–shhhh.

Peace… Soft as a whisper of a breeze, so shall come My Spirit to invade.

Be still and know.

Be still–quiet from all thoughts of your trial, your struggle, minus the angst…rest, passive in My Hand–let it all go unto Me. Can you not trust Me entirely, completely? No striving to trust…simply relaxing into My hand and letting your burden go as with an exhaled sigh.

Now–be still …and while being still–KNOW.

Know that I AM God.


“It is He that hath made us and not we ourselves. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise, for the Lord is good, His mercy is everlasting…”

Your Two LIFELINES

“Daughter (or son), keep your eyes on Me. Rather than focus on your circumstances, focus on Me, Your Father.

A heart that is fixed on Me will be a worshipping heart. I love to be present with a worshipping heart. Always, as you are thankful and full of praise, you enter My courts and My gates. Here your heart cannot contain the joy of My presence.

THANKSGIVING and PRAISE are your TWO LIFELINES that will give you your ESCAPE from all earthly trials.

1 Cor. 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able, but will with the temptation also make a WAY TO ESCAPE, that ye may be able to bear it.”

Psalm 42:4-5. “When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holy day. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.”

God Does the Work in Me

For it is God Who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13 KJV

God will continually revitalize you, implanting within you the passion to do what pleases him.” Phil. 2:13 TPT

“I will do this for you, My beloved one.

Look to Me in faith,

fully believing what I have promised

and fully expecting Me to fulfill it.

Rest in Me to accomplish this in My perfect time.

It need not be a burden to you

for it is My task to fulfill.

Release the burden and responsibility and walk

in the joy and peace I have for you.

Release every troublesome thought to Me

and trust me. Every one.

I am able.”

The Secret of Total Abandonment

I am always all that you need.

There is no situation that I cannot or will not free you from.

There is no pit you can fall into that I won’t pull you out.

There is no habit that can overtake you when you yield it to Me and seek My help and strength.

There is no hopeless situation because I AM HOPE.

There is no turn-around that My Grace cannot immediately procure (bring about).

Fall into My arms of mercy…this means you have to let go of all you would hold onto and drop FREELY into My arms, fully trusting Me to catch you.

With every relinquishing of self and abandonment to Me comes a fresh in-filling of My love and grace—pure love filling you and now overflowing.

“Self” blocks the filling and the overflowing. Lay down all; “gift” it to Me and see how I turn everything upside down and inside out in LOVE, JOY, PEACE, long suffering with ease, contentment….it all comes as fruit of TOTAL ABANDONMENT to My love. It’s all for you, My beloved, and it is My joy to give it all to you.

I love you! Rejoice this day! Enjoy every blessing I have prearranged for you!

This is the SECRET OF TOTAL ABANDONMENT.

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Rom. 5:5 (KJV)

And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless love of God cascading into our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who lives in us.” Romans 5:5 (TPT)

Be Exactly Who I Made You to Be

“Do not be afraid to be exactly who I made you to be. Sometimes you withdraw based on how you believe people are receiving you. Let your only guide be My approval and this will free you from bonds that will only hold you back from all I have destined for you to walk in.

You are my unique creation—My masterpiece—so shine the beauty I’ve placed in you. Reflect Me with nothing holding you back!

I love to shine through you

in melodies only you can sing,

in words only you can express,

in smiles only you can bestow.

I’m so pleased with you, My beloved, keep walking hand in hand with Me, enjoying each other’s presence.”

Co-laboring with God

“Walk with Me hand in hand this day. We have many to touch with love, joy, and peace. Each person you touch can be left with a degree of peace they had not known but by My Spirit ministering to them through you.

Pray in the Spirit to fill your tank and then pour out on all I bring across your path today! This way we co-labor together. It is My joy to co-labor with you! I love you, My beloved one!

Go forth in joy and be led forth in peace. Hand in hand, you and I, joyfully serving just as I ministered to many while I walked on the earth. You are fulfilling your role just as I created you.

Remember not to compare yourself to others and use them as your measuring stick. YOU AND I TOGETHER ARE A PERFECT MATCH FOR ALL I’VE CALLED YOU TO DO!!

Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith….” Heb. 12:2

The One Who created all this desires to co-labor with me!

Stillness of Your Heart is Key to Hearing Me

“My dear child, I am here. I have not removed Myself so that you cannot hear from Me. I only require that ye seek Me with your whole heart—with undistracted devotion.

Length of time is not the key—the stillness of your heart and mind is key, turning your attention to Me, leaning your ear towards Me to hear the still small voice of My Spirit.

I do not hide Myself from you; I am ever-Present always. Let not the enemy convince you otherwise. He is the father of all lies.

Believe My Truth always. When I said I would NEVER leave you or forsake you, I meant it. Refute the lies with, “It is written.”

Such BEAUTY in the Stillness…

“And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.” Jer. 29:13

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” Heb. 13:5

“Be strong, courageous, and firm: fear not…for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.” Deut. 31:6

Live One Minute at a Time

“Quiet yourself this moment before Me, precious one. No matter how full your schedule is, you can only live your day one minute at a time. So trust Me for each minute and we will sail through this together! Let your hair blow in the breeze, gaze into My eyes and see My smile for you! I enjoy being with you on this skiff—sailing over the sea carried by the breezes. Relax with Me and enjoy our time together!”

“But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. But He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭8:23-25‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Smooth Sailing

“Oh, My daughter, I am right here. I am not distant or withholding Myself. The key is being still before Me—even just in the moment—you can turn your heart to Me and hear Me for that moment. I am your ever-present and ever-ready help!

Look to Me today. When pressure or frustration tries to overtake you—give your ear instead to Me and it will be smooth sailing! I love you, beloved one!”

Continual Ebb & Flow from Father’s Heart

“My daughter, remember that I cherish you. You often feel you must “put in enough time” in order for Me to speak to you. I am not a harsh taskmaster. I am your father Who loves you dearly and watches over you at all times. Take your eyes off a “to do” list—you don’t EARN My favor nor My ear. It is freely given because of My love. The responsibility is not yours to carry—simply love Me and listen for Me at all times and you will hear your Father’s heart! It is a continual ebb and flow from Me to you and you to Me.”

Trickle My Love

“My daughter, continue to shine My love to all those you meet.

You cannot love too much,

so let no fear of showing too much acceptance

keep you in restraint.

My love will draw others through LOVE…

not through judgment.

Love as I love you—

without condition,

without expectation,

without requirement,

without effort—

it flows as easily as water flows downhill.

Trickle My love continually.

I love to trickle through you

when you are an open vessel!!”

“The Lord appeared from of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you.” Jeremiah 3:3

“And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless love of God cascading into our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who lives in us!” Romans 5:5 TPT

Time in My Presence

My beautiful one, the joy of being together is all Mine. I love to be with you and the day is quickly coming when we will never be apart. Until that day, I urge you to be readying yourself.

Time in My Presence is the best way to do that. Pour out your heart to Me. I will hold it all, purge what is not needed, and replace anything, any thoughts, and patterns that are not of Me. I can do this only as you are still and quiet before Me, as you remain pliable in My hands, and as you TRUST ME and yield to the pressure of My hands as you spin on My potter’s wheel. Yes, that is precisely what I will do— conform you into My image by using the pressures and storms of life. As you yield to Me in each unknown and uncertain circumstance, TRUSTING ME to navigate you, I will never fail you.

It is in the trusting that I can do My best work. The trusting heart reveals a yielded heart. ANY time you feel the winds of resistance in your heart—immediately yield that thing to Me in trust.

Just as this little lamb is resting her head on my chest and is gazing into My face as I hold her—she is totally yielded in REST. Keep this stature, this posture. The only muscle she is consciously using is to lift her gaze to My face. Let this too be your only action.

(Snapped a picture of my favorite framed print)

Matt. 25: 1-13 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.2 “Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.3 “Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them,4 “but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.5 “But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.6 ¶ “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming;fn go out to meet him!’7 “Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.8 “And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’9 “But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’10 “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.11 ¶ “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’12 “But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’13 ¶ “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hourfn in which the Son of Man is coming.”

Turn Fear to Trust

When asking Abba Father about something that was troubling me, He replied to my spirit:

“There are some things you would like to know, but the better way for you, My lovely daughter, is to trust Me.  Turn your fear to trust.  Trust that I am working in ways you cannot see, and not until the work is complete is it ready to be revealed to you.  Trust Me with this and be patient, full of peace.

Turn out the anxious thoughts that come from not figuring things out.  Shoo them away like pesky mosquitoes and let peace and tranquility as beautiful butterflies bring a calm and delight.

Remember that a mind set on Me is free–

free of worry,

free of doubt,

free of fear,

free of self.

Out of the abundance of the heart a mouth speaks–what would the abundance look like were it focused on Me alone?  Joy, peace, love, gentleness, goodness, meekness (never “me-ness”), longsuffering with thankfulness on the lips.  Practicing thankfulness is a great lesson for you , My dear one.  Any time you would voice a worry (which really amounts to fear and distrust in Me)–voice thankfulness in Me instead, as a counter to that weak thought.  Whatever the concern, voice your thankfulness in Me for the desired outcome.

Philippians 4:6-7 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].

So, to apply this, when I’m feeling anxious or troubled, no matter how big or little a situation–in all things–I will take the matter to God, voicing thankfulness to Him, thanking Him for the right outcome, and THEN His peace (where I am fearing nothing)(superior to my thinking and understanding) will protect my heart like a military guard, keeping my heart in Christ Jesus.  Oh, Father, thank You!  When You shed Your light on a situation, it’s just like what I just saw out the window… when the sun suddenly comes out from behind a cloud and shines so brightly, clearly illuminating what could be seen as easily before. Thank You, Father!

Love…the Better Way…Always

“Love others as I love you.

When it is easy and when it is not easy.

Love is always the better way.

Always.

You always have My pleasure when you love!

I see it—every time you love.

Stay filled up with My love for you

and the ease will be there.”

Jesus is Coming Soon!

Holy Spirit whispered….“Arise! The time has come to wake out of slumber and prepare for the coming of the Lord. Be watchful! Be alert! For the time is near at hand.

It’s time to be in earnest. The days are drawing close. Will I find My bride watching and waiting for Me? Will she be peering out the window to see if she can see Me coming? Or will she be sound asleep or distracted with pleasures of this life so that I am an after-thought? Is My bride eagerly watching and waiting? Is she excited at the nearness of My coming?

My heart skips a beat when I think of coming to you. The joy in My heart is an explosion of love for My dearly beloved and longed for bride. How much longer must I wait?

Are you ready? Get ready!! I am coming quickly! Compel others to come to the banqueting feast. Compel them to come from the highways and byways. The hurting and broken. The arrogant and berating. I love them all and I desire that NONE should perish. Will you carry this same desire in your heart? Will your heart ache to see the despicable come to Me? Instead of judging them, will you love them? I love them and died for them. They need to know.

And I love you, beloved. I am longing for the day when we will never be apart.

Look up for your redemption draweth nigh! Get ready! I am coming! Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that He would send forth laborers into His harvest.

Ye know not the day nor the hour of My coming, but ye know the season. Let your message be, “Jesus is coming soon!”

“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” 1 Cor. 15:52

Trust Me to Complete the Work I’m Doing in You

“Beloved one, rest in Me. Trust Me to complete the work I am doing in you. You are frustrated within yourself that you are not yet perfected, but it is I Who will do this work in you. There is no striving or effort on your own part that can change you. Yours it is to cast your burden on Me, and then in trusting Me to change you and complete My work—REST in Me, abide in My PEACE, allow JOY to rise up as you look at Me rather than looking at yourself!!

Take your gaze off your flaws! You forget that I have indeed clothed you in My robes or righteousness.

Abide in Me—and I will abide in you. You shall ask what you will, and it shall be done for you. For as your eyes are fixed on Me, you shall see all that My Father and your Father is doing—for I do nothing but what which I see My Father doing.

You must keep your gaze on Me, beloved! Walk with Me, hand in hand, each step in sync with Me. As we are hand in hand, you cannot fall behind. As we are walking and talking together, you hear My voice, you sense My nudge or pull……Respond quickly, easily, naturally to that nudge or pull, as you would if we were walking an uphill path over uneven terrain, hand in hand—and by My nudge or pull, I steer you from anything that would cause you to stumble.

Oh, beloved, it is this easy to be one with Me! So, rejoice in being My companion. I am not thinking ill of you—My heart delights in your presence, your trust, your companionship, your friendship. I love to be with you!

Rejoice in the moment with Me—rejoice in My nearness and My delight in you! REST in Me, My beloved one!! REST!!

Rise Up from the Ashes of Your Shame

Something the Lord spoke to my heart in 2008…He speaks it to your heart today.

“Daughter (or son)… Rise up from the ashes of your shame. There’s no more reason for shame, for I have washed you, My beloved, and you now bear My righteousness. It is the enemy of your soul, who accuses My children day after day before My throne, who would have you believe you are UNWORTHY and that you need to be repentant only. Your repentance has touched My heart, and now, My darling child, I want you to go forth in JOY, rejoicing in all that I AM and in all that you have in Me.

You are no longer a wayward erring soul.

You are saved, redeemed, washed clean,

bearing no more burdens of the past.

You have been clothed with My robe of righteousness.

You are holy and beloved, a high priest.

You are called to touch the sick,

speak truth to the lost,

a word of encouragement and hope to the hopeless.

You are mine and I shall fulfill the purposes and plans I have for you. Trust Me. REST in Me. Delight in My love. Look not to man. Look to Me alone.

2 Corinthians 4:6 “For it is God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

Your WayMaker

“My daughter, My beloved one, shhhh those troubled thoughts. Those are not My thoughts towards you, so pay no mind to them. Resist them and give thanks to Me—you will see them flee!

Sing to Me. Rejoice in Me! Leave no room for earthly thoughts as you submit your mind to Me in praise and adoration! This will be your CLARITY!

Any time confusing thoughts come, they can be put to flighty by simply lifting your thoughts to Me! Let your thanks and praise be released on the airwaves! This makes way—it’s your WayMaker! This makes way for My peace to overtake you! Rejoice!! I have so much available for you!

Now go into this day RESTING IN ME, beloved! We travel together, hand in hand, arm in arm, heart to heart. I love you!

Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6,7 (Amplified Bible)

Entrust Your Burdens to Me

“What a joy to have you come into My presence.

Leave behind worries and concerns.

There’s no place to carry them when you step

into My throne room

And when you leave,

go out in My royal robes of loving splendor

and do not pick up those burdens again.

Leave them with Me—ENTRUST them to Me.

Trust Me

in the moment to moment,

and I will lead

your every

footstep.

I love you, beloved one!”

“Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for and hope for and expect the Lord!” Psalm 31:24

Trust in God is a Gateway to Freedom

“My daughter, your TRUST IN ME is your GATEWAY TO FREEDOM—freedom from worry or fear, as well as freedom to fully receiving the GRACE and PEACE that I have prepared for you.

This grace and peace flows abundantly and as you step into the river of My grace, it provides that buoyancy to lift you above all cares of this life—be it financial or relational.

Your trust in Me is as effortless as your trust in an inner tube to keep you afloat in a pool.

You can experience My grace during your busy work shifts as you look to Me as your Provider for all that you need each moment.

Psalm 103:8 “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy and loving kindness.”

I AM Your Burden Bearer

“My son/daughter, you are carrying a load meant for Me to carry. You need not be troubled by these many things for I AM your Burden Bearer, and I most gladly and completely will carry each burden given over to Me in trust. Give the burden with no thought of taking it back.

Secondly, as you come sit with Me, My love will surround you and fill you. When all around you is feeling void of purpose, come sit with Me and fill up on all I have for you.”

Silence Fear and Solitude with PRAISE!

“Let go, My beloved one; release (your loved one) into My hands and give heed only to My promise to you. Silence the thoughts of fear and solitude with PRAISE TO ME for My promised work to be accomplished in due time. This is an exercise in total abandonment.

Abandon all thoughts and worries and cling to praise alone. For you will find yourself being lifted higher and higher in the spirit—to heights undreamed of! Rejoice, beloved! The time of rejoicing has come!

Faith is the fulfillment in solids form of things hoped for—so rejoice as though it were already in hand! And so it shall be.

I am with you, beloved.

I am bearing you up.

You are in sync with Me.

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. 12 “For you shall go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall break forth into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall make a name for the LORD,
an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.” Isaiah 55:8-13

God’s 9-1-1 for Corona Virus: PSALM 91

It’s right there… in Psalm 91:1…THE SECRET FOR OUR PEACE

“He who dwells (remains, sit down, stays) in the secret place of the Most High shall remain STABLE & FIXED under the shadow of the Almighty, Whose power no foe can withstand.

I will SAY of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God: on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I CONFIDENTLY TRUST!

For THEN He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler (trapper) and from the deadly pestilence.

THEN He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.

You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day.

Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.

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A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousands at your right hand, BUT IT SHALL NOT COME NEAR YOU.

ONLY A SPECTATOR shall you be, YOURSELF INACCESSIBLE in the secret place of the Most High as you witness the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord your refuge and the Most HIgh your dwelling place,

There shall no evil befall you, NOR ANY PLAGUE or calamity come near your dwelling.

For He shall give His angels especial charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways of obedience and service.

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They shall bear you up on their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

You shall tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the serpent shall you trample underfoot.

BECAUSE he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high BECAUSE HE KNOWS AND UNDERSTANDS MY NAME, HAS A PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF MY MERCY, LOVE AND KINDNESS—TRUSTS AND RELIES ON ME, KNOWING I WILL NEVER FORSAKE HIM, NO NEVER.

He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.

With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.”

TY Bellow, Sinach and George—Peace (spontaneous worship)

Scripture from Amplified Bible

This Is Your Red Sea

“There are so many uncertainties, so many areas that feel overwhelming to me (Can I do it all? Can I keep things organized? Can I remember what I need to?)…and it’s whirling around me, but I stop…

and I remember Who You are…

Abba! Father!

And I remember that You are for me, not against me. You are my strength when I am weak, and You love to bear me up in my weakness—it’s not burdensome or ever annoying to You that yet again I’m feeling overwhelmed…but You say,

Run into My arms and I will hold you through this storm. I will bring My peace to your heart and your mind in exchange for releasing the burden to Me! Think of the potential you have—all that you can be and do when you surrender it all into My hands and trust Me to carry the load, direct your steps, give you wisdom for every decision, provision for every need, grace for every trial, love for every person! Daily, moment by moment, practice this releasing all into My hands and accept My peace. This is how to abide in Me…depending on Me for each moment!

I love you, My daughter! I am for you! I know you don’t feel adequatebut with Me you can do anything. THIS IS YOUR FAITH WALK, YOUR RED SEA! As you stand before it, all your confidence is in Me! Watch me part the way before you!”

“Seek the Lord while He may be found,
Call upon Him while He is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord,
And He will have mercy on him;
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

“For you shall go out with joy,
And be led out with peace;
The mountains and the hills
Shall break forth into singing before you,
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree,
And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree;
And it shall be to the Lord for a name,
For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.” Isaiah 55:6-13

I Notice Every Yield

“My beloved one, just as you have read, ‘Freely ye have received, freely give,’ freely give My love to those you meet today. See the lost lambs and sheep needing a loving Shepherd, One Who has laid His life down for the sheep.

Practice laying down. Humility that brings you low will ultimately lift you up, but your focus must remain on the bowing low before Me.

I notice every yield, every time you submit or bow low for another. Do it as unto Me, as though I were the One before you. I laid My life down as an example for all My children to follow. When self would rise up in any way, remember I yielded all–and yield all to Me in that moment. This is an act of humility, and pleases Me.

I love you, My precious one. Believest thou this?”

I Am Right Beside You

“Oh, beloved one, I am not way ahead of you so you must keep racing to try to catch up to Me. No! I am right beside you and here I will stay. Trust Me and just slow your pace to walk hand in hand with Me.

I will orchestrate all the events of your day as you turn away from doubt and turn in faith and trust to Me, holding onto your Beloved. I will lead you up out of the wilderness–stay leaning on Me!

Eyes filled with delight as you gaze on Me,

heart at peace as you discuss all with Me,

confident of my love and tender care for you.

Know this, beloved one, there’s no place I’d rather be than right here with you!”

Be Happy in Me!

“Be happy in Me, My beloved. Your sense of failure and not meeting the mark come from arrows from the enemy. Deflect each arrow with your shield of faith and ask Me to gladden your heart, soul, mind, will, and emotions as you rejoice in Me and My love for you!

Run with Me–you are not trailing behind. I am right beside you, You and Me together…just how I love to be…with you!

Talk with Me while you work and let the pressure go!”

Psalm 116:4 “Then I called upon the name of the Lord: ‘O Lord, I implore You, deliver my soul!”

Psalm 16:7-9 “I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; my heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me; because HE IS AT MY RIGHT HAND I shall not be moved. Therefore MY HEART IS GLAD, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also shall REST IN HOPE.”

Trust Me with All the Unknowns and Uncertainties

“Walk in what I have given you. Trust Me with all the unknowns and uncertainties. Do not step forward without thought of My leading. That will keep you on the narrow path I’ve laid out for your feet to tred. I have My hand upon you, My arm surrounds you; you cannot fail as you lean on Me. I am your all in all, and I am jealous for that rightful place of Lord and Master of your every movement. The commitment is great but not impossible. And, oh, the joy We share together. I delight in your longing to be with Me for I long to be with you just as much.

My love, don’t look to the size of your lack of trust, faith or fellowship–look at Me! You will find your joy, peace, and contentment in looking at Me, loving Me, resting in Me.

You could travel through your entire day–in all you are doing–joying and resting in Me–basking in absolute surrender in the arms of My love and fellowship. Think of the peace, think of the relief from stress that would afford you. Taste and see–and you shall see! You have seen–you just have not realized the extent to which My beckoning invitation would carry you. So rest, My beloved, rest in Me and give me the joy of your constant companionship.”

“But I trusted in, relied on, and was confident in You, O Lord; I said, You are my God. My times are in Your hands; deliver me from the hands of my foes and those who pursue me and persecute me.” Psalm 31:14-15

A Reflection of My Beauty

“Keep your eyes on Me, beloved.

Keep your trust in Me. Thank, trust, pray. I will never fail you!

My purposes and plans for you have not been thwarted. There is much joy to come. Stay hopeful and full of joy now. No point in wasting days that could be filled with joy and peace with a heavy heart, with eyes inward or on circumstances around you. No!

Look UP! Look up into My gaze. Let Me see your beautiful smile! As others see your smile when you’re gazing at Me, they see a reflection of My beauty in your eyes! It is very real!”

Keep Your Eyes on Me

“Keep your eyes on Me, beloved. Fasten your gaze on Me and don’t look away.

If you’re anchored on Me, deception won’t draw you away.

Keep your eyes on Me~and My eyes are on you. Hold tightly to My hand–I will never fail you, forsake you, turn My back on you, or walk away from you.

You are Mine and I am yours~you are secure in this. I love you, beloved one.”

Loving in the Face of Scorn

“My daughter, when you love in the face of scorn–love with genuine compassion–you destroy the works of the devil.

When you give no response of offense or hurt–but only give true love and compassion, you have doused the fiery dart with waters from the River of Life!

I enable you to do this as you look to Me with eyes of expectation and trust. It is not difficult when your heart is intertwined with Mine, basking in My love, confident and trusting.

I love you always! And am your ever-present Helper! At all times!”

Yearning

‘I love you, My beloved one. You ravish My heart~just one glance from your eye ravished My heart. Keep your gaze on Me~don’t be affected in the least from thoughts of condemnation about not measuring up. I am not a harsh taskmaster. I love you with an everlasting love–that cannot be taken away from you! And the glorious future of all eternity together lies before us. Rejoice in this, My love, and the anticipation will grow as you yearn to be with Me. I yearn for you and as you turn your thoughts to Me, I am ever present to hear you and respond. Rejoice, My beloved!!”

I Will Keep You

“Oh, My daughter, fear not! I will keep you as the apple of My eye. I hold you in the palm of My hand~I breathe on you, I sing over you, I surround you with My mercies and grace~ new each day. No situation is a surprise to me nor catches Me off-guard! My eye is ever upon you!”

Rely Upon Me

“My beloved one, My eye is upon you and I am with you at all times. Your ever-increasing awareness of that will give you greater confidence for every situation. Rely upon Me, truly, as your Helper–the One to give you needed ideas, answers and strategies! Go to the War Room with Him–He looks at the battlefield and will give you precise details for your every movement! It is this real! Try Me and see! I love you so and I know and notice your desire for Me.”

“Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear, revere, and worship You, goodness which You have wrought for those who trust and take refuge in You before the sons of men! In the secret place of Your presence. You hide them from the plots of men; You keep them secretly in Your pavilion from the strife of tongues…Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for and hope for and expect the Lord!” Psalm 31:19-20, 24

Early Morning Surprises in August

My precious Father God was leading me on unknown dirt roads one day on my way to a patient’s home.  I was wondering if I needed to turn around and go a different way when He whispered to me, “I have something for you up around the corner.”  I continued on, and soon I came upon the most amazing beautiful scenery…I just had to stop my car a minute to take a few pictures.  It was phenomenally artistic… this is what He led me to:

Notice not only the amazing reflection of the morning sun mirrored on the pond, but see the rings on the water’s surface near the bottom of the picture.  I didn’t even notice that detail until I was showing the pictures to my husband later that night.

The next morning as I journalled my profuse thanks to Abba Father, He so lovingly gave me this reply.  (It’s hard to share such a personal story, I want to keep it treasured only, but I share it so you, too, might partake in this love exchange between Father and His children.)  This is what Holy Spirit whispered:

”It gives such joy to Me to give you these gifts, My daughter, because your thanks is like a melodious choir in My ear!  You bring delight to My heart as you offer such praise and thanks to Me. You are My beloved daughter and I have much, MUCH in store for you! 

Trust me in those moments of uncertainty at work.  I am ever present as your Helper and Guide!  TRUST Me as your Helper and Guide!

This is training for future endeavors when you will need to trust the direction given in an instant with no hesitation.Learn to yield to the nudge~~as yesterday when you were forgetting the computer cord at work.  You see, I AM with you to help you in tiny things!  

I love you, dear one!  You are not a disappointment to Me!  You are My treasured one!”

Trust Me Moment by Moment

Trust Me moment by moment.   Cast every care on Me.  Join Me in the joy!  Seek My direction for each step you take and I will make the rough places smooth.  I will open doors before you that no man can shut.  Follow Me with a light heart, joyous and thankful~~in all things!  This is key to burden free living!  I am with you.  I am in you.  You aren’t doing this alone.  We are one.  You are Mine and I am yours!  Gloriously united!”

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Follow My Slightest Prompt

Oh, my daughter, I AM proud of you.

 I am so pleased with your desire to hear Me and follow My leading.

 I will not fail you, ever.  

Come to Me with the listening ear,

and My seeing eye will instruct you in the way in which you should go.  

Follow My slightest prompt~

“Father, I trust you.” ”

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Filled with My Love

 

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“My precious daughter, I love you!  My love for you will never change.  It is as sure as the air you breathe—ever present to give life to your very being.  You are surrounded and filled through and through with My love.  Come to the wellspring and fill up—draw from the deep refreshing abundant supply.  The more you draw and fill up, the more you will effortlessly give out, for out of the abundance of the heart your mouth speaks.”

 

 

Trust Me with Your Cares

“My daughter, you are troubled and weighed down by things that could be cast into My care. Would you not rather have MY PERFECT PEACE than this anxiousness of mind and soul?  TRUST ME.  Give all your cares to Me, trust Me—you know I am working all things for your good ❤️—and release these burdens to Me, your Burden Bearer.  I love you, My beloved one, and you will not be disappointed when you trust Me with your cares!  Simply go forth to love—smile—share My love freely.”

Soar Above the Clouds With Me

“My daughter, I have you.  I am holding you.  Soar above the clouds with Me; shake off the fear and doubts!  I AM leading you! And I love you so.  I delight in you!”

 

Greater Confidence

“My beloved one, My eye is upon you

and I am with you

at all times.

Your ever-increasing awareness of this

will give you greater confidence for every situation.

Rely upon Me, truly,

as your Helper—the One to give you

needed ideas, answers and strategies!

Go to the War Room

with Him—He looks at the battlefield

and will give you precise details for your every movement!

It is this real!  Try Me and see!

I love you so and I notice your desire for Me.”

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Lay Down the Cloak of Shame

”What better time to lay down the cloak of shame that you have felt you must don…you felt you must hide within it to be shielded from the askance glances—but you know, I have clothed you in My robes of righteousness and that cloak of shame will keep you from walking out what I have destined for you.  Choose to take it off, rejoice in Me that I have set you free, and exude the love I have placed in your heart.  I’ve turned your sorrows into joy, and greater joy is coming!  Look to Me. Freedom is yours!”

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Step by Step

“Step by step, My daughter,

step by step with Me,

your hand clasped in Mine,

your thoughts turned to Me

in dependence for each step.

Thus I shall lead you

and thus you shall succeed

with joy and peace and good success.

Thank, trust and pray!”

Be Still

Quiet yourself before Me. Let the Truth of My Word bathe your heart and mind. Be still. And know that I am God. Be still.

There’s a purpose in the being still, for otherwise the whirling merry-go-round will continue spinning in your mind and you are pulled in 100 different directions.  When you take time to come aside and be still, waiting on Me, you will be filled and nourished. Please look up 2 Cor. 5:13, “For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God; or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. For the love of Christ constraineth us…”. (Constrain: to press in on every side)

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Fill Up at the Well-Spring of Life

“My daughter,  My delight, you are a joy to My heart.  Your longing for Me is exactly what I desire to fill.  As you yield each and every situation to Me, I will take care of it as you are trusting Me, and I will give you the grace needed for the moment.  Fill up at the wellspring of Life and it will always be ready to flow forth.  You are learning this lesson well! Be assured that My eye is upon you! I will be your ever-present help!”

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I AM Loving Through You

 

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“Love others as I have loved you…holding nothing back.  Don’t be afraid to sacrifice the moment of time to give the love needed in that moment…a look, a touch, a word of encouragement—a friend to all—loving like Jesus loved as He walked amongst men. In fact, it is I Who is loving through you! Thank you for allowing Me to flow through you.  I need a willing vessel—a yielded lover. I love you, My dear one. Joy together…you and Me!  You delight Me!”

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Offering Yourself on the Altar of My Praises

“Oh, My beloved one, you do bring great joy to My heart. Your longing for Me puts such a draw on My abundant grace. The ache you feel within your chest is the draw–the longing for Me that will not be disappointed.

As you praise Me and lift your hands in worship to Me, you are surrendering your all into My hands and that is how I best use you. Let go of all that would fetter you–all that feels like a stronghold and simply raise your arms in surrender to Me. You are offering yourself on the altar of My praises~~and your offering produces such a sweet smelling savor.

You delight Me, beloved. Just as you are, you delight Me.

Twirl and dance with Me and enjoy the tenderness of My embrace. No need to feel embarrassed or self-conscious, for your surrender will awaken hearts to yearn for more of Me. Trust Me in this, beloved.”

Release These Burdens

A3A26A30-AC85-4328-A71B-6D8BDC61100F“My daughter, you are troubled and weighed down by things that could be cast into My care.

Would you not rather have My perfect peace than this anxiousness of mind and soul?

Trust Me.

 Give all your cares to Me.

 Trust Me—you know I am working all things for your good.

Release these burdens to Me, your Burden-Bearer.  I love you, My beloved one, and you will not be disappointed when you trust Me with your cares!

Simply go forth to love—smile—share My love freely.”

Surrounded & Filled with My Love

“My precious daughter, I love you!  My love for you will never change.  It is as sure as a the air you breath—ever present to give life to your very being.  You are surrounded and filled through and through with My love.  F1421DEC-9465-4A6F-9220-E795C6B2EDA0

Come to the wellspring and fill up—draw from the deep refreshing abundant supply.  The more you draw and fill up, the more you will effortlessly give out for out of the abundance of the heart your mouth speaketh!”

I Wipe Away All Shame

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“My daughter, My beloved, My child, come into My arms of love and be continually lifted up.  I will lift you above all the cares of this life as you cast your burdens upon Me.  Never would I put up a resisting hand and say, “It’s your problem, you made your bed and now you can lie in it.”  When you come to Me with a repentant heart, I wipe away those tears, and with a gentle touch lift your face till your eyes meet My gaze.  My pure love for you wipes away all shame and any fear that I am displeased with you.  My forgiveness removes that sin forever from My mind—and I will never bring it up again to you to chide or further rebuke you.

So when you are facing this in your humanness, run quickly to My lap, and look up into My smiling gaze, and be refreshed in My love for you.  Out of your mouth will be the response of My heart, “Bless them, Father, bless them!”

Turn Fear to TRUST

After telling my Abba Father what was heavy on my heart and asking Him what was happening, He whispered to my spirit:

“There are some things you would like to know–but the better way for you, My lovely daughter, is to trust Me.  Turn your fear to trust.  Trust that I am working in ways you cannot see, and not until the work is complete is it ready to be revealed to you.  Trust Me with this and be patient, full of peace.  Turn out the anxious thoughts that come from not figuring things out.  Shoo them away like pesky mosquitoes and let peace and tranquility as beautiful butterflies bring a calm and delight.

Remember that a mind set on Me is free–

free of worry, free of doubt,

free of fear, free of self.

Out of the abundance of the heart a mouth speaks.  What would the abundance look like were it focused on Me alone–joy, peace, love, gentleness, goodness, meekness, longsuffering with thankfulness on the lips.

Practicing thankfulness is a great lesson for you, My dear one.  Any time you would voice a worry (which really amounts to fear and distrust in Me)–voice thankfulness in Me instead–as a counter to that weak thought.  Whatever the concern, voice your thankfulness in Me for the desired outcome.”

Philippians 4:6-7Amplified Bible (AMP)

Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].

So to apply this, when I am feeling anxious or troubled, no matter how big or little the situation, in all things, take the matter to God, voicing thankfulness, thanking Him for the right outcome.  Then, His peace (where I’m fearing nothing)(superior to my thinking and understanding) will protect my heart like a military guard, keeping it in Christ Jesus.

Oh, Father, thank You! When You shed Your light on a situation, it’s just like what I saw outside a minute ago–when the sun suddenly comes our from behind a cloud and shines so brightly, clearly illuminating what couldn’t be seen as easily before.  Thank You, Father!

Freely You have been given, Freely Give

My beloved, you delight My heart as you wait quietly before Me. I long to meet with you as well, and the joy is heightened by your desire for Me. I long to fill up the vessel offered to Me for filling, and as I fill you with My peace and joy and comfort and compassion, I commission you to dispel all of these to those in your path today. Each day you need refilling, and each day you can pour out all. You need not judge the vessels into which you pour–simply pour My love, and grace, and joy, and peace, and comfort, and compassion. If you are filled with these, you can pour without measure and without thought of the “worthiness” you esteem of the needy vessel.

You see how this works? I never ask you to judge others’ worthiness. I am the Righteous Judge. If you judge, it is tainted by human imperfections and is therefore unrighteousness judgment. See the good in others. Call forth My highest destiny in them. Encourage, exhort, uplift. These are the words of life~~give life!

If the glasses of judgment are removed from your eyes and are instead replaced with godly wisdom and godly vision, you will see with a clarity the world cannot give. Seek My righteousness, My righteous vision.

As you look at yourself you also need to look with the glasses of My vision–not with the glasses of human judgment. Your habit may be to harshly judge yourself on every turn, but that is not My way. I see with joy the beautiful bride you are. As you turn from judging yourself to gazing at Me and uttering your adoration, the reflection of My glory will increase in you. Soon you will look at others and call forth their beauty. Freely you have been given, freely give.

More on the Potter’s Wheel

I just read Isaiah 29:16, “Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? Or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?” Father, everything did get turned upside down, but I am still in Your hands, on Your potter’s wheel, and You are forming me into Your image. The hecticness of life does not mean You are no longer cupping Your hands around me.

(And this is what He spoke to my spirit)

“No, the faster the (potter’s) wheel spins, the closer My hands are linked around you, My dear one. You need not fear or look around you with dismay, for I am working all things after the purposes of My own design. As you let go of control and yield all to Me, praising Me and turning your thoughts and whispers to Me, I will lighten the load by in filling you with both My Peace and My Presence.

A filled vessel will spill when tipped and what you pour out will look like Me, like love. For I am Love. I am Peace. I am Joy. I am Longsuffering. I am Gentleness. I am Faith. I am Meekness. I am Goodness. I am Kindness.

This shall fill you and overflow as you continually return to the place of abiding in Me, of taking every thought captive and responding in praise. You can praise Me at any time, and at all times. Praise releases anointing, sets angels in motion, lifts burdened hearts, and rejoices My heart. Praise is so often the missing ingredient for a good day! Rejoice evermore! I love you! I am with you! I will never leave you or forsake you! You are mine and I am yours! for all eternity!”

Turn to Me

”The closer you press to Me, the more of Me can be seen in you, the more you carry My scent, the more peace and joy you have.  It all comes from this place of intimacy when you turn away from all else to turn to Me.

This is always a delight to My heart, and it is here that I will talk with you. 87F121B6-3E08-4E7A-A0C3-FAE60D834A25 Close the books, turn off the music, come into the quiet so you can really hear My still small voice, which is the voice I use most often. When you hear Me, don’t doubt or disregard but delight in the direction I am giving.

I AM all you need.  No problem is too big, no situation too difficult; no, I AM is bigger yet and will deliver you!

You have turned to other things when you could have turned aside with Me instead. The substitute is never satisfying.  Only I can satisfy.  Try this and see that it is true!  Press into Me and I will press into you!

Praise Will Silence Fear

IMG_E0808“Let go, My beloved one; release your burden into My hands and give heed only to My promise to you. Silence the thoughts of fear with praise to Me for My promised work to be accomplished in due time. This is an exercise in total abandonment.  Abandon all thoughts and worries and cling to praise alone, for you will find yourself being lifted higher and higher in the spirit—to heights undreamed of! Rejoice, beloved! The time of rejoicing has come!

Faith is the fulfillment in solid form of things hoped for—so rejoice as though it were already in hand! And so it shall be!  I am with you, beloved. I am bearing you up. You are in sync with Me!”

“NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

Worrying & Fretting: Weeds that Choke

“Oh, My daughter, your value is beyond measure to Me. So great is My desire for you that I would allow My Son to die for you and so great is His love for Me that He would joyfully and willingly accept this price to pay to redeem, buy back from the enemy, all My sons and daughters. And so great is your value to Me that I would send My Spirit to inhabit you to be your EVER-PRESENT Comforter, Counselor, Teacher, Guide, the One with HIs arm around you pointing you in the right direction through the storm. Oh, We love you and long for the fellowship together with you.

Holding onto this Truth will give you buoyancy on life’s seas. You may be tossed to and fro and yet your anchor is secure in the immovable Rock, Christ Jesus.

Bring all your worries and concerns to Me. Trade them in for joy and peace. Thank Me, (in the MIDST of the trial), trust Me (leaving all in My capable hands, I Who work in mysterious and unknown and unthought of ways!), and pray in My Spirit, releasing into the atmosphere the very plans and purposes of Heaven! This brings Heaven to earth—giving it a resting place—the field you’ve made ready.

Worrying and fretting are weeds that crop up quickly to choke the good seeds of faith. Complaining also is a rapidly flourishing weed that chokes out faith. Oh, may your lips always utter praise and never words of complaint or worry, because again I remind you, these fight against the Kingdom of God; these words bring death to the seeds of faith you are wanting to flourish. Trust Me, My darling one.

As you voice your trust in Me, darkness has to flee. The quickest way to bring in the light of My Presence is to praise and thank Me for My Presence and rest in it. You can rest in My peace and calm when all at work is a frenzy, and as you carry this—My light within you—you radiate My peace and joy to those around you. Hold tight to Me. I am with you. I am in you.”

The Simplicity of Nearness

My child, My daughter, My delight, no time will be unfruitful as you are sitting in MyD0605D07-83E7-4706-B07C-EA6CD2AE3BA2 presence, waiting on Me.  I run to the seeking heart.  I do not gauge what I give on the amount of merit you could somehow contrive. Just simply whisper My Name and listen…for I am here and any weak draw will yield an abaundant supply.  Not always in words—sometimes just in peace and comfort in the simplicity of nearness. Let’s walk hand in hand throughout your day. As you ask for help, I will be quick to give it. I love you and My eye is upon you.

Abiding in Me

“Come into My open arms of love. Rest here with Me, with no thought of what you SHOULD be DOING. Simply rest in Me, rest in My love for you. This tender affection is a deep joy to Me as well as you. You can meet with Me like this throughout your busy day by simply turning your thoughts to Me. As you REST in Me, the continual tugging of life’s duties has less a hold of your heart, and anxieties will cease.

I did not create you to DO for Me–rather to BE with Me, in ever constant communion. Talk with Me continually, seeking MY approval, My opinion, My input. This is ABIDING in Me!! Abide with Me, My darling. I love to be with you. Your hands are My hands; as you touch, I touch. Your smile carries My smile, My affection. Give it to all, for I love all! Give value to all by showering them with My love.”

Soar With My Spirit

“My dear one, trust Me. I will never fail you. I will never leave you. Train yourself to listen for My whispers before you speak. You can do this and I will bless your results! I am in you and fill you. As unfathomable as that may seem to your mind, it is a truth, made possible by My Spirit. Such fullness drives out all doubt, all fear, all misgivings when it is drawn upon in faith. When you believe My Truth, you receive the full importation with no other intermediary necessary!

Soar with My Spirit! He will lift you on those eagle wings until you soar at great heights. How pinpoint small all the cares and affairs of this life become from the lofty heights soaring with My all-powerful Spirit! Great is My delight, and great is your delight as you trust Me this implicitly. I love you, dear daughter.”

Colossians 2:9,10 “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, Who is the head of all principality and power.”

 

Stream of My Love

“I love you so, My beloved one.  I love to pour out My love on the one yearning for Me, on the one whose hunger puts a draw on the rivers of living water (which is My love).  Think of My love as a stream of water flowing from My throne.  Water runs to the lowest places.  As you humble yourself before Me, seeking My face, My heart, My love, the stream of My love flows to the deepest places of your heart.

 

 

As My love stream flows, the trickle becomes a coursing torrent that rushes through the cavernous gullies of your heart, sweeping away debris, filling every low place.

The rising water of My love begins to produce a buoyancy, lifting you higher from every care and burden, from every hindrance that would keep you back from all that I have destined for you.

  So, you see, the secret to your success in fulfilling your calling and purpose is not in increasing your knowledge. Oh, no, My beloved.

The secret is to come to Me, sitting quietly before Me, waiting to hear My voice, and receiving deep into your being My love that washes over you, renewing you, transforming you in these quiet moments of love saturation. 

Your confidence in My absolute love for you gives you the buoyancy to sail the stormiest of seas in perfect peace.


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Outside the boat may be dark clouds and gales of wind and torrential downpours, but inside the boat in the lower deck,

you repose in absolute calm and peace as though the seas above were tranquil glassy seas.

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Receiving My love, believing My love for you, is that powerful!  It will transform you from a judging critical spirit, fearful of what others may be thinking of you–to a heart that is completely at peace, confident in your acceptance by your Father.

When My love invades all the lower places of your heart, you now are able to love others as I have loved you.  The lower places of criticism and judgment have been overtaken by img_3196My torrential love, buried…and out of the abundance of your heart you will now speak My love.  Can you see now that the way to heart change that you’ve been asking for is to simply sit before Me and receive My love.  This is how you are transformed.

Oh, My beloved, knowledge puffeth up but love COVERETH a multitude of sins!  You are FREE to let My love course through you–and then open your mouth and let the WELLSPRING OF LIFE bubble up from the abundant overflow and cover the multitude of sins in the one before you.

This secret is a deep mystery.  This love cannot be acquired by the mind. It is only received by the heart submersed in the river of My love.  Come often and sit before Me to be resaturated in My presence.  When you are dry, come refresh your well so that others may draw from the deep well of My love flowing on the inside of you.

May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality].

May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love,

That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it];

[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!

Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]– To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:16-21‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. He brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gateway that faces east; and there was water, running out on the right side. And when the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the water came up to my ankles. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through the waters; the water came up to my knees. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through; the water came up to my waist. Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed. He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen this?” Then he brought me and returned me to the bank of the river. When I returned, there, along the bank of the river, were very many trees on one side and the other. Then he said to me: “This water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the valley, and enters the sea. When it reaches the sea, its waters are healed. And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes.”

‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭47:1-9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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Trust Me Everlastingly 

The past few entries are from my 2011 journal and in rereading it, I see a theme…The constant love and affection of my Father.

“I am ever with you, My beloved. When you feel there is distance between us, it is not that I have moved. I do not look on the ups and downs of your successes and failures as you do. I see you constant – – looking for the heart to stay in continual constant communion with Me.  In that place, there is no fluctuation, regardless of what outward circumstances may be pulsing. I love you everlastingly…it will never end. Trust Me everlastingly.” ❤️

The Depths of My Love

“I want you to know the depths of My love for you, so all-consuming that no darts or arrows from earth’s realms can pierce your heart at all, for My love has so completely

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As you stay in constant communion with Me, seeking My heart for those around you, your focus is no longer on self but only on Me. Joy – – this is it, My beloved!

Stay with Me in all your thoughts… I will guide you continually with My eye and My hand upon you. You are precious to Me and give Me such joy! Step, step, step with Me!”

Rom 5:5 “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

Rom. 5:5 TPT “And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless love of God cascading into our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who lives in us!”

I am Your Sharer of Life

“Beloved one, yes, you laid aside your journal for a while but we were not far apart.  I have been right beside you each day; I’ve felt all that has anguished your heart because My heart was anguished, too. I share in all your joys and sorrows. I am your  all-encompassing sharer of life. I am here to bring you the love you are seeking from earthly vessels that are unable to give what you seek. Find that love in Me, My delightful one, for I have abundance of love and joy and laughter to share with you. All you can ever need or desire I have to give you. Do I mind your asking? No! I wait for you to ask. Ask and it shall be given, seek you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened. Don’t fear to ask, seek, or knock! The abundance is on the other side of you doing this…much.  Ask. Seek. Knock.”

 

No Distance Between

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“Oh, My daughter, My love for you is constant. 

Your failures do not affect My love for you, neither does it place distance between us when you’ve failed to keep your mind stayed on Me.

Heed not the troubling thoughts meant to deter you from My constant abiding Presence.

I joy in you and you can joy in Me–always.

I love you!”

“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.”
‭‭PSALM‬ ‭16:11‬ ‭AMP‬‬
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My Love is a Constant

“Turn your gaze,

your thoughts back to Me.

Just focus on Me, My face,

My love for you

which can never fail you,

even in the midst of any failure on your part;

My love is a constant.

You will find all you need at all times

in Me.”

 

Place of Fulfillment

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“My child, you delight Me when, although tired and sleepy, you get up to meet with Me.  This is an offering of praise, a sacrifice that brings Me much pleasure.

I have abounding grace for you, My beloved one, which you have no fathom of.  Oh, could you see, you would rejoice with joy unspeakable, and live unfettered.

 

Cast your gaze towards that which you cannot see and by faith receive what I have in store for you.  Receive and give thanks and it is yours.  Oh, precious one, you shall dance with joy and weep with love…in My arms, My arms.

There is no earthly sorrow that could extinguish My joy in your heart when you’ve been here…in this place of fulfillment. It is coming and is now–as real as though you had it tangibly, so give thanks, My love, and begin!!”

          (Begin what?)  “The life of praise stemming from the overflow of love.”  ❤️

Share All With My Father

“Place more than troubles in My hand, place all the tomorrows in My hand, trusting Me to accomplish all that I have destined for you.  

Come to Me as earnestly with your joys and happy thought that you might gladden My heart with your joy.

Let this be your thought: “Share all with My Father!”  

Share each burden, each worry, each anxiety, but also share each puzzling moment, each bewilderment; entrusting all to Me leaves you only with joy and contented confidence in Me.  

There is no yoke to weigh you down.  I long to carry it all for you and to share in your joyfulness.”

I Hear Your Cry for Help

“As many birds in the forest are singing out together, yet My ear still hears the faintest peep of the bird chick just pecking its way out of the shell.

So, too, does My ear hear your cry for My touch and closeness amidst an entire world of people calling out. And that faint cry comes as loudly to My attention as a trumpet blast.

My daughter, I have heard your cry and I have seen your heart’s desire. You are walking with Me more than you realize. Life feels overwhelming but it need not, for nothing is overwhelming to Me. My Spirit within you will fully enable you to fulfill the call I myself have chosen you to accomplish.

Know that I have chosen you and find in that knowledge a peace (free from all thought of what man would say) and a confidence to take each step full of faith in My Spirit to give you exactly what you need as you need it.”

“You & I Shall Sail the Calmest Seas”

       “The joy of our fellowship is as much a joy to Me, My dear one.  You delight My heart with your earnest desire for Me.  So often you’ve looked at your own performance as the measuring stick of your worthiness to hear from Me.  That is not My way.  I see you clothed in the righteous robes of My Son, Jesus, and being clothed like Him, you bear His resemblance.  You are ever growing more and more into His likeness and into His dependence upon Me when He was upon the earth.  What He saw Me do, He did, and so it will be with you.       IMG_5015                                                  

Keep your gaze upon Me always.  Peter sank beneath the waves when he looked away from My gaze.  To look at the storm is never necessary–keep your gaze locked on Me in complete trust and certainty of My care for you.  I will never let the waves overtake you.  You and I shall sail the calmest seas through the winds may be howling around you.  You are safe here in the shelter of My wings, where no evil or trouble can touch you.  And as the storm crashes, you can lie down in perfect rest and sleep, for no worried thought can capture the mind set on Me.  I love you, My precious one!”

Meet Me in the Garden of Your Heart

“My desire is for you, My daughter, My sister, My bride.  One glance from your eye truly ravishes My heart.  It is a hard thing for you to imagine, but let your trust and faith help you to receive this truth.  Let it be the umbrella over you through the busy day.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Let it be the core of your being, the central thought of your mind that keeps pulling you back to it, the thought that puts a smile on your face, a skip in your step, a light heartedness in your heart, and joy unspeakable overflowing.  I love you, My beloved, as though you were the only one!  The only one for Me. Hand chosen by My Father as the bride for His only begotten Son.

Ahhh…meet me here in the garden of your heart often throughout your busy day.  I am waiting, eager for your glance, your whisper.  I hear every one–every whispered, “Jesus.”  You are such a delight to Me!  I love you so!”

Don’t Despise the Thorns

Don’t despise the thorns I have allowed in your life, for though you may ask Me to remove it, this may be the very conduit of My grace flowing into the lowest places of your heart. You may never have such an opportunity for the deeper level of revelation and grace that embracing this thorn could bring to you. Why not thank Me for this jewel of rarest price? 

The oyster would complain of the irritating grains of sand within its shell and yet what is it forming but a beautiful pearl which can be formed by nothing else than the painful irritation, the grating annoyance.

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How simple My instructions to, “Give thanks in everything.”  A thankful heart is an elevator, raising you from what would otherwise be pits of discouragement.

Yes, My ways are higher than your ways! I love you, my beloved!

Philippians 4:6 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Isaiah 55:8. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ says the Lord.”

“But that’s not all! Even in times of trouble we have a joyful confidence, knowing that our pressures will develop in us patient endurance. And patient endurance will refine our character, and proven character leads us back to hope. And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless love of God cascading into our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who lives in us!” Rom. 5: 3-5 TPT

Never Doubting

 

“Move forward, not according to My directions for others, but according to My Word for you. But in order to receive that word, you must be diligent, faithfully so, to seek Me and My direction for you. I will show you all things but only as you come aside to hear from Me.

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You are the apple of My eye. I cherish you and value you and see your potential, so never doubt. Trust. Believe. Have faith – deep faith, never doubting.

            Don’t listen more readily to the words of doubt than you do to My Word to you. The master deceiver will fight to keep My Truth from you. You must put on your armor daily and fight the fight of FAITH…never doubting that you will succeed, never doubting My ability and readiness to meet your every need.

Love. Love those who have hurt you. Don’t remember the hurt. Leave those burdens with Me. All the past is Mine to carry. Yours is only to carry the cares of today—but you do not carry them alone. I so long to be your all in all. Don’t refuse me that privilege. “Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you.” It is my command to you.

Each hurting soul that I bring to you is your assignment from Me. Not always to “say” — often just to Love. Love as I love. See the soul, not the surface. Never judge. That is for Me alone. Your duty is simply to love and to lead. Lead the sheep to me, their Shepherd; to bind their wounds is My task; you just lead them to Me. You can lead by a smile; give them My smile.

All love and joy and peace are Mine to give. As I give to you, in return give to others. Never doubt the simplicity; simply obey as I lead.

Gateways of Freedom

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“I love you and you delight My heart. I have seen and I have heard your desires and petitions of your heart.

Each care that you have rolled on Me will be tenderly held and cared for.

Your trust in My faithfulness to respond to you opens

  • gateways of freedom,
  • gateways to joy,
  • gateways to service for Me

that flows from a deep-seated trust in My unfailing love and in My ear bent towards your every whisper.

Each time you whisper, “I love you,” I hear it echo through the heavens. Think not that your weak love is despised. Not so! It is a most glorious delight to Me.

As you grow in not being ruled by your feelings, your doubts and misgivings will subside! So much of doubt stems from feelings.

Remember that feelings of inadequacy, feelings of unworthiness, feelings of shame and eyes focused on self all squelch faith.

How much boldness a lion has and you can have the same boldness of spirit as you yield every care unto Me,  and continually live in My love and reliance upon My faithfulness.

Did Moses have any prior experience to give him expectant confidence in his own ability to part the Red Sea? No! But he did have reason to have confidence in Me, that I would respond as I had promised?!

So, too, have you the same opportunity for trust in Me and confident expectation to see seas parted and the never-before-seen results follow!

Go forward in faith, My beloved! Go forth, trusting Me,  your Father Who loves you with an everlasting love.”

In Quietness & Confidence

“In quietness and confidence shall be your strength. I will never leave you nor forsake you.

Look to Me at all times, even when you feel sure of yourself. I will guide you step-by-step.

As you keep your hand in Mine, your confidence in My present guidance will soar, and together We shall move, step-by-step.”

Ample Provision of Love

Ample Provision of Love

I love you, My dear. I love you! Come, come, come and partake of My love, freely poured out for you. Receive it into the depths of your being; be filled with My love, My peace, My joy! There is more than enough, for every need that will arise has been foreseen by the eyes of your Father, and I’ve made ample provision—as readily available as the air you breath. As you abide in My love, choosing to remain in My love, in it you will live and move and have your being!”

Acts 17:28 “For in Him we live, and move, and have our being;…”

Rev. 21:6 “And He said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.”

Rev. 22:17 “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”

(August 2015)

Avenue to Peace

I was thanking my Father for…

“You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.  I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”   Psalms‬ ‭32:7-8‬ ‭

…..and He lovingly whispered to me:

“My eye is upon you continually, even when your thoughts are far from Me.   I go before you and I am your rear guard as you go through this day. Keep turning your songs and your thoughts to me, and I shall keep you in perfect peace. Don’t be worried about many things; give them to Me and trust Me wholeheartedly. Your trust in Me is your avenue to peace.”

Making It Through Grief & Sorrow

What is the secret to making it through when life feels like more grief and sorrow than you can bear? Run to the One Who has borne all our griefs and carried our sorrows (Isa 53)…Jesus has carried the pain of those burdens so that we can let go of it and entrust every piece of it to Him.
For a few years, God has awakened me in the night at 1:11, 2:22, 3:33 OR 4:44. This happened so many nights that I saw it was God getting my attention, so I’d get up to be with Him to hear from Him or worship Him.

On one particular night in 2010, He awakened me at 2:22 and started speaking to my spirit. I grabbed my journal in the dark and started writing so I wouldn’t miss any of it.

“Beloved one, just as surely as the full moon in the sky overhead shines on you as you sleep, you shall be under My watchful eye of protection and love. I am as near as your next breath.

  Simply whisper My name,

“Jesus”,

and I reach out and embrace

the one I love.

I will never leave you or forsake you.

In the dark moments of loneliness, whisper My name, I am there.

In the agony of grief, whisper My name. My Comfort shall wash over your soul and give you rest.

Give thanks in all things and your joy and laughter shall be rekindled.

My love for you will become your balm, your source of comfort and healing as you nestle into My embrace in each lone moment.

I love you, My beloved. I gave My life for you. You are my cherished bride; I long for your companionship.

“Yea, though I walk though the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for Thou art with me.” 

I am with you, beloved one. Know this. I love you with a love that cannot die.”

Injustice and Love

 “You are the apple of My eye. My eye is upon you, nothing escapes My notice. With all injustice, look to Me– I will give you grace upon grace upon grace so that you can love the unlovely. Never scorn. I laid down My life for those who were mocking Me. My heart flowed with love for them in the midst of their hurled darts. As you yield to Me, I will teach you how to love in the midst of pain and sorrow, accusation and injustice. Love conquers all. Love triumphs. Seek love. I am love. I am in you. You are not alone. You are able with Me! Keep your gaze on Me; I will lock gaze with you! I love you, My precious one.


Rest in My Presence

Rest in My Presence

May 10, 2003

You will not always hear something specific from Me. 100APPLE_IMG_0235Sometimes allow yourself the balm of simply resting in My presence, delighting in My nearness, breathing in deeply the sweet savor of My everlasting love for you. Rest. Secure. Never worried or troubled. Lo, I am with you always. Believe My Word to you, and never falter.

I delight in your desire to know Me, and I long to reveal Myself to you. It will not require you doing, simply rest in My presence, unhindered by life’s duties. You can rest in My presence in the midst of your duties. Keep your mind stayed on Me, for it is there that you shall be changed. Now go forward and serve and be blessed—it is My gift to you. I love you. You are the very apple of My eye.

You Are Not Behind

YOU ARE NOT BEHIND

“I want you to seek Me just to know Me and to love Me.  Not to do or to be – just to know Me and fellowship with Me, for it’s in My presence that you will be changed.IMG_0213

No longer compare yourself to others.  I have made you for a distinct purpose.  I have a glorious plan for your life but you must trust Me to bring it to pass in My Own time. I am never late, so you are not behind.  In the fullness of time My perfect will for your life will be accomplished.  Just be patient and start focusing on quiet intimate fellowship with Me.  Lay all your worries aside.  Come rest by the cool, clear waters, in the green pastures where I want to lead you.”

Rest and Abiding

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4:20 a.m

“I will speak to the one who waits longingly and lovingly,

with her head upon My breast,

listening, waiting, satisfied to hear nothing but the breath

of the Savior she loves and adores. 

Sing your love songs to Me, in My presence;

it is beautiful to My heart. 

It is this quiet waiting, communion,

that is the place I long to meet with you. 

Seek Me often;

I am never too busy for you.

When the busyness of your day is overwhelming,

slip away to rest at My side,

 and draw from the quiet balm of Gilead. 

My peace. 

My peace will surround you. 

My peace will sooth your harried spirit. 

Rest. 

And then return to your work, resting. 

Abiding. 

Abiding in Me, Your Vine, from which flows your Life source.”OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Rest in the Storm

A precious word of encouragement from the Lord to me this morning (7/21/14)…sharing a portion of it for someone else who also needs it!

On way to church“The joy of our fellowship is as much a joy to Me, My dear one. You delight My heart with your earnest desire for Me. So often you’ve looked at your own performance as the measuring stick of your worthiness…that is not My way. I see you clothed in the righteous robes of My Son, Jesus, and being clothed like Him, you bear His resemblance…..Keep your gaze upon Me always. Peter sank beneath the waves when he looked away from My gaze. To look at the storm is never necessary–keep your gaze locked on Me in complete trust and certainty of My care for you. I will never let the waves overtake you. You and I shall sail the calmest seas through the winds may be howling around you. You are safe here in the shelter of My wings, where no evil or trouble can touch you. And as the storm crashes, you can lie down in perfect rest and sleep, for no worried thought can capture the mind set on Me.”

Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid…”

Psalm 91:1 (I call this God’s 9-1-1) “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty, Whose power no foe can withstand.” (Amplified Bible)

Look to Me Alone for Affirmation

LOOK TO ME ALONE for AFFIRMATION 11/10/14

Look to Me. Look to Me alone. Look to Me alone for affirmation and acceptance and love and fulfillment. I have created you. My thoughts and plans for you far exceed what any person could have for you. I have a destiny for you, and if you forsake all (forsake the pursuit of finding affirmation and acceptance with others) and follow Me alone, you will find peace and satisfaction in My will for you. You need not look to family or friends for affirmation. I love YOU. I have created you with your own distinct and unique personality, features, skills, giftings. You are a multi-faceted jewel of My design.  

Look to Me, your Maker, for I alone know the plans I have for your life. Joy and fellowship sweet we will share as you walk hand in hand with Me, trusting Me that I will not lead you along a path with pitfalls unavoidable. No, rather, I will shed light for each step when the way is dark and hard to be seen. As we walk hand in hand, your heart is at rest with a peace and joy and serenity nothing else can give you. The key to this peaceful walk is your hand in Mine—always in contact with Me, walking in sync, sharing thoughts as a continual conversation. Practice walking with Me, envisioning our hands grasped in love and joy. This is the way of escape from temptations and pitfalls. Stay in this place of abiding, this place of nurturing your spirit, this place where continual peace and joy is not only possible but is perfectly experienced. My love surrounds you and fills you as you abide in Me. What joy we share, for your presence gives Me joy in return!

Hearing from God

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I was feeling sorrowful for falling asleep when I get up to spend time with God. “Father, I long to hear from You. Would You please speak to me, my Abba Father.”

I’m so glad you have come, dear one. I’ve seen your struggle. You must remember that My speaking to you is not given as a reward for your performing a certain way at a certain time for a specified period of time. I come to the one who calls on Me, who calls believing and is ready in faith to receive from Me. Every minute in your day could be a lifting for you if you would but bring Me into it. Call Me on the scene by faith and believe that I have come whether or not your senses give you any positive indication of My Presence. Remember that I am Spirit and they that worship Me must worship Me in spirit and in Truth. My Word is Truth. To pray My Word is to pray Truth. Now arise and go forth and be empowered by My Word. The Word which I have spoken—it is life. Neglect not My Word. It is vital to your spiritual growth. Soak it up. Marinate in it. Wash your mind with the Word. Get into My Word. Plant it deeply within your heart. I am preparing you.

Struggling with the early morning

Dependence on God Alone

“Precious Father, I don’t know why it’s become such a struggle to get up early to have the quiet morning time with You. I’m so sorry—I don’t want to be slacking in my time with You, dear Father. Please help me find moments I can spend with You during the day if I’ve missed the early morning hours.”

My precious daughter, Remember that My acceptance of you is not based on your performance but on My love. And My love will never wear out. I love you as much when you sleep in as I do when you get up early. Don’t base your security on your performance—on what you do. Seek Me with your whole heart—in everything seek My will, My thoughts. Talk every decision over with Me; I will guide you moment by moment through your day, and our communion will become your life. I am there as you breathe in and breathe out—breathe in My presence. Talk with Me. Let your mind be stayed on Me. I AM love. As you are in constant communion with Me, My love will pour forth from you. My Power will enable you to resist the flesh and overcome the enemy.   Keep your eyes on Me, your dependence on Me alone. Your growth doesn’t hinge on how many mornings you get up early—it hinges on how much of your heart is totally dependent on Me. Think of Me as your oxygen. You need Me for each breath to be successful and fulfilling. THAT is how closely I want you to depend on Me, My love.

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Cleaning Little Hidden Neglected Areas

I awoke at 2:45 a.m.   I went into the bathroom and then began my struggle: “Father, do you want me to get up NOW or can I sleep for another hour?”  (No answer.)

“I’m so tired, but I don’t want to go back to bed and miss getting up early.  How did Jesus EVER do it, to spend all night in prayer?”

(“THAT’S HOW HE WALKED WITH ME LIKE HE DID, IN CONSTANT COMMUNION WITH ME.  THINK OF WHAT YOU COULD DO IF YOU SPENT THAT KIND OF DEVOTED TIME WITH ME.  COMMITMENT EQUALS COMMUNION.”)

By now I was walking around the bathroom with a wet washcloth in hand.  AS I’d see a dirty area, I’d clean it.  I noticed the handles of the drawers were dusted with powder and as I cleaned them, I thought, “I don’t remember ever washing these before.  If I haven’t, that’s 9 years of dirt on them!”  The Lord said to me, “I want to do this kind of cleaning in your heart, getting those little hidden neglected areas.”

I now knew that it was time to get up and knowing that God WANTED me up now, I had the energy to do it because I long for doing His will.

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When Old Regrets Return

Did you ever see two oxen working together, held to each other by a yoke that makes unequal-oxen-yokedsure the two are inseparable, and where one goes, the other has to go. This is just what Satan does to us by bringing up past regrets and sins forgiven…he tries to yoke us to guilt and condemnation that Jesus has set us free from!  But many times we slip that yoke right back over our head and hook ourselves to the tugs and pulls of Guilt, and can’t seem to get back on track, no matter how hard we try.  As long as we are yoked up to Guilt/Condemnation, it will pull us off course, and pulls hardest when we are trying to get into God’s Word or prayer.

 

I love using BlueLetterBible.com to look up Scripture to get the Greek and Hebrew root meanings. It always adds so much revelation. Take a look at Isaiah 58:6… Freedom from this kind of BONDAGE can come by fasting:

Is this not the fast that I have chosen, to loose the bonds wickedness, 

  •        To throw open,
  •        to free from the pangs of wrong and guilt

to undo the heavy burdens

  •        to set free 
  •        unbind, undo, fall off, fall away 
  •        the bar of yoke, the bands of the yoke, slavery; 

to let the oppressed go free,

  •    the crushed and broken go free,
  •    no longer a slave or captive; 

and that you break every yoke

  •       tear away, drag away, be snapped, 
  •        to be separated, 

from every bar of yoke of oppression.”

Break free from this yoke!  It will be snapped off; you can be separated from it!  Fasting brings freedom!  I only want to be yoked to Jesus; He says His burden is easy and His yoke is light!  It’s not burdensome to be yoked up together with Jesus!  ❤️

Jesus, You are Worthy of it All

Father’s Love Letter

 

Father’s Love Letter
An Intimate Message From God To You.

 

 

My Child,

You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.
Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways.
Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image.
Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being.
Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring.
Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived.
Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation.
Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book.
Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth
and where you would live.
Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother’s womb.
Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born.
Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented
by those who don’t know me.
John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry,
but am the complete expression of love.
1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.
1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child
and I am your Father.
1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.
Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father.
Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.
James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.
Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.
Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love.
Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless
as the sand on the seashore.
Psalms 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you.
Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession.
Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you
with all my heart and all my soul.
Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things.
Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart,
you will find me.
Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you
the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires.
Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you
than you could possibly imagine.
Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you
in all your troubles.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted,
I am close to you.
Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb,
I have carried you close to my heart.
Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away
every tear from your eyes.
Revelation 21:3-4

And I’ll take away all the pain
you have suffered on this earth.
Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you
even as I love my son, Jesus.
John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.
John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being.
Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you,
not against you.
Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression
of my love for you.
1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved
that I might gain your love.
Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus,
you receive me.
1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you
from my love again.
Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party
heaven has ever seen.
Luke 15:7

I have always been Father,
and will always be Father.
Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is…
Will you be my child?
John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you.
Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad
Almighty God

 

Father’s Love Letter used by permission Father Heart Communications
© 1999-2011 http://www.FathersLoveLetter.com

 

Knowing Jesus

I Touch Your Arm (from God Calling)

Yes!  When you are quiet before Me I lay My Hand upon each head, and Divine Spirit flows through that healing, powerful Touch into your very beings. Wait in silence before Me to feel that.

When you look to Me for guidance My Hand is laid upon your arm, a gentle Touch to point the way. When in mental, physical, or spiritual weakness you cry to Me for healing, My Touch brings Strength and Healing, the renewal of your youth, the power to climb and strive.

When you faint by the way, and stumbling footsteps show human strength is waning, My Touch of the Strong and Helping Hand supports you on your Way.

Yes! My Children, My touch has still its ancient Power and that Power is promised to you. So go forward into the future bravely and unafraid.

And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment; and as many as touched were made perfectly whole. Matthew 14:36

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From the book, GOD CALLING, email devotional from www.twolisteners.org  Click the link and you can sign up for the daily devotional.

The story behind this book is that in the 1930’s, two elderly women met each evening…wait, here’s a snippet from the story recorded at www.twolisteners.org/TheStory.htm

“Two poor, brave women were courageously fighting against sickness and penury. They were facing a hopeless future and one of them even longed to be quit of this hard world for good. And then He spoke. And spoke again!

Day after day He comes and cheers them. And though they still have their sorrows, they have joy and a new courage. For He inspires them with His promises for their future when His loving purpose shall be revealed; and He gently rallies them on their unbelief; as He did their forlorn predecessors during that walk to Emmaus.”

I had read their book for a couple years and longed that I might hear from Jesus in this same way.  He responds when we are longing for more of Him…and I heard from Him.  It was not an audible voice, but I heard it in my spirit like a conversation in my thoughts.  I started writing what He spoke to me, some of which I’ve posted (The Great Exchange, The Potter’s Wheel, Blessings from the Thorny Path, At the Hand of Suffering).  As I look back at what He gives me, I know it is not from my own mind….and He speaks such words of love!  We just cannot begin to grasp the extent of a very personal relationship we can have with Jesus!

I share what He has given me in hopes that it might encourage someone else, as well as to encourage you to develop your own relationship with Jesus. Do you know Jesus?  Have you given Him your life and received the free gift He’s offered to you?  We have all sinned and can never remove that blemish from our hearts, and sin is what makes us unfit for Heaven—it has broken our relationship with God and He wants to restore that relationship so that we might be with Him for eternity, sharing in the joy and wonder of Heaven, and the delight of being with Him.  He made us to fellowship with Him, and He greatly desires this relationship with us, so much so that He was willing to sacrifice His Son for us!  He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, into the world as a baby, completely human, to live as a man—yet He never sinned. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, Jesus did many miracles (as an example for all believers, who, by the power of the same Holy Spirit, are to do the same things Jesus did). But in spite of all the people who were healed, in spite of all the miracles, He was falsely accused, unjustly tried, beaten and tortured, and crucified on the cross… a death sentence reserved for the worst of criminals….and Jesus took this willingly, loving even those who were beating Him, crying out, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

But this was the Father’s plan: a Perfect Sacrifice to cover my sins.  According to Jewish law, a perfect lamb had to be slain once a year to cover the sins committed that year.  Now, the Lamb of God was slain, the perfect Lamb Who had never sinned, Who was pure and spotless, slain for the sins of all mankind for all time.  Why would He do this?  Why would God the Father sacrifice His only Son?  Why would He allow Him to be falsely accused and killed so brutally?  Because of LOVE.

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Because of Love Jesus died, willingly, so I would never have to take the punishment of my sins (which would bring me eternal separation from God).  He loved us while we were still sinners, and He wanted to make a way that we could be washed clean from our sin, and be restored to a relationship with Him.  So what do I do to be saved and receive Jesus?  Romans 10:9 says, “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

I admit that I know I am a sinner and I want to turn away from my sin,  I say YES to Jesus, (Jesus, I want You to save me, I accept You as my Savior, I know that Your death on the cross was for me, and I receive that.  I trust You with my life. Please be my Lord, I will live for you.  I want to know You.  I want to have a relationship with You.  Thank You for dying for me; thank You for loving me; I love You, Jesus!)

Here is a beautiful short video explaining Salvation’s story:

http://viewthestory.com/4879

You know, Jesus rose from the grave on the third day, and ascended to Heaven where He sits at God the Father’s right hand and forever intercedes for you and me!  He is constantly defending me as Satan comes to accuse me to God!  He claims me as His Own!

The Bible says Jesus chose to suffer because of the “joy set before Him”, because He could see the day when He would receive the reward for His suffering…and that reward is you, me…every person who receives Him as their Savior… we will be with him forever and ever…for eternity!  There is coming a day, perhaps soon, when He is going to be reunited with His beloved ones (us!!)…we will be His bride…we will marry the Lamb!  Did you know of this wedding day?!  We will never be apart again!!  We will be with Him forever!!  I can’t wait!!

The Refiner’s Fire

The Refiner’s Fire

(this was written by someone else, but it’s always touched my heart!)

Malachi 3:3 says, “He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.” 

This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what the statement meant about the character and nature of God.

One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back to

the group at their next Bible Study.

That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work.  She didn’t mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining silver.

 As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up.  He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities.

The woman thought about god holding us in such a hot spot; then she thought again about the verse that says, “He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver.”

 She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time.

The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire.  If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed.

 The woman was silent for a moment.  Then she asked the silversmith, “How do you know when the silver is fully refined?”

 He smiled at her and answered, “Oh, that’s easy—when I see my image in it.”

If today you are feeling the heat of the fire, remember that God has His eye on you  and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you.  (Author unknown).

At the Hand of Suffering

At the Hand of Suffering

God has shown me two important purposes for pain in life…the most important is falling in love with Jesus–the One Who loves us and forgives us when no one else will…and secondly, we have opportunities to share the comfort He gives us with others.  That’s my purpose in this blog….to share the comfort and love that Jesus has given to me.

There’s a sweetness

Known only in My presence

When driven to your knees

At the hand of suffering.

Come find rest

Come find peace

Come find solace until

You find the Joy.

Joy will come

Joy will flow

Outpouring, washing

Grace brings the Joy.

Then you, the washed,

Will wash

You will pour

You’ll restore

I through you

I in you

Together you and I

Will heal.

There’s no limit

To the power

That will flow

By My hand.

Just draw close

Breathe in new life

See not with eyes

Of self but faith

There’s no limit

To the grace

That will flow

By Me through you.

As you yield,

I restore;

As you yield,

I will pour.

Death to self

Means life in Me

I’ll raise you up

Free indeed.

Your freedom speaks

Your freedom sings

Your freedom to

Others brings

A hope and joy

That reflects Me

In you they’ve seen

Suffering

But suffering yields

Its own reward

Rest in Me

Your living Lord

Alive in you

Raising you up

To walk with hope

New life to bring

Passing through

The fiery trials

New life to grow

Recreated by My love.

Hold to Me when all is drear

Your loving Father’s ever near

No fear or dread

All worries shed

I hold you close

And keep you safe

My precious child

Whom love’s restored

No fear.  No dread.

Walk, instead.

The grace flows down

The grace flows out

You fill up

and pour it out

The spiggot’s on –

Don’t miss the flow.

(Given to me by the Holy Spirit in June 2009)

Click to hear Laura Story: Blessings

Blessings from the Thorny Path

 

There are things too wonderful for you to know them now, My beloved, but  trust Me, love Me, seek Me, walk with Me, and the path shall be unfolded before you; the gifts I have for you shall be poured out beyond your wildest imagination.  You have often felt unworthy.  I, My child, see you through  eyes of love and such utter acceptance.  You are beautiful to Me, You bring Me much joy. Continue on; with Me you will not be disappointed.  Love as I love, give as I give, ask and it shall be given to you as you have faith to receive.  I love you, My daughter. 

rockypathThe way has been tumultuous, but were it not for the rocky path and thorny way you would not have pressed in to Me with such pressure.  My strength has been yours from that pressing touch. When the path is smooth and the way beautiful and pristine, it is easy for you to be distracted by the pleasures around you.  It is the turbulent way that has pressed you to My side and how I joy to feel you there.  Now when you come to the glade, you won’t want to stray far from My side, will you, My love?  I long for the pressing touch of My children and it is My joy to fulfill all you need.  So, ask, in My name, that the Father may grant what you ask.

The Potter’s Wheel

At a time of intense sorrow, God spoke this to me in the middle of the night and I scribbled it down in the dark:

Embrace the cross…

Embrace the death knell to self…

The risen life cannot be, without first the death.

Yieldedness—not resignation, fully embracing the

bitter cup I ask of you to drink…

Obedience with joy  …

Joy that you’ve heard My voice and responded.

There is no other way to victory and peace.

To pursue peace is to seek My cross—

You are the clay on My potter’s wheel…

Remain pliable.

The hardened lump must be softened by pressure and heat…….the warmth of my hands.

…the greater the fury of your storm, the more sure solid embrace of My hands interlocked around you.  The pressure and heat of the trials that will transform you is not caused by those trials, but rather, from My secure and strong shelter hands shaping you, My clay, upon My potter’s wheel.  It is not the spinning of the wheel that causes the heat, but rather, the pressure of My hands.  Rejoice in your storm.  You are being transformed.

THE GREAT EXCHANGE

I was grieving in my heart, knowing how much emotional pain my son was still feeling over the divorce a few years ago, feeling responsible for his pain.  It was as though I needed to feel this pain, and carry this burden, because I felt responsible for it, and if I ever got to the point of not feeling pained by it, I was worried that I would become hard-hearted, and I didn’t want that, ever.

With these thoughts, a gnawing ache gripped my insides, until I heard my Jesus speaking to my spirit, “That’s why I died– to bear this burden for you.”

It was 12:35 a.m.  I asked, “Will You please wait a minute so I can get my journal?” and I flicked on the bedside lamp and grabbed my journal and pen.

Then He resumed, “Stay pressing into Me.  My love will saturate you; there will be no room for hard-heartedness to set in!  My love will flow from you.  You will be better able to accomplish My will in prayer as you are fasting and praying from this position of dependence on Me.  Dependence on Me to take care of (my sons), and dependence on Me to take the burden for you.  I want to carry it for you.  It is My delight to see you trust Me to do this for you.  It is not a burden to Me—it is a gift to Me when you give Me your burdens.  Your trust in Me delights Me.  This increases My songs over you, as your joy in Me causes overflow from you to others of the limitless oceans of love that will pass through this channel of trust, dependence, leaning entirely on Me, My love filling fully and flowing out.  It’s a GREAT EXCHANGE!

I heard this reference:  Romans 15:13, “May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing through the experience of your faith that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.”

Oh, Jesus is saying, “You feel that is your pain, you caused it, it’s your responsibility to carry it, and you’ve strapped it like a cross to your back.  You are resigned to carry it.  I say to you, I died to carry that cross for you. Oh, it gives Me joy to carry it for you, dear one.  When you trust Me, when you trust My willingness to be your burden bearer, and then entrust Me with your burden, you will sense freedom.  We shall walk arm in arm, laughing and loving because your burden is not burdensome for Me.  And now you can joy in My love for you and feel the freedom of those weights that kept you from My joy!”

                                                            

God’s 9-1-1

Did you know that GOD has given us a 9-1-1 to use every time we are afraid,

  • pressured
  • stressed
  •   fearful
  •     burdened
  •       desperate
  •      shattered
  •     broken
  •   falling apart
  •  losing hope
  • devastated….

He has given us a SECRET PLACE where we can run to Him and find safety, shelter, comfort, hope, peace…!  It is just amazing, and His 9-1-1 is so PERFECT for our every need:

PSALM 91:1 “He (or she) who dwells in the SECRET PLACE of the Most High

shall remain STABLE and FIXED under the shadow of the Almighty, Whose power no foe can withstand.”

“Stable and fixed”….I love those words added by The Amplified Bible (which looks at the Greek and Hebrew words to give added understanding).   It doesn’t matter how little the issue or how devastating the news, if we use God’s 9-1-1, we will be stable and fixed in all the storms of life.  I read a book by Graham Cooke in which he mentions that God had him spend a prolonged period of time in Psalm 91 (seems as though it was several weeks).  After reading how much he gained from this, I wanted to do this myself, so I spent a month reading only Psalm 91 every day.  I came away with such a greater understanding of how confident we can be in GOD, no matter what it is that is coming against us.  Grab a dictionary, a notepad and take a while to dwell here in God’s 9-1-1 and see what He shows you!

Psalm 91

1He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].

2I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God;

on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!

3For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.

4[Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.

(I love to picture myself under God’s wings, like chicks under the mother hen’s wings,

I am kept warm, held close to His heart)

5You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow

(the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,

(When  you lie awake at night, maybe after nightmares, or tormenting thoughts of all the situations that are so out of your control, memories and regrets of the past,  coming to steal your peace…run to Him, cry out to Jesus, take those thoughts captive…repeat God’s 9-1-1 outloud…and then rest in His arms as you fall back asleep)….

6Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.

7A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand,

but it shall not come near you.

(No matter what comes in this world with so much political unrest, if we are dwelling in the secret place–living, staying, making our home in that place of confident trust in the One Who will never fail us…then…see this next most awesome truth:

8Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked.

(Did you GET that?!!!  We are INACCESSIBLE to the enemy when we are in that secret place of the Most High–wow, I just LOVE that!!!)

9Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place,

10There shall no evil befall you, nor any plague or calamity come near your tent.

11For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service].

12They shall bear you up on their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

(If we could see the size of the angels that stand ready to accompany, defend and preserve us…we would live with NO FEAR!!!)

13You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall you trample underfoot.

14Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness–trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

15He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

16With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.”

This is my favorite Psalm…it gives me such confidence!   And this is the perfect Psalm to pray over your family…we declare to God His truths promised in the Psalm and our trust and confidence soars in His love, protection, and total care of us!  You are an AWESOME GOD, Father!  How we love You!!  Thank you, Father, thank You!!!