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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 us. You are in sync with Me!”        

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.

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