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.”

I Will Never Use Shame to Guide You

My Heavenly Father whispered this on Valentine’s Day. What a gift of His love!

I will never use shame to guide you. Shame is the earmark (identifying mark) of the enemy, that wicked one who desires to kill, steal, and destroy, to squash*, smother* and extinguish* the light that would be shining brightly for Me, illuminating the darkness. Shame keeps hidden that which I would reveal. Take a look at all the ways you stay hidden because of shame. Identify those areas and bring them into the light of My glorious Gospel, which sets you free. 

Where shame has been heaped upon you by others, I have come to set you free; you are no longer bound by cords of shame if you will choose Me over the shame. Even the areas where you feel you are deserving of the shame, I have come to set you free from every cord that would bind you and hinder you from being all that I created you to be. I have set you free, My child. Will you accept that freedom and no longer succumb to the chains which I have already broken? 
Fear of man is akin to fear of what others are thinking or might be thinking…place no value , no credence on thoughts such as that, real or imagined. Set your mind on things above, keep a heavenly vision at all times, for that is the true perspective, the accurate lens through which to see.

Shame (from Dictionary.com)

noun

  1. the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc., done by oneself or another
  2. a fact or circumstance bringing disgrace or regret:

verb

  1. to cause to feel shame; make ashamed:
  2. to publicly humiliate or shame for being or doing something
  3. to drive, force, etc., through shame
  4. to cover with ignominy (disgrace; dishonor; public contempt)

 

James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”  (upbraid: to reproach, to shame, to find fault with, whether deserved or not.)

 Isaiah 54:4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.”

Psalm 34:5 “They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.”


Squash: to suppress or put down; to silence or disconcert as with a crushing retort or an emotional or psychological pressure; to press forcibly against or cram into a small space; quash: to make void, annul, or set aside

Smother: to stifle or suffocate, to overcome or extinguish; suppress

Extinguish: to put out a fire; put out the flame of something burning or ignited; to put an end to or bring to an end; wipe out of existence

“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.

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. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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. 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.”

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 seeas 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.”

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