Expect Blessing

2 Corinthians 6:18 (NASB) “And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,” Says the Lord Almighty.

Beloved, I AM King of All the Earth, and you are My children. Refuse to expect scraps and leftovers. Resist the urge to feel like you need to plead for handouts or beg for attention. You are seen by Me. You are royal heirs. 

Expect blessing. Be open to how it will manifest, but expect it to come. Because you know I AM good. You know I AM faithful. And you know I AM over all. Walk with Me in victory. No shame dwells here, only glory. So lift your head, take My hand, and be who you’ve been created to be. 

Cultivate Your Heavenly Rewards

Hebrews 10:34 (TPT) You sympathized with those in prison and when all your belongings were confiscated you accepted that violation with joy; convinced that you possess a treasure growing in heaven that could never be taken from you.

Beloved, have mercy. Extend grace and compassion in every circumstance. For you never know when things will shift, and you yourself will be in need of mercy, grace, and compassion. Therefore, sow liberally from a heart full of generous humility and love.

Keep your heart fixed on the things of heaven. For your treasures in heaven cannot be stolen by human hands, destroyed by natural disaster, or negated by human interference. So love well. Bear much fruit. Sow kindness without restraint. Cultivate your heavenly rewards, for they are the ones which will last.

Anticipate My Goodness

Romans 5:4 (VOICE) When our characters are refined, we learn what it means to hope and anticipate God’s goodness.

Beloved, in times of trial, cling to hope. Stand fast in the knowledge of who I AM. For you know that I AM faithful, and you know that I AM good. Knowing these truths gives you hope both that I will bring you through the hardship, and that I will create beauty from the brokenness it brings.

So anticipate My goodness. Remind yourself of the truth of who I AM – of My character. Refuse to be moved by earthly circumstance, and instead be firmly rooted in unshakable hope. For the One you hope in is faithful. Continue reading “Anticipate My Goodness”

Devote Yourself to Me

Psalm 92:12 (VOICE) Those who are devoted to God will flourish like budding date-palm trees; they will grow strong and tall like cedars in Lebanon.

Beloved, devote yourself to Me – not because of promised blessings, but simply because you love Me. But trust that blessings will come forth. For I AM, and I AM a rewarder of those who seek Me wholeheartedly. 

How can I not want to lavish those I love with blessing? Resist the urge to look with avaricious eyes – only looking for blessing in finances or material things. Realize instead that I bless in a multitude of ways that are far less tangible. 

I bless with peace, joy, favor, and so many other ways. So simply devote yourself to Me without focus on what you may gain. But then watch with keen eyes as My blessings abound around you.  Continue reading “Devote Yourself to Me”

My Humble Ones

2 Timothy 4:8 (TPT) There’s a crown of righteousness waiting in heaven for me, and I know that my Lord will reward me on his day of righteous judgment. And this crown is not only waiting for me, but for all who love and long for his unveiling.

Beloved, I will not withhold My blessings from My faithful ones. Those who have bowed their heads in humility are prepared to be crowned in glory. And beloved, you have chosen the humble road. You have chosen selflessness. You’ve chosen to place others before yourself – and that choice has cost you dearly. 

And yet, time after time you’ve chosen the humble road – in part because it’s all you’ve ever known, but in part because you’ve known it pleases Me. And though this road is the one less chosen, and though the cost is high (death to self), the glory I bestow upon My humble ones is well worth the cost. 

So receive, My beloved, for My blessing I will not withhold. And My glory I will lavish upon you. Be swept away in the secret place – a place where no one else can see, and yet I see. I see you – My eye is ever upon you. And I will grant you peace and abundance, so receive. Continue reading “My Humble Ones”

The Blessing of Wisdom

Proverbs 3:13 (TPT) Those who find true wisdom obtain the tools for understanding, the proper way to live, for they will have a fountain of blessing pouring into their lives. To gain the riches of wisdom is far greater than gaining the wealth of the world.

Beloved, seek the blessing of wisdom, for it is of more value than riches. The insight it brings serves as a most valuable companion in all areas of life. So seek it, value it, and demonstrate wisdom by implementing it.

Draw deeply from the well of wisdom, for sweet are her waters. They bring life and the key to its abundance. Refuse to settle for simply the opinions of man, and instead relentlessly pursue the wisdom that comes from Me alone.

Take the Limits Off of Me

John 16:24 (TPT) Until now you’ve not been bold enough to ask the Father for a single thing in my name, but now you can ask, and keep on asking him! And you can be sure that you’ll receive what you ask for, and your joy will have no limits!

Beloved, I AM a good Father who loves His children. Do you think a young child hesitates from asking their beloved earthly parent for anything their heart desires? Or that the parent of the cherished little one doesn’t weigh each request with reverence, desiring deeply to bless the child they love?

So beloved one, ask! Resist the urge to edit your requests, and instead pour out your heart’s desires to Me – trusting Me with those secret thoughts. If I withhold, it is not from a place of rejection or any lack of love, for My desire to bless you is beyond your comprehension. So take the limits off of Me and ask. 

My Powerful Hand

Psalm 44:2 (VOICE) With a powerful hand, You drove the nations from this land, but then You planted our parents here. You fought for us against people of this land; You set our parents free to enjoy its goodness.

Beloved, in my mercy I created a place for you. I carved out somewhere for you to belong. In my strength – the power of My right hand, I make way for you and bring you blessing. Why then are you tempted to move in your own strength? Why then do you strive to make your own way?

You are Mine, beloved, and I take care of My children. Rest in Me. Trust in My strength and provision. Allow Me to lead you that you might know – in good times and in bad – I AM your God. 

Those Who Trust Me Will Not Be Put to Shame

Psalm 2:12 (VOICE) …blessings await all who trust in Him. They will find God a gentle refuge.

Beloved, regardless of who may have hurt you in days past, I’m not them. I AM faithful and true, and I fiercely guard My children. Rest in Me and trust Me to have you’re best interests at heart – even when you cannot see it. 

Those who trust in Me will not be put to shame, for I cover them with My blessings and walk with them through each trial. The presence of hardships in your life does not mean I’m not faithful, for character and faith are built in those moments. But know I AM with you – sustaining you through your darkest hours, and I promise joy comes in the morning. So trust in Me. 

Walk in Victory

Matthew 6:13 (KJV) And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil…

Beloved, you can always ask that I not lead you into temptation, but know when the times of testing come, it is simply an opportunity for your character to grow. I AM with you in the midst of every trial, and nothing is too hard for Me. 

So look to Me, in seasons of trial and temptation as well as season of rest and blessing, for I AM God in them all. I AM the deliverer, YHVH Sabaoth – the Lord of Hosts, the One who walks in victory. And as you stand with Me, you walk in victory too.  Continue reading “Walk in Victory”