Open Your Heart and Believe

Genesis 18:14 (AMP) Is anything too difficult or too wonderful for the Lord? At the appointed time, when the season [for her delivery] comes, I will return to you and Sarah will have a son.

Beloved, I AM capable of the miraculous, so stretch your faith and open your heart wider and believe. Resist the urge to only have faith in Me for the things you think I’m able to accomplish. I AM so much greater than you even know. 

Expect the unexpected. Expectation like this is an active waiting, not an entitlement. It is a joyful hope based on who you know I AM, and what you –  in faith – know Me to be capable of. I AM the God of the supernatural, so open your heart and believe.

I AM the Living God

Luke 24:5 (TPT) Terrified, the women fell to the ground on their faces. The men in white said to them, “Why would you look for the living One in a tomb? He is not here, for he has risen!

Beloved, too often people are tempted to look for Me in the wrong places. They forget the full majesty of My glory and the awesome authority of My sovereignty. I AM bigger than most can begin to understand.  Resist the urge to fall into that trap. See Me as I AM: the King of Glory, Lord of all, the Living God. 

I AM high and lifted up – holy and worthy of all honor and praise. See Me, beloved, and understand that with all that I AM, you are the apple of My eye. Despite the greatness of My majesty and the weight of My authority, I know your every need, count your every hair, and catch your every tear. You are My beloved, and I AM the Living God.

Delve into the Mysteries of Me

Psalm 78:2,4 (VOICE) I will open my mouth in parables; I will speak of ancient mysteries— We will not keep these things secret from their children; rather, we will tell the coming generation All about the praise that is due to the Eternal One. We will tell them all about His strength, power, and wonders.

Beloved, delve into the mysteries of Me. There is such beauty in knowing and being known – such joy and depth of affection in the intimacy of understanding. Just as a couple that has been married for decades and who are deeply in love can finish one another’s sentences and preemptively anticipate each other’s needs and wants, so I desire that intimacy with you. 

I want you to know how I think – to feel confident in how I move. I want you to be intimately aware of the mysteries that make Me who I AM, just as I know you and all the mysteries that make up who you are. From that depth of understanding comes an unshakable foundation of trust and appreciation. It is worth the effort to cultivate. So delve into the mysteries of Me and see the beauty that comes forth, beloved, and then share Me with the world.

Cultivate Good Fruit

1 Corinthians 13:1 (TPT) If I were to speak with eloquence in earth’s many languages, and in the heavenly tongues of angels, yet I didn’t express myself with love, my words would be reduced to the hollow sound of nothing more than a clanging cymbal.

Beloved, to reflect My voice you must also reflect My character. One cannot speak of humility and have that word be well-received if one is steeped in pride. So be mindful to cultivate the fruit of My Spirit. 

It is more important that you accurately reflect My character than that you repeat My words. When the fruit of your character is sour, your words will taste sour too. So cultivate good fruit and flow from that place. 

Call to Me and Receive by Faith

Luke 17:13 (TPT) They shouted to him, “Mighty Lord, our wonderful Master! Won’t you have mercy on us and heal us?”

Beloved, pursue wholeness and blessing. Refuse to settle for anything less. You know My character. Declare who I AM in faith of what you have yet to see. Call Me by name and by the attributes of My character, and then expect in faith. 

I AM YHVH Tsaba, the Lord of Hosts. I AM YHVH Shalom, the Lord your peace. I AM merciful and righteous, slow to anger and full of grace. Call to Me, beloved, and then receive by faith. 

Elohim Azar (God your Helper)

Psalm 40:2 (VOICE) He reached down and drew me from the deep, dark hole where I was stranded, mired in the muck and clay. With a gentle hand, He pulled me out To set me down safely on a warm rock; He held me until I was steady enough to continue the journey again.

Beloved, I AM Elohim Azar – God your Helper, and I will not leave you helpless. So in that moment you feel lost and afraid, reach for Me with full confidence, for I AM present. I AM YHVH Shammah – the Lord is present, and I AM with you to sustain you. 

Have faith in Me for I AM El Aman – the faithful God, and I will not desert My children. So when you find yourself in the darkness and when you feel pressed on all sides, rest in Me for I AM able – fully able, to help you in your time of need. I AM Elohim Yakol – God most able, so trust in Me. 

I AM Lord of All

Exodus 15:3 (AMP) The Lord is a warrior; The Lord is His name.

Beloved, I will not retreat from a fight. I battle for those I love because I deem you worthy. You are precious and prized – the apple of My eye, and when someone hurts you, it hurts Me. So leave justice in My hands, for only My judgment is righteous. 

You can trust in Me. You can trust your heart in My care. Give yourself to me fully – without holding back, and watch how I lavish My love upon you. I AM Lord of all. I AM. 

The Pleasure of Knowing Me

Psalm 105:3 (VOICE) Revel in His holy name. May the hearts of the people who seek the Eternal celebrate and experience great joy.

Beloved, take great pleasure in knowing who I AM – in knowing My character, in knowing My name. I AM steadfast and everlasting – unchanging and fully reliable. I AM your true north – the One who gives you both stability and direction, so look to Me.

Seek Me with great fervor, and understand My worth. Take joy in both the pursuit and the times of intimacy. Remember the whole of the journey is of value, not simply the destination points along the way. Take time to experience the great joy of relationship with Me.

YHVH Shammah (the Lord is Present)

Zephaniah 3:17 (AMP) The Lord your God is in your midst, A Warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with joy; He will be quiet in His love [making no mention of your past sins], He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.

Beloved, I AM YHVH Shammah, the Lord who is present, and I AM with you; therefore, you have nothing to fear. I cover you in My love, for I AM love. I rejoice over you with song, such is My delight in you. Rest in the peace found in My presence. 

I don’t hold your past mistakes over you, nor threaten retaliation for your wrongs. I stand by your side unwaveringly, and nothing – not your own actions nor someone else’s – can prompt Me to move. I AM steadfast, beloved, and steadfastly on your side. Quiet your soul as you rest in your faith in Me.

Changed by the Power of Love

Hosea 14:4 (NLT) The Lord says, “Then I will heal you of your faithlessness; my love will know no bounds, for my anger will be gone forever.

Beloved, I’m not angry with you nor have I turned My face away from you. There’s nothing you can say or do that will change My love for you. It is steadfast. It is unchanging. And it is pure. 

Let yourself be saturated by My love. Be healed by it. Watch Me and learn what true faithfulness looks like so that you might reflect it in kind. As My love for you knows no bounds, so reflect that unconditional love back on Me and on those around you that all might be changed by the power of love.