Genesis 15:5-6 (VOICE) God took him outside to show him something. Eternal One: Look up at the stars, and try to count them all if you can. There are too many to count! Your descendants will be as many as the stars. Abram believed God and trusted in His promises, so God counted it to his favor as righteousness.
Beloved, trust the One who has promised because I AM faithful. My promises are God-sized and require faith. You may ask yourself if you are crazy to believe, but I AM the God of the impossible because with Me all things are possible.
So dare to believe what I say. And even when the waiting seems long or the fulfillment doesn’t look like you expected, trust with an open heart. I see things differently than you do, for My perspective is eternal. Shift your perspective to Mine rather than trying to draw Me to yours. Dare to believe.
Matthew 6:26 (VOICE) Look at the birds in the sky. They do not store food for winter. They don’t plant gardens. They do not sow or reap—and yet, they are always fed because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are even more precious to Him than a beautiful bird. If He looks after them, of course He will look after you.
Beloved, My tender care is apparent for all to see, and you are precious to Me. I never miss a thing – I AM mindful of details – nothing is beneath My notice. Will you receive from Me? Extend your hand, beloved, and accept what I have for you – even if it isn’t what you expected or hoped for. Trust in Me and in My goodness.
My thoughts toward you are good thoughts, so while you may not understand My actions, you can rest in the knowledge I AM good. I AM faithful and unerringly careful with your heart. Trust it in My capable hands.
Proverbs 3:3 (TPT) Hold on to loyal love and don’t let go, and be faithful to all that you’ve been taught. Let your life be shaped by integrity, with truth written upon your heart.
Beloved, be steadfast in integrity. Be loyal in your love. Be faithful with all you’ve learned, and be one who leads by example. You have been equipped for that which lies ahead.
Give weight to that which has been learned, for every experience of life gives opportunity to grow in character. Do so wisely. Stay focused on Me. Mirror your behavior to Mine. Be full of grace and rich in mercy, slow to anger and not easily offended, and love deeply and without judgment. Trust Me to move in others’ lives even as I move in yours. Continue reading “Opportunities to Grow in Character”
Acts 2:21 (NLT) But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Beloved, call to Me and I will answer. I will not ignore the one who calls upon My name – the one who knows My character and calls upon My integrity, who looks to Me in times of trouble. I will be faithful to respond.
For I AM called faithful – I AM El Aman, the Faithful God. I AM YHVH Misgab, the Lord your Strong Tower and El Tsur, God your Strength. I AM your protection and your sustainer – your very present help in times of trial. So call upon My name, and trust Me to respond.
Amos 3:7 (VOICE) …The Eternal Lord does nothing Without revealing His plan to His servants, the prophets. They are His spokespeople.
Beloved, hear what I say. Find that quiet place within and make room to hear My voice. Resist the urge to be presumptuous, or to assume you know My intentions. Simply because I’ve operated one way in the past, doesn’t mean I will always do the same in future.
Be intentional. Look to Me. Abide with Me. Refuse to be influenced by words without My breath. Resist the urge to allow doubt or fear of man to sway the treasure I have deposited in you. Hold fast, and be obedient with what you’ve been given.
Habakkuk 2:3 (KJV) For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak and not lie. Though it tarry, wait for it, because it will surely come; it will not tarry.
Beloved, resist the urge to be frustrated when promises seem to be delayed, for you know that I AM good to My word and I will bring all that I have promised to pass. I watch over My word to perform it.
So allow such moments of seeming holdup to stretch your faith, and yield to My growing process. I do all things with purpose and intention, and I AM using all things for good. So embrace the trials of waiting with joy knowing My hand is at work.
Romans 12:12 (VOICE) Do not forget to rejoice, for hope is always just around the corner. Hold up through the hard times that are coming, and devote yourselves to prayer.
Beloved, hope as you wait. Stay in a place of joyous expectation because you know who I AM and you know My character. You trust Me. You choose to trust Me.
Share your heart with Me in prayer. And remember to cast your cares on Me, for I AM fully willing and able to carry it all. So stir up your hope, and wait in joyous peace knowing the God you serve is completely faithful.
Psalm 45:13 (TPT) As the princess bride enters the palace, how glorious she appears within the holy chamber, robed with a wedding dress embroidered with pure gold!
Beloved, I’m adorning you in My rainbow of promises that you might never forget the covenant that lies between us. I AM good and I AM faithful. You are Mine just as I AM yours. Refuse to tarnish or sully the beauty of what we have.
Just as you expect fidelity from an earthly spouse, so I expect it from you. Just as you hope for affection and attention to be lavished from an earthly spouse, so I hope for it from you. And just as you pray for deep, abiding, sacrificial love from an earthly spouse, so, beloved, am I looking for that from you. Just as I give all these things to you.
Psalm 68:6 (NLT) God places the lonely in families…
Beloved, you are not alone. I AM with you and I will never leave you. Though there may be times your earthly family lets you down, I will never leave you or forsake you. I have chosen you and will never let you go.
I hold you close in your times of need, and I send others to be a blessing on My behalf. Beloved, embrace those I put in your life. Allow those divine connections to nurture your spirit and build you up. Allow them to reflect My heart to you and speak life over you. Allow them to clearly reflect back to you the truth of who you are rather than a distorted perception.
But even in these special friendships that are a gift from Me, remember that though they may reflect Me and act on My behalf, they are not Me and cannot act as a replacement. I work through them, but ultimately the love you seek is found in Me.
I know the truth about you and believe it unwaveringly. I know that you are precious, you are worth knowing, and you are worth loving. You are beautiful, cherished, and My heart for you is steadfast. But most of all, I have claimed you and called you My own. So, beloved, rest and know that you are Mine.
Jeremiah 17:7 (VOICE) But blessed is the one who trusts in Me alone; the Eternal will be his confidence.
Beloved, choose to trust in Me, for I AM faithful and worthy. Blessed are those who put their unfettered trust in Me – those whose confidence is in Me. I will not leave you or forsake you. If your trust is in Me, you do not trust in vain.
I AM the mighty deliverer. Would you rely on the weapons and wisdom of men when you have Me on your side? Surely not. Walk in wisdom rooted in a fear of the Lord. I will not lead you astray.