Chosen and Precious

1 Peter 2:4 (VOICE) Come to Him—the living stone—who was rejected by people but accepted by God as chosen and precious.

Beloved, though men may reject My Anointed One, I have not, for we are one. Men’s rejection did not change His value or His call. It did not disqualify Him from operating in His anointing. Nor did it inhibit His connection to Me.

If My Son was rejected by men and is beloved and accepted by Me, then why need you concern yourself over the acceptance or rejection of men? You too are chosen and precious. So embrace that knowledge, and walk in the fullness of all you’ve been called to.

1 Peter 2:4-5, 9 (VOICE) Come to Him—the living stone—who was rejected by people but accepted by God as chosen and precious. Like living stones, let yourselves be assembled into a spiritual house, a holy order of priests who offer up spiritual sacrifices that will be acceptable to God through Jesus the Anointed. But you are a chosen people, set aside to be a royal order of priests, a holy nation, God’s own; so that you may proclaim the wondrous acts of the One who called you out of inky darkness into shimmering light.

Steadfast and Life-Giving

1 Peter 2:4 (VOICE) Come to Him—the living stone…

Beloved, I AM YHVH Cela – the Lord your Rock, and Chay Elohim – the Living God. Like the water that came forth from the rock in the desert to sustain the lives of the Israelites, so my steadfast life-giving flow sustains you still today.

So come to Me. Dwell with Me. Connect with what I AM doing in the earth, for I AM building the Kingdom. And as you move with Me, you get to be part of something bigger than yourself – something beautiful and holy, something that is glorious. So look to Me, and trust Me to be steadfast and true.

1 Peter 2:4-5, 9 (VOICE) Come to Him—the living stone—who was rejected by people but accepted by God as chosen and precious. Like living stones, let yourselves be assembled into a spiritual house, a holy order of priests who offer up spiritual sacrifices that will be acceptable to God through Jesus the Anointed. But you are a chosen people, set aside to be a royal order of priests, a holy nation, God’s own; so that you may proclaim the wondrous acts of the One who called you out of inky darkness into shimmering light.

Wise Steward of Your Gifts

Exodus 31:3 (AMPC) And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and ability, in understanding and intelligence, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship,

Beloved, never hesitate to ask for increased anointing and wisdom in cultivating your giftings. I have entrusted them to you, and love to see you walking in their fullness. It is a joy to fill you with My creativity – for it is endless.

Be a wise steward of the gifts you’ve been given. Use them as you feel led, and resist the urge to be derailed or swayed by the feedback and opinions of men. As you create to this audience of One, you can and will be a blessing to others but will do so without seeking to please men. Trust Me, I will bring the increase.

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Be a Vessel of Worship

Psalms‬ ‭108:2‬ (TPT) Arise, my soul, and sing his praises! I will awaken the dawn with my worship, greeting the daybreak with my songs of light.

Beloved, arise and awaken! Greet the day with a heart full of joyous gratitude. Allow your thanksgiving to manifest, and bring forth praise. Release your sound and movement into the atmosphere. Shift the space around you. Welcome My glory in that place.

As you move through your day, carry that praise with you in your heart and reflected on your countenance. May all who encounter you see My presence alive and active in your life. Be a vessel of worship, beloved, and usher in heaven wherever you go.

Be an Advocate for Peace

Proverbs 12:20 (VOICE) Deceit darkens the hearts of those who plot evil, but advocates of peace have joy.

Beloved, an advocate pleads the case of what they believe in. They defend it, and fiercely support it. They are intentional to advance its interests. What are you an advocate for? What do you fiercely support? What are you fighting for?

Be an advocate for peace – an advocate for My Kingdom. Whether this means standing against the ploys of evil or working to change the hearts of those who bring turmoil or simply loving well and doing so with abandon. Be intentional where you invest your time and energy, and be an advocate for good.

My Spirit Brings Life

Genesis 8:11 (VOICE) This time the dove came back to him in the evening, and there, in its beak, was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew then that the waters had begun to retreat from the land.

Beloved, My Spirit brings life. It brings hope. So wait on My Spirit for wisdom and direction. Trust Me to give a clear sign so you know which way to go. For I AM intentional and clear. I desire to be understood by you even more than you desire to understand.

So listen, and trust Me to lead. My sheep know My voice, and the nudging of My Holy Spirit is known to them. In love, obey. Then watch as life bursts forth and I bring you from glory unto glory, for you are Mine.

Be Wise of Speech

Proverbs 12:18 (VOICE) Thoughtless words cut deeply like a thrusting sword, but the speech of the wise is a healing balm.

Beloved, be wise of speech, choosing each word with intentionality. Speak from an understanding that each word is a seed you are depositing – it will bring forth either life or death. So be deliberate what harvest you hope to reap, and sow accordingly.

Resist the urge to surrender to momentary emotions by venting hurtful words that may maim for years to come. Instead let hard words be chosen with care that they might break that they can bind, so healing can blossom forth. Speak life, and do so with love. Let your words reflect Me and My heart. Continue reading “Be Wise of Speech”

Sow with Intention

Galatians 6:7 (NLT) Don’t be misled–you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.

Beloved, do not deceive yourself or allow yourself to be misled. You cannot sow in selfishness, and reap a harvest of blessing. Nor can you sow in unrighteous judgment, and think to reap in mercy.

Sow with intention. To reap a harvest of love, sow love – sow compassion and forgiveness. To reap a harvest of blessing, sow generously and with wisdom. Make wise choices, beloved, and be intentional to delight in the things of Me, for I AM a God of justice, and only I can satisfy.

Embrace the Truth with Joy

Proverbs 12:15 (VOICE) Fools follow their own directions and think they are right, but wise people listen intently to advice.

Beloved, My sheep know My voice. So whether My breath flows from the mouth of a stranger, friend, child, or from heaven above, be wise enough to heed it. If you know Me, you will recognize My voice regardless of what vessel I use to deliver My words.

So remain humble and open. Strong convictions are good if they are rooted in Me, but, when founded in self-righteousness and pride, they are a stumbling block and an idol. If your beliefs are rooted in Me, they will not be shaken by humbly listening to those who would speak into your life.

Trust Me to lead. Trust Me to make truth clear. Be open to My direction and insight even if it challenges what you believe you know. For as you grow, I reveal more to you. I’m not changing, but as your ability to understand Me develops, so can I reveal new truths and aspects of My character that you might continue to grow. So be open and listen, and be ready to embrace the truth with joy.

You are the Apple of My Eye

Zechariah 2:8 (NKJV) For thus says the Lord of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.

Beloved, never question your importance to Me. For you are My cherished one – the apple of My eye – more precious than the finest gold, more prized than the rarest pearl. None can shift My gaze from you, nor steal My love so true. 

Rest yourself in the pools of My love – the depths so deep they cannot be plumbed. My heart is unchanging and ever true, My cherished one – My love. So saturate yourself in Me, and float upon My waves, for nothing sweeter can you find than being lost in My embrace.

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