Proverbs 12:25 (VOICE) The weight of worry drags us down, but a good word lightens our day.
Beloved, worry is a bully and a thief. It steals your peace and your time, all while agitating you and causing discomfort. So refuse to engage. Resist the urge to get sucked into its energy-depleting cycles and instead rest in Me.
When worries come to weigh you down, speak My truth to yourself. Be intentional to remind yourself of who I AM and who you are to Me. You don’t need to fear, for I AM faithful and good, and I love My children. So thwart worry’s attack by being steadfast in My truth and trusting My sovereignty.
John 4:13-14 (VOICE) Jesus: Drink this water, and your thirst is quenched only for a moment. You must return to this well again and again. I offer water that will become a wellspring within you that gives life throughout eternity. You will never be thirsty again.
Beloved, I AM the sustainer. I bring life, and I bring it in abundance. Only I can truly satisfy. So look to Me, and put your hope in Me. For I AM loving, and I AM good. I AM worthy of your trust.
Rely on Me. Be sustained by Me. Resist the urge to look to substitutes, for they will not quench your thirst nor sate your hunger – only I AM able. So put your whole heart in My hands, and trust Me to be all you need.
Genesis 8:1 (VOICE) …When it was time, God sent the wind to blow over all of the earth, and the waters began to subside.
Beloved, feel the breath of My Spirit in motion. Feel it shifting and changing things – changing the landscape, shifting the atmosphere. Never underestimate the power of My breath, for I AM fully able to bring abrupt and radical change.
My breath can part seas – bringing dry land where water once flowed deep. Think you that I cannot breath life and change in you as well? Receive My breath of life over you and all the things concerning you. Be not afraid of the change My wind may bring, for though life may bring change, when it comes from Me you know it will be for the good.
1 Kings 3:12 (AMP) behold, I have done as you asked. I have given you a wise and discerning heart (mind), so that no one before you was your equal, nor shall anyone equal to you arise after you.
Beloved, I hear and respond. Be mindful to ask rightly. For many accuse Me of faithlessness when the motivations behind their requests were amiss. Yet in My abundant patience I cause situations and circumstances to open their eyes and I extend My grace to them.
But you, beloved, desire to ask rightly. So invite Me to inspect your heart and stay open to My loving chastening. I will not grow angry or frustrated at your petitions, so extend the same grace to Me in My responses. And always ask for wisdom, for I will never withhold it. And in turn use it to know Me more. Continue reading “Ask Rightly”
Psalm 37:6 (TPT) He will appear as your righteousness, as sure as the dawning of a new day. He will manifest as your justice, as sure and strong as the noonday sun.
Beloved, you are seen by Me. Trust that I AM your defender and I AM your light. I bring forth justice for My children – My eye is ever upon them. I AM your righteousness, YHVH Tsidkenu – the Lord your righteousness.
You are the apple of My eye. Think you that I would stand idly by as you are accused or besmirched? Never. If it seems I hold My peace, trust that it is for a reason. You are never unseen or ignored, beloved, for you are precious to Me.
Isaiah 61:3 (TPT) …to give them a beautiful bouquet in the place of ashes, the oil of bliss instead of tears, and the mantle of joyous praise instead of the spirit of heaviness…
Beloved, I don’t patch things with a bandaid, or simply smooth things out so you don’t see the trials that were there before, no – I AM a God of radical transformation. I bring beauty from ashes, and joy from mourning. Nothing is too hard for Me.
Resist the heaviness that would try to cling to you, and embrace the mantle of joy that is yours. Burst forth in praise – in hopeful expectation, and watch as I manifest renewal in your life. Continue reading “Watch as I Manifest Renewal”
Proverbs 8:36 (VOICE) But heed my warning: the one who goes against me will only hurt himself, for all who despise me are playing with fire and courting death.
Beloved, I long to see you prosper. When I give you instructions or even a warning, I’m not doing so because I like to be in control or simply to exert My will over yours. I do it because I have understanding you do not. And if you will but trust Me, I will lead you rightly and save you much pain.
However, for those who resist My instructions and who refuse to heed My admonishments, avoidable hardships will obstruct their path. This is not some cruel retaliation on My part for the one who doesn’t give Me proper respect, but rather it is simply cause and effect. If you play with fire, you’d be foolish to be surprised when you get burned.
So heed My words, beloved, and heed them well. With a heart full of wisdom, choose to trust Me implicitly, and obey in love. For when you do, you will be blessed coming and going. And I richly desire that you flourish because I long to see you prosper.
Psalm 25:8 (VOICE) IMMENSELY good and honorable is the Eternal; that’s why He teaches sinners the way.
Beloved, I love My creation. My heart is that not one would be lost. I do not rejoice in the downfall of those who walk in sin, or congratulate Myself regarding the resultant curses they bring upon their own heads. Would a good parent rejoice in their child’s burns simply because their warnings proved true?
I love My creation. My hand is forever extended in hope that a lost or broken one will reach My way. And when they do, I grab on and refuse to let go. So yes, I AM kind and patient – rich in mercy. And yes, I extend grace and lead you in the paths of righteousness. I AM a good God, and a loving Father. Trust your heart with Me, and reflect My heart in your actions with others because sometimes your face is the only reflection of Me someone may see.
Psalm 18:18 (TPT) When I was at my weakest, my enemies attacked— but the Lord held on to me.
Beloved, when you give yourself to Me, I hold you fast and don’t let go. Resist the urge to presume if I haven’t moved in the way you desire that I’m unable or unwilling. Instead trust Me, and look to see where My hand is at work, for it surely is.
I AM a good father, and fiercely protective of My children. My love for you is so great that it cannot be measured. It cannot even be fathomed. So do you think I’d turn a blind eye to your circumstances, or a deaf ear to your cries? Surely not. Hold tight, beloved, and hide beneath the shadow of My wing. Continue reading “Hide Beneath the Shadow of My Wing”
Psalm 18:16 (TPT) He then reached down from heaven, all the way from the sky to the sea. He reached down into my darkness to rescue me! He took me out of my calamity and chaos and drew me to himself, taking me from the depths of my despair!
Beloved, in moments of desperation or despair, reach for Me and you will find Me already reaching for you. So grab hold, and refuse to let go. Trust Me to be your safe place of refuge. I AM YHVH Misgab – the Lord your strong tower, and YHVH Manowc – the Lord your refuge.
Put your trust in Me, for I AM mighty to save and no one is beyond My reach. So grab hold, for I AM YHVH Ezer – the Lord your help, and Elohim Yakol – God most able. Look to Me as I move in breakthrough, and then give glory for I AM King. Continue reading “Reach for Me”