Harnessed Power

Colossians 4:6 (VOICE) When you speak the word, speak it gracefully (as if seasoned with salt), so you will know how to respond to everyone rightly.

Beloved, as you live your faith, let your life speak for itself. Resist the urge to “help” Me further the Kingdom by acting “on My behalf” without the unction of My Spirit. Passion for Me is vital, but passion alone isn’t enough. Cultivate wisdom, discernment, and understanding. 

Then use that character to temper your zeal. A sawed off shot gun and a sniper rifle both have power, but only one is harnessed and has singular accuracy, which is power under control. So lay down your own agenda, yield to My leading, and allow My Spirit to guard your tongue, in doing so you become a powerful force for Me.

Fully Yield

John 3:8 (TPT) For the Spirit-wind blows as it chooses. You can hear its sound,  but you don’t know where it came from or where it’s going. So it is within the hearts of those who are Spirit-born!”

Beloved, as you yield to My Spirit, expect the unexpected. For the way I think and move isn’t the same as you might think or move. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways” (Isaiah 55:8).

So expand your expectations. Be open to how I might move, and be ready to go with My flow. Release any expectation of control and fully yield to Me.

Surrender Your Plans to Me

Jeremiah 31:3 (GW) The Lord appeared to me in a faraway place and said, “I love you with an everlasting love. So I will continue to show you my kindness.

Beloved, never has My love for you dimmed or been diminished. No, it burns like the brightest flame, casting light and bringing warmth – a steady assurance and unyielding support. I AM and have been at your side, and ever will I be.

Let My love strengthen and encourage you – bring you comfort when you are in need. But press forward, beloved. Refuse to turn back. The threshold lies before you, and like a bridegroom carries the bride into the chamber, so, My love, will I carry you as you surrender your plans to Me.

Refuse to Withhold

Matthew 16:25 (VOICE) The person who wants to save his life must lose it, and she who loses her life for Me will find it.

Beloved, refuse to hold anything back. The temptation is always to protect oneself, to hedge one’s bets, to cover your own interests, but I AM fully trustworthy to see to your needs. You cannot both protect yourself and surrender to Me fully. To yield requires trust, and to do so without condition.

Search your heart, beloved, and see if there are areas you  are yet withholding. Resist the urge to try to “help” Me take care of you, for I have the job well in hand. Give yourself to Me completely, and know I AM covering you in My great love.

Sweet Surrender

Psalm 91:4 (TPT) His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you. You can run under his covering of majesty and hide. His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm.

Beloved, I AM here and steadfast. Ever vigilant. Ever ready. My desire to protect you is acute. Consistently make the choice to run to Me. Be intentional to surrender to My covering. You cannot both protect yourself and surrender to Me – and only I can truly cover you, so hide yourself in Me.

Relinquish control, beloved, and trust Me completely. I AM the Rock of Ages, the Everlasting Arms, your Deliverer and your Strong Tower. Find your rest in Me. Cast your burdens down and surrender your cares to Me, for I AM well able to meet each and every need.

Trust Me. Trust that My ways are perfect even when they are not your ways. I see things you do not see and know things you do not know, and I operate with complete understanding, so surrender yourself to Me and delight in the sweetness found in that surrender.

Coming Promises

Ruth 3:1,5 (AMP) Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to Ruth, “My daughter, shall I not look for security and a home for you, so that it may be well with you? Ruth answered her, “I will do everything that you say.”

Beloved, I see the promises I have set before you, and I know each step you must take to walk in the fullness of them. Trust Me to lead. Yield completely to My plan. You don’t have to agree or understand, you simply have to obey.

This is a matter of trust, which is a matter of faith. Will you wait when I say wait, and act when I say act? Will you trust that I have not forgotten you even when the wait seems long? Will you rest in the knowledge that My timing is perfect and My plans for you are good?

Know that I AM God. Be content with every part of the journey. As you wait in expectation for the promises ahead, be mindful not to slip into impatience, frustration, or resentment. I do not toy with My children. Even the time of waiting is fruitful, so embrace it and wait with joy for the coming promises.

Humble and Yielded

Psalm 149:4 (TPT) For he enjoys his faithful lovers. He adorns the humble with his beauty and he loves to give them the victory.

Beloved, I delight to bring victory to those who rejoice in Me. It gives Me immense pleasure to bestow such blessings on those who have held nothing back. Love Me lavishly, sweet one, and without agenda – simply love because I loved you first.

Focus your heart on Me, and leave the battle plans to Me. Your role is humility – eyes and heart fixed on Me; My role is to be God and all that encompasses including knowing what is best for My children and leading them in that path as they yield. I have you, beloved. Continue reading “Humble and Yielded”

El Gibhor (Mighty God)

Jeremiah 32:18 (NKJV) ‘[You] show lovingkindness to thousands, and repay the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them–the Great, the Mighty God, whose name [is] the LORD of hosts.

I AM El Gibhor, the Mighty God. I AM righteous and powerful, merciful and perfect in my judgment. Nothing is too great for Me. I AM the Lord of hosts with legions of angels at My command, is anything beyond My reach?

Know Who it is you serve. Understand the God you have chosen. I AM the great I AM – beyond your full comprehension – so resist the temptation to try to fit Me into your understanding rather than stretching your understanding to know Me.

I cannot be manipulated or controlled, but I love you and I AM good. Yield yourself to Me, your trust is well-placed here. Partner with Me and together we will move mountains.

Rest in My Flow

Romans 8:14-16 (TPT) The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit…

Beloved, the wise and mature choose to yield to the direction of My Spirit, while the headstrong and shortsighted insist on being tossed too and fro by the whims of the flesh. Choose wisely by which you will be led.

Resist the urge to react to fleshly urges rooted in pride or greed, and refuse to succumb to self-serving patterns of behavior, instead choosing the good of My Kingdom above all. Yield to My leading, just as one might float on the water allowing it to move you where it may, likewise rest in My flow. I will not steer you wrong. Continue reading “Rest in My Flow”

Trust Me Unreservedly

Matthew 11:6 (TPT) And tell John that the blessing of heaven comes upon those who never lose their faith in me — no matter what happens!

Beloved, resist the temptation to judge My ways. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are My ways your ways. My thoughts are higher, and you need not understand to obey. Faith is trust. The foundation of your life is your faith; therefore, stand fast in your trust of Me regardless of your understanding (or lack thereof), and walk in obedience.

Move in the good work I have set before you. I will reveal each step in its time, so simply trust My Holy Spirit to lead. I AM more capable of leading than you are of messing up, so trust that as you keep your heart tender toward Me, I will always find a way to direct you. Your faith is sufficient for Me, so remain steadfast and trust Me unreservedly. Continue reading “Trust Me Unreservedly”