Hebrews 11:17 (VOICE) By faith Abraham, when he endured God’s testing, offered his beloved son Isaac as a sacrifice. The one who had received God’s promise was willing to offer his only son;
Beloved, withhold nothing from Me. Remember all you have is from My hand. So refuse to be like a dog growling at its master’s outstretched hand as it enjoys a bone that was gifted from that very same hand. Trust all to Me. Resist the urge to guard or withhold from Me that which you hold dear.
If I instruct you in My Word not to frustrate your children, do you think I will turn around and do the opposite of what I instruct? Trust Me. I give and I take away, but I AM always working for good. Simply because I remove something doesn’t mean you’re “in trouble.” Trust that I AM working for your good.
So be passionate in your faith of Me. Withhold nothing. Demonstrate by your actions the level of belief you have in who I AM and the nature of My character. Let your unreserved faith declare Me worthy to all. Continue reading “Withhold Nothing”
Ephesians 3:20 (NLT) Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Beloved, never underestimate the power of My breath, for no death can prevail against My breath of life, My Holy Spirit. Refuse to allow your natural senses to mandate truth, and instead look to Me and seek My judgement. For I AM wise and merciful – abounding in love, and nothing is too hard for Me.
Ask Me to breathe. Ask for My Holy Spirit to invade. Have faith that I AM fully able to do “abundantly above all you can ask of think” and think big. Prophesy to the dead bones, “Come alive!” No situation is beyond My redemption, so look to Me is faith, beloved, and believe.
Ephesians 6:15 (TPT) Stand on your feet alert, then you’ll always be ready to share the blessings of peace.
Beloved, I AM YHVH Shalom – the Lord your peace. But peace that comes from Me is no passive, fragile thing. My peace is a force to be reckoned with. My peace isn’t powerless in the face of turbulence or chaos, for My peace wars against it.
And beloved, you have been given My peace and are called to walk in it. This includes taking territory for Me. You are an atmosphere changer. You restore My peace everywhere your feet may land. You are a warrior of peace – doing battle against the confusion of the enemy simply by being who I have made you. So walk in peace you have been given.
Ephesians 3:20 (TPT) Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.
Beloved, I love you with an everlasting love and My power knows no end. I AM able to do far more than you can ever imagine. I AM Elohim Yakol – God most able, and nothing is too hard for Me. Refuse to limit Me or assume My arm is too short or My authority is not sufficient, for I AM God.
And I have created you in My image, so refuse to short change yourself or indulge in insecurities. For I have made you. I have equipped you. And I have empowered you, so walk in boldness. Remember that you are made in the image of Elohim Yakol, so you are able when you find your strength in Me.
Ephesians 4:3-4 (TPT) Be faithful to guard the sweet harmony of the Holy Spirit among you in the bonds of peace, being one body and one spirit, as you were all called into the same glorious hope of divine destiny.
Beloved, keep your eyes fixed on the hope of the call I have for you – both personally and corporately. Choose to act in a way that aligns with that destiny. Choose unity. Choose patience. Choose humility. Choose love.
For this is what you’ve been called to. Be intentional to cultivate peace and unity within the Body. As each of you yields to My Spirit, you cannot help but align with one another. So yield, beloved, and do so in love.
Ephesians 4:2 (TPT) With tender humility and quiet patience, always demonstrate gentleness and generous love toward one another, especially toward those who may try your patience.
Beloved, choose to be generous with patience. Resist the urge to surrender to a fleshly response when you are tried. For as you stay rooted in humility, you are fully able to choose the high road – to walk in love, even when it may not seem “deserved.”
It is no great feat to offer patience to those who appreciate it and never trample on it. But truly My glory is seen in you when you choose to love the unloveable, and extend grace, patience, and forgiveness to those who may not even be aware they have done wrong.
Love big. Let humility fill your core, and patience pour forth in love. For, beloved, you never know when your godly kindness will literally change someone’s life. Isn’t that possibility worth the cost of your pride? Know that as you walk in this kind of grace, you are storing up treasures in heaven, and reflecting My heart on earth.
Psalm 45:3 (NASB) Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One, In Your splendor and Your majesty!
Beloved, stand ready. Be prepared to fight at My command. You do not war against flesh and blood, but against supernatural powers that would move against you and against My Kingdom. But do not be afraid, for I have overcome the wicked one.
Beloved, none can stand against Me. As My children stand with Me, they are aligned and prepared for victory. For I AM the victorious One. So stand. Resist the devil and all his efforts to move you. Stand in faith – unwavering. Stand with Me. Continue reading “Stand Ready”
Ephesians 1:18 (TPT) I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of his calling —that is, the wealth of God’s glorious inheritances that he finds in us, his holy ones!
Beloved, may you have eyes to see what I have called you to. May you know Me, and know My heart, that vision and understanding may come with ease. Behold, I have revelation to make known to you that exceeds imagination. Ask Me for it.
Hunger and thirst for more of Me. Desire the things of My Kingdom. For as you set your eyes on things above, I align the things below. Make ready, beloved. Press in and know Me, for knowing Me is the greatest gift of all.
Ephesians 3:12 (AMP) in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him [that is, our faith gives us sufficient courage to freely and openly approach God through Christ].
Beloved, refuse to cower. I love My children and welcome them in My presence. There is no reason to cower or hesitate when you know who you are in Me. So refuse to allow guilt, fear, shame, the opinions of men, or any other force to convince you that you are unworthy. For those thoughts do not align with Mine.
Instead, may the truth of your identity find its foundation in My thoughts of you. May your truth align firmly with My Word. And may you walk in boldness rooted in Me. You are the child of the King, so refuse to cower, beloved, and walk in the boldness of your true identity.
Ephesians 5:10 (AMP) trying to learn [by experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [and letting your lifestyles be examples of what is most acceptable to Him–your behavior expressing gratitude to God for your salvation].
Beloved, one who is moved with true gratitude acts accordingly. Gratitude shifts your heart. It demands action. It moves you. One who gives lip service to thanksgiving but who’s actions and heart remain the same is not truly grateful.
So check your heart, beloved. If you are truly moved with gratitude by My salvation and My love, how has it changed you and how are you reflecting that change to Me?
Let your gratitude overflow in a life spent giving glory and honor to Me. Knowing how to please Me is no great mystery, for I’ve made My heart plain in My Word. So know Me and know My heart, and offer up thanksgiving in a life filled with obedience and praise from a joyful, grateful heart. Continue reading “Be Moved by Gratitude”