Expectant Heart

2 Kings 4:6 (VOICE) Soon all of the containers were filled. Woman: Bring me another container. Son: There aren’t any left. It was then that the oil ran out.

Beloved, trust My abundant provision. For I AM fully able. I can creatively multiply – like the pot of oil or the loaves and the fishes. I can expand something’s use to keep it from needing to be replaced – like shoes of the Israelites that never wore out.

I can supernaturally provide – like the manna from heaven. I can provide using any number of unusual sources – like the ravens who fed Elijah in the cave. I AM fully able, for I AM Elohim Yakol – God Most Able. So trust in Me with an expectant heart, for I AM faithful.

2 Kings 4:5-7 (VOICE) The widow went away from Elisha and enclosed herself in a room with her sons. One at a time, her sons held a container before her, and she poured. Soon all of the containers were filled. Woman: Bring me another container. Son: There aren’t any left. It was then that the oil ran out. The widow then went back to Elisha, the man of God. Elisha: Now go sell the oil, and pay the creditor what you owe. Then your children won’t be made into slaves, and you and your sons can live on the remaining money.

Ask Rightly

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”

A Yielded Vessel Bears Much Fruit

2 Kings 2:10 (VOICE) Elijah:  What you have requested of me is challenging, but it will be done if you witness my departure. But if you do not watch, then you will not have your double portion.

Beloved, you desire increase, but remember it often comes as a result of obedience and vigilance. Be sensitive to My Spirit’s leadings and you don’t miss a thing. Be ready and alert, and – when I give direction – be quick to obey.

Remember, beloved, your understanding isn’t required for you to be obedient. Step out in faith. Trust My direction. Trust I’ll bring loving correction when needed. So obey and trust, and then watch as I increase the powerful ways I move through you. A yielded vessel bears much fruit.

Ask in Faith

2 Kings 2:9 (VOICE) After the two had made it to the other side of the Jordan, Elijah spoke to Elisha. Elijah: Tell me what it is you would like me to do for you before I am taken away from you. Elisha: Please, I wish to receive a double portion of your spirit. As your successor, I want to have twice the portion of your power.

Beloved, if anointing is what you seek, don’t be afraid to ask. I love to empower My children, and I love to work through you. For those who are willing and tenacious in their faith, I AM able to do amazing and awesome things.

So if you desire to move powerfully on My behalf, cultivate relationship with Me and ask boldly. For I have given you access because of My love for you, so approach Me without hesitation, and ask in faith expecting Me to respond.

Stir the Hope Within You

Psalm 37:7 (TPT) Quiet your heart in his presence and pray; keep hope alive as you long for God to come through for you. And don’t think for a moment that the wicked in their prosperity are better off than you.

Beloved, stir the hope within you, and know I AM ever near. I will not leave you lonely, nor desert you when you are in need of My hand. I see you. I AM with you. Keep your heart steadfast in faith.

Refuse to waste time in comparison, looking to see with earthly eyes and human understanding where My focus seems to be. Rather trust My heart towards you is steadfast and good, and know that I AM trustworthy and true. Encourage yourself in your faith as you put your hope in Me.

Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit)

Ezekiel 37:1 (VOICE) The Eternal had a hold on me, and I couldn’t escape it. The divine wind of the Eternal One picked me up and set me down in the middle of the valley, but this time it was full of bones.

Beloved, yield to My flow. Allow My Spirit to move you into position – even (and perhaps especially) when you don’t know where that is supposed to be. You don’t need to be in control, or insist on understanding all My leadings before you’ll submit. On the contrary, true faith is trusting Me without fully understanding. Trusting that I will tell you what you need to know and will lead you where you need to go.

My Ruach HaKodesh – Holy Spirit – My breath, My wind – can be trusted to bring life, to lead, to heal, to renew, and so much more. So trust in Me. Yield and flow. Ride the currents of My breath and allow the wind of the Spirit to carry you – as if on wings – where you need to be. Continue reading “Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit)”

Function in My Flow

Psalm 138:3 (VOICE) On the day I needed You, I called, and You responded and infused my soul with strength.

Beloved, close your eyes and feel the breath of My Spirit across your face. My life, which brings liberty, invigorating you and bringing refreshing. Breathe it in, beloved. Receive – by faith receive.

Just as you need air to sustain your very life, My Spirit is necessary for you to live and move and have your being. Refuse to function outside of My flow. Resist the urge to struggle against Me. Beloved, this is the essence of faith. Yield, and flow in My Spirit of life.

Trust Implicitly

Psalm 138:7 (VOICE) Whenever I walk into trouble, You are there to bring me out. You hold out Your hand to protect me against the wrath of my enemies, and hold me safely in Your right hand.

Beloved, as you follow the road of life, trust that I know what is behind each bend and beyond each corner. For I know the beginning from the end, and the whole of the journey in between. So trust Me to lead.

Just as you trust implicitly in a map or GPS if you are traveling in an unknown area, so you should have that same unreserved faith in Me. Have enough faith to rely even when you do not know or understand where you are headed. Trust that I will not lead you astray.

And rather than spend the journey fretting about what is to come, focus on enjoying the ride. Relax as you allow Me to lead, and remember to enjoy the sights and sounds along the way.

Speak in Faith

Jeremiah 1:10 (VOICE) This very day I appointed you to speak with My authority over nations and kingdoms. Your word — My word — will have the power to uproot and stamp out; it will destroy and upend. And then your word—My word— will rebuild and plant anew.

Beloved, refuse to underestimate the power of the words you speak. For I AM the one who has filled your mouth, so your power and authority comes from Me. Truly your tongue holds the power of life and death, so wield that authority wisely.

Speak with expectancy, and have faith in the Power behind your words. For I AM Elohim Yakol – God Most Able, and nothing is too hard for Me. So expect Me to move. Expect the manifestation of My power. Expect the fullness of My glory. Speak in faith, beloved, and then wait to see Me move. Continue reading “Speak in Faith”

My Fingerprints

Romans 1:20 (NLT) For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

Beloved, shout your hallelujah! Refuse to silence your praise. For I AM worthy, and I AM high and lifted up – the exalted One – all glory belongs to Me. My fingerprints across creation declare the truth of who I AM. See Me.

You may not see the air you breathe though it sustains your life, and yet with total faith you accept its presence and the truth of its existence. In the same way, see My handiwork and allow it to point to Me. For I AM, and I AM good.