Let Your Roots Go Deep

Psalm 84:2 (TPT) …When I’m near you my heart and my soul will sing and worship with my joyful songs of you, my true source and spring of life!

Beloved, I AM the vine and you are the branches. I AM your source of life, and apart from Me you cannot flourish. So let your roots go deep, and satisfy your thirst. Feed on Me and on My Word – allow Me to sustain you and bring increase.

Rejoice in the life I give you, for even in the hardships there is beauty – you have but to look to see My hand at work. I AM ever working for your benefit, and for the Kingdom. Trust Me, and bring forth praise.

Psalm 84:1-12 (TPT) God of Heaven’s Armies, you find so much beauty in your people! They’re like lovely sanctuaries of your presence. Deep within me are these lovesick longings, desires and daydreams of living in union with you. When I’m near you my heart and my soul will sing and worship with my joyful songs of you, my true source and spring of life! O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, my King and my God, even the sparrows and swallows are welcome to build a nest among your altars for the birds to raise their young. What pleasure fills those who live every day in your temple, enjoying you as they worship in your presence! Pause in his presence How enriched are they who find their strength in the Lord; within their hearts are the highways of holiness! Even when their paths wind through the dark valley of tears, they dig deep to find a pleasant pool where others find only pain. He gives to them a brook of blessing filled from the rain of an outpouring. They grow stronger and stronger with every step forward, and the God of all gods will appear before them in Zion. Hear my cry, O God of Heaven’s Armies! God of Jacob, listen to my loving prayer. Pause in his presence God, your wrap-around presence is our defense. In your kindness look upon the faces of your anointed ones. For just one day of intimacy with you is like a thousand days of joy rolled into one! I’d rather stand at the threshold in front of the Gate Beautiful, ready to go in and worship my God, than to live my life without you in the most beautiful palace of the wicked. For the Lord God is brighter than the brilliance of a sunrise! Wrapping himself around me like a shield, he is so generous with his gifts of grace and glory. Those who walk along his paths with integrity will never lack one thing they need, for he provides it all! O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, what euphoria fills those who forever trust in you!

I Make the Desert Bloom

Hosea 10:12 (RSV) Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and rain salvation upon you.

Beloved, be intentional to sow life and righteousness which brings life. For I AM faithful to pour out My rain in season bringing breakthrough as the seemingly dead and dry places suddenly spring forth with life and flourish.

Rest in My presence and wait on Me. Reap the fruit of steadfast love. Trust Me to move in My perfect timing, and trust My hand to be evident. For nothing is impossible with Me. I make the desert bloom. So dwell with Me under the rain of My love, and watch yourself blossom too.

Note: this Prophetic Nugget was featured on a Lunchtime Live on the Dyed4you Ministries Facebook page. You can watch a recording of the livestream by visiting: Lunchtime Live: Faithful to Bring Life

Heed My Words

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.

Watch and Wait and See {Moments with God}

{my heart cries} Hear me, Lord. My heart weeps until I feel like I could burst. The aching of this heartache seems endless and unbearable, and yet I know You are faithful. And yet I know I can rest in You. I trust You to bring beauty from these ashes, for You are good and Your goodness will reign forever – like a downpour of rain, Your goodness unfailingly saturates us.

{He whispers} Trust Me. Feel the gentle flow of My Spirit at work. Feel the movement from My breath as I bring life where it seemed nothing could flourish again. I AM the restorer. I AM the redeemer. I bring life, and do so abundantly. Wait and watch and see.

Psalm 17:6 (VOICE) I am crying aloud to You, O True God, for I long to know Your answer. Hear me, O God. Hear my plea. Hear my prayer for help.

Note: this Prophetic Nugget was featured on a Lunchtime Live on the Dyed4you Ministries Facebook page. You can watch a recording of the livestream by visiting: Lunchtime Live: His Timing/Seasons

Fount of Life

Psalm 68:6 (VOICE) He makes a home for those who are alone. He frees the prisoners and leads them to prosper. Yet those who rebel against Him live in the barren land without His blessings and prosperity.

Beloved, you are not alone, for I AM with you. And I place you within the body of My family and give you a place of connection and peace. Prosper in this place of freedom, and zealously cultivate it by not just receiving and drawing life from its midst, but also sowing in your own precious flow. 

I have placed life within you, and you choose to pour it forth from your mouth, or not. So beloved, be intentional. Choose to be a fount of life even as you enjoy the life-giving flow of those around you. Then enjoy the beautiful harmony of what My body can be. 

Feast Extravagantly

2 Timothy 3:16 (VOICE) All of Scripture is God-breathed; in its inspired voice, we hear useful teaching, rebuke, correction, instruction, and training for a life that is right

Beloved, not one word of My Word is wasted. Its depths you can spend a lifetime plumbing. There is wisdom and insight and instruction throughout. Ask Me for revelation. Ask Me to bring forth the intricacies, and share with you the wisdom of the ages. 

Remember the study of My Word is no light, inconsequential matter. It takes time and dedication. So be intentional, beloved. Build on your understanding of My Word day after day, word after word. Be nourished, sustained, and become fruitful as you feast extravagantly on My Word.

Pour Out What Has Been Poured In 

Ezekiel 47:12 (VOICE) All kinds of trees will flourish along both sides of the river. Their leaves won’t wither, and their fruit won’t fail. Every month they will bear a fresh crop of fruit because they are nourished from the water that flows from the temple sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves will be for healing…

Beloved, stay close to the river. Stay close to My healing flow. Rest in My Spirit. I bring healing and wholeness. Flourish as you abide in Me. Be intentional to hover close. Hold Me tightly in your heart and carrying Me with you everywhere. As you know, I’m not a genie in a bottle to pull out when you need a favor. I AM God. 

I move in love. I respond in compassion. And as I bestow that love and compassion on you, and as you thrive in My presence, be prepared, beloved, to pour out what has been poured in. Be moved with compassion on those around you and minister to them too that they might prosper as well.

Flourish in My Healing Flow

Ezekiel 47:9 (NLT) There will be swarms of living things wherever the water of this river flows. Fish will abound in the Dead Sea, for its waters will become fresh. Life will flourish wherever this water flows.

Beloved, flourish in My healing flow. Watch as dead and dry places begin to burst forth in life. Nothing is impossible with Me, for I AM the God of the impossible. So embrace life and walk in truth. 

Stay in the flow. Refuse to step away. Once life has been found, why would you choose anything less. So feel My breath and be washed and revived by My Spirit, and let My healing flow have its way. 

Swing Wide the Gates of Healing

Acts 3:6 (VOICE) Peter:  I want to give you something, but I don’t have any silver or gold. Here’s what I can offer you: stand up and walk in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, the Anointed One.

Beloved, My desire is that you should prosper. But resist the urge to define prosperity simply in monetary terms because that limited view hardly scratches the surface of what I desire for you.

I desire to see you whole and set free – shining in the brilliance and beauty of all I’ve created you to be. Receive, beloved. As I swing wide the gates of healing, receive wholeness and prosperity in every area of your life. 

Demonstrate Fruitfulness

John 15:8 (TPT) When your lives bear abundant fruit, you demonstrate that you are my mature disciples who glorify my Father!

Beloved, you have the choice to bear fruit or not. However, it is not enough to choose to “bear fruit,” then do nothing to cultivate fruitfulness. In the same way you can’t decide to grow a crop, but never plant or tend it; or desire a healthy body, all the while resisting exercise and indulging in poor eating. The decision – the desire for a specific outcome – is not enough. You must align your actions with the outcome. 

In the same way, if you decide you want to be fruitful, you must nourish yourself in my Word and be watered by My presence. Then bearing fruit won’t even be a conscious decision because it will be inevitable. It will come springing forth as a natural result of being fed and saturated in Me. It demonstrates maturity. You won’t need to tell anyone that you’re fruitful, for it will be clearly visible for all to see – your fruit giving glory to the One who has nurtured it.

So demonstrate fruitfulness, beloved. Abide in My presence and meditate on My Word. Choose Me and watch as you overflow, bearing fruit and doing so abundantly.