Join Me

Genesis 3:8 (NLT) When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the LORD God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the LORD God among the trees.

Beloved, when you sense My presence, join Me. Let no sense of shame should hinder your approach, for My love is no fickle thing. I AM here for you always. And refuse to allow busyness and obligation to distract you, for what can be more important than time with Me?

Trust that if I’m causing a divine interruption, I can provide the grace to cover you, for I AM mindful of every responsibility on your shoulders and I AM the one who strengthens you to fulfill all that you do. So join Me. Walk with Me. And may we fellowship together.

El Roi (the God Who Sees)

Genesis 16:13 (VOICE) As a result of this encounter, Hagar decided to give the Eternal One who had spoken to her a special name because He had seen her in her misery. Hagar: I’m going to call You the God of Seeing because in this place I have seen the One who watches over me.

Beloved, you are never outside My sight. You are always in My view. I AM mindful of everything concerning you. So in moments of deep sorrow, know that I AM there. And in moments of great joy, know that I AM there. In every moment of every season, I AM with you through it all.

Refuse to believe that you are unimportant or easily overlooked, for even if those around you turn a blind eye, know that I never will. For I AM El Roi – the God who sees, and you are the apple of My eye, beloved, and I will never shift My gaze.

Jehovah Jireh (the Lord our Provider) {Moments with God}

{Reminding myself}  In the moment I am afraid, I remind myself of who You are. Jehovah Jireh is Your name – I know my Lord provides. It’s in Your very nature to see all that I need – long before I am even aware, and in every situation You are faithful to supply. In good times and in hard times, You’ve never let me down. Though Your solution may be creative, may come at what I consider “the last moment,” and may not look at all as I expected – You comes through, without fail. What needs to change is my trust in You, because worry is simply wasted effort.

{My prayer} Help me, Father, to rest more fully in Your arms. To know You always have me, and will never let me down. Help me to wait with trust-filled joy as I yield to Your timing, for I know that Your faithfulness exceeds my comprehension, and Your love for me is greater than I could begin to understand.

Genesis 22:14 (NLT) Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the LORD will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.”

Walk with Confidence

Genesis 9:13 (VOICE) I will hang a rainbow among the clouds. It will serve as a sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.

Beloved, I have chosen you, and made a covenant with you. My Word is as bedrock – stable and steadfast, so trust Me to be your firm foundation. Keep My promises ever in your mind’s eye, for if I have said it, it is as good as done.

Walk with confidence, as one who trusts the One in whom they’ve put their hope. For I AM faithful and true. My promises are yes and amen. And I AM good. Therefore you know you walk securely.

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: Confidence in God

My Spirit Brings Life

Genesis 8:11 (VOICE) This time the dove came back to him in the evening, and there, in its beak, was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew then that the waters had begun to retreat from the land.

Beloved, My Spirit brings life. It brings hope. So wait on My Spirit for wisdom and direction. Trust Me to give a clear sign so you know which way to go. For I AM intentional and clear. I desire to be understood by you even more than you desire to understand.

So listen, and trust Me to lead. My sheep know My voice, and the nudging of My Holy Spirit is known to them. In love, obey. Then watch as life bursts forth and I bring you from glory unto glory, for you are Mine.

Feel the Breath of My Spirit

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.

Rest in My Love

Genesis 28:15 (NIV) I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.

Beloved, you are never beyond My sight. For My eye is ever upon you, and My heart is ever toward you. You are My beloved one, and My promises for you are steadfast just as My heart is ever true. Rest in My love.

I know where I AM leading you. Have faith in My plans. Trust that each step is a necessary part of the greater plan I AM accomplishing in and through you. Be at peace as you rest in My love knowing My promises are yes and amen. Beloved, if I have said it, it is as good as done. Be at peace and trust in Me.

Shame is Rooted in Fear

Genesis 3:7-8 (VOICE) Suddenly their eyes were opened to a reality previously unknown. For the first time, they sensed their vulnerability and rushed to hide their naked bodies, stitching fig leaves into crude loincloths. Then they heard the sound of the Eternal God walking in the cool misting shadows of the garden. The man and his wife took cover among the trees and hid from the Eternal God.

Beloved, shame is rooted in fear, but My perfect love casts out all fear. So draw near, and receive My love in full measure. Do so that you might know what it feels like to have the burden of shame removed. I never designed you to be weighted down by shame. 

Beloved, I long for you to walk in the fullness of your freedom – naked and unashamed – with no fear causing you to hide your face from Me. I desire fellowship with you. I know you, and I love you – in all your beautiful imperfection. I accept you as you are, and I call you My very own. So resist any temptation to allow fear and shame to take root, and instead allow My mercy, love, and grace to make you whole.

I Don’t Deal in Shame

Genesis 3:7, 10 (NLT) At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness… “…I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.”

Beloved, I don’t deal in shame. I bring godly repentance. Shame comes from the enemy of your soul and is intended to bring separation from Me. Resist the urge to succumb to the temptation to embrace it. 

Instead trust Me. Trust My loving correction. Know that when I bring things into alignment, it is for your own good. Correction is not an indication that there is something wrong with you, for I chastened all My children. 

At every point, each of you can be improving. So refuse to receive My loving exhortations as indications of your worth. Instead, embrace growth and the corrections that bring it. Stand fast in the understanding that I do not expect perfection, but rather yieldedness, and a love for Me and the things of Me. Know that you are loved.  Continue reading “I Don’t Deal in Shame”

Dare to Believe

Genesis 15:5-6 (VOICE) God took him outside to show him something. Eternal One: Look up at the stars, and try to count them all if you can. There are too many to count! Your descendants will be as many as the stars. Abram believed God and trusted in His promises, so God counted it to his favor as righteousness.

Beloved, trust the One who has promised because I AM faithful. My promises are God-sized and require faith. You may ask yourself if you are crazy to believe, but I AM the God of the impossible because with Me all things are possible. 

So dare to believe what I say. And even when the waiting seems long or the fulfillment doesn’t look like you expected, trust with an open heart. I see things differently than you do, for My perspective is eternal. Shift your perspective to Mine rather than trying to draw Me to yours. Dare to believe.