Psalm 141:3 (ESV) Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!
Beloved, listen to My Spirit’s direction over the words that you speak. Stay sensitive to My leading. For your words have more power than you begin to understand, and they must be treated with care.
Refuse to allow your mouth to be a vessel of death – for the power of life and death is in your tongue. So choose carefully, beloved. Choose life. Therefore, weigh each word to determine the fruit that it will bear – refusing to indulge your flesh, instead choosing life and the fruits of My Spirit.
Proverbs 18:21 (NIV) The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 24:3-4 (VOICE) Wisdom is required to build a house; understanding is necessary to make it secure. Knowledge is needed to furnish all the rooms and fill them with beautiful treasures.
Beloved, wisdom is wonderful, but alone it is not enough. Understanding is needed to know how to use the wisdom you’ve been given. Resist the urge to pridefully presume you know what is best simply because I have given you enlightenment. Seek Me for guidance on what to do with what you’ve been given.
For just as I invite you to flow in My Holy Spirit’s Wisdom, so I invite you to flow in a Spirit of Understanding. In the same way the body (both natural and the Body of Christ) needs all its parts to function, so you should seek to flow in every aspect of My Holy Spirit to operate in the fullness of what you’re capable of in My power.
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.
James 1:5 (NET) But if anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without reprimand, and it will be given to him.
Beloved, I will not rebuke you for an earnest request, though I may not choose to answer in the way you hoped. But trust Me to hear and respond in love, for My heart toward you is good and My love for you is unshakable.
So refuse to feel overwhelmed by what you don’t understand, and instead ask My Holy Spirit – the teacher of all things – to show you what you need to know. For I love to share with My children, and a listening heart I will not deny.
John 14:26 (NIV) But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
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.
Deuteronomy 32:2 (VOICE) Let my teaching fall on you like raindrops; let what I say collect like the dew, Like rain sprinkling the grass, like showers on the green plants.
Beloved, receive. Receive that you might share liberally. For those who have been watered, can themselves water others. So receive that you might give as it has been given to you. In doing so, you glorify Me.
So be saturated. Take the time to receive that you might truly be soaked. Just as a plant is nourished by sun and rain so that it grows large and healthy, so you are growing as you’re saturated in My presence. So receive that you might give, and flourish.
John 14:26 (CSB) “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.
Beloved, refuse to be overwhelmed by what you read in My Word. For My Holy Spirit was given to you and is fully able to bring revelation. All people are without understanding until revelation comes, and you can spend the rest of your life plumbing the depths of My Word.
So seek, beloved. And as you seek, remember to ask. Ask for wisdom. Ask for insight. Ask for understanding. Ask for how to implement what you’ve read and understood. Trust My Holy Spirit to lead you righty. But seek His counsel, for that is why He was given to you.
Psalm 46:10 (VOICE) “Be still, be calm, see, and understand I am the True God. I am honored among all the nations. I am honored over all the earth.”
Beloved, be still. Choose to pause. Selah. Rest in My presence. Give yourself time to process, time to listen, time to reflect. I AM with you. If you wait on Me, I will meet you in the stillness.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Remember My Spirit is breath and I gave you life. Feel Me with you as you receive that life-giving ruach (breath/wind/Spirit). I AM with you. I sustain your life. I AM the true God.
Be calm. Surrender any fear, anxiety, or worry. Breathe in My peace. Breathe out and release your cares. Cast them on Me, and trust yourself in My hands. For I AM honored among the nations and worthy of all praise. I AM God.
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Isaiah 27:1 (VOICE) On that day, the Eternal One will unsheathe His sword—fierce, great, and strong—and punish the monster of chaos and terror, Leviathan the fleeing serpent. He will strike Leviathan, the twisting serpent, and slay the dragon of the sea.
Beloved, there is a time to fight, and in that time I will move decisively and in victory. Move with Me, for I AM YHVH Tsaba – the Lord of hosts. I command the heavenly armies, and they defer to My command.
Be ready to move at My prompting. Trust that you’ve been prepared. Yield to Me as I lead you, and leave the victory in My hands, for I AM a warrior. YHVH is My name.
Acts 4:13 (TPT) The council members were astonished as they witnessed the bold courage of Peter and John, especially when they discovered that they were just ordinary men who had never had religious training. Then they began to understand the effect Jesus had on them simply by spending time with him.
Beloved, boldness doesn’t have to come from training or education. Boldness can come from firm and unwavering belief. True faith doesn’t come from unquestionable physical evidence, for where would faith be in simple fact? To exercise faith is to be confident in what is understood through less tangible means.
So rather than waiting for irrefutable evidence or certain levels of education, instead allow yourself to be bold in the Holy Spirit. Allow Me to lead and direct you – often in ways you’d never expect, and see how I move in and through you for My glory. That, beloved, is true faith – being wholly yielded to Me. Continue reading “Be Bold in the Holy Spirit”