The Apple of My Eye

Psalm 17:8 (VOICE) Keep close watch over me as the apple of Your eye; shelter me in the shadow of Your wings.

Beloved, just as you are pained if someone injures the pupil of your eye, so do I feel every hurt and wound you experience. For you are the apple of My eye – My beloved one, My focus, and I care for you more than you could begin to comprehend.

Though trials will surely come – for they always do – know that the shelter of My wings is always there for you to turn to. I AM steadfast and I AM faithful, and My love continues from generation to generation without end. So rest, knowing I AM watching over you and I AM with you, for you are Mine. Continue reading “The Apple of My Eye”

You Have Something to Give

Psalm 139:16 (VOICE) You see all things; You saw me growing, changing in my mother’s womb; Every detail of my life was already written in Your book; You established the length of my life before I ever tasted the sweetness of it.

Beloved, I know the number of your days before they begin. Not one shall be stolen from you. Just as some flowers bloom brilliantly for a moment only to be gone the next, while others share their steady glory for years – the number of each person’s days are unique to them. Each day, each moment, has a purpose and a good plan.

The world needed you. So I made you to be a gift to My creation. Share the gift that is you liberally, for there is blessing both in the giving and the receiving. Never doubt your worth. Resist the urge to question whether the world has need of you – I wouldn’t have created you if it didn’t. You have something to give. It’s important. It’s good. It is you. Continue reading “You Have Something to Give”

Cherished and Prized

Psalm 139:13 (VOICE) For You shaped me, inside and out. You knitted me together in my mother’s womb long before I took my first breath.

Beloved, I made you. So do you think there is one single nuance about you that I’m unaware of? Of course not. And if that is true, do you think it’s possible I could be surprised at your ability to mess things up or get things wrong? Or even to flagrantly choose poorly for years on end, and then struggle with feeling “worthy” to come back home?

Nothing about you is unknown to Me. I know all of you, and I have opened My arms and welcomed you. More than that, there is nothing I want more than fellowship with you. I choose you. Do you think I could be God of all creation, but yet somehow be flawed in My judgement in that you are worth loving? Or is there something so uniquely amazing about you that I AM able to see it even if you are not? Continue reading “Cherished and Prized”

Through Your Eyes {Moments with God}

Psalm 139:6 (VOICE) It is the most amazing feeling to know how deeply You know me, inside and out; the realization of it is so great that I cannot comprehend it.

{Speaking to God in my heart} Father, You amaze me. The level of detail You’re mindful of in my heart and life is truly mind boggling. You understand my heart motivations even in the moments I can’t (or won’t) see them. And like the loving Father You are, You find a way to bring the things to light that I need to know. And You do it without shaming me. You do it without making me feel like I’m inherently flawed. In fact, just the opposite! As I see myself in the reflection of Your eyes – the way You treat me and the way You love me – I see someone worth being kind to. I see someone worth being patient with. I see someone who is not disposable, but who is worth tending to and healing. You don’t just get rid of me when I’m feeling broken or struggling to understand something – even when it’s the bajillionth time I’m making the same mistake, you correct me just as lovingly as if it were the first. When I see myself through Your eyes, I see someone cherished and prized. And when You treat me as You do, I feel encouraged to do the same. Thank you for the gift of seeing myself as You see me. May I never lose sight of that vision, but if I do – thank you in advance for patiently helping me find it again. Continue reading “Through Your Eyes {Moments with God}”

Love Yourself Well

Psalm 139:3 (VOICE) You observe my wanderings and my sleeping, my waking and my dreaming, and You know everything I do in more detail than even I know.

Beloved, nothing about you is unseen. Not one thing about you is beneath My notice. So resist the urge to marginalize yourself, or refuse to give yourself and your own needs adequate attention. You are worth being mindful of. You are worthy of being seen.

Make no mistake, I’m not encouraging selfish indulgence, but too often those who are most supportive of others begrudge themselves the slightest comfort. Loving others as you love yourself (Mark 12:31) requires first loving yourself, which includes seeing to your own needs. So choose to love yourself well, that the love you express to others may be all the richer because it comes from your personal overflow. Continue reading “Love Yourself Well”

You are Worth Loving

Psalm 139:1 (VOICE) O Eternal One, You have explored my heart and know exactly who I am;

Beloved, I AM intimately acquainted with every facet of you, and I love and accept you exactly as you are. You don’t have to change for Me to love you, nor will I love you more if you behave “better.” I see you – I see the you I created, and I love you unconditionally.

I invite you to see with My eyes – to reflect love to yourself because you are inherently worth loving. I don’t love you because I’m deceived of your true nature, I love you because I understand who you are intimately – for I formed you. So resist the urge to reject yourself or act as if you are unlovable, and instead reflect My heart towards you. Trust that you are worth loving. Continue reading “You are Worth Loving”

You are the Apple of My Eye

Zechariah 2:8 (NKJV) For thus says the Lord of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.

Beloved, never question your importance to Me. For you are My cherished one – the apple of My eye – more precious than the finest gold, more prized than the rarest pearl. None can shift My gaze from you, nor steal My love so true. 

Rest yourself in the pools of My love – the depths so deep they cannot be plumbed. My heart is unchanging and ever true, My cherished one – My love. So saturate yourself in Me, and float upon My waves, for nothing sweeter can you find than being lost in My embrace.

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: Cherished 

Powerful Praise

Jeremiah 51:20 (VOICE) Eternal One: You are My war club—My weapon for battle; with you I shatter nations; with you I destroy kingdoms;

Beloved, your fiery praise is a weapon in My hand. Your unerring faith and steadfast devotion speak mightily of the hope you have in Me. Your faith is not misplaced, for I AM greater than the human mind could begin to understand. 

And yet, My tenderness for you runs deep. And in the same way you love Me not for the blessings I give, but rather for who I AM, so I love you not for the worship and honor you give, but simply because of who you are: My precious, beloved child. And it is from that beautiful identity that your powerful praise pours forth.

See Yourself Rightly

Psalm 139:1 (VOICE) O Eternal One, You have explored my heart and know exactly who I am;

Beloved, I have seen you and I know who you are. I know you intimately, for everything concerning you, concerns Me. There is nothing about you that is beneath My notice, and in fact I know you far more than you even know yourself. I created you. So trust My understanding of who you are over your own skewed understanding.

Refuse to be the lion looking in a mirror convinced they’re seeing a house cat in the reflection. Understand the strength and power you have been given. To refuse to see the gifts I’ve given you does a disservice to all those around you because it robs them of the beauty of all that you are. 

So beloved, see yourself rightly. For it is not pride to acknowledge how you’ve been made, nor is it arrogance to acknowledge the strength you’ve been given. I AM with you and I sustain you – of course you are mighty! My hand upholds you, and in Me you can do all things. So embrace the fullness of all you are. 

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: See Yourself Rightly

Let Me Guide You in Truth

Proverbs 3:5 (TPT) Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make.

Beloved, trust My perspective, for I see all and I see rightly. So when I call you beautiful, it is truth. And when I call you loved, it is fact. Refuse to allow the lies that have been reflected to you or your own insecurities to mar your perspective.

Trust that I see you in truth. Trust that I know you, and know that I find you worth knowing. With all your heart, let Me guide you to see the truth of who you are. And then choose to believe, for in doing so you acknowledge Me as being trustworthy. And remember, beloved, in not doing so, you do the reverse.

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 NOT Live: Believing What God Says