Listening Heart

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.

As You Seek, Ask

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.

Promised Kingdom

Revelation 7:17 (TPT) For the Lamb at the center of the throne continuously shepherds them unto life—guiding them to the everlasting fountains of the water of life. And God will wipe from their eyes every last tear!”

Beloved, though in life you will encounter hardships, be encouraged that in eternity there will be peace that far exceeds any earthly trial. So keep your heart fixed on your ultimate home, and let its promise whisper sweetly through any current afflictions. 

I AM the way and the truth – in Me you find life, so keep your eyes fixed and let nothing steal your gaze. Find peace in Me – here and now, bring heaven to earth. Rest in your eternal promise even today. For the promised Kingdom is within you, and even as you await its fullness, press into My rest that abides there.

John 14:6 (NET) Jesus replied, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Luke 17:20-21 (GW) The Pharisees asked Jesus when God’s kingdom would come. He answered them, “People can’t observe the coming of God’s kingdom. They can’t say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ You see, the kingdom of God is within you.”

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: Resting in His Kingdom

Abide in My Love

John 15:9 (TPT) I love each of you with the same love that the Father loves me. You must continually let my love nourish your hearts.

Beloved, abide in My love, and allow it to nourish and sustain you. It is endless, for I AM El Olam – the everlasting God, and I AM Olam Zerowa – the everlasting arms. Reach for Me, for I AM willing to hold you close for eternity.

Be filled by My love. Draw from My endless supply that you might have a reserve from which to pour out. For the world is filled with those in desperate need of love – true, unconditional, life-giving love. So be a willing vessel, and saturate yourself in Me. Be intentional to stay full to overflowing that you might be ready to share whenever the opportunity arises. Reflect My heart with joy.

Choose to Be on My Side

Psalm 136:12-13 (VOICE) With fierce strength, a mighty hand, and an outstretched arm, for His faithful love lasts forever. To Him who split the Red Sea in two and made a path between the divided waters, for His faithful love lasts forever.

Beloved, for those who choose to be on My side, My faithfulness knows no bounds. So choose Me, and align with Me, and watch My steadfast love manifest. Listen for My voice – whether thunderous or whispered, and be yielding and obey. 

I AM the rock of strength for you to lean on, your firm foundation – the unchangeable One. Choose Me. And be steadfast in your choice. I AM the eternal One – the giver of life, embrace Me.

John 6:68 (AMP) Simon Peter answered, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You [alone] have the words of eternal life [you are our only hope].

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Rain Love and Bring Forth Life

John 17:21 (VOICE) Father, may they all be one as You are in Me and I am in You; may they be in Us, for by this unity the world will believe that You sent Me.

Beloved, when you rain My love on the world around you, the dry, parched souls will begin to flourish. Love softens hearts. Love brings forth life. As you nurture what is good, love begets love, and life brings forth more life.

Just as a cutting from one plant can grow into a new plant, the life you nurture has reach beyond your view. It multiplies well beyond your reach. So focus on the ones in front of you knowing that I will bring the increase. Simply rain love and bring forth life. 

Celebrate the Fullness of My Grace

John 1:29 (NKJV) The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 

Beloved, rejoice because your sins have been removed. This is cause for celebration. Give praise! Refuse to live as one marred by sin, nor allow it to have dominion in your life any longer. 

You have been equipped to resist temptation, and – in the moments you fall short – My grace is there to cover you. So resist the urge to focus on personal shortcomings, and instead celebrate the fullness of My grace.  Continue reading “Celebrate the Fullness of My Grace”

Obey in Love

Micah 6:8 (ESV) He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Beloved, choose daily how you will live. Be known for being a person who is just and walks uprightly. Be kind and walk in humility. Refuse to be waylaid by worldly thinking, for the world’s view is in opposition to My Kingdom. So pursue righteousness. Know My Word that you might understand what true righteousness is. 

Be intentional to seek righteousness moment by moment. This requires ongoing choices as situations present themselves. So choose well, and remember that seeking to walk in My ways doesn’t mean being perfect – for then you would be doomed to failure. Instead, it means choosing that which is right (by My standards), and repenting and moving forward when you fall short. 

So extend grace to yourself, even as I extend grace to you. Keep your heart tender and stay yielded to My leading. Seek to know Me more each day, and do so from a heart of joy, overflowing with love as one who knows how precious they are and how much was sacrificed to set them free. Obey in love from that place. Continue reading “Obey in Love”

Refuse to Believe the Lies

John 10:27 (AMP) The sheep that are My own hear My voice and listen to Me; I know them, and they follow Me.

Beloved, refuse to believe the lies that the enemy throws your way. You are Mine, and those who are Mine know My voice and they will not follow another’s. So pause as you listen, and  recognize who is speaking that you might rightly determine which words are of value and to which you should pay no heed. 

For the enemy of your soul will always toss “thought bombs” at you like grenades. Their intention is to maim and destroy. Refuse to give them power by simply rejecting them as you identify their origin. Toss them out, beloved. Take every thought captive and make it submit to My truth. 

Beloved, you know Me. You know My heart towards you is good. Refuse to believe anything less. Refuse to settle for anything less. Know that you are precious, prized, the apple of My eye – My heart’s desire. Know the truth of your identity as you rest in the cocoon of My love. Continue reading “Refuse to Believe the Lies”

Choose the Light and Freedom of Truth

John 8:32 (CSB) “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Beloved, resist the urge to stay in what is familiar simply because it is known. Instead open yourself to Me and My Word that you might know truth and walk in freedom. Because only the truth has the power to set you free, and truth is found in Me. 

So come to Me and abide, that you might know truth. My ways are not your ways, and they may stretch your understanding, but it is better to be stretched by truth and live in the light, than to intentionally stay in darkness. So choose the light and freedom of truth.