Pools of Refreshing

John 5:2, 4 (TPT) Inside the city near the Sheep Gate there is a pool called in Aramaic, The House of Loving Kindness… an angel of God would periodically descend into the pool to stir the waters, and the first one who stepped into the pool after the waters swirled would instantly be healed.

Beloved, step into the pools of refreshing and find healing and rest for your soul. It is vital to stay soft and supple, for if you become dry and brittle it is far easier for you to be damaged or break. Make the time to pause. Rest and refreshing is not “doing nothing,” it is allowing you the time and space you need to stay healthy, alive, and vital. 

Resist the urge to strive or “power through.” You are important enough to pause for, precious enough to tend to, and loved enough to be taken care of. So love yourself, even if at first you only do it because I love you. You are worth it. 

Matthew 9:17 (TPT) And who would pour fresh, new wine into an old wineskin? Eventually the wine will ferment and make the wineskin burst, losing everything—the wine is spilled and the wineskin ruined. Instead, new wine is always poured into a new wineskin so that both are preserved.”

Live from a Place of Expectation

John 14:12 (NET) I tell you the solemn truth, the person who believes in me will perform the miraculous deeds that I am doing, and will perform greater deeds than these, because I am going to the Father.

Beloved, live from a place of expectation. You know who I AM, so refuse to marginalize what I’m capable of by expecting little. Allow your faith to expand. Encourage your hope to flourish. Remember that those who wait on Me will not be put to shame.

I AM who I AM, and I AM greater than you can begin to comprehend. You know that I see things differently than you, and I move in unexpected ways, but I always move. I AM good and I AM faithful, so wait on Me.

My Heart of Mercy

John 3:16-17 (VOICE) For God expressed His love for the world in this way: He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not face everlasting destruction, but will have everlasting life. Here’s the point. God didn’t send His Son into the world to judge it; instead, He is here to rescue a world headed toward certain destruction.

Beloved, My heart toward you is not one of judgement, but rather of mercy. I’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that the grace you need is available to you. I do so out of My great love for you, for you are precious to Me beyond measure.

A loving earthly parent wouldn’t strive to create a child only to throw it out like yesterday’s trash, but rather they treasure their precious one for the gift that they are. In the same way, I have not created you for judgment, but rather for mercy. You are the apple of My eye.

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: God’s Heart of Mercy

Be a Vessel of Life

John 7:37-38 (TPT) Then on the most important day of the feast, the last day, Jesus stood and shouted out to the crowds— “All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing  from your innermost being, just like the Scripture says!”

Beloved, once you truly believe in Me, the fruit of that is self-evident and cannot be restrained. My living water – of which you have partaken – should flow forth from you. As you stand – yielded – and receive from Me, you cannot help but allow it to flow through and burst forth. My life in you cannot be contained, for it is abundant.

So receive My flow that you might be cleansed and made whole. Receive My flow that you might have life, and have it more abundantly. Beloved, receive My flow that you might be a vessel of life to a parched world in need of refreshing. So receive and flow. Receive and flow.

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: Be a Ready Vessel

Flourish in Freedom

John 19:30 (NIV) When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Beloved, it is done. Walk in agreement with the finished work of the cross. Let your life be a testament to My transformative power. Your debt is paid. Refuse to hold on to it as though you are still bound.

Beloved, you are free. Soar in the freedom you have been given. Resist the urge to crawl back in your grave as though still dead, for you have been brought forth from death unto life. And that life is abundant, so flourish in the freedom you’ve received.

Be Intentional and Consistent in Your Choice

John 4:15 (VOICE) Woman:  Please, Sir, give me some of this water, so I’ll never be thirsty and never again have to make the trip to this well.

Beloved, it is not enough that I make Myself available to you. It is not enough that I give you My Word as bread to sustain and the water of My Spirit to refresh. You must choose Me. You must choose the things of Me. So be intentional and consistent in your choice.

For if you desire to pour out, you must have reserves to draw from. If you move in your own strength, you will quickly find yourself depleted. But if you stand as a conduit – arms raised to receive, and then allow Me to flow through you, then and only then will you move in true power.

I AM the Sustainer

John 4:13-14 (VOICE) Jesus:  Drink this water, and your thirst is quenched only for a moment. You must return to this well again and again. I offer water that will become a wellspring within you that gives life throughout eternity. You will never be thirsty again.

Beloved, I AM the sustainer. I bring life, and I bring it in abundance. Only I can truly satisfy. So look to Me, and put your hope in Me. For I AM loving, and I AM good. I AM worthy of your trust.

Rely on Me. Be sustained by Me. Resist the urge to look to substitutes, for they will not quench your thirst nor sate your hunger – only I AM able. So put your whole heart in My hands, and trust Me to be all you need.

Prepare to Receive

John 4:10 (VOICE) Jesus:  You don’t know the gift of God or who is asking you for a drink of this water from Jacob’s well. Because if you did, you would have asked Him for something greater; and He would have given you the living water.

Beloved, be intentional to ask Me, and then be ready to receive. For I do not withhold My Spirit from My children, nor hold back My very presence when I am sought. From My abundance I pour forth, so prepare to receive.

Drink and drink deeply from the well of My love. Be satisfied – quenched, and indeed saturated to overflowing that you might be equipped to pour out when it is time. For I have anointed you, and I have called you, so allow that living stream to flow forth bringing life to those around you. Freely you have received, so freely give.

Resist the Devil

James 4:7 (CJB) Therefore, submit to God. Moreover, take a stand against the Adversary, and he will flee from you.

Beloved, keep your focus on Me. Resist the wiles of the enemy, and he will give up on you and cede your victory. You don’t need to yell and scream at him or shake your fist, instead simply remain focused on Me.

For I AM the power, and you find your strength in Me. So trust Me to bring the breakthrough, for when I set you free, you are unquestionably free. Revel in that freedom and fix your gaze on Me.

John 8:36 (NKJV) Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

John 8:36 (TPT) So if the Son sets you free from sin, then become a true son and be unquestionably free!

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: Incremental Breakthrough 

Sweet Aroma of Love

John 14:15 (NKJV) “If you love Me, keep My commandments.

Beloved, the greatest obedience comes from a joyful heart, yielded in love. It isn’t trying to earn anything – not favor or salvation (as though that could be earned), but rather it is given freely, as a gift – unreservedly and with joy.

When a child is young, a good parent teaches them not to lie; and if the child does lie, there are consequences. But when the child becomes an adult, no longer can the parent compel them to obedience or bring punishment for transgression. But what a sweet gift is the adult’s adherence to the parent’s precept. Truly, it is the sweet aroma of love. Just as it is when you choose to make My ways your own, and do so joyfully.

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: Obedience in Love