Made New

Colossians 3:1 (VOICE) So it comes down to this: since you have been raised with the Anointed One, the Liberating King, set your mind on heaven above. The Anointed is there, seated at God’s right hand.

Beloved, in Christ you are made new – that means completely changed. Embrace your new self wholeheartedly. Extend the same grace to yourself that has been extended to you. Forgive yourself for choices that could have been made better, and decisions that should have been made differently. Remember that you are different now – new in Christ.

Operate from an expectation of good. Refuse to expect yourself to fall at the same hurdles you have before. For you are not alone – I AM with you. I strengthen you and uphold you. You’ve chosen the winning side. And though life will never be without its challenges, there is nothing that will overtake you as you walk hand in hand with Me. Continue reading “Made New”

Something New is Coming

Isaiah 43:19 (VOICE) Watch closely: I am preparing something new; it’s happening now, even as I speak, and you’re about to see it. I am preparing a way through the desert; Waters will flow where there had been none.

Beloved, something new is coming. Can you feel it in the air? The smell of rain surrounds you, though the earth beneath you is dry. Feel it in your spirit, receive it in your heart, for the day of new beginnings is rising on you now.

Receive, beloved, receive. Make ready for the new. I bring forth life from dust, so I can bring forth change for you. I AM the God of the impossible. I AM faithful. I AM true. Now watch as I move on your behalf, I’m the God of the miraculous – it’s true.

Focus on the Things Ahead

Isaiah 43:18 (NIV) “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.

Beloved, put your focus on the things ahead. Resist the urge to get mired in the past. Yes, it is wise to learn from past mistakes, but refuse to get caught up in those momentary failures or allow them to mandate your present.

In the same way, refuse to allow the highs of past victories to distract you from moving forward. I take you from glory unto glory, so refuse to settle for less. Continue moving forward to new adventures and victories that I have awaiting you.

I AM the Way Maker

Isaiah 43:19 (NLT) For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

Beloved, get ready for what comes next. I love to surprise you and to stretch you. So prepare your heart for My plans, whatever they may be. Enjoy the journey – with all its twists and turns, for you know that I AM with you and at work in it all for good.

Cultivate a sense of expectancy based on who you know I AM. Wait with joy as you step out in faith knowing I AM making the way straight for you. Look for My hand at work, and rejoice and give glory to Me. For, beloved, I AM the way maker and nothing is too hard for Me.

Time to Awaken

Psalm 57:8 (TPT) Awake, O my soul, with the music of his splendor-song! Arise, my soul, and sing his praises! My worship will awaken the dawn, greeting the daybreak with my songs of praise!

Beloved, hear My voice calling you. I AM rousing you from slumber. I AM calling to the dead bones and telling them to rise and live again. It is time to awaken. Come into a heightened sense of awareness. Receive more of Me.

Sing your praise and dance with joy. Let your prayers whisper in the dawn. Watch My glory rise to noonday. Come alive in Me. It’s time to awaken. There’s always more life to embrace. There’s always more, so, beloved, receive.

Fly with Me

2 Corinthians 5:17 (TPT) – Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new.

Beloved, resist the urge to cling to old identities simply because they are familiar. Or to allow those around you to convince you that you are the same, for you are not. You are a new creation in Me. Step forth into the new you and refuse to be drawn back by others’ expectations. 

A butterfly coming forth in all its glorious splendor has no trace of its caterpillar form, nor could it emulate it if it tried. Similarly, you have been radically transformed, beloved. You are made new. So fly with Me in the fullness of your newly transformed self. 

Embrace the New

Song of Songs 2:11-12 (TPT) The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended, and the season of hiding is over and gone. The rains have soaked the earth and left it bright with blossoming flowers. The season for singing and pruning the vines has arrived. I hear the cooing of doves in our land, filling the air with songs to awaken you and guide you forth.

Beloved, it’s time. You’ve prepared and you’ve waited – longing even for the new season, and now it’s time. Without hesitation step forward in full confidence that I AM leading and you are ready. 

So with Me by your side and your hand in Mine, walk with Me into what lies ahead. For though the cost has been high, the wait will be worth it. Rejoice, beloved, and embrace the new. 

Arise and Bloom

Song of Songs 2:13 (TPT) Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you? The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers, “There is change in the air.” Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place. For now is the time to arise and come away with me.

Beloved, step into your destiny. For I have called you, and you have answered. Burst forth and bloom – show the world all I have cultivated in the garden of your heart over the long season of preparation. 

You are beautiful, My love, and all I have seen inside I AM now revealing to the world at large. So shine forth. Blossom and bloom. Arise, and step up into the higher place to which you’ve been called. For I have made you for such a time as this – arise and bloom. 

The Wonder Before You

Isaiah 43:18-19 (VOICE) …Watch closely: I am preparing something new; it’s happening now, even as I speak, and you’re about to see it. I am preparing a way through the desert; Waters will flow where there had been none.

Beloved, I AM doing a new thing; be ready for it. As you keep your gaze on Me, I will guide you with My eye – so stay alert and keep watch. Trust Me to lead and trust Me to know what’s best. I make all things new.

Yield, as I mold and shape you. Trust, as I refine and renew you. I AM transforming you from glory into glory, and I AM always at work in you. Just as a butterfly sheds the unneeded trappings of its past and flies into its beautiful future wholly transfigured, so you must step forth like Lazarus from the tomb – vibrantly alive and made new in Me with no need to look back for the wonder set before you. Continue reading “The Wonder Before You”

My Ways Are Higher

Matthew 5:43 (TPT) “Your ancestors have also been taught ‘Love your neighbors and hate the one who hates you.’

Beloved, My ways are not the ways of the world. Nor do all the traditions of man align with My heart. Even the things taught in love by your ancestors may be rooted in falsehoods or misconception. My ways are higher.

Take the time to know Me directly. Be open to Me breaking the box of your expectations and understanding. Allow My Spirit to truly teach you. Beloved, call to Me for I will answer and tell you things you did not know.

Refuse to be so stuck on what you believe is right that you close yourself off to Truth. Beloved, I will guide you with My eye. Be intent to follow where I lead, even if it’s uncomfortable, even if it challenges you, even if the cost is high – trust where I lead and yield to Me. Continue reading “My Ways Are Higher”