Trust Me Wholeheartedly and Obey

2 John 1:6 (VOICE) Love is defined by our obedience to His commands. This is the same command you have known about from the very beginning; you must live by it.

Beloved, if you say you love Me, but disregard My Word, your actions prove false your professions of love. If you wrote detailed instructions for a loved one, gave it to them and they set it aside and never read it, or read it and ignored your instructions favoring their own misguided decisions – would that demonstrate reciprocated love to you? Indeed not.

For when we truly love someone, we listen to them. We respect their authority. We heed their counsel. So beloved, what does your response to My Word say about your feelings for Me? Do you follow My instructions only when you agree with them or have deemed them to make sense? Or do you trust Me enough to relinquish control and obey in faith – trusting if I’ve given instruction, there must be good cause, even if you are unaware of it.

Demonstrate your love for Me by your obedience. You are welcome to ask questions, but choose to yield to Me even if I do not to answer, trusting that even in My lack of response, I have good cause. Refuse to be derailed or allow pride or rebellion to hinder your path. Trust Me wholeheartedly and obey.

Demonstrate Your Love

2 John 1:6 (VOICE) Love is defined by our obedience to His commands. This is the same command you have known about from the very beginning; you must live by it.

Beloved, love is not flowery words and dramatic gestures. If you truly love Me, that love is made abundantly clear by the choices – both big and small – that you make each day. For those who love Me keep My commandments. A friend who claims to hold you in high esteem but betrays your confidence, allows their actions to belie their words.

Know My Word. Assess your actions. Ongoingly compare the two to ensure your claims of devotion to Me are underscored by your choices. Beloved, demonstrate your love – not out of a sense of obligation or ritual, but simply from a heart full of passion for Me.

Step Where I Lead

Psalm 128:1 (VOICE) Those who stand in awe of the Eternal— who follow wherever He leads, committed in their hearts— experience His blessings!

Beloved, resist the urge to make your own path, but rather trust, and step where I lead. For blessing lies the way of obedience, so choose to honor Me. May My Word lead you, My hand guide you, and My Spirit counsel you as you seek hard after Me.

Be committed in your heart to a way of life and truth. For on My path is the place you’ll find the best I have for you. Choose humility, and yield control as you give all to Me. I’ll lead you well, My precious one, as you step where I lead. Continue reading “Step Where I Lead”

Live a Life of Obedience and Praise

1 Peter 2:9 (VOICE) But you are a chosen people, set aside to be a royal order of priests, a holy nation, God’s own; so that you may proclaim the wondrous acts of the One who called you out of inky darkness into shimmering light.

Beloved, all the supernatural, all My fingerprints throughout the earth serve one purpose, to demonstrate who I AM and to bring Me glory. It is not that I’m in need of you pumping up My ego, but rather that all must know – truly know and understand – who I AM that they might choose wisely and align with Me and the way of right.

By your words and actions, demonstrate who your God is and that I AM worthy because I AM God. Live a life of obedience and praise that all may see how I respond as My hand is clearly manifested in your life. Continue reading “Live a Life of Obedience and Praise”

A Yielded Vessel Bears Much Fruit

2 Kings 2:10 (VOICE) Elijah:  What you have requested of me is challenging, but it will be done if you witness my departure. But if you do not watch, then you will not have your double portion.

Beloved, you desire increase, but remember it often comes as a result of obedience and vigilance. Be sensitive to My Spirit’s leadings and you don’t miss a thing. Be ready and alert, and – when I give direction – be quick to obey.

Remember, beloved, your understanding isn’t required for you to be obedient. Step out in faith. Trust My direction. Trust I’ll bring loving correction when needed. So obey and trust, and then watch as I increase the powerful ways I move through you. A yielded vessel bears much fruit.

Trust, Yield, and Obey

Psalm 37:5 (TPT) Give God the right to direct your life, and as you trust him along the way you’ll find he pulled it off perfectly!

Beloved, cede control to Me. You don’t need to worry – not about choices, decisions, or plans, for I have a plan for you and it exceeds expectations, so trust in Me.

Free yourself from the obligation of all the options that lay before you, and simply ask Me. Trust that I will lead you in the way that you should go. Trust, yield, and obey, beloved. For I AM faithful to the end.

Engage with Me and Feast on My Word

3 John 1:4 (NLT) I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.

Beloved, give Me the gift of obedience. Walk in the truth of My Word. Resist the urge to second guess that which challenges your expectations, and instead learn with an open heart ready to receive My truth. 

Resist the urge to get caught up in the doctrine and arguments of men. Bring your questions to Me. A walk with Me is intended to be about relationship, not rules. So engage with Me, feast on My Word, and grow strong in your faith.

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

Heed My Words

Proverbs 8:36 (VOICE) But heed my warning: the one who goes against me will only hurt himself, for all who despise me are playing with fire and courting death.

Beloved, I long to see you prosper. When I give you instructions or even a warning, I’m not doing so because I like to be in control or simply to exert My will over yours. I do it because I have understanding you do not. And if you will but trust Me, I will lead you rightly and save you much pain.

However, for those who resist My instructions and who refuse to heed My admonishments, avoidable hardships will obstruct their path. This is not some cruel retaliation on My part for the one who doesn’t give Me proper respect, but rather it is simply cause and effect. If you play with fire, you’d be foolish to be surprised when you get burned.

So heed My words, beloved, and heed them well. With a heart full of wisdom, choose to trust Me implicitly, and obey in love. For when you do, you will be blessed coming and going. And I richly desire that you flourish because I long to see you prosper.

Yield, Trust, and Obey

Proverbs 1:7 (TPT) How then does a man gain the essence of wisdom? We cross the threshold of true knowledge when we live in obedient devotion to God. Stubborn know-it-alls will never stop to do this, for they scorn true wisdom and knowledge.

Beloved, too often men rely on their own wisdom, scorning My instruction in favor of their own judgment. As if their limited views could steer them more accurately or somehow work more in their favor than yielding to Me.

Beloved, choose humility. Choose to yield to My will in favor of your own knowing I see what you do not. And I know things that are hidden from you. Choose to obey My Word and trust My voice. I will steer you rightly.

And though the path will not always be easy (for character is developed in hardship), I can promise that it is always good. So yield, trust, and obey, beloved. Yield, trust, and obey.