Be Rooted in Hope

Romans 5:4 (VOICE) …When our characters are refined, we learn what it means to hope and anticipate God’s goodness.

Beloved, refuse to lose hope – even if the trials seem endless. Trust, and be rooted in faith, for you know who I AM, and you know My character, so anticipate My goodness. For I AM a good Father, and I love My children.

Let hope become your weapon, and make praise your battle cry. May My Word be your foundation, and may My Spirit lead you on. I AM the King of victory, and My heirs align with Me. So refuse to settle for anything less than My divine peace, for it is your legacy.

Romans 5:2-4 (VOICE) Jesus leads us into a place of radical grace where we are able to celebrate the hope of experiencing God’s glory. And that’s not all. We also celebrate in seasons of suffering because we know that when we suffer we develop endurance, which shapes our characters. When our characters are refined, we learn what it means to hope and anticipate God’s goodness.

Cultivate an Atmosphere of Peace

James 3:18 (NLT) And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.

Beloved, do more than simply walk in godly wisdom – cultivate it in those around you. Encourage them to bear fruit. Work together to walk in unity. Be intentional to inspire one another to pursue righteousness. Allow joy to be your strength, and share one another’s burdens.

For truly the Body of Christ is called to live in peace and love. You are called to strengthen one another and encourage one another towards that which is good. Create an atmosphere of peace. Reflect Me – YHVH Shalom, the Lord your peace. For living in this manner is the greatest testimony you can share and it is achieved without a word.

James 3:13-18 (MSG) Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here’s what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It’s the way you live, not the way you talk, that counts. Mean-spirited ambition isn’t wisdom. Boasting that you are wise isn’t wisdom. Twisting the truth to make yourselves sound wise isn’t wisdom. It’s the furthest thing from wisdom—it’s animal cunning, devilish conniving. Whenever you’re trying to look better than others or get the better of others, things fall apart and everyone ends up at the others’ throats. Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.

A Warrior of Peace

Ephesians 6:15 (TPT) Stand on your feet alert, then you’ll always be ready to share the blessings of peace.

Beloved, I AM YHVH Shalom – the Lord your peace. But peace that comes from Me is no passive, fragile thing. My peace is a force to be reckoned with. My peace isn’t powerless in the face of turbulence or chaos, for My peace wars against it. 

And beloved, you have been given My peace and are called to walk in it. This includes taking territory for Me. You are an atmosphere changer. You restore My peace everywhere your feet may land. You are a warrior of peace – doing battle against the confusion of the enemy simply by being who I have made you. So walk in peace you have been given.

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

Cultivate Peace and Unity

Ephesians 4:3-4 (TPT) Be faithful to guard the sweet harmony of the Holy Spirit among you in the bonds of peace, being one body and one spirit, as you were all called into the same glorious hope of divine destiny.

Beloved, keep your eyes fixed on the hope of the call I have for you – both personally and corporately. Choose to act in a way that aligns with that destiny. Choose unity. Choose patience. Choose humility. Choose love.

For this is what you’ve been called to. Be intentional to cultivate peace and unity within the Body. As each of you yields to My Spirit, you cannot help but align with one another. So yield, beloved, and do so in love.

Advocate for Harmony

Galatians 3:28 (VOICE) It makes no difference whether you are a Jew or a Greek, a slave or a freeman, a man or a woman, because in Jesus the Anointed, the Liberating King, you are all one.

Beloved, humans have a tendency to focus on areas of difference, often because the strangeness of what is unfamiliar catches the attention. Choosing to celebrate those differences without allowing division can be a powerful tool for unity. 

There is no problem noting differences as long as they aren’t used to separate. For My heart is for unity in love. Therefore as you reflect the same thing and choose to be at ease with that which is different, you demonstrate to others that they should do likewise. In doing so you become an advocate for harmony and an instigator of peace.

Love is the Underpinning of Harmony

Colossians 3:14 (NLT) Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.

Beloved, be clothed in love. Just as people will see your outer garment first, so let your love be so apparent that it is easily seen by all. Be known as a person who loves well, for I AM love, so love comes from Me. 

Love is the underpinning of harmony. For true harmony to exist, you must operate in grace and humility with a liberal dose of love. For love brings forth true peace as you come together in a true joyous representation of unity.

Be Strong and Courageous

Joshua 1:9 (VOICE) This is My command: be strong and courageous. Never be afraid or discouraged because I am your God, the Eternal One, and I will remain with you wherever you go.

Beloved, be at peace. Rest in the knowledge that I AM your God. I AM the Eternal One, and I AM always with you. Where can you go from My presence? What can you do to alienate the Lover of your soul? Not a thing, for I AM wholly steadfast, so rest in Me.

So, beloved, be strong and courageous, and face down your fears. Stir up your strength and walk forth boldly. You have been prepared for this moment, and I will not leave you helpless. Look forward with anticipation for what I will bring and what you will learn. Indeed, embrace the journey. 

Peace in the Waiting

2 Peter 3:14 (TPT) So, my beloved friends, with all that you have to look forward to, may you be eager to be found living pure lives when you come into his presence, without blemish and filled with peace.

Beloved, with so much to look forward to, the temptation is great to be over eager as you wait for the coming promises. And yet, you know that My timing is perfect. And I would have you know peace – peace in the waiting. 

Resist the urge to think something is wrong if I haven’t brought my promises to pass and simply trust Me. Trust My timing. Trust I know best, and rest in Me. Refuse to lose the joy of the journey as you eagerly anticipate the next destination point. Instead, embrace each moment with joy as you know peace. 

In My Presence is Peace

Isaiah 41:10 (VOICE) So don’t be afraid. I am here, with you; don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, help you. I am here with My right hand to make right and to hold you up.

Beloved, no matter how overwhelming the chaos of the world may feel, know that I AM with you. And I AM YHVH Shalom (the Lord your peace) – the Prince of Peace, so find your rest in Me. For I bring a peace no circumstance can steal, nor any storm shake. 

Beloved, in My presence is peace, so hover close to Me. Resist the urge to overthink your circumstance. Instead simply quiet your heart in the middle of wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, and intentionally yield to Me. I AM sovereign and I AM good. Rest in Me.