Receive That You Might Give

Deuteronomy 32:2 (VOICE) Let my teaching fall on you like raindrops; let what I say collect like the dew, Like rain sprinkling the grass, like showers on the green plants.

Beloved, receive. Receive that you might share liberally. For those who have been watered, can themselves water others. So receive that you might give as it has been given to you. In doing so, you glorify Me.

So be saturated. Take the time to receive that you might truly be soaked. Just as a plant is nourished by sun and rain so that it grows large and healthy, so you are growing as you’re saturated in My presence. So receive that you might give, and flourish.

Safe within My Arms {Moments with God}

{He whispers} Hide yourself in Me. Hover close. Find refuge in the shadow of My wings. 

{I feel Him reaching as if to pull me in. I have only to yield and stay close. And yet – oh and yet – the temptation to forge my own path and go my own way is strong. I look to Him and look away – considering my choice. But in the end I take the only one that can possibly end well, and I surrender myself into His care. As I snuggle in, He kisses my head and holds me close, and whispers} You’ve chosen well, beloved. I love you with all My heart. You can trust Me to sustain you, and know you’re always safe within My arms. 

Psalm 91:1 (VOICE) He who takes refuge in the shelter of the Most High will be safe in the shadow of the Almighty.

Dwelling Place

1 Peter 2:5 (TPT) Come and be his “living stones” who are continually being assembled into a sanctuary for God. For now you serve as holy priests, offering up spiritual sacrifices that he readily accepts through Jesus Christ.

Beloved, present yourself as a living offering. Be part of My holy temple – a dwelling place for My Spirit. Welcome Me, even as I welcome you into My presence – that we might be one. United in thought and purpose. 

And from this place of unity, work in unison with Me and act on My behalf. Be prompted by My Spirit – a holy priest, ordained by Me. To effectively and rightly represent Me, you must first know Me and be known by Me. So dwell in My presence, and be indwelt by Me.

Experientially Know My Love

Psalm 16:11 (TPT) For you bring me a continual revelation of resurrection life, the path to the bliss that brings me face-to-face with you.

Beloved, meditate on Me. As you press in for more, I AM faithful to bring revelation. For it is My heart’s desire that you might increase your understanding of the things of Me and My Kingdom. I want you to know – fully and experientially know – My life-giving love, that My resurrection power might infiltrate all areas of your life and be manifest for My glory. 

So press in, beloved. Refuse to settle for less. Be like Moses – desire to see Me face-to-face, and watch as My presence changes your very countenance that others may see and know that you know Me. Find joy in My presence and be made whole.

I AM True to You

Psalm 62:2 (TPT) He alone is my safe place; his wrap-around presence always protects me. For he is my champion defender; there’s no risk of failure with God. So why would I let worry paralyze me, even when troubles multiply around me?

Beloved, refuse to let the worries and concerns of this present time bury you under a mountain of sadness and regret. You come to Me with a contrite heart, and I AM sovereign. So trust that I AM at work – bringing forth beauty from ashes is My specialty.

So unburden yourself of that which seeks to bring you low. Give it to Me. Then let Me envelope you in My presence that you might know you are never alone. I AM with you, and I AM for you. Regardless of those in your life who may come and go, and regardless of the praise or criticism of man – I AM always steadfast and I AM always true. I AM true to you.

Be Undone

Isaiah 6:5 (NKJV) So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The Lord of hosts.”

Beloved, as you rightly see Me, you cannot help but be humbled. It is not a bad thing to be completely wrecked in My presence. You are safe with me, so be undone. Let the trappings of the world disappear and see rightly, for from that place truth comes forth. 

Beloved, I break that I might heal – and I strengthen you in the healing. I prepare you for the times ahead. Trust yourself to Me, and be undone in My presence. Then let me bring strength and restoration as I commission you for the road ahead.  Continue reading “Be Undone”

Shame is Rooted in Fear

Genesis 3:7-8 (VOICE) Suddenly their eyes were opened to a reality previously unknown. For the first time, they sensed their vulnerability and rushed to hide their naked bodies, stitching fig leaves into crude loincloths. Then they heard the sound of the Eternal God walking in the cool misting shadows of the garden. The man and his wife took cover among the trees and hid from the Eternal God.

Beloved, shame is rooted in fear, but My perfect love casts out all fear. So draw near, and receive My love in full measure. Do so that you might know what it feels like to have the burden of shame removed. I never designed you to be weighted down by shame. 

Beloved, I long for you to walk in the fullness of your freedom – naked and unashamed – with no fear causing you to hide your face from Me. I desire fellowship with you. I know you, and I love you – in all your beautiful imperfection. I accept you as you are, and I call you My very own. So resist any temptation to allow fear and shame to take root, and instead allow My mercy, love, and grace to make you whole.

Believe in Me

Romans 10:10 (VOICE) Belief begins in the heart and leads to a life that’s right with God; confession departs from our lips and brings eternal salvation.

Beloved, look deep in your heart and find My presence there. I AM always with you, and happy to guide you. You have only to seek, only to ask. I AM here. Believe in Me. Put your trust in Me.

Regardless of what the world says, determine what you will say. What will the confession of your faith be? Will your words and your walk bring credence to your confession of faith? Or will they belie it? Beloved, believe in Me. Then walk and speak as one who does.  Continue reading “Believe in Me”

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.

Face the Storm with Boldness

Proverbs 1:27 (VOICE) When panic comes like a stormy blast, when misfortune sweeps in like a whirlwind, when sorrow and anguish weigh you down.

Beloved, listen for Me in the winds and in the rain and thunder. Though the storms may come and rock, My presence never leaves you. So face the storm with boldness and strength knowing that I AM with you. I strengthen you and lift you up, the waves will not overtake you. 

So rest, beloved, in My waiting arms and let nothing trouble you. I AM waiting here right by your side – cling to Me for I AM steadfast. So breathe, beloved, and refuse to let the darkness overshadow you, for My light’s strong rays banish the dark so let their warmth embrace you.