I Choose {Moments with God}

{Acknowledging truth to God} If I am fearfully and wonderfully made, You are not shocked by my weaknesses or failures. You aren’t wondering where You went wrong or wishing You’d made me differently. You have created me for Your own good purpose. Areas of perceived weakness and all. You have accepted me. So how can I do anything less for myself? Who am I to criticize Your handiwork? You created me with full knowledge of the plans You had in store. You created me and prepared me accordingly. So who am I to sit in judgment of what You deemed good? Of who You consider prepared?

{Declaring} I will yield to Your wisdom, and trust in Your judgment – believe what You say is true. So if You say I’m lovely, and You say I’m chosen, I’ve determined to agree with You. I trust You to lead me, and have faith in Your plans – I know You to be wise and true. So wherever You call me and whatever You ask of me – that’s what I’m planning to do. I choose to believe. I choose to trust. I choose to yield. So be glorified and lifted high – may I be known for being like You.

Psalm 139:14 (TPT) I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex! Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking. It simply amazes me to think about it! How thoroughly you know me, Lord!

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Shine Without Hesitation

Psalm 125:5 (AMP) But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways [in unresponsiveness to God], The Lord will lead them away with those who do evil. Peace be upon Israel.

Beloved, you have been set apart. Chosen. Anointed and appointed. Refuse to compromise who you are for the sake of fitting in, or try to lessen or change yourself to make others feel less threatened by the light you reflect.

Shine without hesitation. Shine without apology. Shine because you are reflecting the light of My countenance and bringing Me glory. May your fruit be sweet – may it be the fruit of My Spirit. Be bold and be beautiful, for that is how I created you to be.

Psalm 125:1-5 (AMP) Those who trust in and rely on the Lord [with confident expectation] Are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but remains forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the Lord surrounds His people From this time forth and forever. For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not reach out their hands to do wrong. Do good, O Lord, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts. But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways [in unresponsiveness to God], The Lord will lead them away with those who do evil. Peace be upon Israel.

I AM with You Through It All

Psalm 125:4 (AMP) Do good, O Lord, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts..

Beloved, actions have consequences. I would be a poor father if I encouraged disobedience by positively reinforcing it with blessing. However, I’m not one who is cruel or vindictive. So resist the urge to see Me as such when experiencing moments of trial.

I delight to bless My children, so if you find yourself in the fires of testing, trust that I AM with you even in their midst. Whether the situation is one of your own making or simply an opportunity for growth, your response to the experience determines the fruit that will come forth.

Even in the most difficult trials, there is blessing to be had. Thus you are to count them all joy (James 1:2), and embrace the opportunities to grow your character when they come knowing you will not be shaken as you rest in Me, for I AM with you through it all.

Psalm 125:1-5 (AMP) Those who trust in and rely on the Lord [with confident expectation] Are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but remains forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the Lord surrounds His people From this time forth and forever. For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not reach out their hands to do wrong. Do good, O Lord, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts. But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways [in unresponsiveness to God], The Lord will lead them away with those who do evil. Peace be upon Israel.

Wisdom of Truth

Psalm 125:3 (AMP) For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not reach out their hands to do wrong.

Beloved, resist the urge to cave to unrighteous ways simply because the world has seen fit to normalize them. My Word is a clear standard of measure – not so that you judge others, but so that you might rightly judge your own thoughts and actions. Use its wisdom to choose your path carefully.

My Word is a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path (Psalm 119:105). Would you choose to stumble in darkness when light is available for you? In the same way, rather than having your behavior mandated by the ever-changing whims of the world, be steadfastly rooted in Me and choose your path based on the wisdom of Truth.

Psalm 125:1-5 (AMP) Those who trust in and rely on the Lord [with confident expectation] Are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but remains forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the Lord surrounds His people From this time forth and forever. For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not reach out their hands to do wrong. Do good, O Lord, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts. But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways [in unresponsiveness to God], The Lord will lead them away with those who do evil. Peace be upon Israel.

Your Heart is Safe with Me {Moments with God}

Psalm 125:2 (AMP) As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the Lord surrounds His people From this time forth and forever.

{Speaking to God} You are my shield, so I rest safely in Your presence. For I know that You are steadfast, so I know I can be fully at ease and rest in You. You remain the same – yesterday, today, and forever. You are my rock. You are perfect. You are true.

{He whispers back} You’re worth protecting. You are precious to Me. My eye is ever on you – not one thing goes unseen. Whenever you reach for Me, I’m always by your side. I will ever love you and My love will never die. So rest assured and dwell in peace, for your heart is safe with Me.

Psalm 125:1-5 (AMP) Those who trust in and rely on the Lord [with confident expectation] Are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but remains forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the Lord surrounds His people From this time forth and forever. For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not reach out their hands to do wrong. Do good, O Lord, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts. But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways [in unresponsiveness to God], The Lord will lead them away with those who do evil. Peace be upon Israel.

Firmly Grounded and Secure

Psalm 125:1 (AMP) Those who trust in and rely on the Lord [with confident expectation] Are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but remains forever.

Beloved, may your footing be sure and steadfast as you put your hope in Me, for I AM as secure as bedrock and more reliable than the North Star. So when you flow in faith with confident expectation, you find yourself firmly grounded and secure.

Many choose to put their faith in men or rely upon themselves, but to do so is the same as building on shifting sands. Only I AM unchanging, and only I AM fully true. So trust then in My goodness. For if you rest yourself in Me, you’re safely held.

Psalm 125:1-5 (AMP) Those who trust in and rely on the Lord [with confident expectation] Are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but remains forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the Lord surrounds His people From this time forth and forever. For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not reach out their hands to do wrong. Do good, O Lord, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts. But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways [in unresponsiveness to God], The Lord will lead them away with those who do evil. Peace be upon Israel.

Fiercely Love

Psalm 86:17 (TPT) Send me a miraculous sign to show me how much you love me, so that those who hate me will see it and be ashamed. Don’t they know that you, Lord, are my comforter, the one who comes to help me?

Beloved, remember you walk in victory because you walk with Me. So expect to see My hand at work because I’m a hands-on kind of God. I love you, and provide for your comfort. I accept you, and call you My own. Resist the urge to worry or rage, and trust Me to be your home.

Receive My healing love, for it’s unconditional and true. You cannot begin to fathom the depths of My heart for you. But just as I fiercely love you, may you also love like Me. So love as if you’d never get hurt, and do it as unto Me.

Psalm 86:13-17 (TPT) You love me so much and you placed your greatness upon me. You rescued me from the deepest place of darkness, and you have delivered me from a certain death. God, look at how these arrogant ones have defied me. Like a vicious band of violent men they have tried to kill me. They wouldn’t worry for a moment that they were sinning against you! But Lord, your nurturing love is tender and gentle. You are slow to get angry yet so swift to show your faithful love. You are full of abounding grace and truth. Bring me to your grace-fountain so that your strength becomes mine. Be my hero and come rescue your servant once again! Send me a miraculous sign to show me how much you love me, so that those who hate me will see it and be ashamed. Don’t they know that you, Lord, are my comforter, the one who comes to help me?

Grace and Goodness {Moments with God}

Psalm 86:16 (TPT) Bring me to your grace-fountain so that your strength becomes mine. Be my hero and come rescue your servant once again!

{My prayer} Father, overflow me with Your grace and goodness. May Your mercy and kindness sustain me. I am ever in need of Your help, and I rely on Your steadfast guidance. Thank You for Your seemingly endless patience with me – I feel like I need every last bit. Even when I’m frustrated and disappointed with myself, I feel Your unconditional love pouring over me. So I thank You for Your goodness, and I thank You for Your grace. Thank You for fighting on my behalf, and thank You for protecting me – even from myself. You truly are my hero. You’re righteous, good, and true. For the rest of my days I will spend my life trying to be more like You.

Psalm 86:13-17 (TPT) You love me so much and you placed your greatness upon me. You rescued me from the deepest place of darkness, and you have delivered me from a certain death. God, look at how these arrogant ones have defied me. Like a vicious band of violent men they have tried to kill me. They wouldn’t worry for a moment that they were sinning against you! But Lord, your nurturing love is tender and gentle. You are slow to get angry yet so swift to show your faithful love. You are full of abounding grace and truth. Bring me to your grace-fountain so that your strength becomes mine. Be my hero and come rescue your servant once again! Send me a miraculous sign to show me how much you love me, so that those who hate me will see it and be ashamed. Don’t they know that you, Lord, are my comforter, the one who comes to help me?

Grace-Filled Progress

Psalm 86:15 (TPT) But Lord, your nurturing love is tender and gentle. You are slow to get angry yet so swift to show your faithful love. You are full of abounding grace and truth.

Beloved, I’m not impatient with you. Nor am I frustrated when you’re slow to learn. I know when your heart is set on Me. So even in the moments you fall short, I see your imperfect progress for what it is: progress.

Resist the urge to become frustrated with yourself when you’re slower to change and grow than you’d like. For the energy is wasted, and much better spent helping you focus on continued progress – regardless of how slow you may find it.

I AM patient. I support you. I believe in you. I AM with you. I’m guiding you. Reflect the same grace to yourself that I do. And remember, I AM all you need.

Psalm 86:13-17 (TPT) You love me so much and you placed your greatness upon me. You rescued me from the deepest place of darkness, and you have delivered me from a certain death. God, look at how these arrogant ones have defied me. Like a vicious band of violent men they have tried to kill me. They wouldn’t worry for a moment that they were sinning against you! But Lord, your nurturing love is tender and gentle. You are slow to get angry yet so swift to show your faithful love. You are full of abounding grace and truth. Bring me to your grace-fountain so that your strength becomes mine. Be my hero and come rescue your servant once again! Send me a miraculous sign to show me how much you love me, so that those who hate me will see it and be ashamed. Don’t they know that you, Lord, are my comforter, the one who comes to help me?

Leave the Rest to Me

Psalm 86:14 (TPT) God, look at how these arrogant ones have defied me. Like a vicious band of violent men they have tried to kill me. They wouldn’t worry for a moment that they were sinning against you!

Beloved, when you live aligned with Me and walking on the path I have for you while observing My ways, those who criticize you, criticize Me. You don’t need to defend yourself, or try to hide who I have called you to be, for it is both of us they accuse.

Beloved, walk in humility and forgiveness. Allow Me to be the One to come to your defense. Trust Me to know the best way and perfect timing. All you need to do is to keep your heart right, and then leave the rest to Me.

Psalm 86:13-17 (TPT) You love me so much and you placed your greatness upon me. You rescued me from the deepest place of darkness, and you have delivered me from a certain death. God, look at how these arrogant ones have defied me. Like a vicious band of violent men they have tried to kill me. They wouldn’t worry for a moment that they were sinning against you! But Lord, your nurturing love is tender and gentle. You are slow to get angry yet so swift to show your faithful love. You are full of abounding grace and truth. Bring me to your grace-fountain so that your strength becomes mine. Be my hero and come rescue your servant once again! Send me a miraculous sign to show me how much you love me, so that those who hate me will see it and be ashamed. Don’t they know that you, Lord, are my comforter, the one who comes to help me?

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: You Do You