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.

Who You Know Me to Be

Psalm 86:8 (TPT) God, there’s no one like you; there’s no other god as famous as you. You outshine all others and your miracles make it easy to know you.

Beloved, rejoice in the truth of who I AM. See Me and know My heart. For those who truly know Me have unshakable faith because they rest in My firmness of character. Trust that I AM who I say I AM. Then watch that truth be manifested in your daily life.

Give praise for who you know Me to be, for in doing so you raise a song of victory. Shout to the heavens in triumph and praise. Let the gratitude overflow in songs of thanksgiving. May your very life testify to who you know Me to be.

Psalm 86:5-8 (TPT) Lord, you are so good to me, so kind in every way and ready to forgive, for your grace-fountain keeps overflowing, drenching all your lovers who pray to you. God, won’t you pay attention to this urgent cry? Lord, bend down to listen to my prayer. Whenever trouble strikes, I will keep crying out to you, for I know your help is on the way. God, there’s no one like you; there’s no other god as famous as you. You outshine all others and your miracles make it easy to know you.

Steadfast and Faithful {Moments with God}

{With a heart full of gratitude} God, I don’t know what I would do without You, and am grateful I will never have to learn. You are steadfast and faithful, my rock and my foundation. You’re the touchstone I can always rely on, so I know that no matter what comes, I can turn and cling to You. I can seek You for wisdom, and ask Your Spirit for truth. I know You’ll always lead me, and so I yield to You. I need never fear uncertain times, for You’re never caught unaware. So I can trust in You faithfully, and leave myself in Your care. You comfort and console me when times of trial come, and You bolster and You strengthen me, so I can forever keep moving on. I’m so grateful that You love me, and that You’ve chosen me. I’m blessed to be Your beloved, and in that I find my identity.

Psalm 18:2 (TPT) You’re as real to me as bedrock beneath my feet, like a castle on a cliff, my forever firm fortress, my mountain of hiding, my pathway of escape, my tower of rescue where none can reach me. My secret strength and shield around me, you are salvation’s ray of brightness shining on the hillside, always the champion of my cause.

Rich Soil of Intimacy

Psalm 17:5 (VOICE) I will press on —moving steadfastly forward along Your path. I will not look back. I will not stumble.

Beloved, be set in your purpose and be steadfast. Refuse to be blown about, or shaken by the winds and waves around you. Remain true to your heart – true to your purpose. Allow your dove eyes to lead you.

A dove’s eyes are gentle and singular in focus. So allow yours to remain fixed on Me, just as Mine stay fixed on you. For you are the object of My affection – My beloved, My precious one. Dwell in this place of intimacy with Me, and let us linger here that life may pour forth from its rich soil. Continue reading “Rich Soil of Intimacy”

Simply Walk

Philippians 3:15-16 (TPT) So let all who are fully mature have this same passion, and if anyone is not yet gripped by these desires, God will reveal it to them. And let us all advance together to reach this victory-prize, following one path with one passion.

Beloved, the steadfastness of your purpose marks your maturity. For a child’s attention is constantly fluttering from one experiential feast to the next, but the one who has grown and learned life’s lessons knows it is often the things most easily overlooked that benefit from our attention.

Yield your plans to Me and continue on with purpose. Remember your walk with Me is more like a marathon than a sprint. Though your zeal may entice you to do and see and experience everything at once, therein lies the way to burnout. Rather be steady and yield the pace to Me. Allowing Me to bring each revelation and experience in exactly the right moment. So be steadfast, beloved, and simply walk with Me in love. Continue reading “Simply Walk”

Steadfastly Onward

Philippians 3:13 (TPT) I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead.

Beloved, remember that you do not run alone. I AM YHVH Shammah – the Lord is present, and I AM with you through it all. Resist the urge to rely on your own strength, and instead lean on Me. For I AM fully able to support you through every test and trial.

Keep your eyes fixed on Me, and your focus on what’s ahead. Refuse to be distracted by disappointments or the things of old. Instead move steadfastly onward as you walk hand-in-hand with Me. Trust Me to guide and uphold you as you remain focused on the path ahead. Continue reading “Steadfastly Onward”

Run with Persistence

Philippians 3:12 (TPT) I admit that I haven’t yet acquired the absolute fullness that I’m pursuing, but I run with passion into his abundance so that I may reach the purpose that Jesus Christ has called me to fulfill and wants me to discover.

Beloved, run the race with passion. Anything worth doing is worth doing well. And yet as you seek excellence, extend grace to yourself when you fall short. Far better to dust yourself off and move forward, than to get waylaid by frustration and condemnation.

It is by grace that you are saved, and for love you give your best. Celebrate each step along the way, for the trials and the victories all serve a purpose. So run the race with excellence, but even more so, run with persistence. Continue reading “Run with Persistence”

Step into Steadfast Faith

Psalm 125:1 (VOICE) All who have faith in the Eternal stand as Mount Zion: unmoved, enduring, eternal.

Beloved, those who stand in Me, step into steadfast faith. For those who find their foundation in Me, stand as surely as the most solid bedrock. Those who are truly rooted in Me, will not be moved or easily swayed, for they are indwelt by My Spirit and strengthen by My presence.

Though the winds may batter and the waves may rock as the trials of life impede, still you will be steady and hold fast when you find your foundation in Me. So, beloved, be steadfast in your faith, and know that its source and foundation is One that never changes.

A Living Display of My Faithfulness

Isaiah 61:3 (TPT) …Because of this, they will be known as Mighty Oaks of Righteousness, planted by Yahweh as a living display of his glory.

Beloved, stand proud as a testament to My faithfulness – a living display of My grace and My glory. You will be as steadfast as a mighty oak with roots that go down deep, for I AM your foundation, and you’ve found your hope in Me.

So raise your hands and wave them high, an offering to Me. Be lifted up on eagles wings, and find new life in Me. I AM your strength, and I’m your song – your cry, your victory. And in My grace your hope is found, as you remain steadfast in Me. Continue reading “A Living Display of My Faithfulness”

Be Holy as I AM Holy

Romans 6:1-2 (NLT) Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?

Beloved, returning to sin makes about as much sense as rolling in dog excrement right after bathing. When you gave your life to Me, you chose a clean life. That choice declared future intentions. Would you then go back on your word as though it were nothing simply because you know that I love you enough to forgive you again?

Just as a good parent will continue to love their child regardless of their behavior, so I will always love you – even though that love comes at a cost. But I also know the consequences to your choices and want better for you. So make wise choices, beloved. Be steadfast in your desire to walk in righteousness – be holy as I AM holy.