1 Peter 5:7 (TPT) Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you.

Beloved, release all that is not serving you. For I desire that you would flourish and have abundant life. Just as a gardener pulls weeds and prunes to allow his plants to flourish to their fullest, so you must do for yourself. I AM fully able to take on the things that weigh on you, and to strengthen you to release all that is no longer needed.

So whether there are patterns of thought (like worry or fear), or patterns of behavior (like taking on responsibilities you have not been called to or that belong to someone else), or even physical patterns (like clutter that distracts you and steals your focus); whatever it may be that is holding you back from more growth, release it now. For you are worth cultivating and tending. You are dearly loved and valuable beyond measure, so cherish yourself accordingly.

Live Boldly for Me

Psalm 37:4 (TPT) Make God the utmost delight and pleasure of your life, and he will provide for you what you desire the most.

Beloved, live boldly for Me. Make knowing Me the center of your world. For when you live in such a fashion, your heart rests safely in My hands. And though trials will come, they’ll never block your way or derail you. Endless possibilities await you as you walk in step with Me, for I can achieve much through a joyously yielded vessel.

Expect the unexpected and be ready for the supernatural to be natural. Remember that as you watch for My fingerprints in your life, you’ll see My hand everywhere you look, for I AM a hands-on God, and I love to engage with and blessings My children. So live boldly for Me.

Yield to My Perfect Will

Proverbs 3:8 (VOICE) If you depend on Him, your body and mind will be free from the strain of a sinful life, will experience healing and health, and will be strengthened at their core.

Beloved, I do not instruct you to yield to Me and My ways from a desire to control you or strong arm you into doing what I want. I instruct you to yield because I see the path of greatest blessing. Sometimes that blessing comes from grace under challenge and sometimes from hardships avoided, but ultimately I see the best path.

I desire blessing for you. When you choose to surrender your will to Mine, you are demonstrating that you trust Me and believe My heart towards you is good. When you resist Me, you demonstrate fear and a lack of trust. Often those choices come from past woundings, so I extend grace even in those moments. However, the highest sense of right in any situation is to yield to My perfect will and trust Me to guide you through. So make the intentional decision to yield, and leave the rest to Me.

Proverbs 3:5-8 (VOICE) Place your trust in the Eternal; rely on Him completely; never depend upon your own ideas and inventions. Give Him the credit for everything you accomplish, and He will smooth out and straighten the road that lies ahead. And don’t think you can decide on your own what is right and what is wrong. Respect the Eternal; turn and run from evil. If you depend on Him, your body and mind will be free from the strain of a sinful life, will experience healing and health, and will be strengthened at their core.

More Like You {Moments with God}

Psalm 86:5 (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.

{With a heart filled with gratitude} Father, thank You for Your steadfast love. Thank You for Your overflowing grace. I need it and I receive it. I am grateful beyond words. The magnitude of Your love for me is completely incomprehensible. Your goodness and Your patience are more than I can understand.

{In prayerful petition} Help me to be more like You. Help my heart to mirror Yours. I want to be just like You because the impact of Your grace truly is amazing. So in the same way, may I mirror that grace to those around Me. May I walk in humble patience and understanding. May my heart be filled with compassion. May I be more like You.

{His whispered reply} My grace is sufficient, and My love sustains, so trust Me to see you through. As you yield to My plans and trust in My ways, My hands are molding you. It’s with love that I chasten and grace I extend every time you’re in need. For you are precious and prized – the apple of My eye, and your heart means the world to Me.

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.

I Yield {Moments with God}

{Sharing my heart with God} Father, I yield to you. All that I have and all that I am, I surrender to You for Your good purpose. I trust Your plans – even when I don’t understand – because I know You. I know Your character. I know I am safe with You. So have Your way. I offer myself as a living sacrifice. Such as I am, I give myself to You. Have Your way. Be magnified. Be glorified. I choose You. Be exalted in heaven and on earth.

{My prayer} May I choose what is holy. May I choose what is good. May I be a worthy vessel. Father, I delight in You, so have Your way.

Romans 12:1 (TPT) Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship.

Joyful Surrender {Moments with God}

{smiling to myself as I share my heart with God} Here I am, Lord. Flawed, but wholehearted. Broken, but unashamed. For better or worse, I am Yours. Yours to move through. Yours to provide for. Yours to love. Yours to enjoy. And likely also Yours to get frustrated with in my moments of weakness. But for better or worse, I joyfully surrender all I am and all I have to You. Because You are worthy and faithful, I will ever choose You. Thank You, for being worthy, and thank You for being safe. I’m so grateful to have you to cling to – my true north, my cornerstone, my rock, my foundation – You are so good, faithful God. So yes, I joyfully surrender to You.

Romans 12:1 (AMP) Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.

Yield to Me

Psalm 1:1 (VOICE) God’s blessings follow you and await you at every turn: when you don’t follow the advice of those who delight in wicked schemes…

Beloved, refuse to be drawn in by those with wicked intent. Trust your intuition, for My Holy Spirit will prompt you through such means. So if someone seems off though they have all the outward signs of righteousness, proceed with caution. Since you know their fruit will demonstrate the true nature of their intent, watch and wait to see the type fruit they yield.

For a good tree cannot put forth bad fruit, nor a bad tree put forth good fruit. So move with caution as you watch and wait. For the ploys of the enemy are devious at every turn, and yet you need not be afraid as you rest in Me. So if My Spirit urges caution, heed without delay. Wait on Me, and trust My Spirit to lead you. Your role is simply to yield to Me.

Psalm 1:1-3 (VOICE) God’s blessings follow you and await you at every turn: when you don’t follow the advice of those who delight in wicked schemes, When you avoid sin’s highway, when judgment and sarcasm beckon you, but you refuse. For you, the Eternal’s Word is your happiness. It is your focus—from dusk to dawn. You are like a tree, planted by flowing, cool streams of water that never run dry. Your fruit ripens in its time; your leaves never fade or curl in the summer sun . No matter what you do, you prosper.

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: Knowing God as Faithful

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”

Fullness of Joy

Psalm 84:4 (TPT) What pleasure fills those who live every day in your temple, enjoying you as they worship in your presence! Pause in his presence

Beloved, in Me you’ll find fullness of joy – not simply joy, but the fullness of it. A joy that is complete. Missing nothing. For I AM that I AM. And I AM the God who created you. I intimately know your frame.

Yield to My plans. Surrender your will to Mine, and rest in Me. Cast your cares on Me and walk in the freedom I have provided for you. Refuse to be shackled by worry, fear, or grief. Instead trust your heart in My hands and find joy in My presence, and allow that joy to strengthen you for what lies ahead. Continue reading “Fullness of Joy”

Embrace Small Beginnings

1 Kings 18:44 (VOICE) The servant did as Elijah requested each time; and on the seventh time, he told Elijah, “A minuscule cloud, as tiny as the hand of a man, is ascending from the sea.” Elijah: Go quickly, and give a message to Ahab for me: “Prepare your chariot, and leave quickly before the rain gets torrential and keeps you from traveling.”

Beloved, when you find yourself in the day of a small beginning, resist the urge to take it lightly or view it as small or unimportant. For I bring increase in its season, so the wise will be intentional to prepare.

Be intentional to yield to Me not just as you wait for a promise to manifest, but also once it has begun. For I see the beginning and the end, so trust Me to lead you rightly. So embrace your small beginning, even as you make ready for the more. Continue reading “Embrace Small Beginnings”