Calibrate Your Behavior to Align with My Word

Proverbs 1:10 (VOICE) My son, should your less honorable peers pressure you to do what is wrong, you should be strong enough not to go along.

Beloved, refuse to be pressured into bad or questionable behavior by those around you. Calibrate your behavior to align with My Word. I AM your true north – your guiding star, so look to Me for direction and refuse to be knocked off course.

Rather than succumbing to pressure, be a standard setter yourself. Quietly lead by example that others might see what it looks like to live in a way that honors Me. Trust Me to strengthen you. Focus on being a God-pleaser instead of a pleaser of men. For in the end, I AM the One who matters, so look to Me.

Withhold Nothing

Hebrews 11:17 (VOICE) By faith Abraham, when he endured God’s testing, offered his beloved son Isaac as a sacrifice. The one who had received God’s promise was willing to offer his only son;

Beloved, withhold nothing from Me. Remember all you have is from My hand. So refuse to be like a dog growling at its  master’s outstretched hand as it enjoys a bone that was gifted from that very same hand. Trust all to Me. Resist the urge to guard or withhold from Me that which you hold dear.

If I instruct you in My Word not to frustrate your children, do you think I will turn around and do the opposite of what I instruct? Trust Me. I give and I take away, but I AM always working for good. Simply because I remove something doesn’t mean you’re “in trouble.” Trust that I AM working for your good.

So be passionate in your faith of Me. Withhold nothing. Demonstrate by your actions the level of belief you have in who I AM and the nature of My character. Let your unreserved faith declare Me worthy to all.

Ephesians 6:4 (NIV) Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Job 1:21 (ESV) And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”

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: Holding Nothing Back

As You Seek, Ask

John 14:26 (CSB) “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.

Beloved, refuse to be overwhelmed by what you read in My Word. For My Holy Spirit was given to you and is fully able to bring revelation. All people are without understanding until revelation comes, and you can spend the rest of your life plumbing the depths of My Word.

So seek, beloved. And as you seek, remember to ask. Ask for wisdom. Ask for insight. Ask for understanding. Ask for how to implement what you’ve read and understood. Trust My Holy Spirit to lead you righty. But seek His counsel, for that is why He was given to you.

Embrace Truth

2 Timothy 4:3-4 (VOICE) because a time will come when some will no longer tolerate sound teaching. Instead, they will live by their own desires; they’ll scratch their itching ears by surrounding themselves with teachers who approve of their lifestyles and tell them what they want to hear. They will turn away from the real truth you have to offer because they prefer the sound of fables and myths.

Beloved, resist the urge to find things to reinforce what you want to believe or what makes you comfortable, and instead open yourself to truth. Truth will not always be easy. Truth will often challenge you. But in the end, beloved, it is truth that sets you free. 

So yield yourself to My Spirit’s correction – knowing I chasten those I love. Prepare yourself for being wrong, needing a course change, and not having it all figured out because all those things will happen. And whether those moments are received and handled with grace often determines what comes next. 

Embrace truth, be open to the guidance of My Spirit, and trust My Spirit to move in the hearts of others. Absolve yourself of the false responsibility of changing anyone else’s mind – leave that to Me. Let your focus be on loving well and walking with Me in truth. 

Love and Holiness, the Foundation of Your Passion

Daniel 3:17-18 (VOICE) If you throw us into the blazing furnace, then the God we serve is able to rescue us from a furnace of blazing fire and release us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if He does not, O king, you can be sure that we still will not serve your gods and we will not worship the golden statue you erected.

Beloved, refuse to compromise your faith. You know who I AM, so be steadfast in your belief – never wavering, but rather holding tightly to that which you know to be truth. For My Word has instructed you in truth. It is not subjective, but steadfast. 

I AM love. But I AM also holy. True love clings to that which is good with steadfast devotion. So be holy as I AM holy, and walk in love because I AM love. Let these be the foundation of your passion: love and holiness. For zeal birthed from that place is a force to be reckoned with and a powerful tool for good.

My Kingdom is for Eternity

Revelation 22:3 (VOICE) No one or nothing will labor under any curse any longer. And the throne of God and of the Lamb will sit prominently in the city. God’s servants will continually serve and worship Him.

Beloved, the Kingdom of heaven is within, so allow My Kingdom to manifest on earth through you. Walk in the freedom that has been Blood-bought on your behalf, and refuse to live in bondage anymore. 

My Kingdom supersedes that of this world, for My Kingdom is for eternity. Refuse to allow this temporary, natural realm to mandate your life and beliefs simply because you’ve been taught to focus on it. 

Instead focus your gaze on Me and fix your heart on the things of Me. Walk in the truth of My Word. Allow the supernatural to become natural. And bring heaven to earth.

Luke 17:21 (NKJV) “nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”

Note: since we’ve breathed new life in the Dyed4you Ministries blog (More Prophetic Flow), we’re going to stop posting Lunchtime Live on here, and instead link to the posts over there. Each week we’ll include a note which has a link to the “Lunchtime Live” recording for those who have enjoyed hearing the Prophetic Nuggets shared each week during the livestream on our Dyed4you Ministries Facebook page. So with that said, 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: Focus on the Things Above 

Obey in Love

Micah 6:8 (ESV) He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Beloved, choose daily how you will live. Be known for being a person who is just and walks uprightly. Be kind and walk in humility. Refuse to be waylaid by worldly thinking, for the world’s view is in opposition to My Kingdom. So pursue righteousness. Know My Word that you might understand what true righteousness is. 

Be intentional to seek righteousness moment by moment. This requires ongoing choices as situations present themselves. So choose well, and remember that seeking to walk in My ways doesn’t mean being perfect – for then you would be doomed to failure. Instead, it means choosing that which is right (by My standards), and repenting and moving forward when you fall short. 

So extend grace to yourself, even as I extend grace to you. Keep your heart tender and stay yielded to My leading. Seek to know Me more each day, and do so from a heart of joy, overflowing with love as one who knows how precious they are and how much was sacrificed to set them free. Obey in love from that place. Continue reading “Obey in Love”

Heart After Him {Moments with God}

{my heart whispers} Lord, I want to walk in integrity – to be known as one of Your own. I want for my life to reflect Your ways, Your heart, Your Word. Teach me Your truth. May Your Holy Spirit lead and guide me, and may I be sensitive to Your voice. I want to hear You. I want to know You. I want to make choices that please You. I want to make You proud.

{I can sense Him smiling as He looks at me with love. And though we both know only too well I’ll fall short, He loves me just the same. He loves my desire to please Him even as He knows I won’t always make choices that do so. And yet His love remains steadfast – like a patient father, He believes in me and will always encourage me toward good. May my heart always pursue Him.}

Psalm 119:1 (VOICE) Happy are the people who walk with integrity, who live according to the teachings of the Eternal.

Choose the Light and Freedom of Truth

John 8:32 (CSB) “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Beloved, resist the urge to stay in what is familiar simply because it is known. Instead open yourself to Me and My Word that you might know truth and walk in freedom. Because only the truth has the power to set you free, and truth is found in Me. 

So come to Me and abide, that you might know truth. My ways are not your ways, and they may stretch your understanding, but it is better to be stretched by truth and live in the light, than to intentionally stay in darkness. So choose the light and freedom of truth. 

Abide in My Word

John 8:31 (VOICE) If you hear My voice and abide in My word, you are truly My disciples;

Beloved, will you take the time to listen? Will you take time to abide? My Word is sustenance for your soul, so refuse to be malnourished and instead feast on that which is truly good. 

If you want to share about Me, you must first know Me. And knowing Me happens by feasting on My Word. So abide in My Word – chewing, meditating – and hear Me speak to you that you might know Me intimately, for that is where true freedom is found.