7/31/2018 Return to Me

Be careful in the culture that you live in not to go after nothing. For there are many things of no value being pursued by My people that will profit them nothing. Look and understand what is happening. People are abandoning Me, returning to their captivity and their past, seeking what is not there to satisfy the longings of their heart. You remain in Me. Walk in the deliverance I have provided for you. Don’t allow yourself to become acclimated to the desert places, but press through to the place of My Glory, remembering to drink of the fountain of living water. I AM the refreshment your soul longs for, the God who redeems and wipes away your shame. Jer. 2:11b-13, “Yet My people have exchanged their Glory for something without value. Be aghast at this, you heavens! Shudder in absolute horror!” says ADONAI. “For My people have committed two evils: they have abandoned Me, the fountain of living water, and dug themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water!” CJB

7/30/2018 Pregnant with Purpose

Weariness is a side-effect of being pregnant with My purposes. In due season it will be birthed and the tiredness you feel spiritually will disappear in the joy of having brought forth that which bears the mark of My Spirit. It will bring newness of life and a renewed energy to see My purposes grow and be nurtured by you and through your ministry. Rest knowing that the promise of My purposes that is growing within you will manifest out of you shortly and allow My joy to be your strength in this time. Ps. 68:35, “Awesome is God from His sanctuary; the God of Israel – He is the one who gives power and strength to His people. Blessed be God!” ESV

7/27/2018 As I Am, So You Are

You are a Child of Covenant. You are a Child of Testimony. You are in Me. You are an Overcomer! Believe Me – for what I say is true. Begin to walk as I made you to be and you will walk in triumph. My blood is My covenant, My testimony is Truth, and you are My child. Make decisions in line with the who you are in Me, not as the world sees you. Walk boldly in your identity for you are to be in the world as I am – act accordingly. I John 4:17, “Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.” NKJV

7/26/2018 Cycles and Seasons

As surely as I set forth cycles in the heavens and seasons on earth, so I set forth cycles and seasons in life. There is a time for work, and there is a time to rest. A time to plant and a time to harvest. You must learn to move within the cycles and seasons I have placed, both physically and spiritually. No one plants in winter or sits idly by in harvest. There are some things that cannot be forced no matter how hard you try, but if you will wait, in its season it will come forth and do so in abundance. Rejoice in the season you are in – each has its blessings and purpose – and you have an eternity ahead of you. Eccl. 3:1, 11, “For everything there is a season, a right time for every intention under heaven…He has made everything suited to its time; also, he has given human beings an awareness of eternity; but in such a way that they can’t fully comprehend, from beginning to end, the things God does.” CJB

7/25/2018 Come to Me

Are you tired and carrying a heavy burden? Come to Me, where you will find rest and relief from the trials you face. Let My presence be the sanctuary you seek from the enemy who would make you his prey, being confident that I am your Deliverer. Let My Spirit revive and restore the weary places of your soul and refresh you – body, soul, and spirit, My weary warrior. Come and receive from Me. Ps. 137:7-8, “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me. The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; do not forsake the work of Your hands.” NKJV

7/24/2018 Speak the Word of Truth

Rise up and speak the Word of Truth over the circumstances of your life. Rise up and come into agreement with My own testimony – one of Truth! Refuse to live in bondage to the lies of the enemy and align yourself with Truth. Prophecy Truth over your situation and see what I will do. John 18:37b, “For this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” Rev. 19:10b, “Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” NKJV

7/23/2018 Slow Down

My child, you can run ahead and try to remove the barriers in your way and become full of feverish frustration, or you can walk beside Me, allowing Me to set the pace of your life and see the barriers easily moved by My presence. Some of the barriers you are trying desperately to remove, I put in place for your protection. While I enjoy your enthusiasm, do not make a god of your desire to advance, running towards a destination without thinking. There are things I must teach you along the way, and you have run by many lessons that must now be learned in a more difficult environment. Trust Me to set the course and the timing of your life, slowing down to enjoy our relationship and learn all that I must teach you along the way. 2 Pt. 3:8-9, “But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” NASB

7/20/2018 Rest in Me

Rest in what you know to be true about My character and nature. Fear and torment have no place in you! They cannot coexist with My Spirit. I am Love. Let My love cast out your doubts and worries as you meditate on who I am. I am the Word that was made flesh – the Word of healing, of restoration, of restitution, of freedom, of provision – spoken over you. My word is Truth. Dwell on that, knowing everything you need resides in Me, and out of Me every need you have is met. You can rest safely in Me. Ps. 34:4, “I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” NKJV

7/19/2018 Don’t Be Discouraged

Be of good cheer – do not grow discouraged. As My life expands in you, you will find that the works and responses of the flesh will fade, and you will be transformed into a closer likeness of the image in which you were created. The circumstances of life may have distorted My image in you, but it can be restored. This is who I am – a God of restoration. Have faith, My child, that even the deepest habits of the heart and mind can be changed to reflect My glory. Trust the work of My Spirit in you and be patient. It is not a temporary work that I do, but an eternal one. Phil. 1:6, “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” NKJV

7/18/2018 Invite Me In

Invite Me in – I will come. It’s not a matter of My will, but of your desire. Invite Me into what is both beautiful and messy. Invite Me into all that resides within your heart that we may take sustenance together. Let My presence nurture you, even as your worship glorifies Me. Allow Me to exchange all things good and delectable for the pain of your life, giving you all that is of My Spirit – that which is fresh and new for the bread of old you have been surviving on. Invite Me in; I will not deny you. Rev. 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him, and he with Me.” NKJV