Fruit from Adversity

For I have loved you with an everlasting love, and My eye is ever upon you for you are so lovely to My gaze. Nothing about you – no aspect of your life or your past – goes unseen by Me, nor am I unfeeling to anything that has wounded you. Each wound you’ve received I felt even in greater measure, for I treasure you and hold you dear – I would that you NEVER be hurt. And yet, to those wounds I will bring healing, and through those wounds I will bring testimony that speaks of the power of My love. Nothing will be wasted. So hold fast in adversity, I am with you to bring you through and My love will cause fruit to burst forth from the land plowed by hardships. I bring life in the desert and joy even in the dark places. So again, hold fast – mourning may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning!

BE with Me

Beloved, step into your closet and shut the door. Take a moment to exhale and pause and just rest in Me. Inhale and receive My love, My rest, My refreshing. Resist the urge to allow yourself to be pulled so many directions that you have nothing left and are running on empty. Remember I AM your source. I AM always right here – with you and waiting – ready to fill you and refresh you. Take that moment to pause and just BE with Me. I will meet you there.

Olam Zeroa (Everlasting Arms)

Beloved, you are precious in My sight. Never forget My love for you or let your circumstances or the world at large cause you to question it. It is firm. Solid. Everlasting. I AM Olam Zeroa, the Everlasting Arms. You are forever wrapped tightly in My embrace. Feel My love, precious one. Pause and feel it.

Healing Rain

Healing Rain by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

The Lord says, “It is with great JOY that I see my word breaking forth in your life.  The seeds you have planted, I have watered by My Spirit and now they break through.  And though it may seem small to some, know that I am pleased with you.  My joy abounds in you and in what has come forth. So rejoice and again I say rejoice!  Know that my covenant of blessing is over your life. My healing rain will continue to flow in your time of rejoicing.  You will be brought to a place of wholeness, complete in Me and My love for you.” Continue reading “Healing Rain”

Hinds Feet on High Places

{vision} You are getting ready to ascend the hill of the LORD. He has you in a place that is safe where you can learn from Him and grow in Him. He will be inviting you to go along the journey upwards when the time is right and you are ready. There are many stops to make along the ascent – a meadow, a stream, a wildflower patch and even a dry area. All of the stops have a lesson for you to learn before you move along. He will guide you, strengthen you, and be with you always as He has said in His word (Matthew 28:20). Continue reading “Hinds Feet on High Places”

Heart of the Ocean

2 Kings 20:1-5 (NKJV) [emphasis added] “In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.’” Then he turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the Lord, saying,“Remember now, O Lord, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. And it happened, before Isaiah had gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you.

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Let Me Love You

Beloved child, envision being taken gently by your hands, your tears and fears being wiped sweetly from your face, and being lovingly looked in the eyes knowing the purity of the Spirit. Abba gently and with much tender love exhorts you to remember and know that He is not a MAN. Again, sweet and precious child; Abba Father is not a man. He does not and cannot lie. He is everything a man is not; everything a man cannot be. He is a tender, compassionate, loving Father who cares and loves you deeply. His love and promises concerning you are sealed and forever settled in heaven. Continue reading “Let Me Love You”

Set Like a Flint

The word “strong” is the Hebrew word “chazaq” (pronounced kha-zak) and means to “strengthen, prevail, harden, be firm, grow firm, and be resolute; to press, be urgent, to sustain or encourage oneself, to make bold, to keep hold of, and to withstand.”

The words “very courageous” are the Hebrew words “m’od ‘amats” and mean “to be exceedingly and abundantly strong, alert, brave, bold, solid, secure, determined, persistent, and to confirm oneself.” Continue reading “Set Like a Flint”

Cry of Freedom

What I see, feel, and hear is likened to a prisoner held captive who, within themselves, is crying out for freedom from oppression and oppressors. The time in captivity has tried to convince you and manipulate you into believing you are someone you are not and that you are alone. The subtle control and manipulation may have caused you to even question your own identity and perhaps believe you are who the oppressors say you are. But, beloved, your cries have been heard. Abba Father has heard you crying out His name for help. Your Warrior Father and the angels in heaven have warred and battled on your behalf and are scattering your enemies with the swinging of His strong arm and with His mighty hand that holds the keys of freedom and victory. Abba has shouted with a mighty voice of triumph and the walls of your prison have crumbled down. The chains have been broken off you and He is washing you clean by the water of His Word and the blood of the Lamb. You have overcome by this and through the word of your testimony! Continue reading “Cry of Freedom”

Fragrant Offering

Luke 7:36 -38 (NKJV) Then one of the Pharisees (Simon) asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. 

Mark 14:4-6, 9 (NKJV) [emphasis added] But there were some (His disciples [Matthew 26:7], Judas Iscariot Simon’s son [John 12:4], and the Pharisee who had invited Him [Luke 7:39]) who were indignant among themselves, and said, “Why was this fragrant oil wasted? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they criticized her sharply. But Jesus said, “Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me…Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her. 

It is first interesting to note and understand the significance of where Mary was on her journey to where Jesus was. I believe it to be significant to the journey your heart has taken. Simon’s name means “listening, to be heard, reputation. His home was in Bethany (which means “house of dates” or “house of misery“) and Bethany was right at the Mount of Olives. The Mount of Olives was and still is one of the most well-known Jewish cemeteries in Israel. Bethany was next to the road that led from Jericho (means “Place of Fragrance“) to Jerusalem (means “foundation/possession of peace“…a place of completeness and wholeness). Continue reading “Fragrant Offering”