Choose Who to Trust

Jeremiah 17:7 (VOICE) But blessed is the one who trusts in Me alone; the Eternal will be his confidence.

Beloved, choose to trust in Me, for I AM faithful and worthy. Blessed are those who put their unfettered trust in Me – those whose confidence is in Me. I will not leave you or forsake you. If your trust is in Me, you do not trust in vain.

I AM the mighty deliverer. Would you rely on the weapons and wisdom of men when you have Me on your side? Surely not. Walk in wisdom rooted in a fear of the Lord. I will not lead you astray.

Bold Expectancy

Psalm 55:2 (CSB) Pay attention to me and answer me. I am restless and in turmoil with my complaint,

Beloved, David was a man after my own heart, and he was unafraid to express his needs and desires. Asking for My attention isn’t arrogant in My eyes, nor do I see it as presumptuous. Just like a child with loving parents has no hesitation yanking on his father’s arm and demanding attention, so should you approach Me with bold expectancy.

Expect that you are important enough for Me to give you My time. Because you are. Expect that I want you to come to Me – regardless of the reason. Because I do. You are My precious child, and for us to have true intimacy there must be an expectation of good – a trust that I will respond and a deep seated knowledge that you are precious to Me.

So believe with all your heart, beloved. Approach boldly, and do so with expectation. I AM here. I AM willing. And I AM waiting.

In Freedom You Are Made Whole

Revelation 12:11 (KJV) And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Beloved, the threat of death no longer hangs over you for I have given you everlasting life. The enemy cannot steal this gift. Though he will try to thwart My plans in the earthly realm, eternity is in My hand and you, beloved, are Mine.

In this place of life is freedom, for no threat can change your eternal home as you cling steadfastly to Me. And in that freedom you are made whole. In that freedom, your light shines brightly – radiantly reflecting My glory – and drawing others to My Son.

Refuse to be dimmed. Refuse to be intimidated, clinging steadfastly to the truth of Who I AM. I AM YHVH, the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, the Eternal One, and I reign.

Refuse to Relinquish Your Victory

Isaiah 53:5 (AMPC) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.

Beloved, the price has already been paid. By the blood of the Lamb you have overcome. Refuse to relinquish your victory. The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but My Son came that you might have life and have it more abundantly.

Refuse to live in death and darkness. Though the cage door has been thrown wide open, only you can choose to walk through into the fullness of your freedom. Refuse to settle in any area. Know that I AM with you. My rod and My staff comfort you. The price has been paid, embrace the fullness of the victory.

Walk in True Liberty

Job 23:11 (VOICE) My foot has been securely set in His tracks; I have kept to His course of life without swerving;

Beloved, choose not to be distressed or dismayed in the face of hardship knowing I AM sovereign and I will never leave your side. I have set your feet to My path and watch to steady you when you stumble. Trust that My ability to protect you is greater than your ability to mess up.

Continue to walk steadfastly along My path, knowing My plans and purposes for you are good. Walking in alignment with Me isn’t giving up your freedom, but rather walking in true liberty. So stay the course I have set you to without swerving or deviation. Trust that I AM God.

Respond to Your Maker

John 10:27-28 (VOICE) My sheep respond as they hear My voice; I know them intimately, and they follow Me. I give them a life that is unceasing, and death will not have the last word. Nothing or no one can steal them from My hand.

I AM still speaking today. I paid the price for your freedom and your healing. It was Our joy to do so and My Son lay His life down willingly and without hesitation. Shrug off feelings of inadequacy and shame, and allow My truth – My words – to mold and shape you. Respond to your Maker. My sheep know My voice and another they will not follow.

Creation speaks My name. I AM your Creator and I spoke you into being. The echoes of My voice resound in your heartbeats. When I speak, you cannot help but respond, your very DNA recognizes its Maker. You must align. Your cells and organs must obey My word. I speak life over you and everything in you MUST take action.

Refuse to give the enemy any hold over you when your freedom came at so high a cost. Trust the plan of the One who loves you, the One who created you, the One who is sovereign. I have deemed you worthy – worth the price, worth My time, worth My love, worth My effort, worthy of My grace. It is sufficient for you. Receive, beloved.

Walk in the Fullness of Freedom

2 Corinthians 3:17 (ESV) Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Beloved, refuse to remain in bondage in any area. Allow nothing to have undue hold over you and the ability to influence you beyond what it wise and good. Ask Me for wisdom to find every toehold so that each and every one can be eradicated.

The price for your freedom has already been paid. Choose to walk in the fullness of that liberty so you might be all I’ve created and called you to be. Refuse to settle. Refuse to be content with mostly free and be complacent about walking out the rest of your freedom. The cost has been paid, and beloved, it is worth the effort.

Sole Priority

2 Samuel 6:14 (CJB) Then David danced and spun around with abandon before Adonai, wearing a linen ritual vest.

Beloved, refuse to let the thoughts and opinions of others cause you to stifle your words and actions. Allow the overflow of your heart to pour forth in unabashed praise. Move past simply “working through it” to a place where those thoughts and opinions no longer matter and you’re not even aware of them anymore.

Be radical for Me. Be completely sold out for Me. Make Me the center of your world. Be abandoned in your praise and intensely persistent in your pursuit. Be relentless. Don’t hold back. Be “even more undignified than this.” Focus on pleasing Me alone. Make that your sole priority. Continue reading “Sole Priority”

Allow My Perfect Love to Impart Perfect Peace

John 14:27 (TLB) I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give isn’t fragile like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

Beloved, peace is My gift to you. As you rest in the knowledge that I AM sovereign, I AM for you, I AM covering you, and I AM working all things for good; you can relax into that place of abandoned control – leaving the details to Me and receiving for yourself the peace that surpasses all understanding. For I AM faithful and the peace I bring is one that combats chaos, a strong and active peace. Unshakable and abiding.

When you truly comprehend and accept who I AM, you can stop trying to manage and manipulate the details and release them to Me knowing My ability to handle them far exceeds your own both because of My view (I see the beginning and the end) and because of My wisdom (I see the inner workings and know the secret thoughts of men’s hearts). And when all that is framed in My deep and unending love for you, you no longer will feel the need to usurp My role, but instead will happily place it in My hands and skip off with the lightness and joy of the child you are called to be. Beloved, allow My perfect love to impart perfect peace.