Jeremiah 1:5 (GW) “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart for my holy purpose…
Beloved, come alive. Step into the fullness of all you’ve been created to be. No longer allow the lies of the enemy and the hurtful words and accusations of those who thought to increase their own standing by diminishing yours to coat you like mud. Refuse to hide My creation or to allow it to be hidden.
Let My Spirit wash away the dirt and debris to reveal the priceless gem you truly are. Your value has never changed. Just as a newly minted dollar bill has the same value as one that is aged, crinkled, and dirty, nothing you have said or done, and nothing said or done to you, changes the essence of who you are, your worth, My love for you, or My call on your life. It is time to come forth, beloved and walk in the fullness of your inherent identity. Continue reading “Your Inherent Identity”
Jeremiah 32:27 (VOICE) Eternal One: Look! I am the Eternal, the God of all living things. Is anything too difficult for Me?
Beloved, refuse to allow Me to be made small in your eyes. Refuse to believe the lies that I do not see or My arm is too short – I AM more than able. I AM the God of heaven and earth. I AM sovereign, God Most High. My glory is infinite, it knows no end. Remind yourself who I AM and that I AM trustworthy. Leave your life in My hands.
When you see a problem in your life, don’t waste time and energy worrying over it. Instead, look to Me and ask Me for My wisdom, and My course of action. Be excited to see My creative solutions. And when you think I’ve overlooked you or forgotten to act, remind yourself that is not like Me, and be expectant for the unexpected, knowing I AM at work in every moment.
Psalm 119:141 (VOICE) I may be insignificant to some and hated by others, but at least I do not forget Your precepts.
Beloved, never lose sight of the basics – the foundation of your faith. It is not a simple thing to allow My word to truly be your anchor. It takes dedication and focus over time – keeping the main thing the main thing. Focus, beloved. Be intentional and make the time.
The gifts of My Spirit are an outpouring of relationship with Me, and knowing Me through My word is foundational in that process. In the fun and excitement, don’t lose sight of the essentials. Keep My precepts forever before you. Meditate on them day and night. Seek Me in My word, for when you seek Me there, surely you will find Me. Continue reading “Keep My Precepts Forever Before You”
Jeremiah 33:3 (MSG) ‘Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.’
Beloved, the key is to call. Too many desire intimacy with Me, but don’t pursue Me. Too many long to share in My mysteries, yet never even ask. Resist the urge to leave the pursuit to Me, and ask, seek, and knock – for the door will be opened.
Make time for Me. Make space in your life and quiet your heart. Listen for My voice. You will have trouble hearing if you are forever speaking, so be intentional about being quiet. Then trust My voice. Trust that it’s My voice you hear and that I can correct you if you are led astray. Keep your heart set on Me and refuse to allow your focus to be drawn away. I AM worth your attention, beloved, and I have so much I long to share.
Jeremiah 18:4 (NIV) But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
Beloved, understand your role and understand Mine, then yield to them. Trust Me to know what is best, even when I seemingly break you – know that I always restore. For it is better to be a vine pruned back to the stump and regrowing in strength than to limp through life injured and weakened.
Allow My work in you. Allow Me to prune, reshape, refine. Yield to the process. Refuse the urge to accuse Me of cruelty or unkindness in the moments of hardship and trial. Trust that I AM for you and I AM good. I AM always working for your best interest and the best interest of the Kingdom. Submit yourself to My loving hands.
Psalm 16:11 (VOICE) …You direct me on the path that leads to a beautiful life. As I walk with You, the pleasures are never-ending, and I know true joy and contentment.
Beloved, My plans for you are beautiful and will fill you with more contentment than you can begin to imagine. Release yourself completely to My care and My loving hands. My plans for you are good plans – plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for hope and a future.
Allow Me to direct your path. Even in the trials, joy will steady you as you willingly yield to Me. Beautiful is the life I have for you. Rejoice in it and in how I move in and through you, beloved. Continue reading “Beautiful Life”
Jeremiah 29:13 (NLT) If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.
Love Me, beloved. Choose Me. Desire the Creator above the creation or created things. See Me. Know Me. Recognize My fingerprints. Creation points to Me. The purpose of its glory and grandeur and even its intricate design is to help you know Me. I AM higher than any created thing. It all points to Me.
I AM engaging you. I AM drawing you in. Come to Me and choose Me. Don’t be distracted by the things around you. Let the world fall away. Stay in a place of shalom – the peace that wars against chaos – let it quiet the storms. Find Me there in that place of peace. Seek Me. When you seek Me with all your heart you will find Me. I want to be found by you. I AM drawing you in and drawing you closer. Run to Me, beloved. Enjoy Me and let us enjoy life together.