Flourish

Psalm 18:2 (TPT) You’re as real to me as bedrock beneath my feet, like a castle on a cliff, my forever firm fortress, my mountain of hiding, my pathway of escape, my tower of rescue where none can reach me. My secret strength and shield around me, you are salvation’s ray of brightness shining on the hillside, always the champion of my cause.

Beloved, I AM your firm foundation, your covering and protector, the One who nourishes your soul. Abide in Me. Rest in Me. Like a tree planted by rivers of living water, I will refresh you and give you life abundantly as you tarry with Me. May your roots go deep.

Trust that My covering will protect you from the harshness of your environment, and know that My Son’s rays will warm you and coax forth life. I declare that you will flourish, and My word will never return void, it accomplishes all it sets out to do. Flourish, beloved. Covered in My love and watered by My Spirit, flourish.

Find Your Life in Me

John 15:4 (TLB) Take care to live in me, and let me live in you. For a branch can’t produce fruit when severed from the vine. Nor can you be fruitful apart from me.

Beloved, I AM the life-giving force. Press into Me and passionately pursue My presence. In Me you find life more abundantly, contentment and peace, and refreshing for your soul. My Spirit is water in a dry and weary land, and My word is the bread of life. Hunger and thirst and be satisfied. Find your life in Me.

Be transformed by the power of My presence. From glory unto glory allow My Spirit to shine in and through you. May My glory reflect in your countenance as it did on Moses’ face. Walk unveiled and unashamed, a living testament to your life-giving, life-changing God.

The Power of My Voice

Psalm 29:4 (AMP) The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

Beloved, My voice carries more weight than any other. My words are rooted in beauty and truth. Find time to tarry with Me. Be intentional about silencing the voices that seek to distract you from My presence and purpose.

No matter how well-meaning or well-intentioned, if words are not carried on the breath of My Spirit, they do not bring true life. So make time, find a quiet place – both externally and internationally – and abide with Me. Let the power of My voice bring comfort and effect change.

Choose to Value Life

Proverbs 6:16-17 (VOICE) Take note, there are six things the Eternal hates; no, make it seven He abhors…hands that shed innocent blood…

Beloved, life comes from Me. It is a gift. Do not be quick to judge it or place little value on it. Refuse to be tempted to believe one life is more valuable than another, for all life is precious in My eyes. I love My children – My beautiful creation – each created with a purpose and a call. Regardless of the scale of the call, each is vital to the tapestry I AM weaving. So choose to value life. Seek to find and support My purpose. Choose to rest in My sovereignty and know My purposes will remain. Continue reading “Choose to Value Life”

Drink Deeply

1 John 1:1-7 (TPT) …This Life-Giver was made visible and we have seen him…

Beloved, I make Myself known to those who love Me. My handiwork surrounds you. Choose to have eyes to see, hearts that expect, and minds that believe. Encounter Me. Without air and water, you have no life, but beloved, I AM the life-giver, how much more vital is relationship with Me?

I AM essential. Drink deeply. Be saturated and thoroughly satisfied in My presence. Refuse to waste your efforts on that which profits nothing, choosing instead to place your focus on Me. Flourish under My loving hand. Continue reading “Drink Deeply”

Complete in Me

1 Chronicles 28:20 (VOICE) Be strong, courageous, and effective. Do not fear or be dismayed. I know that the Eternal God, who is my God, is with you. He will not abandon you or forsake you until you have finished all the work for the temple of the Eternal.

Beloved, I have not given you a spirit of fear. So when all seems like it’s swirling around you, refuse to be overwhelmed. Instead press into Me, the King of Peace – shalom, the peace that wars against chaos – and allow Me to be your rest. I AM good, and kind, and I love you.

Allow My light to penetrate the fog that would overwhelm you, and choose to bask in My glory. With eyes fixed on Me remind yourself that I always finish what I start and I will strengthen you to accomplish all that you’ve been called to. Not one thing stolen, not one thing missing, you are complete in Me.

Nourish Yourself Wisely

Amos 5:14 (AMP) Seek (long for, require) good and not evil, that you may live; And so may the Lord God of hosts be with you, Just as you have said!

Beloved, hunger and thirst for Me and for the things of Me and the things that please Me. Seek that which is good and perfect and true, what is godly and beautiful and righteous, and what is holy, a blessing, and brings glory to My name.

Water the seed of righteousness within you. Refuse to be drawn in by things that are evil or the ways of the wicked. Have eyes to see and ears to hear that you might rightly divide the holy from the profane, the worthy from the unworthy, and that which is good from that which is evil.

Align with Me. Run your race by My side. Choose the side of victory and life. Beloved, that which you feed will grow. Would you indulge your sinful nature? Your fleshly desires? Or your spirit man? Nourish yourself wisely. Satisfy yourself in Me.

Conduit of Blessing

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (TPT) …Love does not traffic in shame…

Beloved, nothing is gained by putting others down. Sarcasm and mockery at another’s expense speaks to the character of the one whose breath carries it and the one whose amusement supports it, not the one to whom it’s addressed – even when it is intended in jest. You never know what will be the “last straw” for a hurting heart, so don’t take a chance your words may be it. Refuse to indulge in careless words remembering you are held accountable for every one that leaves your mouth.

You have a choice to bless or to curse, choose to bless. Do it consistently and do it often. Be intentional to build up, see the good, speak to the potential – prophesy, beloved! Let your mouth be a conduit of blessing and your words a river of life. Let My living water flow forth from within you untainted and sweet. Be known by your delicious fruit that tastes like Me. Continue reading “Conduit of Blessing”

Enjoy the Sunset and Await the Dawn

Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJV) To everything [there is] a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:

Beloved, resist the urge to cling to a moment if I AM drawing it to a close. Trust that – though yet unknown to you – the next season will be as beautiful and needful as the last, and each in their own unique way.

Celebrate the end. Give honor to the One who ordained it. But refuse to cling to that which is complete, instead embracing the hope of what is to come. Beloved, enjoy the sunset and await the dawn. I AM the beginning and the end. I AM the bringer of life. Hope in Me. Continue reading “Enjoy the Sunset and Await the Dawn”

Lord God your Strength (YHVH Tsur)

Judges 15:14 (VOICE) When the Philistines at Lehi saw them coming, they raised a mighty shout and ran to seize Samson. At that moment, the Spirit of the Eternal came upon Samson, and he immediately had great strength. He broke free of the ropes on his arms, as if they were no more than string burned with fire, and the bonds fell from his hands.

Beloved, I AM the Lord God your Strength, YHVH Tsur, and I will provide the strength you need in the exact moment you need it. Yield to My Spirit. Allow Me to move through you in power and might. But beloved never lose sight of the source of your strength.

Resist the temptation to allow pride to take root. The enemy will always try to cut you off from Me. Like a cut flower that may bloom for a moment, but ultimately is doomed to die because it is removed from its source, so it is imperative for you to remain deeply rooted in Me. Be nourished by My presence and strengthened by My joy.