Elohim Yakol (God Most Able)

Psalm 21:7 (VOICE) For the king puts his trust in the Eternal, so he will not be shaken because of the persistent love of the Most High God.

Beloved, refuse to be shaken. Have complete trust in Me. I AM worthy. And I AM willing and more than able to carry you and all that concerns you. No load is too heavy – no need beyond notice. I AM El Roi, the God who sees. 

I love you, and what matters to you, matters to me. Let Me lavish you with My love even as you respond in kind. Trust in Me, and rest in that trust, for I AM able. Behold My name is Elohim Yakol, God most able. 

Steadfast Purpose

Philippians 1:9 (NLT) I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding.

Beloved, see as I see, and love as I love. Look to the heart of every matter, and be open to understand the spiritual factors at play. Move with intention and purpose, allowing My Spirit to lead. Then watch as you grow and change, even as you effect the world around you for Me. 

Be still and know that I AM God. Part of that knowing is understanding what is, what was, and what is to come. Refuse to be sidetracked from steadily progressing My Kingdom by the cares of today. For what comes tomorrow must have its foundation set today. So be steadfast in purpose, and win those around you by your love. 

Love People

1 Thessalonians 2:19 (TPT) For what will be our confident hope, our exhilarating joy, or our wonderful trophy that we will boast in before our Lord Jesus at his appearing? It is you!

Beloved, keep your eyes on the prize. The greatest gift you can give Me, is to lead more of My children home. You can waste years stockpiling material goods, yet none of that stays with you when you pass. You can spend decades flowing in My gifts, and yet all of them will eventually cease – only love remains. 

So love well, and love with intention. Love the unlovable, and those who seem “fine.” Be steadfast in your love that all may know My heart. Indeed show your love for Me by doing so – even when it’s hard and you least feel able to. Dig deep, press into Me, and love. Spend time on that which truly matters, and on that which remains. Love people, beloved, and love them well. 

Trust My Love

1 John 4:16 (TPT) We have come into an intimate experience with God’s love, and we trust in the love he has for us. God is love! Those who are living in love are living in God, and God lives through them.

Beloved, trust My love for you. Relish and delight in it. Be intentional to see all the ways I lavish you with My affections. I know your heart and I know it well, for it is precious to Me. Abide in this place of intimacy with Me – cocooned in the safety of My heart for you. 

Allow My love to penetrate and saturate, and live as one with a keen understanding of being inherently worth loving – someone worth pursuing, someone worth giving it all for, for that indeed is My heart for you. And as you walk in the confidence that My love inspires, you will change the lives of those around you, and they will know Me more simply by knowing you. 

The Presence of My Perfect Love

1 John 4:18 (TPT) Love never brings fear, for fear is always related to punishment. But love’s perfection drives the fear of punishment far from our hearts…

Beloved, fear is abolished in the presence of My perfect love. You no longer need to fear punishment, for even though I chasten those I love, I do so in love. If I wound, I heal. And if I break, I bind. And even then beloved, I only do so when it is necessary and I AM with you through it all. 

You are cherished and loved. I AM not looking for things to reprimand you for nor seeking reason to punish you. I AM a good Father, and I love My children. Receive that love and be made whole. 

Harvest of Love

Psalm 96:7 (VOICE) Give all credit to the Eternal, families of the world! Credit Him with glory, honor, and strength!

Beloved, remember who I AM and see Me rightly. Recognize the works of My hands and honor them as the prized creations that they are. This includes you. This includes all My children. Resist the urge to treat lightly one that I love. Refuse to be tempted to hurt or belittle one that I took time to create.

Just as a broken vessel doesn’t accurately reflect its intended design, so those around you may have similar cracks and seeming defects. And yet I love them. And yet I value them. Will you not choose to see what I see? Instead of judging based on imperfections, ask Me to show you My true design. Catch the vision and align your heart, expectations, and actions with that. As you do that, expect to reap a rich harvest of love.  Continue reading “Harvest of Love”

Mighty Praise

Psalm 149:9 (TPT) Praise-filled warriors will enforce the judgment-doom decreed against their enemies. This is the glorious honor he gives to all his godly lovers. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!

Beloved, draw strength from the fullness of joy you’ve received having been freed from fear by My infinite love. Allow praise to overflow from your heart of joy, and gratitude for My immeasurable love. No greater weapon can you wield than a heart of praise for Me. 

Praise Me for My holiness and praise Me for My mercy. Without a word of criticism, the enemy is slain. Worship Me for My goodness, adore Me for My love – stand in awe and know that simple, singular focus is more mighty than you know.  Continue reading “Mighty Praise”

Swing Wide the Gates

Psalm 24:7 (TPT) So wake up, you living gateways! Lift up your heads, you ageless doors of destiny! Welcome the King of Glory, for he is about to come through you. 

Beloved, make way and make room. Swing wide the gates of your heart and make room for Me to come in all My Splendor. Live a life that models the beauty of one who is open and yielded to Me, for the spiritual power of that will shift atmospheres and cause the hardest hearts to pause in wonder.

Be a living testimony to the love of God – My love, for as you consciously and continually yield in your heart it causes a spiritual shift that becomes evident in the natural. So wake up and open the gates and prepare for things to move!

Fruit of Reconciliation

Proverbs 15:1 (NLT) A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.

Beloved, you are called to love like Me and to live like Me. I AM slow to speak and slow to anger. I see the heart intentions behind words and actions and I respond accordingly. Refuse to allow your flesh to mandate your responses and instead with eyes of compassion look to the heart of things.

Respond rather than react in any situation. Be intentional and be like Me. Trust My Holy Spirit to empower you and give you the grace and wisdom you need regardless of circumstance. I AM your peace, so rest and trust in Me and refuse to be ensnared into a fleshly response. In your anger, sin not. Give grace and bear with one another in love and let the fruit of reconciliation come forth.

Cover in Love

Philippians 2:2 (TPT) So I’m asking you, my friends, that you be joined together in perfect unity—with one heart, one passion, and united in one love. Walk together with one harmonious purpose and you will fill my heart with unbounded joy.

Beloved, extend grace to those around you remembering the times you yourself have needed it extended to you. Respond to offense with mercy, respond to anger with love, and respond to pride with humility. 

When faced with unkindness, refuse to respond in like manner. Demonstrate your godly character through your grace and steadfastly loving responses. Remember that their words and behaviors are representative of who they are rather than who you are. Cover them in love and pray for them.