Matthew 6:22-23 (RSV) “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!”
I once heard a wise saying that goes something like this, “Whenever you’re feeling negative emotions, it is because you have stopped loving.” Or, as I have come to interpret it, whenever we are in a negative state of mind, it is because we have inadvertently disconnected from the source of love—the heart of God.
We don’t always disconnect from God’s love out of willful sin and rebellion. In fact, I often find my disconnects occur in the subtlest of ways. Usually, I’m going along in life, some minor or major event occurs, and suddenly, my perception of life and God has subconsciously shifted. It often takes me a while to recognize that I’m no longer looking at my life and experiences through the lens of God’s infinite love. Little by little, feelings like fear, shame, guilt, condemnation, and worthlessness begin to creep in and darken my inner man. All in all: I have forgotten that I am loved.Continue reading “The Window of Your Heart”
The “AUTHENTIC SELF” card from D4Yart Deck 3 is connected to this. The card is based on the “Bloom Unashamed” Dyed4you Art piece, and it reads, “You are amazing. Refuse to edit or lessen yourself or to try to be like someone else. You are an original – a gift to the world, so refuse to defraud us all by being anything less than your beautiful self. Be your authentic self, for you are worth knowing and loving just as you are.”
I once had a dream where the whole world was united in divine love. That love began in our hearts as a golden light radiating throughout our bodies. As that love moved outside our bodies, it became like a fabric that interconnected us. I felt complete oneness with all people, all of creation, and God.
As the dream progressed, my youngest sister, Emme, lost something precious to her. As I asked her what she was looking for, my father, who was standing at a distance, criticized Emme for her constant irresponsibility. Instead of responding to him, I had an inner knowing that his words were not beneficial and that it rather would be more helpful to help Emme focus on a solution.Continue reading “Bearing the Fruit of Divine Love”
Step into the quiet place and be enfolded by Divine Love. It’s time for deeper levels of healing in your innermost heart and the seat of your sacred place – your spirit. Allow creative forces to flow and refresh and renew the dry and weary places of your soul.
This is a new season. There’s no reason to carry the hurt and wounds from previous seasons along for the journey, so choose to release. Choose to forgive. Choose to let go. Be made new. From the depths, refreshing washes over you. Receive.
You are a child of God, a joint heir with Christ, one who is welcomed into the royal court. You are surrounded by God’s love, abundance, and His desire to reveal Himself to and show Himself mighty in the life of one surrendered to His Lordship—one who has relinquished and fully committed their heart to Him. Continue reading “Bounty of the Child of God”
Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all. It refuses to be jealouswhen blessing comes to someone else. Love does not brag about one’s achievements nor inflate its own importance. Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek its own honor. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense. Love joyfully celebrates honesty and finds no delight in what is wrong. Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best for others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up. Love never stops loving. It extends beyond the gift of prophecy, which eventually fades away. It is more enduring than tongues, which will one day fall silent. Love remains long after words of knowledge are forgotten. Continue reading “Love (1 Corinthians 13)”
This is a series of Prophetic Nuggets from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams that are connected by scripture / theme. It is a pair of Prophetic Nuggets based on James 1:17 (VOICE), “Every good gift bestowed, every perfect gift received comes to us from above, courtesy of the Father of lights. He is consistent. He won’t change His mind or play tricks in the shadows.” Continue reading “Good God (James 1:17)”
Matthew 5:44-48 (VOICE) But I tell you this: love your enemies. Pray for those who torment you and persecute you— in so doing, you become children of your Father in heaven. He, after all, loves each of us—good and evil, kind and cruel. He causes the sun to rise and shine on evil and good alike. He causes the rain to water the fields of the righteous and the fields of the sinner. It is easy to love those who love you—even a tax collector can love those who love him. And it is easy to greet your friends—even outsiders do that! But you are called to something higher: “Be perfect, as your Father in heaven is perfect.”
O Eternal One, You have explored my heart and know exactly who I am; You even know the small details like when I take a seat and when I stand up again. Even when I am far away, You know what I’m thinking. You observe my wanderings and my sleeping, my waking and my dreaming, and You know everything I do in more detail than even I know. You know what I’m going to say long before I say it. It is true, Eternal One, that You know everything and everyone. You have surrounded me on every side, behind me and before me, and You have placed Your hand gently on my shoulder. It is the most amazing feeling to know how deeply You know me, inside and out; the realization of it is so great that I cannot comprehend it. Can I go anywhere apart from Your Spirit? Is there anywhere I can go to escape Your watchful presence? For You shaped me, inside and out. You knitted me together in my mother’s womb long before I took my first breath. I will offer You my grateful heart, for I am Your unique creation, filled with wonder and awe. You have approached even the smallest details with excellence; Your works are wonderful; I carry this knowledge deep within my soul. You see all things; nothing about me was hidden from You As I took shape in secret, carefully crafted in the heart of the earth before I was born from its womb. You see all things; You saw me growing, changing in my mother’s womb; Every detail of my life was already written in Your book; You established the length of my life before I ever tasted the sweetness of it. Your thoughts and plans are treasures to me, O God! I cherish each and every one of them! How grand in scope! How many in number! If I could count each one of them, they would be more than all the grains of sand on earth. Their number is inconceivable! Even when I wake up, I am still near to You.
John 1:16 (NASB) For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
Refuse to be self-absorbed or empty. Pursue God’s fullness not empty things or people for this fulfillment, and you will never be empty. In order to pour out His true love, a person must be full of God’s love. Receive His fullness, for in God we lack nothing. Pray for loved ones who may be experiencing lack and who are in need of hope and fullness of God’s supernatural love.