Beloved, we were never intended to carry burdens. The One who holds out His arms waiting to receive yours is fully able and fully trustworthy. He is more mindful of your needs, desires, and call than you are; and He knows how to lead you and guide you and protect you – and will do so as you let Him. Trust without fear. He who loves you is able to carry you. Be at rest in His arms. There is peace in His presence and healing in His hands. His love will overtake any obstacle as you enter His arms.
Psalms 55:22 (TPT) So here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Leave all your cares and anxieties at the feet of the Lord, and measureless grace will strengthen you.
I want to remind you that sometimes words are not necessary. I know all of your needs and all of your desires. I know that all you desire the most is to always experience My loving presence upon you!Oh, how you love My presence and My voice! Continue reading “I Keep You In My Heart”
No matter what’s going on around you, I will never leave you alone. I AM your strength. I AM your peace. My peace comforts. My peace protects. My peace goes before you. My peace surrounds you. Come, do life with Me, and you will find My peace.
John 14:27 (TPT) “I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!”
He stoops down in front me, “I do not see you as a mistake or a failure. I see you as someone who strives every day to be better than you were the day before. But I need you to understand something—that doesn’t mean you are not good enough right now. I don’t love you any less right now. In fact, I don’t think I could love you more than I already do. Trust Me to love you exactly the way you are at this very moment. When I said I wanted all of you, I meant all of you, mess included.”
Abba speaks gently to me, “Who is it that calms the storms and the seas? Who is it that stops the earth from quaking? Is it not I? Who is it that set the stars in the sky? Was it not I who named every single one? Who told the mountains to rise from the earth? Who is it that told the rivers to divide the lands? Is it not I? Who is it that created man, and woman, and all other life? Is it not I? All of creation was brought into existence at the work of My hands, and this includes you, little one.”
Abba stands up and extends His hand to me, “Reach out and take My hand. Allow Me to mend your heart. Allow me to calm the storms raging in your mind. Allow Me to be your Light in dark places. Allow Me to restore your true reflection. All I have to say is, ‘Peace! Be still.’ Trust that I am your peace, your shalom. Trust Me to lead you in the way you should go. Trust Me to help you stand. Trust Me to love you. Trust Me, little one. Trust Me.”
The name of your silk is Batach YHWH (Trust the LORD). The colors in it are:
White representing purity
Royal blue representing righteousness
Pearl shimmer representing light of Christ
The scripture that goes with it is from Psalm 37:3-6 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.”
Trust…it is a daily choice, sometimes a minute by minute choice, to trust in Me. Trust will grow as you spend time with Me, in My Word, in prayer, in song, in dance, and in just being with me, relaxed in my presence. Trust that I have your best interest at heart. Trust and believe in My great love for you. Cling to Me, cling to what is good. Chose to trust Me.
The lyrics of “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” written by Louisa M. R. Stead are connected to this.
Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, And to take Him at His Word; Just to rest upon His promise, And to know, Thus says the Lord!
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er. Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! O for grace to trust Him more!
O how sweet to trust in Jesus, Just to trust His cleansing blood; And in simple faith to plunge me ’Neath the healing, cleansing flood!
Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease; Just from Jesus simply taking Life and rest, and joy and peace.
I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend; And I know that Thou art with me, Wilt be with me to the end.
From Vasquez Savage Ministries blog archive: These words by Louisa M. R. Stead were said to have been written following her witnessing her husband drowning. According to Louisa Stead, God never left her. She and her daughter always made it through somehow. She learned how sweet it was to trust in Jesus after the death of her husband. Was her husband’s death sweet? No! It certainly was not, but it did reveal to her a very important biblical truth; Christ is enough! Though she was mourning her husband’s death and was left poor, and destitute; she learned that Jesus was enough. Enough to give her rest, enough to give her all the grace she would ever need, and enough to give her peace in a circumstance most would say was tragic. She learned just how sweet it is to trust in Jesus. God took her tragedy and turned it into a life full of mercy and grace.
A Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It is called “Make Me Your Obsession.”
Psalm 37:3-4 (AMP) Trust [rely on and have confidence] in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and feed [securely] on His faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, And He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart.
Beloved, delight in Me. Keep Me as your focus, refusing distraction, and maintaining your gaze toward Me. I AM the author and finisher of your faith. I AM the I AM. I AM faithful. I AM worthy. I AM true. Rest in Me. Rely on Me. Taste and see that I AM good.
Make Me your obsession, your hope, the fulfillment of your dreams. Allow your love for Me – and the ardent nature of your affections – to radiate from your countenance and be apparent for anyone to see. May you be known for your love for Me. Be known as My lovesick one, wholeheartedly and overwhelmingly devoted to Me.
Psalm 37:3-7, 11 (VOICE) Believe in the Eternal, and do what is good— live in the land He provides; roam, and rest in God’s faithfulness. Take great joy in the Eternal! His gifts are coming, and they are all your heart desires! Commit your path to the Eternal; let Him direct you. Put your confidence in Him, and He will follow through with you . He will spread out righteousness for you as a sunrise spreads radiance over the land; He will deliver justice for you into the light of the high sun. Be still. Be patient. Expect the Eternal to arrive and set things right. Don’t get upset when you see the worldly ones rising up the ladder. Don’t be bothered by those who are anchored in wicked ways. But the humble-hearted will inherit the land; they will take pleasure in its peace and enjoy its abundance.
Another Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Look for Me in the Storm.”
Psalm 89:9 (TLB) You rule the oceans when their waves arise in fearful storms; you speak, and they lie still.
Beloved, refuse to be intimidated as the winds and waves rage around you, and look for Me in the eye of the storm. I AM your peace, YHVH Shalom – the Lord your Peace, and I AM always with you. Find your rest in Me.
When the storms come, pause to breathe and regroup. Fix your gaze on Me. Refuse to allow the chaos to mandate your internal landscape. I have given you My peace, none can take it away, so hold it fast and refuse to let go.
Refuse to make room for chaos and confusion. Instead look to Me in the midst of the Storm, for I will guide you with My eye. I will bring order and rest that no circumstance can alter. See clearly, beloved, and let that peace that I have given you radiate out and shift the atmosphere.
You are My carrier of peace. Release it to the world, changing it rather than allowing it to change you. I AM your strength. I AM your joy. I AM your peace. And I AM steadfast.
John 14:27 (NLT) I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
A final Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Carrier of My Peace.”
John 14:27 (AMP) Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge].
Beloved, I have endowed you with My peace. It is yours and you walk in the fullness of it. Allow My peace to so saturate you that you carry it like a tangible presence and like a lingering aroma leave it everywhere you go.
You are an overcomer, and you have overcome fear with My peace. Continually shift the atmosphere around you, being intentional to usher in that shalom – the peace that wars against chaos. You are My chosen vessel – a carrier of My glory, My Spirit, the truth of who I AM – share that truth unashamedly and cultivate an atmosphere of peace everywhere you go. Peace, peace, abundant peace.
It has been prayed over and anointed with the Scent of Heaven’s Faithful God, which is used as an acknowledgment that God the Father is faithful. The scriptures that goes with it are:
1 Corinthians 1:9 “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
2 Thessalonians 3:3 “But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.”
Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”
We pray it blesses you!
NOTE: If you’re wondering why I’ve shared this silk letter, I explain on my personal blog in a post called God Speaking Through Silk why I began sharing these on my personal blog. Later, I felt led to share some on the Dyed4you Ministries blog as well. So I share some here and some there (you can find the ones there in the silk words category). To find out more about the words we birth – including how they are created and what is typically included – visit our About Our Silk Letters and Art Words page.
1 Kings 19:12 (NIV) After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
One of the questions I get asked the most is, “How do you know you’re hearing God and are in His will?”
I remember personally asking this question so often, and for some reason, nobody could truly answer it. Now I can say I’m so thankful for my own personal journey with Papa and the amazing people He brought into my life that have shown and taught me so much. Regardless of what you’re facing at the moment, allow me to reassure you that you will appreciate the experience later, no matter how painful and difficult it may be. God is using every single situation to teach us and grow us closer to Him.
Now, how do I know I hear God? Peace! That is the answer to everything. It’s really that simple. Unfortunately, as humans, we love to overcomplicate things. Simply put, we have to step out of our comfort zone and trust God to guide us and lead us on the path He’s called us to. When we have that thirsty desire to please God and do His will, we have to take chances. It’s OK to make mistakes, however, we’re also responsible to own up to them and not make excuses or try to defend our actions. Learning how to hear God does mean making mistakes.
A small whisper, a gut feeling, an unexplained knowing—all of this followed by peace is God speaking! Be confident in who you are in the Lord. Don’t listen to the enemy’s lies. He’s the father of lies but we are the righteousness of God through Christ. Refresh your memory with what your true identity is in the Lord. Know that you hear Him. Know that He lives in you and that He will never leave you or forsake you.
John 16:33(NIV) “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Rest in the knowledge that I AM on the throne. I AM in control, and I see all. I understand what you see and hear can bring much anxiety, but pay no attention to those who incite fear, hysteria, greed and anarchy. Press into me. Allow My shalom to consume you. Allow My presence to bring you to a place of comfort. I gave you my Holy Spirit to comfort you, to lead you, and to teach you. Allow Him to do what I sent Him to do. Rest in Me. Trust Me.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV) Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Notice what “the peace of God” does for you. It will “guard” your mind. From what? Acting impulsively, acting selfishly, or acting maliciously. Acting in any way that will result in loss rather than gain – and regret rather than joy.Continue reading “Let Peace Be Your Guard”