Galatians 5:22-23 (AMP) But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is…gentleness…
Beloved, there are moments to be bold, but there are also moments to be gentle. Allow My Spirit to show you the difference. Keep your flesh in check in the moments it wants to reign free, but I’m calling you to keep it in check – remember that you rule it, not vice versa. Allow Me to lead and trust Me as I do.
In the same way My voice both thunders and is still and small, so must you be sensitive to what the moment calls for. There are some to whom a raised voice will always equal violence, and in the same way, some view gentleness as a license to walk all over you. Trust Me to know the difference and allow My Spirit to bring forth My fruit in your character as you stay yielded to My flow. Continue reading “Be Sensitive”
Proverbs 19:20 (VOICE) Heed counsel, act on instruction, and you will become wise later in life.
Beloved, stay teachable. Keep your heart in a position to receive. Recognize My voice regardless of the vessel I use to speak to you. Refuse to allow pride or arrogance to keep you from receiving from Me. You know I love to use the foolish things to confound the wise, so stay open. My sheep know My voice.
When given wise counsel, show wisdom by implementing it. It is not enough to simply hear and receive, beloved, you must respond and take action. From a place of both humility and confidence, move in the way I have counseled you. I will not steer you wrong, nor allow you to fall when you are seeking to obey Me in earnest. Rest in Me and respond.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NLT) Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.
Beloved, I have not called you to be alone in your walk. Look around you and see the divine connections I’ve placed in your life – to encourage and exhort, comfort and inspire – you need one another. Be My love to one another and build each other up in Me.
Never replace Me with the people I put around you, but recognize My voice when it is carried on their lips. There is wisdom in a multitude of counsel. Allow iron to sharpen iron, beloved. Know that I desire you to be in fellowship with each other as with Me, I AM in your midst.
Proverbs 3:34 (NLT) The LORD mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble.
Beloved, choose this day how you would live. Will you choose to walk in sarcasm and mockery? Or will you walk in compassion and humility? Be intentional in your choice. Then walk in the fruit thereof.
I extend My grace to those who choose humility and love. For they are the ones who have chosen to walk in My image. Expect My grace. Expect My favor. I see your choice to die to your flesh and to extend grace to others in a moment that costs your pride. Your actions bless and honor Me. I will repay.
John 17:17 (VOICE) Immerse them in the truth, the truth Your voice speaks.
Beloved, saturate yourself in My word. In the same way you get to know people in your life by spending time with them, you will come to know Me with greater understanding the more time you spend with Me and in My word.
Listen for My voice. Be slow to speak, for I know your heart, so be intentional to pause and be still. Wait on Me. Abide with Me. Dwell in My presence. I AM with you always, be intentional to tune in to My frequency. Immerse Yourself in Me.
1 Peter 2:1 (TLB) So get rid of your feelings of hatred. Don’t just pretend to be good! Be done with dishonesty and jealousy and talking about others behind their backs.
Beloved, refuse to indulge in satisfying your flesh by allowing hatred, bitterness, and unforgiveness to fester nor by allowing the fruit thereof to flourish. You are children of God and of the light, and knowing and having experienced Me you are inherently different than the world, no longer slaves to emotion.
You are no longer driven by reaction. Be one who chooses how to respond to any circumstance or situation with My heart and reflecting My character. Beloved, bear fruit. I have not promised it would be easy, but I AM with you and will never leave you. Let your godly character and the fruit of My Spirit shine like the sun for all to see. You have already been given what you need, radiate love and life.
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.
2 Chronicles 20:33 (AMPC) But the high places [of idolatry] were not taken away, for the people had not yet set their hearts on their fathers’ God.
Beloved, ask Me to show you the idols in your life that you simply don’t see. Too often My people overlook the high places that have been in place for generations, allowing them to simply be part of the landscape, but My desire for you – My perfect will – is for them to be seen and torn down. Refuse to overlook the high places.
I AM the only One worthy of your worship and I AM a jealous God, I have no desire to share your affections with idols. Seek your heart, beloved, and do so in truth, allowing Me to show you things you’re holding above or apart from Me. I know your desire is to be single minded towards Me, so open your heart and still your mind and be willing for Me to bring change. It is change that will heal.
Galatians 6:7 (VOICE) Make no mistake: God can’t be mocked. What you give is what you get. What you sow, you harvest.
Beloved, have no fear, I see your humility and choice to love even when it hurts. Though you sow in tears, you will reap in joy. Refuse to believe the season of harvest will never come, for I will not be mocked. I AM a God of order, truth, and righteousness. I do not forget anything. So though you may feel as though your season of harvest is never coming, have no fear, it’s arrival is assured and it will be right on time.
Refuse to allow lies from the enemy to take root and discourage you or turn your heart bitter against Me. Stand strong in faith and truth, holding fast to who you know Me to be. I AM a good and faithful God, and I will never forsake you. So anticipate your season of blessing, it is coming – lo it is here.
1 Peter 2:19 (ESV) For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.
Beloved, I know and fully understand unjust suffering. I have been persecuted, accused, and ridiculed. I know well the pain of being wrongfully attacked – even by those who matter greatly to Me – and the hurt that comes with it all is well known to Me.
When you find yourself accused, judged, and wounded, remember that I have been too. Use that moment to identify with My heart. Focus on that as you choose to respond in love and gentleness refusing to allow your pride to force you to respond rashly or in haste. Forgive those who hurt you and turn them over to My hand, trusting Me to respond as I see fit and to heal and protect your heart. Have grace in the midst of persecution and keep your eyes on Me.