The Presence of the Living God

Psalm 96:6 (NASB) Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.

Beloved, find your rest in Me. Behold the beauty of My presence. Allow the awe of My majesty to fill your heart and overflow. May that overflow pour forth as a pleasing offering before My throne.

Find strength and resolve in My presence. Allow your faith to be renewed. Recharge and refresh as you sit at My feet. Refuse to allow life to get in the way of finding time with Me, for I AM worthy and indeed your very heart cries out for Me – for the presence of the Living God.

Arrayed in Splendor

1 Chronicles 29:11 (DBY) Thine, Jehovah, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the splendour, and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens and on the earth is thine: thine, Jehovah, is the kingdom, and thou art exalted as Head above all;

Beloved, I AM arrayed in splendor. I AM the very essence of glory. I AM beauty, and I display My majesty for all to see. Pause and reflect on all I AM. Let your eyes and heart and mind be filled with the wonder of Me. Stand in awe and let your heart be enthralled by Me.

Stare in holy wonder, beloved, for I defy description. Yet there is purpose in the trying. Even though you can never fully understand the breadth, height, and depth of My love, it is worth the effort to try.

As you come to know Me more, the way you see everything changes – clarity comes and a rightness of scale. Things that once seemed overwhelming begin to feel manageable or even insignificant compared to Me – the One who loves and adores you, the One who is staunchly for you.

Fix your eyes on Me, beloved, and refuse to shift your gaze. Be fascinated by all that I AM and immerse yourself in My splendor and majesty. Continue reading “Arrayed in Splendor”

Welcomed to My Throne Room

Revelation 4:3 (VOICE) The One enthroned gleamed like jasper and carnelian, and a rainbow encircled the throne with an emerald glow.

Beloved, be caught up into My throne room – you are welcome here. Be caught up in My presence. Allow My glory to overtake you like a rushing wave. Be immersed in the weight of My majesty and love. Be undone.

See Me as I AM, beloved: high and lifted up. I AM welcoming you to be with Me, to be changed in My presence. To behold My majesty and be overwhelmed by My splendor. Make time for Me. Take time in communion with Me.

See those who surround My throne and respond likewise. Allow your knees to weaken in holy reverence and fall to your face crying “Holy! Holy! Holy!” See Me as I AM. Experience Me and be forever changed by a real and powerful encounter with the Living God. Continue reading “Welcomed to My Throne Room”

Divine Obsession

1 Corinthians 2:9 (AMPC) …as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed].

Beloved, you cannot begin to imagine what I have prepared for you. You couldn’t begin to dream up the things I’m making ready and in fact have already made. But rather than being focused on what is coming, keep your eyes and heart on Me.

Seek to obey My word. Strive to be intentional in gratitude. Overflow Me with your reverential worship and ardent affection. Make Me your divine obsession. And even as your heart and mind stay fixed on Me, wait in faithful, hope-filled expectation for Me to move on your behalf in every area of your life, for you know that you know I AM good.

With You in the Flames

Daniel 3:25 (GW) The king replied, “But look, I see four men. They’re untied, walking in the middle of the fire, and unharmed. The fourth one looks like a son of the gods.”

Beloved, My presence is with you always. In the midst of the trials – in the heat of the flames – I AM with you. I never leave you or forsake you, nor will I allow you to be crushed or harmed even in the fire, for you are Mine, and nothing can snatch you from My grasp.

Look for Me. When the flames feel overwhelming, look for Me because I AM there by your side. I will walk through anything with you. There is nothing that will take Me from your side. So like the fire only burned Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego’s ropes, let the dross be burned away – the unneeded worldly ensnarements – and come forth beloved as pure gold. Continue reading “With You in the Flames”

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.

Never Forget Who You Are

1 Peter 2:9 (TPT) But you are God’s chosen treasure —priests who are kings, a spiritual “nation” set apart as God’s devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own.

Beloved, never forget who you are and who you’re called to be. You are Mine. Called to be in My presence, to boldly approach My throne of grace. Called to minister at My feet, to pour out your life as a sweet offering to Me.

I receive you. You are acceptable in My sight. Lovely and beautiful, radiant for Me. I see you. You shine so brightly, beloved. Your face reflects My glory as you stay close to Me. Dwell in this place. Continue reading “Never Forget Who You Are”

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”

Be Led By My Spirit

1 Corinthians 14:33 (VOICE) …God is the author of order, not confusion…

Beloved, I AM not the author of chaos, nor do I incite discord. I do not work contrary to My goal or My word. As My children yield to My flow, they find themselves working in concert, creating a harmony that glorifies and honors their King. As you each align with your roles within the flow, beauty and life pour forth.

Trust each to be led by My Spirit (and for Me to bring correction if they’re not). Trust the authority I have put in place to be a catalyst for unity and to lead and guide rightly (and pray for them to walk in the fullness of that call). Put your focus on aligning yourself with My purpose for you, and refuse to be distracted by whether or not others are doing likewise.

In the end, remember I AM sovereign. Regardless of human shortcomings, I delight to move in and through it all. Yield to Me, focus on Me, and usher in My Kingdom here on earth. Continue reading “Be Led By My Spirit”

I Orchestrate in Harmony

1 Corinthians 14:32 (VOICE) …the prophetic spirits are under the control of the prophets…

Beloved, cultivate a sensitivity to My leading, and extend grace to yourself in the process. Trust those I’ve placed in leadership to direct you according to My will. Even if they are shutting down what you are sensing, know I AM sovereign. Since I will not force Myself on anyone nor remove your natural abilities and functions, you are always able to stop or pause. I have placed you under authority and you honor Me when you honor them. They may fall short, but leave room for them to miss Me, even as you desire that grace for yourself.

Refuse the urge to try to control Me (or them) or need to understand everything in your natural mind, instead allowing Me to move. My Spirit empowers, moving in power and harmony. As you yield to My Spirit, we will flow together – breathing life and operating in truth.

So remember, beloved, to yield to authority, both Mine and that of those in the natural who have been granted the role. Honor them as you would Me. Trust that they are reflecting My heart and implementing My wishes to the best of their ability, and pray for them to do so. Operate in order. Cultivate My presence. And for those tasked with facilitating My presence, trust My Spirit to lead you. I orchestrate in harmony. Continue reading “I Orchestrate in Harmony”