Psalm 25:14 (VOICE) ONLY those who stand in awe of the Eternal will have intimacy with Him, and He will reveal His covenant to them.
Beloved, go deeper. Refuse to settle for a surface level relationship with Me. See Me as I AM. Stand in reverential awe. Desperately seeking to know Me. Pursue Me as a priceless jewel. Wrestle for My blessing. Refuse to give up. Be relentless. Bare yourself to Me. Yes, I AM omniscient, but choose to share all the parts of your heart with Me. Make Me your choice.
Choose Me because I chose you. Each sliver of your heart is priceless to Me. I cannot get enough. I’m wild about you! I love to share My thoughts, mysteries, and promises with those who seek Me wholeheartedly. Let that be you. Hold nothing back and refuse to be sidetracked or deterred. Be unshakable in your pursuit and outpouring of love for Me.
Psalm 118:28 (VOICE) You are my God, and I give You thanks; You are my God, and I praise You.
Beloved, regardless of circumstance, keep your heart toward Me in an attitude of praise and thanksgiving. There are always reasons to rejoice. Thank Me for the breath in your lungs. Thank Me for My love. Even thank Me for the blessings to come and for being constantly mindful of you. I AM worthy of your praise and I AM worthy of your thanks.
Keeping your heart in that joyously worshipful posture positions you for more blessings while intentionally cultivating peace in your heart. Refuse to allow the enemy to steal your peace, joy, praise, or gratitude. Refuse to allow circumstances and situations to inject worry. Trust Me. Trust My love for you. Steadfastly know My plans for you are good.
Psalm 63:1 (VOICE) O True God, You are my God, the One whom I trust. I seek You with every fiber of my being. In this dry and weary land with no water in sight, my soul is dry and longs for You. My body aches for You, for Your presence.
Beloved, hunger and thirst for Me. Understand I AM your true sustenance and the only one who satisfies. Long for Me as though your thirst will never be quenched – be insatiable for Me. For though I satisfy, there is always more – new depths, new heights, fresh revelations – continuously pursue My heart.
Refuse to settle for less. Refuse to be content with weak substitutes. Refuse to let man made visions replace downloads from My throne for nothing compares to Me. I AM worth the pursuit. I AM worth the effort, worth building a relationship with. Nothing can satisfy you like I can. Refuse to settle for second best, instead only content yourself with Me.
Haggai 2:8 (NLT) The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.
Beloved, I AM your source of supply. Be at peace and trust Me. Resist the urge to hold on tightly to what you have (for I cannot put anything into a closed hand) as well as the urge to be reckless or indulgent. Ask Me not just for provision, but for wisdom on what to do with what you have. Then be obedient to the instructions I give.
Strive to be content. Be thankful for all you do have rather than obsessing over that which you don’t. Seek My heart rather than simply My blessing for My heart is the true prize just as yours is the greatest gift you can give Me. Understand true value, beloved, for the trappings of this world are only temporary. Focus on that which is everlasting.
Psalm 37:25 (NLT) Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.
Psalm 17:5 (NLT) My steps have stayed on your path; I have not wavered from following you.
Beloved, stay fixed on Me. My desire for you to follow Me far surpasses your own, so trust that as your heart stays fixed, I will guide your steps. I will surround you with guardrails and angels – anything I need to do to help you succeed. Trust Me to lead.
But when there are moments you stumble, trust Me to snatch your feet from the net. Trust that My hand is ever extended to you for you to grab that I might pull you free. And trust that any seeming misstep will be used for good – to grow and teach you (or others) – not one thing is wasted. So keep your heart fixed on Me and walk well.
Psalm 119:97 (VOICE) Oh, how I love Your law! I fix my mind on it all day long.
Beloved, pursue My heart. If you would know Me, you must know My word, for it reflects My heart toward you – My longings clearly reflected page after page: that I would be your God and that you would be My people. In it you’ll find example after example of My patience and grace. Seek Me there and you will find Me.
Allow My Holy Spirit to bring revelation as you read, and meditate on it as you go about your day. Filter your thoughts and encounters through My truth and learn more about Me. Fix your mind on My instructions, set your heart on My word, and determine how best to honor and exalt Me in all you do.
Hebrews 1:7 (NET) And he says of the angels, “He makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire,”
Beloved, My angels still touch coal to lips. Be purified. You are forgiven, refined, and guilt cannot plague you anymore. Choose to be holy as I AM holy. Choose to be tried in the fire – yield to My process – less of you, more of Me. My refining flames burning away the dross leaving you purified, sparkling, and new. Burn with passion for Me.
There is no need to resist the flames, yield to Me and let Me bring forth beauty from the ashes that My glory might shine through. A broken, contrite spirit that seeks hard after Me is the most fragrant offering you can bring. That I will accept. That I will adore. You I cherish, beloved. Be My burning one, with a soul surrendered and a heart ignited for Me. Continue reading “Be My Burning One”
Psalm 103:5 (AMPC) Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle’s [strong, overcoming, soaring]!
Beloved, allow My word to satisfy you as the choicest meat and richest honey. And My Spirit to refresh and restore you. Be saturated and rejuvenated in My presence. Allow Me to buoy you – lifting and strengthening you – you are an overcomer!
Let My touch on your life testify to My goodness, announcing to the world that I AM fulfilling, revitalizing, and sustaining. Let My joy radiate from your face that the lightness of your countenance might attest to My love for My children. Let your expectation of good cause you to shine like a beacon of hope in the darkness, for I AM good and I relish delighting Myself in you.
Psalm 143:10 (TLB) Help me to do your will, for you are my God. Lead me in good paths, for your Spirit is good.
Beloved, one truth you can always rest in is the knowledge I AM good. My heart is good. My intentions are good. My plans for you are good. The very definition of the word is based on My character: righteous, just, honorable, true, honest, upright, virtuous – I AM all this and more!
Because of all I AM, there is none more trustworthy than Me. You need not wonder if you can release your perceived control to My hands, for there is no doubt that I AM good. I cherish you and have good plans for you. They may not always be easy, but walk them through hand-in-hand with Me knowing in the end you will see they are good.
Psalm 96:6-7 (VOICE) Honor and majesty precede Him; strength and beauty infuse His holy sanctuary.
Beloved, see Me as I AM. High and lifted up. Honor and majesty go before Me, My grandeur and glory fill the heavens and the earth. I AM vast and unchangeable. You can spend the rest of your life attempting to plumb the depths of Me and still only scratch the surface.
Behold, beloved, the beauty of my majesty. Be strengthened in My presence and encouraged by a deeper understanding of who I AM. As you understand in greater measure how enormous and truly powerful I AM, you can’t help but worship – can’t help but trust. When you have glimpsed My heart, you cannot help but understand that I AM God and I AM good.