James 1:3-4 (TPT) For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up power within you to endure all things. And then as your endurance grows even stronger it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking.
Beloved, the trials you have walked through have served their purpose. They have stretched your faith and enlarged your ability to believe in Me for both the miraculous and the mundane. You have tasted and seen, you know that I AM faithful. Your confidence in My character is steadfast for I AM unimpugnable.
You’ve learned by experience that worrying and wondering are wastes of time and energy, and in wisdom you simply look to Me and follow My lead. As a result, I AM pouring out increase over you, for you are faithful to Me, and I cherish that. I do not take lightly the cost that was required from you to get to this point. Though I know it was needful, it didn’t make it easy to watch as you struggled, but you were tried by fire and have been strengthened for it. You are My joy.
Matthew 4:1 (TLB) Then Jesus was led out into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit, to be tempted there by Satan.
Beloved, do not be afraid of temptation, for I will not give you more than you can handle. For I AM with you – beside you – here to strengthen you when you reach for me. I will always provide a means of escape. No trap set by the enemy to ensnare you is without a means of deliverance.
Change your point of view. Embrace each temptation as an opportunity to build strength, your inner fortitude. See each one as an opportunity to find your strength by relying more heavily on Me that in your weakness My power might be made perfect. My grace is sufficient, beloved. Rest and rely on Me. Continue reading “Do Not Fear Temptation “
Psalm 118:14 (VOICE) He is my strength, and He is the reason I sing; He has been there to save me in every situation.
Beloved, praise Me in every situation. I AM your strength. I AM El Maowz (God your strength). Allow Me to strengthen you, beloved, regardless of circumstances. Praise Me. Let joy pour forth from deep in your soul because I AM worthy. Let your songs of love be a victory cry that you refuse to waver, that you trust Me implicitly.
I AM Yeshua (your salvation). My hand is extended to you, beloved. Take hold. Cling to Me. I AM strong and I will strengthen. We will stand fast together. The enemy cannot stand against us so cling and sing. Cling and sing, beloved. Your deliverance is here. Continue reading “Cling and Sing”
Galatians 5:22 (AMP) But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is…joy,
Beloved, let joy spring from deep within you, like waters bubbling up from the deep. Joy is not dependent on circumstance (“happenings” as happiness is), but rather comes from a heart rooted in Me, watered by My Spirit, one that knows the love of their Creator and the grace they’ve been extended.
Allow joy to be your perfume, exuding from you as people bask in your presence. May it reflect the difference in you, and cause others to see Me in you – to recognize Me in your countenance. Rest in that joy, and hold to it in all circumstances remembering the joy that comes from Me brings strength. So be strengthened and strengthen others by carrying My joy because it is contagious. Let joy arise!
Nehemiah 8:10 (ESV) …the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Psalm 56:8 (VOICE) You have taken note of my journey through life, caught each of my tears in Your bottle…
Beloved, you are not unseen. I am not heartless to your cries. Every tear you shed is precious to Me. Your heart is precious to Me. I see it all, and am with you through it all. Beloved, do not lose heart. Resist the temptation to throw in the towel. Though you may not have My perspective, know that I am seeing the true impact of your tears, and they are watering your harvest.
Each tear is like a small prayer, a groan of your heart too deep for words. Do not under estimate their power. Just as a tiny seed can grow into a huge tree, so each of your small tears can have weight far beyond what their size might imply. So stay the course, fix your eyes and heart on Me, and trust that all things are working together for good.
Psalm 30:7 (AMP) By Your favor and grace, O Lord, you have made my mountain stand strong; You hid Your face, and I was horrified.
Beloved, I will not turn My face from you while your heart and mind are fixed on Me. When you choose Me, I will never desert you. But I love you enough to let you choose. I love you enough to let you walk away – though I will not make it easy for you to do so, hedging your way with thorns and fiercely pursuing you – but I will not force you to choose Me, though I AM best for you; yet I will hope, and I will contend for your affections because you are worth it.
Even in the darkest hour, My heart remains steadfast to you. So lean on Me. Let Me give you strength, be your strength, be the lifter of your head (for I AM Rum Rosh, the Lifter of Your Head). I AM God.
Ephesians 6:10-11 (VOICE) Finally, brothers and sisters, draw your strength and might from God. Put on the full armor of God to protect yourselves from the devil and his evil schemes.
Draw from Me, beloved. I AM your strength. I AM your might. I AM power and authority. You are not alone out in a storm. I AM with you, beside you. So command the storm to be still beloved in My name, and whether the external or internal landscape changes, strength and peace are yours.
Gird up your loins. Without hiding My word in your heart you are defenseless, beloved. So eat it as those it were the choicest of meats bringing you strength and stamina because it does and it will. Know Me. Encourage yourself in the faith by seeing Me more and more for who I AM. Magnify Me in your own eyes so you might realize the enemy is no match for Me. As you know Me, you will be able to quiet your soul against the taunts of the enemy because you will know – TRULY know – that I AM greater. I AM.