Psalm 27:4 (VOICE) I am pleading with the Eternal for this one thing, my soul’s desire: To live with Him all of my days— in the shadow of His temple, To behold His beauty and ponder His ways in the company of His people.
Beloved, embrace the sweet privilege of unhindered access to Me. In the same way that you would deeply feel the honor of being invited to spend time with a president or king, even more so with the King of Kings.
Resist the urge to allow the familiarity of unfettered access to breed a devaluing of the gift you’ve been given of intimate relationship with Me. Magnify Me. See Me as I AM. Sit in awe at the depth of love and favor I’ve bestowed upon you. Dwell in My beauty, beloved, and embrace the gift you’ve been given.
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Proverbs 21:22 (TPT) A warrior filled with wisdom ascends into the high place and releases regional breakthrough, bringing down the strongholds of the mighty.
Beloved, wisdom is worth pursuing. Ask Me and I will give it. Seek Me and have more. Gain it and victories come swifter and sweeter, insight becomes ever clearer, and happiness overflows. Wisdom is well worth the pursuit.
Wisdom begins with reverential fear of Me. The understanding that I AM God and you are not. A movement from self-dependence to complete reliance on Me. See where we can go – heights you cannot imagine and adventures beyond your imagination. Walk in wisdom, beloved, and that begins with pursuing Me.
Matthew 18:22 (VOICE) Jesus: You must forgive not seven times, but seventy times seven.
Beloved, I have called you to choose forgiveness. No offense against you is so great it is worthy of holding on to and creating separation from Me. Forgive as you have been forgiven. There is no need to hold offense when I AM your champion.
Release injustices and unkind words and acts into My hands and trust Me to be the Righteous Judge I AM. Entrusting them to Me doesn’t mean what has been done is acceptable, it simply means you’re entrusting to My judgment the most appropriate means of addressing it. So release it to Me and leave it in My capable hands and let the sweet fruit of forgiveness ripen.
Song of Songs 2:3 (TPT) My beloved is to me the most fragrant apple tree— he stands above the sons of men. Sitting under his grace-shadow, I blossom in his shade, enjoying the sweet taste of his pleasant, delicious fruit, resting with delight where his glory never fades.
Beloved, tarry with Me and partake of My fruits, for they are rich and nourishing and pleasing to enjoying. Luxuriate in My presence, and take delight in Me. Allow My shadow to protect and cover you as you rest and abide in Me.
Though you may seek Me with fervor each day for the rest of your life, I will ever have new depths for you to plumb and fresh revelation to impart. I AM limitless. Just when you think you may be at a place of full understanding, I open up a new aspect of Myself for you to enjoy, so delight in Me for I AM enough.
So, beloved, feast on My fruit, for it is sweet and is the foundation of life. In Me there is no lack. Delight in My abundance and the pleasure My love brings, for only I can satisfy so make your home in Me.
Isaiah 43:19 (GW) I am going to do something new. It is already happening. Don’t you recognize it? I will clear a way in the desert. I will make rivers on dry land.
Beloved, make way for My fresh flow from heaven. I AM pouring out My love like fresh wine and My anointing like fresh oil. Receive it. Reach up with outstretched hands and welcome My overflow. Be saturated and refreshed, changed and renewed. And most of all, know that you are loved.
My love changes things. It softens hearts of stone, heals wounded souls, and brings life to the desert places. Receive My love, precious one. Allow it to permeate and saturate – life and beauty spring forth in its wake. I AM doing something new and I AM doing it now. Receive the fresh flow.
Song of Songs 1:3 (TPT) Your presence releases a fragrance so pleasing— over and over poured out. For your lovely name is “Flowing Oil.” No wonder the brides-to-be adore you.
Beloved, allow Me to invade your senses. Be still and pause in My presence. Wait on Me to make Myself known. Smell My sweet fragrance and allow the flow of My Spirit – My anointing – to coat you with precious oil as thick as honey.
May it stick to you as you move on with your activities, allowing Me to remain tangibly close to My precious one, and continually reminding you of the sweetness of our fellowship. Abide with Me, and keep Me in your focus all day everyday, for I AM with you always.
Luke 18:7 (AMP) And will not [our just] God defend and avenge His elect [His chosen ones] who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay [in providing justice] on their behalf?
Beloved, do you think I ignore your petitions when you don’t see the answers you expect in your desired timeframe? Do you think Me callous to your cries, or unmindful of your needs? If so, you malign My character.
For I AM a good Father who deeply loves His children and is mindful of every plea. I hurt when you hurt, and I rejoice when you rejoice. Nothing within your sphere is beyond My notice. You do not have to plead for Me to care for your concerns because I care deeply even before you say a word.
Beloved, remember I AM God. I see all and know all. I AM the first and the last, the beginning and the end. I know when the thing you seek will bring consequences you neither want nor need, so trust Me to be God. Trust that I love you and will exercise wisdom and move on your behalf. Trust that I have a good plan even in the midst of trials.
And regardless of all, simply continue to ask. Ask in faith – trusting My judgment and will, but asking nonetheless just as a child does to a beloved parent, making their thoughts and desires known and submitting them to their parent for consideration all the while trusting they will be taken care of because they are loved.
Job 28:28 (CSB) He said to mankind, “The fear of the LORD –that is wisdom. And to turn from evil is understanding.”
Beloved, as you see Me as I AM, you cannot help but be moved by My holiness and respond in kind. In reverential fear, choose to reject that which is evil and turn your back on sin. Resist temptation.
Allow your heart to be so tender that a gentle whisper from My Spirit brings conviction and change. Willingly yield to My Spirit, beloved, and choose to flow in the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord.
Luke 4:18 (VOICE) The Spirit of the Lord the Eternal One is on Me. Why? Because the Eternal designated Me to be His representative to the poor, to preach good news to them.
Beloved, be My voice. Open your mouth and trust Me to fill it. Allow My Spirit to flow through you, to inspire thought and action, to give vision of the unseen, and to bring prophetic revelation in My perfect timing. Trust, and yield to My flow.
As you partner with My Spirit, you will see the miraculous take place. The supernatural will become as if it were common so clear and continuous its evidence. The gifts of My Spirit alive and on display for all to see. The beauty of My glory manifest on earth and in the heavens. Choose, beloved, choose to yield and flow in Me. Continue reading “Spirit of the Lord”
Psalm 107:35 (VOICE) Yet He transforms a dry, lonely desert into pools of living water, parched ground into lively springs.
Beloved, the power of My Spirit changes things. Nothing is impossible with Me. Deserts rush with water and the dead rise up and walk. Hearts are changed and minds renewed. My Spirit is mighty and life changing. I AM the God of the impossible. Walk in that power as My Spirit works within you.
But remember, beloved, that I don’t do the miraculous on command as though it were a parlor trick. I do it so that My hand is seen, My glory is manifest, and My power is made known. So allow My Spirit to do its work in you. Yield, operate in power, and be radically transformed by the wonder-working power of Your God.