An Unexpected Package

For the last two years, Papa has been speaking to me about restoring the innocence of my youth. I can clearly see the growth and healing that has taken place over the last two years of my life.

Just when I think the process is over He begins to reveal to me another area of healing. This process of cleansing has been a delightful journey. He continues to heal and restore me in the areas that childhood trauma once broke and stole from me. Continue reading “An Unexpected Package”

Trust Me to Lead the Way

“Quest for Wisdom” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

Beloved, at times the way forward may appear a bit foggy. Remember, you’re not alone. Take My hand, trust Me to lead the way. As your eyes begin to focus on Me, you look beyond your ability—fear is removed as joy takes its place. 

Ephesians 3:20 (TPT) “Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.” 

 

I AM Always With You

“Refreshing Presence” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

My child, what fears have gripped your heart? Hand them over to Me, I’ll take them. I promise, you have nothing to fear, for I AM here. I AM with you, in you, and all around you. As you go throughout your day, take time to breathe. As you inhale, breathe in My truth by focusing your attention on Me. In the stillness of taking in that breath, hear My words, “Fear not, I AM with you.” As you exhale, release, let go. Let go of fear, lies, and distractions. They only come to steal your attention and to draw your awareness away from the truth, that I AM always with you.

Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭(AMP‬‬) “Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’”

Fear Not

“Whom Shall I Fear” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

No matter what’s going on around you, I will never leave you alone. I AM your strength. I AM your peace. My peace comforts. My peace protects. My peace goes before you. My peace surrounds you. Come, do life with Me, and you will find My peace.

John 14:27 (TPT) “I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!” 

Believe

“Heir of Promise” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

It may seem as though things are impossible at this time. It may seem as if things are not moving forward. It may appear as if things will not change, but hold on—change is closer than it may appear.

When you believe in what Jesus spoke to you, it’s not just wishful thinking. Your dreams that appear as if it has died, Jesus has given you the power to speak life. It’s time to believe again. All things are possible to you who believes.

Don’t give up. Remember, it’s all in His timing. He who spoke, He is faithful to fulfill His promises to you.

Mark 9:23(NKJV) Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

Ecclesiastes 3:11 (GW) It is beautiful how God has done everything at the right time. He has put a sense of eternity in people’s minds. Yet, mortals still can’t grasp what God is doing from the beginning to the end of time.

[ “Believe” originally posted on Live Life Free, reposted in its entirety with permission.]

A Father’s Love

“Unbroken Identity” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

She takes a glance in the bathroom mirror, she smiles. She’s in awe of how much she has grown in loving herself. Through her smile she whispers these words, “Papa, thank You for the beauty of Your love.”

A Father’s love has power. When a father is present and healthy, his love for his little girl speaks volumes in her life. She grows up with a healthy view of herself. She does not base how she sees herself on the lies of culture or people’s opinions. Instead, she is able to view herself through the eyes of her loving father.

1 John 3:1 (TPT) Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love that he has lavished on us! He has called us and made us his very own beloved children.

Lately, my opinion of myself has changed. I didn’t lose weight. I’m not wearing makeup. I haven’t done anything different to change my natural appearance. I started accepting my Father’s love. When I hear His words of acceptance, love, and affirmation I receive every word. I no longer shrink back or deny who He says I am. I can see the truth of who I am through the eyes of my loving Papa.

A few years ago Papa said, “I am healing you from the abuse you suffered, and I will restore your innocence.”

{Visual} I see myself at five-years-old. I picture myself with curly ponytails, a cute little pink checkered dress, twirling around freely being me. 

Thank you, Papa, for loving me. Your love for me has opened my eyes, permitting me to freely love me.

[ “A Father’s Love” originally posted on Live Life Free, reposted in its entirety with permission.]

Stay Alert, Be Vigilant

“Wake Up” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

1 Peter 5:8 (NIV) Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Beloved, be aware of the schemes, lies, and devices of the enemy. Resist the desire of the flesh to side with the opinions of man. This war is not against flesh and blood; come higher, come see from heaven’s perspective.

Ephesians 2:6 (TPT) He raised us up with Christ the exalted One, and we ascended with him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ!

You are a pilgrim in this land, this is not your home. Silence the noise of the earth by drawing closer to Me in our secret place. Refuse to become distracted by the noise. Be diligent to guard your eyes, ears, and your heart. Most importantly, protect our time just as a Mama bear protects her cub. Bring every concern to Me, for I know all things—just ask.

Jeremiah 33:3 (VOICE) Eternal One: Call to Me, and I will answer you. I will tell you of great things, things beyond what you can imagine, things you could never have known.

[ “Stay Alert, Be Vigilant” originally posted on Live Life Free, reposted in its entirety with permission.]

Let Me Love You

“Abundant Fruit” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

I place my hand in His to begin this lifelong journey. This is just the beginning of allowing Jesus to love me. As He spoke these words, “You are worthy of love. You are worth loving,” He has awakened me with the sound of His voice, His words penetrating the depths of my heart and melting away the lies of fear and shame.

Who is this one? Look at her now! She arises out of her desert, clinging to her beloved. When I awakened you under the apple tree, as you were feasting upon me, I awakened your innermost being with the travail of birth as you longed for more of me. 6 Fasten me upon your heart as a seal of fire forevermore. This living, consuming flame will seal you as my prisoner of love. My passion is stronger than the chains of death and the grave, all consuming as the very flashes of fire from the burning heart of God. Place this fierce, unrelenting fire over your entire being. 7 Rivers of pain and persecution will never extinguish this flame. Endless floods will be unable to quench this raging fire that burns within you. Everything will be consumed. It will stop at nothing as you yield everything to this furious fire until it won’t even seem to you like a sacrifice anymore. Song of Songs 8:5-7 (TPT)

For so long the cry of my heart has been, “Jesus, I love you!” Then one day He gently whispered these words to my heart, “Allow Me to love you.” All this time I never thought about allowing Him to love me. I assumed, as long as I love Him, that’s all that matters.

In that moment, He showed me how I had not opened my heart to receive His love for me. But, why? I did not believe I was worth loving. I did not believe I deserved His love. I assumed it was enough for me to love on Him but did not allow Him to love on me.

The beauty of His words have awakened my heart. Each time He speaks of His love for me, I am completely overwhelmed and undone by how He could love me so much.

Sit. Be still. Breathe. Breathe deep. Rest. Receive.

[ “Let Me Love You” originally posted on Live Life Free, reposted in its entirety with permission.]