So it comes down to this: since you have been raised with the Anointed One, the Liberating King, set your mind on heaven above. The Anointed is there, seated at God’s right hand. Stay focused on what’s above, not on earthly things, because your old life is dead and gone. Your new life is now hidden, enmeshed with the Anointed who is in God.
In my desire to always have a heart of repentance, my constant prayer to be cleansed, my cry to be transformed more into Jesus’ image, and by my intentional choice to remain watchful of how I live and represent my God – even in doing all that, I may come upon something that rears its head. Something that I thought was out of the way – healed and dealt with. Another layer of my soul has revealed something that is still present from events of the past that are in need of attention. As I bring these things to the Lord, He is faithful to continue to work on these layers of my inner being. He’s ever so careful and gentle in dealing with me one layer at a time. Continue reading “One Layer at a Time”
I am startled out of a deep slumber by the sound of banging. At first I am afraid but then curiosity gets the best of me. I get out of bed and notice the whole house is so lifeless, old and dark. The only light is from the moon as it shines through the windows. There is little light to guide me as I make my way toward the sound that awoke me. I can see well enough to make out an open door at the end of the hall. As I approach the door I realize that’s where the banging is coming from. The room is completely empty. As I enter the room I can see a figure banging on the wall with bare hands like they are trying to break through. Continue reading “Complete Surrender”
Mark 10:14-15 (AMP) But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and He said to them, “Allow the children to come to Me; do not forbid them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whoever does not receive and welcome the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”
God loves those who are childlike, full of faith and trust and filled with the light of His love and life. They don’t allow the lies of the enemy to shut them down. They turn their gaze on their Abba Daddy, King of the Universe, and their Shepherd, knowing He guards and protects them, and they move forward into all God has. These Kingdom children know that God delights in their exuberance and passion and play. They know He leads them and protects them, guarding their path and enabling their joyful, playful light of life to come forth and shine – making way for those who have been crushed in spirit to return to Abba Daddy and be restored into their joy-filled, passionate purpose once again. Continue reading “Kingdom Child”
Isaiah 43:14-15 (VOICE) The Holy One of Israel, the Eternal One who redeemed you, says, …I am the Eternal, your Holy One. I am your King…
Beloved, I AM the Holy One of Israel – YHVH Ga’al, the Lord your redeemer. Behold I have snatched you from the jaws of death and brought you into eternal life. So embrace life and walk in the freedom you’ve been given.
Let nothing tempt you to waste the gift you’ve been given, beloved. Though free, this gift came at a high cost. And I deemed you well worth the cost. Walk in the knowledge that you are precious and worthy and prized.
Romans 5:8 (TPT) But Christ proved God’s passionate love for us by dying in our place while we were still lost and ungodly!
Beloved, My love for you is not in doubt. It has been clearly demonstrated that you might have no cause to question. So resist the urge to push against the truth that I find you worthy. Worthy of life at the cost of death. Worthy.
You didn’t have to do anything to curry My favor. You simply are – and what you are is precious to Me. Embrace My gift. Beloved, you have been redeemed. Walk as one who has been set free, for you are free indeed.
Malachi 4:2 (VOICE) But for you, the ones who tremble at the sound of My name, a warm sun of righteousness will come forth with healing in its rays, and you will go out, springing from the stalls like calves in open pasture.
Beloved, turn your face to the warmth of My Son with healing in His gaze. Be set free with resurrection power from the chains that have bound you. Spring forth in the fullness of your liberty.
Receive it all, beloved. Receive it all. Hold Me close in love and high in reverence. In all things trust Me, for I speak of mysteries and truth. Abide with Me – dwell in My presence. Be renewed, healed, and transformed by the power of My touch.
Isaiah 61:2 (VOICE) He has sent me to announce the year of jubilee, the season of the Eternal’s favor: for our enemies it will be a day of God’s wrath; For those who mourn it will be a time of comfort.
Beloved, the time for mourning is past. Embrace the season of breakthrough with all the joy of a new day. Those that come against you shall fail, and those who stand beside you will prosper.
Resist the urge to rejoice in the defeat of your enemies. Instead pray that they would choose more wisely – that all may see, know, and embrace truth, and walk in the freedom of righteousness.