Beloved, breathe. Breathe in the atmosphere of heaven, God’s breath of life. Be refreshed by the essence of God’s nature.
Close your eyes, and meditate on the image of Yeshua. Open your spiritual eyes so that you might see Him. See His eyes full of love for you, beloved. With open arms, He welcomes you.
Hear His voice call your name, “Beloved of Mine.” Feel His embrace as He draws you near His heart. He whispers words of endearment and encouragement in your ear.
You feel His breath against your cheek as He speaks, “All is well, beloved. All is well. I have gone before you, made the crooked way straight. I am leading you to green pastures with springs of water for you to drink and meadows of flowers with fruit to eat. Come, beloved of Mine, come.”
As the Lord speaks life, let there be life. For what was once dead springs back to life as He speaks. For as dry bones come back to life, so will the waters of refreshment and nourishment flow.Continue reading “Shimmering Sea”
During a season when a dear friend was in hospice care and I was in ongoing prayer for him, Father woke me up one night with these words, “I know your first breath and your last breath.” I immediately understood He was reminding me that I didn’t need to fear because He was in control. And even more, I sensed He was reminding me that death wasn’t the last step, for He has won the victory over the grave. He guides us along life’s path. I sensed Him assuring me that He knows the beginning from the end and that the knowledge of that should fill me with comfort. As I continued to press into what I was sensing, the following word came forth. Continue reading “The End from the Beginning”
How can you drink of my water if you have not set down roots to reach the water? You must settle down in one place and stop relying on the pitcher to fill your vase. There is good in the soil and life in the water. Dig deep and drink deep. Then you will multiply and be a blessing to many more.
Life is found in love. Many studies have shown that all living things respond to love. Children flourish in loving homes. Wounded adults begin to heal and thrive simply by having someone love and believe in them. Even plants will flourish if spoken to with kindness rather than hate or indifference. Continue reading “Where You Find Life (Love)”
I recently had a conversation with the Father regarding the season of life I’ve found myself in. I confessed that I was finding this season challenging because it seemed like He had me spending so much time and energy focusing on myself and my life. Logically, I understand why; I’ve spent most of my life so focused on caring for others, that there are many areas of my life that are in ruins. I most certainly need the restoration that God is bringing! Continue reading “The Message of Restoration”
I am awakened by the sound of the wind. How I got to the wilderness I don’t know, but I am keenly aware of the ground beneath me. It’s dry and cracked with no life at all. I lift my eyes to look around and all I see is dry, barren, cracked ground. The wind sends the dust from the ground to and fro. I shield my eyes from the bright sun and the dust of this harsh landscape.Continue reading “Barren No More”
John 4:13-14 (NKJV) Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
There is a saying that goes, “Hope springs eternal.” As someone who battled the darkness of depression for over ten years, I once struggled to believe that such a thing was true. Anyone who has faced depression knows that hopelessness is a key component in that battle. Wounds of the past can cast such shadows on our path, that it can be hard to imagine and hope for better experiences in life. Continue reading “Spring of Hope”
James 3:9-11(VOICE) Ironically this same tongue can be both an instrument of blessing to our Lord and Father and a weapon that hurls curses upon others who are created in God’s own image. One mouth streams forth both blessings and curses. My brothers and sisters, this is not how it should be. Does a spring gush crystal clear freshwater and moments later spurt out bitter salt water?
Beloved, would you be a vessel for darkness? And yet the temptation to speak the things of darkness into existence is strong, but you are stronger. So refuse to give in to bitterness and anger, jealousy and hatred, greed and destruction. Look to the root that wants to bear such fruit and invite Me to move. Then as you trust My sovereignty, watch as I bring forth beauty from ashes and give joy for mourning.Continue reading “Speak Life (Ezekiel 37)”