The Weapon of Rest

“Faithful Victory” – by Meghan Williams, Dyed4you Art

Beloved, the weapons of war I have given you are mighty and unlike anything of this world. I call you this day to take another look in your arsenal for a weapon that is often overlooked and undervalued—the weapon of rest. Yes, there are times when you need to exercise your faith in an active, forceful manner. However, there are some wars that can only be won through quietness and confidence, the times when I call you to simply rest and trust in My Word. Continue reading “The Weapon of Rest”

Prepare Yourself in Him

Be Still” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

{hearing} You can’t be prepared for all of it, so, prepare yourself in Me.

With the way our world is and our current reality, there is a lot of fear, a lot of worrying, a lot of opinions floating around, a ton of emotions, incredible division, and a lot of speculation as to what is happening from a biblical perspective. There is no way for us to really look ahead and prepare for what is to come. I think it’s fair to say there is no telling what on earth is ahead.  Continue reading “Prepare Yourself in Him”

Silk: Batach YHWH (Trust the LORD)

The name of your silk is Batach YHWH (Trust the LORD). The colors in it are:

  • White representing purity
  • Royal blue representing righteousness
  • Pearl shimmer representing light of Christ

The scripture that goes with it is from Psalm 37:3-6 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.”

Trust…it is a daily choice, sometimes a minute by minute choice, to trust in Me. Trust will grow as you spend time with Me, in My Word, in prayer, in song, in dance, and in just being with me, relaxed in my presence. Trust that I have your best interest at heart. Trust and believe in My great love for you. Cling to Me, cling to what is good. Chose to trust Me.

The lyrics of “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” written by Louisa M. R. Stead are connected to this.

Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, And to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise, And to know, Thus says the Lord!

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!

How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er. Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! O for grace to trust Him more!

O how sweet to trust in Jesus, Just to trust His cleansing blood;
And in simple faith to plunge me ’Neath the healing, cleansing flood!

Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,

Just from sin and self to cease; Just from Jesus simply taking Life and rest, and joy and peace.

I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,

Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend; And I know that Thou art with me, Wilt be with me to the end.

From Vasquez Savage Ministries blog archive: These words by Louisa M. R. Stead were said to have been written following her witnessing her husband drowning. According to Louisa Stead, God never left her. She and her daughter always made it through somehow. She learned how sweet it was to trust in Jesus after the death of her husband. Was her husband’s death sweet? No! It certainly was not, but it did reveal to her a very important biblical truth; Christ is enough! Though she was mourning her husband’s death and was left poor, and destitute; she learned that Jesus was enough. Enough to give her rest, enough to give her all the grace she would ever need, and enough to give her peace in a circumstance most would say was tragic. She learned just how sweet it is to trust in Jesus. God took her tragedy and turned it into a life full of mercy and grace.

A Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It is called “Make Me Your Obsession.”

Psalm 37:3-4 (AMP) Trust [rely on and have confidence] in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and feed [securely] on His faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, And He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart.

Beloved, delight in Me. Keep Me as your focus, refusing distraction, and maintaining your gaze toward Me. I AM the author and finisher of your faith. I AM the I AM. I AM faithful. I AM worthy. I AM true. Rest in Me. Rely on Me. Taste and see that I AM good.

Make Me your obsession, your hope, the fulfillment of your dreams. Allow your love for Me – and the ardent nature of your affections – to radiate from your countenance and be apparent for anyone to see. May you be known for your love for Me. Be known as My lovesick one, wholeheartedly and overwhelmingly devoted to Me.

Psalm 37:3-7, 11 (VOICE) Believe in the Eternal, and do what is good— live in the land He provides; roam, and rest in God’s faithfulness. Take great joy in the Eternal! His gifts are coming, and they are all your heart desires! Commit your path to the Eternal; let Him direct you. Put your confidence in Him, and He will follow through with you . He will spread out righteousness for you as a sunrise spreads radiance over the land; He will deliver justice for you into the light of the high sun. Be still. Be patient. Expect the Eternal to arrive and set things right. Don’t get upset when you see the worldly ones rising up the ladder. Don’t be bothered by those who are anchored in wicked ways. But the humble-hearted will inherit the land; they will take pleasure in its peace and enjoy its abundance.

Another Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Look for Me in the Storm.”

Psalm 89:9 (TLB) You rule the oceans when their waves arise in fearful storms; you speak, and they lie still.

Beloved, refuse to be intimidated as the winds and waves rage around you, and look for Me in the eye of the storm. I AM your peace, YHVH Shalom – the Lord your Peace, and I AM always with you. Find your rest in Me.

When the storms come, pause to breathe and regroup. Fix your gaze on Me. Refuse to allow the chaos to mandate your internal landscape. I have given you My peace, none can take it away, so hold it fast and refuse to let go.

Refuse to make room for chaos and confusion. Instead look to Me in the midst of the Storm, for I will guide you with My eye. I will bring order and rest that no circumstance can alter. See clearly, beloved, and let that peace that I have given you radiate out and shift the atmosphere.

You are My carrier of peace. Release it to the world, changing it rather than allowing it to change you. I AM your strength. I AM your joy. I AM your peace. And I AM steadfast.

John 14:27 (NLT) I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

A final Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Carrier of My Peace.”

John 14:27 (AMP) Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge].

Beloved, I have endowed you with My peace. It is yours and you walk in the fullness of it. Allow My peace to so saturate you that you carry it like a tangible presence and like a lingering aroma leave it everywhere you go.

You are an overcomer, and you have overcome fear with My peace. Continually shift the atmosphere around you, being intentional to usher in that shalom – the peace that wars against chaos. You are My chosen vessel – a carrier of My glory, My Spirit, the truth of who I AM – share that truth unashamedly and cultivate an atmosphere of peace everywhere you go. Peace, peace, abundant peace.

It has been prayed over and anointed with the Scent of Heaven’s Faithful God, which is used as an acknowledgment that God the Father is faithful. The scriptures that goes with it are:

  • 1 Corinthians 1:9 “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:3 “But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.”
  • Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”

We pray it blesses you!

NOTE: If you’re wondering why I’ve shared this silk letter, I explain on my personal blog in a post called God Speaking Through Silk why I began sharing these on my personal blog. Later, I felt led to share some on the Dyed4you Ministries blog as well. So I share some here and some there (you can find the ones there in the silk words category). To find out more about the words we birth – including how they are created and what is typically included – visit our About Our Silk Letters and Art Words page.

True Rest

“Wings of the Spirit” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

Hebrews 4:1 (TPT) Now God has offered to us the same promise of entering into his realm of resting in confident faith. So we must be extremely careful to ensure that we all embrace the fullness of that promise and not fail to experience it.

When the children of Israel were delivered from the bondage of Egypt, God promised that His Presence would go with them and give them rest (Exodus 33:14). In Hebrew, the word “rest” in this Scripture is nuwach which has the concept of settling down, dwelling, and remaining. No longer would they be strangers in the land of their affliction nor would they be strangers in this new land where their father Abraham was a sojourner; God was bringing them to a place they could call home and the place that He would abide with them.

In Hebrews 4, Paul alludes to this concept in light of the redemption that Christ has brought us. He warns the redeemed not to follow in the pattern of those who wandered in the wilderness and miss out on the rest that Christ has purchased for us. But what does this rest in Christ look like? A clue can be found in the two types of rest that Paul alludes to. 

Not only does Paul mention a nuwach type of rest (being settled, dwelling, and remaining in a place) but also another Hebrew word for rest, shabath. Shabath implies a sense of completion; God began the process of creation on the first day, and it was on the seventh day that He stopped creating because His work was complete. Nothing else need be added, so God could sit down and appreciate all that He had done.

We are being called to find our resting place in Christ. Just as the Israelites were redeemed and removed from Egypt, we too have been redeemed from the power of sin and bondage through the Cross. God is saying, “It is finished! It is complete! And your Promised Land of rest in the Everlasting Arms is accessible now in the land of the living!” When God promised the Israelites rest, technically the battle for the Promised Land was still in sight for them; but they allowed their fear over those looming battles to prevent them from attaining God’s promise. From their perspective, their redemption and fight for freedom wasn’t complete. 

Therefore, we must be careful to resist the urge to let the battle against the flesh keep us from entering into our resting place in God. For the beautiful part of our redemption is that God comes into His rest with us as well. Just as the throne of God and His dwelling Presence went with the Israelites in the wilderness and into the Land, so God’s abiding Presence keeps us at every step. The battles ahead are already won. The only effort required on our part is to listen to the direction of the Holy Spirit. It is our redeemer who will do all the work and all of the fighting on our behalf. It is God alone who is responsible for bringing us into our completeness and fullness of Christ.

Exodus 33:14 (NKJV) And He said, “My Presence will go [with you], and I will give you rest.”

[ “True Rest” originally posted on Waiting in the Wings, reposted in its entirety with permission.]

Lunchtime Live: The Power in Active Resting

  • Announcement: Daily Downloads from Heaven, Volume 2 preorder link should be up this week 🙌🏻 
  • Show and tell: Jehovah Tsaba (Lord of Hosts flag I shared about last week (on Etsy) and (in honor of Resurrection week) The Blood and The Bride flags (on Etsy), Yeshua flag (on Etsy) and Yeshua tallit
  • Testimony: power twins with their matching Powerhouse tallits 😊 
  • Prophetic Nugget (Daily Downloads from Heaven): I AM YHVH Manowc (the Lord your Refuge)
  • Dyed4you Art: Embrace the Adventure
  • Dyed4you silk: large handled bendie wings (8mm aka “standard” weight silk) called Powerhouse (on Etsy)
  • Other stuff: MeghanW post called “No Fear (Psalm 53:5)

Continue reading “Lunchtime Live: The Power in Active Resting”

Lighten Your Load

When the weight of the world comes creeping in, the thought of simply resting may seem unthinkable, if not impossible. Yet was it not our Savior who slept in a boat while a storm raged overhead (Mark 4:38)? In that light, the impossible suddenly becomes possible. Rest is always accessible through the Spirit that dwells within us—if we are willing to lighten our loads. Continue reading “Lighten Your Load”

Eat, Sleep, and Be Merry

1 Kings 19:4-5 (VOICE) He journeyed into the desert for one day and then decided to rest beneath the limbs of a broom tree. There he prayed that his life would be over quickly and that he would die there beneath the tree. Elijah: I’m finished, Eternal One. Please end my life here and now , even though I have failed, and I am no better than my ancestors. Elijah then laid himself down under the broom tree and entered into a deep sleep. While he was sleeping, a heavenly messenger came and touched him and gave him instructions. Messenger: Get up, and eat.

Sometimes life and circumstances can feel so overwhelming. There are times we are so frustrated that there aren’t words to really express how we feel; we might even get a little dramatic – like Elijah. The beautiful thing is, Elijah wasn’t in some prayer closet on his knees praying “like he should.” He wasn’t moved to speak to God out of religious routine, it was out of relationship – he was just having a conversation out loud with God.  Continue reading “Eat, Sleep, and Be Merry”

Catch the Rhythm

Beloved, there can be a fine line between living your life in a state of striving and operating from a place of rest. The difference between striving and rest comes when you try to create a rhythm in life as opposed to quieting yourself and simply finding it. I created all life to exist in the flow and rhythm of my Spirit. From the waters of creation, My Spirit has guided all things to flow according to My will. It knows My perfect pattern and plan by which all life can flourish and prosper. Continue reading “Catch the Rhythm”

Just Be

“Selah (Divine Interlude)” by Meghan Williams, Dyed4you Art

Just be, beloved. There is a time and season for all things—time to learn, to do, and to explore in life. However, in every moment, no matter what activity it contains, I call you to simply be. Breathe, live, and move in Me, beloved. Pause to recognize how My Spirit fills you and gives life and purpose. Continue reading “Just Be”