Why do you strive so hard in your mind – by your will, to hear Me, listen and hear with your heart. A cluttered mind has difficulty hearing, as does a spirit in unrest. Let My peace fill you, in the quiet place you can hear Me better.
As you begin your day turn your attention and focus on Me, invite Me into your world, your activities. Keep Me in mind as you go, tune an ear to the sound of My voice that I may give you wisdom and guidance. At the end of the day come back and spend time with Me, let’s talk the day over and have a heart to heart time.
All you give up for My sake will reap a greater reward: you cannot out give Me. My blessings and rewards come in many forms – some you may not even be aware of, such as the car I prevented from hitting you, your resources lasting longer than anticipated, situations diffused, open and shut doors. There are even those things you think are bad and wished did not occur, yet they are a blessing in disguise by something else it prevented or allowed to happen as a result. As you learn to give Me praise in all situations you will become more aware of My moving on your behalf.
Don’t strive for anything that only has momentary fame or brings vain glory to yourself; beauty will fade and another will rise to greater heights. Seek those things that will have eternal impacts, touch lives that can touch lives then watch the ripple effect grow – it will be beyond fathomable measure. I will multiply what is done for Me even though you may be unaware of it happening.
You do not need to fear what is ahead; fear is from the enemy to try and stop you. My word is go, but don’t go it alone – take Me with you. I know the way, the pitfalls, and undertows, I will guide you through.
Posturing yourself to hear Me is a good thing, the proud and haughty typically do not receive My invitation to talk, yet those who are meek and humble wait in anticipation desiring to hear, desiring to dialogue with Me; to them I am their strength, their guide, their hope, their love, and their God. They recognize their need for a relationship with Me. They know where their help comes from and seeks my counsel and wisdom. Not all who claim to be Mine truly know Me; to some I am simply fire insurance, to others I am life – present and eternal. Each of their own free will chooses, some ignore Me declining my invitation – ignoring My knock or tug on their hearts, while some open but remain superficial – only allowing Me just inside; still others dive deep – surrendering all and find the abundant life in Me which is far more precious than silver or gold. Ah, that all would dive in deep; what about you, what will you do? Come taste and see that I am good, find the joys of a life surrendered to Me.
Write it, write it big, don’t let it out of your sight, keep the vision clear. Voice it, let it take life. Don’t hide the dream under a basket, don’t put it into the back of the closet , bring it out into the light. Life and dreams flourish in the Light. Let faith and hope arise once more, don’t let fear crowd it out, or shame throw a blanket over it, hold them up to Me. Let Me breathe life into them. Hold tight to the desires of your heart, don’t let them slip through your fingers. Don’t let the logical and reasonable steal your unfettered childlike faith that all things are possible in Me.
Prepare to run the race with swiftness. Now is the time of preparation so we can endure to the end of the race. In the middle of a race is not the time to prepare, the time is before we begin. Build up endurance and strength that you don’t faint in the middle. The Holy Spirit will be our trainer. As we run along the path He will be there to encourage and refresh us; giving nourishment to sustain us. The Lord will be at the end when we cross the finish line into victory and eternal glory.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?Run in such a way as to get the prize. 1 Corinthians 9:24