Obedience is what I desire above sacrifices. I desire willing vessels ready at a moment’s notice to by My instrument, to speak My words, to take an action; ready minutemen. For individuals to be watchmen on the wall looking for what I am doing, ready to relay the information to those waiting and wanting to know, the ones who will take action.
Those who are apathetic, spiritually asleep, who have closed their eyes or looked away will miss out on My greatest move. Awaken O’ slumbering ones, awaken, arouse from your slumber, wipe the sleep from your eyes and clean out your ears, it is a time for vigilance, a time of preparation.
Harken and listen to the sound of My calling. I am calling you forth out of obscurity, out of complacency. As your heart is set on Me see what I will do in you and the impact that will be on those around you; life will spring forth, hunger and desire will grow for Me once more.
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.
The invitation has been given – come. Come to Me all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest as you allow Me to carry the heavy burdens you weren’t meant to carry. There is no need to pick up burdens and carry offenses that are not yours, leave them alone, they weigh you down and serve no purpose for you; they rob you of your own peace and joy, let the one responsible for them carry their own and deal (work through) with Me regarding them. Sometimes love means saying no and letting them face their issues being dependent on Me – not you; then you will be free to love, encourage, and support them from a different (higher) perspective as you are not bent over, looking down, under the weight of their problems.
Now is the time, today is the day, why wait to seek Me. Seek Me while I may be found, the invitation is open. You want the more of Me – ask; you want the breakthrough – I have the answer. What desire is on your heart – none is too great or too small to bring before me. I care about you and what’s on your heart.
Cheer your heart, put off the clothes of sorrow and regret; this is a new day, a day to rejoice in. A day to turn back to Me with all your heart, soul, and mind, to seek Me whole heartedly and unashamedly. You have a deep desire for more, far beyond where you are or have been; it is possible to go there, leave the past strongholds behind, let them go, be free to pursue your heart’s desire for Me. Breakthrough is possible for those who will abandon their excuses, lay down their pride, give up control and wanting it their own way, and follow after Me with abandonment of one’s self-rights. Those who give up their life, their self-will, will find a better way, Mine.
Don’t let fear stop you from what I desire to do through you. Fear is an enemy trying to hold you captive and keep you bound. It’s time for a breakthrough for yourself and family, to shed the weight that has been on you so that you can move in freedom and liberty; life awaits, true life and one of abundance I came to give you.
In this day you will have many opportunities to encounter Me; will you see Me? Are your eyes open and looking for Me, are you tuned in to the sound of My voice? Do you recognize My movements or feel a change in the atmosphere as I begin to move? If not you can, let your roots go deeper in Me, move away from the superficial realm and go deep. Spend time with Me and immerse in My word and presence: let Holy Spirit teach you the mysteries of heaven, be an avid student; so much more awaits you. Avoid just head knowledge, you need the heart and spirit engaged.
Let beauty and grace not just be an outside show but emanate from deep within. Do not forget Whose you are, you are of royal lineage; My spirit dwells within you, let it do a perfect work inside and shine through to the outside.
As we cross over into the New Year with resolutions, plans, and intents in hand it may seem like we are facing the Jordan river, crossing over into something new; as we are still (silent) before the Lord we can almost sense Him saying, be strong and very courageous, there are times that are going to be tough, they will not always be easy or necessarily pleasant at the time, yet you will be able to rejoice in the outcome of what I do and how I use you. Be strong and of good courage for I am with you. Don’t back down in the face of opposition, stand your ground, stand on My word, quiet your inner thoughts so you can hear what I am saying, see what I am doing, then let Me speak through you (give you the words to say). Take courage, I’m with you not against you when you are walking in My will.
Can we say as Joshua did when there was a choice to be made after crossing over, “as for me and my house we will serve the Lord”? In the New Year can we let our words be full of life, hope, and encouragement, spoken with genuine care and concern for the individual – even when they are different than us; words that lift them up and not bring them down; that the only thing being torn down by our words are the works and plans of the enemy as we release truth, expose the adversaries’ plans, and love others with the love of the Lord?
Let’s not fear what others will think as we share what the Lord would have of say, He’s got our back and He backs up His word. We do not need to fear what is ahead, fear is of the enemy to try and stop us. We need to go forth but not go it alone, we need go with the Lord guiding us through; He knows the way, the pitfalls, and undertows. We make better decisions when we choose to do life with Jesus be at the center of all we do; as we go with the Lord his banner of love flies over us.
As we cross over into the New Year let’s be strong and very courageous, choosing not to be silent or serve other gods. As God was with Joshua, so he will be with us.