I’m calling you closer, closer to My heart. Come in abandonment before Me with no agenda and just let Me love you. Come hear My heart and the song I sing over you. Come closer, closer to My heart and know My great love for you, know my intents and plans, and let your heart be satisfied. Come closer, closer to My heart, My love.
Don’t be anxious, it will not change the circumstances, but it does rob you of peace. Being anxious and worrying make it difficult for you to hear Me and what I want you to know about the situation. Be anxious for nothing, pray, trust in Me, keep hope alive; still your heart and listen to My voice. Let Me give you insights and wisdom to help you in troubling times.
Grace, grace – what amazing grace, you, Lord, extend to me. I am so thankful for such great grace. So undeserved yet freely and abundantly given to me.
I deserved punishment, yet you blessed me instead. I deserved to be put out and cut off, but you welcomed me in as a beloved child. I deserved nothing from You, but You gave your all for me. Grace, grace – what amazing grace; thank you gracious Lord.
I deserved death, yet You gave me life. I deserved to carry the weight of my sin, instead You carried it for me. I deserved not a thing You have done for me, but you did it all anyway. Grace, grace – what amazing grace, you, Lord, extended to me.
The power of God, His glory and righteousness, do they really benefit us today? Where would we be without His power, glory or righteousness? Oh how barren our souls would be, a desolate desert, void of life; a place – a world, with no hope, bleak and dismal, a no man’s land. The power of God is what changes lives and brings hope. Changes despair to gladness, sorrow into joy, and hopelessness into hope. It brings redemption, salvation and restoration. It confounds the wise and gives wisdom to the simple. It changes the atmosphere and gives life. Righteousness is a part of Who He is, One who knew no sin. One who rightly discerns and judges the hearts and motives, yet extends to us mercy and grace. The glory of God rests upon His followers. It shines in the dark and the darkness flees. The weight of His presence immobilizes yet at the same time gives freedom. His glory is a beautiful thing evident in a variety of ways and not fully explainable. The power, glory and righteousness of God, are they needed today? Yes, more than ever. We would be a people without hope, we need them and the fullness of all God’s attributes.
Are you listening? I hear your questions and I am answering them; yet you do not seem to hear Me. Take a breath and be still for a moment; turn off the static noise of you anxious heart and tune your ears to the sound of My voice. When you let your heart become anxious and worried – with all your focus on the situation, it is hard for you to hear Me. Trust Me, I love you, I am on your side and listening.
My heart breaks at unrest; it steals life and joy. Discord tears down and apart the family. Oh that you, My children, would learn to live in peace, with eyes focused on Me, with the good of others forefront in your minds, putting away selfish desires and plans. What is the highest goal and purpose of your life? Is it My calling or your own plans? As you keep the focus on Me, seeking Me and My wisdom, I will liberally pour it out on you – your paths will be smoother, your heart content, and peace will be in your household.
How often do we rush right into our day, or projects, never giving the Lord a second thought or asking Him what He thinks about what we are planning to do; after all – we planned it so well? Do we ever feel that nudging nagging feeling inside – not knowing what it’s about; or have a fleeting thought that perhaps we should do something different but don’t want to entertain a change to our plans; and then trivialize or dismiss the feelings – only later to have regrets at not paying attention to the inner voice?
What if we were given the following challenge, would we accept it?
“Seek Me first in all you do; bring each task of your day before Me. Invite Me to give you fresh insights, to show you the best way to go about it, to move on your behalf, to give you favor before others. As you involve Me, be open to change your plans for I know better ways; sometimes it may mean abandoning your plan altogether when I know it will not be for your good. Learn to trust Me, that I have your best interest at heart, and know the will of the Father for your life. What may appear good, innocent, and acceptable, might just cause you to pull away from Me or get you so involved in other activities that you are not free, or able, to do those things that have far greater value and lasting eternal impact. Know that I see the big picture, not simply this moment in time. There are many things that captivate your heart and delight your senses, yet not all will truly satisfy; I know the differences and desire to guide you down the path to the ones that will deeply satisfy you. Nothing is too trivial to involve Me in, or too complicated for me to understand. Why not give it a try for 30 days, involve Me in everything, I’m certain you will be amazed.”
Seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened; persistent action is behind both. How much do you want the Lord? Is it just enough to pray a token prayer now and then, or to engage in heartfelt persistence? Prayers that move you – move heaven.
Seek Me and I will reveal myself to you. It is not the collective wisdom of the masses who determine who I am. I am who I am, and the Holy Spirit reveals who I am. What Holy Spirit reveals and sheds light upon is found in My word, the Bible: He (Holy Spirit) illuminates Me in it giving clarity and insight into the meaning of what is written. Think you know Me? Wait and see who I reveal myself to be as you seek Me with all your heart.
There is a peace that I give which the unbelieving world does not understand, but they can see the evidence of it in the life of believers, those who accept My peace and steward it well. True peace comes from having a relationship with Me and My holy presence residing in you. What the world sees in you will speak greater volumes than the scriptures you share about My peace for their eyes are not yet opened, but they read your life and actions like a mystery novel – wondering what is it that brings you joy and peace in the midst of chaos and uncertain times. Be an open book for them to read; a book of love, hope, compassion, and a greater truth and way of life; be a well-read novel impacting generations to come.