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Thy Will Be Done

When you have prayed, given and fasted and are still struggling with doubts that things will ever turn around in your situation, and find yourself afraid to move forward in the direction in which the Lord is leading you, keep pressing forward regardless of how you feel. Feelings are fickly and can’t be trusted.

Let the pressure bring you back to that place in your heart where you once again pray, “Lord, I want to love like you love.” This is a prayer that God delights to answer. His grace will flood in to meet you at your point of willingness to be conformed into the image of His Son.

When you are in dire need, at the end of your rope and wondering when God is going to come through for you, shift your focus to how you can come through for God, He will empower you to become as He is in your situation.

To be as He is, is to want what He wants. To want what He wants, is to do what He does. To do what He does, is to create how He creates. To create how He creates is to say, “Let there be light,’ and there is light. Pray for your daily bread but also pray, “Thy will be done.”

An Eternal Perspective

Let Me help you see things as I do. I have told you that My ways are higher than your ways and so they are. Part of the reason that My thoughts are higher than your thoughts is because I am not confined to time as you are. Time is a created thing. When I look at you I see perfection. The reality of who you have been, and what you have done, do not trump the truth of who you are in Me. Although your body and mind are bound in time, your spirit is eternal.

From your perspective you experience process; from My perspective I experience product. The finished work of the cross is being made complete in your life and life circumstances and is also complete already. Cut yourself free from the pressures of the clock. Get an eternal, it is finished, perspective.

You are My sons and My daughters! What you will be has not been made known in this earth realm, but in the realm of eternity I see it clearly. There is no sin in Me. My Spirit lives in you freeing you from the power of sin and death. You have My seed on the inside of you and therefore you will not go on sinning. You have My love in you and therefore you will love as I love. Why do you doubt My power to save, purify and empower you to be as I am?

Have you seen Me? Those that believe in the Son believe in Me; those that know the Son know Me; those that love the Son love Me. If you believe in Me you will not believe the lies of your circumstances that seek to convince you that I am not good. If you know Me you know that My heart is to do you good and not evil all of the days of your life. And if you believe in, know and love Me you will hear My voice. Those that hear My voice and follow Me do not recognize a strangers voice and do not follow it.

Come away with Me into our secret place and let Me show you who you are in Me. Bear hardship as discipline. Get an eternal perspective. Let the anxiety and fear associated with the boundaries you are experiencing because of what appears incomplete or imperfect ‘in time’ roll over onto My shoulders and let Me expand your view of the eternity I have placed within your heart: eternal perfection and completeness, eternal purity and glory, eternal wholeness and unity. We are one.

I Make All Things New

My sweet, sweet, child, I know the weight that you are carrying. I long for you to cast your care on Me and let Me help you shoulder the load. It is too heavy for you to carry alone. Who in all the world can you depend on like you can depend on Me? I have said if someone forces you to go one mile, go with them two, and you have gladly done as I commanded.

You never imagined in all your hoping that what was thought to be one of the greatest gifts from My hand would demand that you climb the heights of a snow covered mountain. You realized in triumphant wonder one day you’d reached the top only to turn around and notice you can’t see the good that has been done; you look around and assume you’re stuck on the top of a mountain in a snow storm. My warmth radiating from the inside of you feels no match for the harsh and freezing conditions around you.

You look around for shelter. Come to Me; I alone can shelter you from the elements that you still believe are beyond your control. You search the outskirts of the terrain for anything you can gather to build something suitable for a fire. Yes! Look around. What do you see that you can surrender to the flames of My love? Ask Me to show you what useful thing you have to offer and as cold as it feels, gather the things I show you and build a fire. The warmth that you seek will not be found in the hearts of your companions at this time, turn away from all distractions and give yourself fully to the task at hand.

You are faced with an icy environment, having been led a long and steep path, following the way of love. You have been led, not to the fruitful valley that you had imagined you were to find, but to a place not fit for human habitation. There were glimpses on the way building your hope for the glorious oasis you were certain was just around the next bend, but now, for days on end, you see nothing but ice.

The world can be so cold, you think. Where is the love that you seek? Where is the life that you long for? Where is the hand that you can hold in unity of mind and spirit, devoid of the cruelty of betrayal? Turn away from these questions now. Turn towards Me, the answer to all questions, and the fulfillment of all dreams. Ask Me to show you what more I want you to give. I am going to show you something completely new; something you hadn’t thought of yet, or not for a long time. ‘Give more when giving has brought me to this eerie place, where without the hope in what I can imagine, everything looks grey and dull?’

Do not be afraid of losing your faith. Even when you are faithless, I am faithful.

Right now, ask Me. Turn away from asking questions of those that are themselves part of your problem, and ask of Me, your solution. I do not want your love to run cold because of your surroundings. Together we will build a fire out of the more I have provided for you to give.

Don’t seek to warm yourself in the embrace of those whose love knows not the warmth of My touch. In your current condition, don’t feel responsible for being their source of heat. I am going to build a fire right in front of your eyes out of those things that I ask you to sacrifice to Me that will melt not only the ice and snow around you as the storm passes by, but will bring warmth to all that step on the path you are walking with Me. Look at your life. Would you hold back burning what could produce a blazing fire on the heights of a snow covered mountain when your very life depended on it?

Ask Me. I will be candid and specific. Obey, and then sit back and watch the scene change like a fast forward time-lapse of the changing of the seasons. It will be no miracle. You’ve been allowing the conditions to take you backwards to a time in your life when I was not known by you like I now am. I am simply going to reverse the lag created by the fear of future outcomes looking like the past.
I make all things new!

‘Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.’ –James 1:22

There Are No Set Backs

I am accelerating the work that I am doing in your circumstance. What would have taken 10 years, without the added pressure of My touch, will be completed in 10 months. Can you take the heat? Certainly you can! I have worked with you to increase your capacity to stand the pressure without cracking. Do not say that you can’t handle one more disappointment or one more step back. Take your expectations off of the process lining up with your need to be in control, and place them onto My promise to answer your earnest and heartfelt prayers of faith.

There are no setbacks. You are experiencing set ups. Each imperfection that comes to the surface is, by its nature, going to produce feelings of angst. These emotions are only markers of what needs to be laid on the altar; guideposts of what not to carry into the future.

‘What is this?!’ You will think, and wonder why I am not blocking the intrusion on your righteousness, peace, and joy. My answer is that these are those things that are no longer useful being brought to the surface. I must remove them from your heart and life for you to move forward in My Kingdom.

Recognize that even when you see dark spot after dark spot bubbling up from the depths of your lives and relationships, My goodness is at work.

Many wounds are healed in layers.

Keep your eyes open for the ways that I will redeem your mistakes, and the mistakes of others, as you exercise audacious faith in My being your Vindicator and Redeemer. Let Me lift the burden. Cast the care of your weakness onto My strong shoulders. It brings My heart delight to turn those mistakes into doorways of blessing for you and others. Receive My grace and watch it in action. Laugh in the face of the accusations of the enemy that says you have blown it.

Boldly asked Me to bless your mess.

OK, got it for yourself? Do you feel better just knowing that I have your back? Now, turn this hope outward towards those on your path that need the same faith from you to believe that I can work miracles out of their wobbly attempts at obedience and sometimes half-hearted efforts at perfection. Look deeper than the surface and wider than the day. Have they really made so little progress as you imagine?

Set yourself free from living under the microscope of scrutiny that imagines I am so small that I am unable to work all things for good. Examine your heart and life before Me; accept My rebuke, then receive My encouragement and restoration. Remember the cross and My promise of redemption. Apply My blood to your sins and transgressions. Claim the redemption of the cross for all of life’s circumstances. Let the anxiety of your imperfections, imperfect relationships, and the imperfect circumstances you find yourself in drive you closer into My heart. Do this and be change from glory to glory.

Enjoy the glory you’re in!

Accept others in their current level of glory. Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction. Don’t let anyone tell you that you shouldn’t try to change someone else! You are created in My image. Do not use manipulation and control- this is witchcraft. Use My Word, My Wisdom, and My Spirit. Let me change you. Let Me use you to change the world.

Called and Choosen

Don’t hold back your faith in My power now. You have come so far and suffered much in order to please Me and fulfill the call on Your life. Everything is going to work out. Leave that which concerns you in My capable hands. You are blessed and highly favored. I am moving on your behalf to bring about an outcome far greater than your limited understanding can now comprehend.

Right now, as I speak, I am changing the hearts and minds of those that I have called to support you in your mission here on the earth. The hearts of kings are in my hand. I will give you favor with the right people and remove the wrong ones. Let those I remove go without a backward glance. Its my protection of you to remove them. You have armed guards. You are not being rejected. Its not only for your protection but theirs when their hearts turn aside. I have commanded, ‘Touch not the Lords anointed.’

I have been working without ceasing to answer all of your faith filled prayers. Surely you know that I love you far more than you can imagine or comprehend.

Speak to your mountain. Tell it to move. I gave you My Spirit and My Words. Nothing is impossible to those that believe.

I am provisioning you with the people that have exactly what you need. Everything you need for this day is being provided. Stay your mind on Me and on what I have placed in front of you.

Receive my peace and joy. Leave yesterday and tomorrow in My hands. All of the events in your life; years, months, weeks and days are being fashioned by My omnipotent mind to prepare you for the good that I have for you and the good I will do through you.

Rise above the limited mindset that refuses to see My hand of grace moving through the painful circumstances that I have allowed you to walk through. You are not being harmed. You are safe in My hands.

Be on the lookout. I am going to whisk you away on an adventure with one of your favorite people. I knew what you would go through ahead of time and have prepared this excursion to ease your troubled mind. I have nothing but good thoughts towards you.

Stick with Me sweetheart. Let me love on you. Don’t worry right now about loving on the one(s) that have hurt you. They have erred grievously against Me and crushed you. Give your heart to Me today and let me mend it and treat it with the tenderest of care.

You are blessed and highly favored! Called and chosen. Set apart and made holy by the blood of the Lamb. You have everything you need in Me.

Your Life is a Grand Adventure!

Trust Me and do not be afraid. Trust in the ability I have given to you to be led by My Spirit. Do not allow doubt and unbelief to cause you to second guess yourself after you have made a decision by My guidance.

The enemy wants to tie your emotions up in knots; to riddle you with anxiety by causing you to worry that I am not the one leading you, and that the steps you are taking will lead you into failure and defeat. These are lies sent to infiltrate your mind and draw your thoughts away from Me and My plan; from peace.

The moment you feel yourself sinking and second guessing yourself, draw away into the secret place of solitude with Me. Even if you only have moments or minutes, focus your eyes on the cross and listen as I bring My Word up from your spirit into your mind. Take those words and meditate on them until they calm the waves of worry that threaten My rightful place in your heart.

Do you need conformation that the decision you have made is by My guidance? Ask Me and I will graciously give to you all that you need to walk forward in confidence. I take no delight in seeing My children confused and taking steps of obedience in fearful reluctance because they desire to please and follow Me but are afraid of falling into a trap. My Word is a light to your feet and a lamp for your path. You are not walking in darkness anymore. Step out in faith knowing that I will honor your genuine, heartfelt desire to please me, regardless of the possibility that you will take a misstep. Your wobbly steps of obedience can not mess up the good plan I have for your life.

As you move forward, letting go of what lies behind and pressing towards the good things that are ahead, your sight will improve. With each step of faith that you take, the path before you will appear brighter, for you will gain confidence in Me as you see Me cause all things to work together for your good. There are many things that will remain obscured from your view until the appointed time. I won’t reveal them to you until you are ready.

Seek My face and not just My hand.

Do you need a sign? Ask for one. And then put aside all preconceived ideas of what I plan to do, how I plan to do it, and who I plan to do it through and watch. Wait for me to confirm the steps you are to take. As you lay aside all of your preferences, My hand will move to reveal My ways. Keep in mind that My ways are above your ways. I will show you which way you are to go, but I will not always show you more than a few steps ahead on your path. If I did this, the command for you to walk by faith would not be necessary. As it is, you must walk by faith, that at the next turn I will be there too, showing you the next step; teaching you which choice is right for you on that next leg of our journey.

Your life is a grand adventure! Do not let the threats of danger cause you to recoil from the challenge to plow ahead. I have provided all that you need to live a victorious life in Me.

The provision and relationships that you need will meet you along the way. There is no need to horde today’s provision for fear of tomorrow. Give freely as I lead, without fear of lack.

Let go of those people and situations that are no longer producing life. Allow me to cut away those things that are dead. Do not cling to the corpses of the past. Release your past and past relationships into My loving hands. I will either bring those dead things back to life and restore them to you along the way, as I see fit, or I will bring you into new life in another way.

You must let go of what is dead. I am the God of the living.

Have no opinion as to how I am going to meet your needs. Know only that l, beyond a shadow of a doubt, am meeting all of your needs according to My riches and glory. Taste and see that I am good.

No More Agony

My Words to you are healing and they are life. When you open the Bible and read, you are reading My love letter to you. I have tucked away many life-giving promises in My Word. Seek Me there; seek Me with your whole heart and you will find Me. There are promises that I have provided to encourage you and build your faith that I am handling all of the circumstances that you face; working to bring about the changes and healing that your heart longs for both in your own life and the life of your loved one.

Give Me your attention. Focus your mind on Me and delve into the Words that I have given you. They are life. They will bring life to your mortal body and into the body of your loved one.

Speak to Me in the morning, as you walk on your way during the hours of your day, and as you prepare to sleep at night. Ask Me for what you need. Do you need more faith? Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word. Meditate on My Word day and night.

As you shift your focus from the problems that surround you and the enemies that seem to be knocking at your door, you’re going to have a whole new perspective; My perspective. You will find there is nothing to fear.

I love you. I love those that are dear to your heart. My love is perfect and without defect. Give yourself and your loved one completely into My hands.

Hold onto My promises.

Let go of the cares and worries that are choking out the peace and joy that I have given you. I give you peace that passes all understanding. It is yours right now, not tomorrow, not when healing has already manifested in the natural realm on your behalf, but right now.

I am. I am whatever it is you need Me to be.

I have promised to meet all of your needs. Do you believe that I desire to meet all of your needs? Believe My Words and your prayers will prosper. You’re persistence in prayer pleases Me. Deep within your heart you know that I am a rewarder of those that diligently seek Me. Your diligence will pay off. I have dispatched My angels on your behalf. Don’t doubt for one instant. My ears have not been deaf to your cries for relief. My Spirit is hovering over those things which concern you and breathing My life into them; creating an outcome far better than you can even right now imagine.

Patiently await the appointed time of your deliverance. It will not come one minute too late.

Prepare your heart by spending time with Me and follow Me by acknowledging Me in all of your ways. I am making your path straight. I am healing those things that you are holding before Me in your heart in prayer.

No more agony. Taste and see that I am good. You will not be denied.

Doors Will Be Opened

Run towards the goals and visions that I have placed in your heart with unflinching faith. I am only placing a bridge under your feet for the next couple of steps in front of you. Do not wait for the waters to dry up, the mountains to be moved, or for an opening in the wall that rises up to block your progress.

Move confidently and joyfully forward and trust that when you reach the waters, they will dry up or part; when you come to a mountain, it will be cast into the sea or I will give you wings to soar above its heights; the walls that seem to be barriers to your progress will crumble with your shouts of praise, or a door will appear at the exact moment you are about to be stopped by the blockade.

Sing and praise; use the words of your mouth and the meditation of your heart to co-create with Me all of the good things I have in mind to do in and through you. Allow the obstacles and challenges that you encounter to purify your heart and draw you closer to me. Seek first My kingdom and My righteousness and All of these things will be added to you as well. With every bit of increase, sow the first fruits into My Kingdom and watch in amazement as I multiply back to you what your seed, watered by faith in My word, will bring forth in your life.

Give and it will be given.

Bless those that come against you and do not curse them. Trust in my ability to bring justice into your life. Do not expect people to pay you back. I am the keeper of all of your accounts and as you release your enemies in love, I will be released to settle their accounts against you, in My way and in My time. Be on the lookout for how I will be restoring to you what has been stolen in this last season. Remain faithful to me, even when you are surrounded by those that are unfaithful.

Give yourself fully to the work of My Kingdom. Know that even in the areas of your life that are ‘unspiritual’ I am there and want to use you as a container for My glory in the earth. I have placed you in dark places to be a light; a beacon of hope to a lost and dying world. Let My hope fill you as you look to me to meet all of your needs. Come to me for refreshing. Rest with me and be still. Be still and know that I am God. I am the One that meets all of your needs.

Do not neglect to ask Me, even about the small and simple things in your life. Ask Me for wisdom and insight into your dealings and open your eyes to the varied ways I will be speaking to you the things that you need to hear to be clear as to the direction I am leading you.

One step at a time.

One day at a time.

March forward with unflinching faith.

Mountains will crumble.

Waters will part.

Doors will be opened.

A New Level of Glory

I see that you have been striving to reach perfection. Know this, that in Me, you have already been made perfect. Rest in the perfection imparted to you by the finished work of the cross. I am in you and you are in me and because you are hidden with Christ in heavenly places, you have his sufficiency in all that you do and are. Draw on My perfection and you will see it being made complete through your natural life.

There is no obstacle, no sin, no fear, no doubt, no lack, no trespass, no insufficiency in my life and you have died and my life is being manifested through you. Rise up in my power and in my faith that I have imparted unto you.

Ask and it will be given. Seek and you will find. Know that in all things I am working for your good. Your desire to please me in all things brings joy to my heart. You are my precious child and there is nothing or no one that can snatch you out of my hand. You are not subject to the whims of mere mortals. I am the immortal God and I am still on the throne. Nothing can touch you without first being filtered through my perfect love. Do not tire of hearing me say this. Believe it. Let it sink deep down into the depths of your being. I am perfect love. I love you perfectly. You are mine. You are under my protection and there is nothing that can harm you.

You can’t even begin to imagine the magnitude of the tidal wave of blessing that is rushing towards you as we speak. Do you see the waves crashing towards you? Do not fear the waves! They carry with them an anointing of my power and provision like you have never experience before. You will look back at this season as the launching pad of the best years of your life. You have been tested and tried. You have made yourself pliable in my hands. It is time to be released into greater things; greater measures of abundance; faith, love, joy, peace, provision, relationship and fulfilment of promise are upon you now. You sense it by the very strength you are experiencing in the midst of difficult circumstances. You have entered a new level of glory.

Pause and meditate on my perfect love, and peace will flood your heart and mind. You are perfect in my sight. Enjoy the ways that I am working out my perfection in your natural life.

 

You Are Being Pursued

You are My own special treasure. You are not being rejected by others, you are being protected by Me. You’re value is far greater than can be measured by the standard of fallen man, therefore I have to step in and remove those that would under esteem and misunderstand what I am doing in and through you.

Those that come against you, turn their back on you, or simply refuse to acknowledge the beauty you offer, are insignificant players in the greater scheme of what I am doing in your life during this season.

At the most they are sandpaper helping to polish the precious jewel that you are; what was once heart break and agony, is slowly becoming nothing more than a minor irritation as your edges are polished to enable you to reflect my image in greater measures.

At the least, they are being revealed as examples of what I do not have for you, sign posts, pointing you to wounded parts of yourself so that you can swing open the door of your heart and have me pull out any splinters that, left wedged in, can fester and attract flies.

There is nothing accidental taking place.

The very rejection you are experiencing is on a deep level taking place because you are no longer content to eat the crumbs from under the table. Your consciousness will catch up to what the depths of your being has already rejected.

A shifting is going on. A shaking. Your life will be built entirely on the Rock; a foundation that can not be shaken.

I see you, know you, and the value I place on your life is immeasurable. I recognize your beauty and strength. I understand all of the hidden and secret places in your heart that long to be sought, discovered and known.

You are being pursued. I am jealous over you and will thwart any plan that involves the enemy of your soul carrying your heart away from me or keeping any parts of your wounds away from my healing touch.

My love is passionate and personal. All that you are experiencing right now is being filtered through my love. It is my ardent desire to ravish you and have you experience me in a way that all other human loves will pale in comparison. A time is coming when anyone that crosses your path will only be regarded through my perfect love for you. They will fade further away in significance until their coming and going, love or rejection, honor or dishonor, will hold no power to harm or harness you. You will be completely saturated in my love, grounded on my foundation, and moving in the freedom that only comes from belonging completely and irrevocably to me.