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The Great Romance

Don’t fall into the comparison trap. Comparison kills contentment. You are a unique creation of the God of the universe. There is a portion of God’s glory only you can reflect. There are good works God created in advance just for you to do. The enemy wants to keep you focused on what other people do, what they look like, what their gifts are, and what they have that you don’t have or what they don’t have that you do because he understands that when you get ahold of the truth of how much the Lord has blessed you with, realize your gifts, talents and potential, and begin to see yourself as fearfully and wonderfully made, you will begin to blossom into the person He had in mind when He created you.

In Christ you are beautiful, powerful, interesting, and worth being pursued with ardent passion. God loves you and longs for you. Thoughts of you are always before Him. He wants you. He longs for deep intimacy with you. He is planning adventures for the two of you to take together and sprinkling divine connections and appointments at strategic points along your journey to brighten and enrich the enjoyment of your life with Him. He sees you in your peril and loves to come to your rescue. He enjoys making plans for your life that are exclusively designed to fit who He has created you to be. There are desires He has placed in your heart as the starting point on the treasure map of your destiny; seek Him and the hidden jewels of their fulfillment along the path of your life.

Drop your defenses and lay aside what is dead and over; open yourself and make room for the overflow of all that God is and all that He has for you. Remove what is blocking the flow by taking your eyes off of what it is you believe you are lacking. Freely you have been given, freely give. As you shift your focus to the Lord, your desires will shift. When you mindfully seek the Lord with all of your heart you will enter into the Great Romance. Allow yourself to be discovered. Dig into the heart of God to see yourself as He does.

Turn from those empty and broken cisterns that leave your longing unfulfilled and your affections unreturned and turn to the Living Water and the Lover of your soul. He will never compare you to another. You are a prize that is sought after. God longs to be close to your heart and gave all He had to secure a way for you to be bound eternally to Him with nothing separating, nothing coming between or muddying the deep waters of spiritual intimacy He created you to share with Him.

He wants to be your hero and rescue over and over again from your shared enemy. He will never leave you or forsake you. There is no limit to His grace and the power His love has to save. He will not stop chasing you until He fills every chamber of your heart, infuses all of your desires to His, cleanses every memory of its power to defile, transforms your personality into who He has created you to be, and frees your soul from all of the debris of the world, the flesh and the devil. He will not stop and will not hold back. He is pressing in on every side to mold you; searching out every angle to find any opening through which you will allow Him to enter in. His goal is your total surrender and abandonment of yourself to His perfect Love.

Fear No Evil

Fear no evil, not because evil does not exist or is not a threat to your life and progress, but because I am. I am good. I am for you. I am sovereign over your circumstances. Trust Me, I am not trembling at the thought of all that you are facing, wondering how in the world we will overcome the mounting obstacles. Do you know that some of the very things that you are freaking out about I have allowed into your life because it pleases Me to see My children trusting Me in the face of the impossible?

I know the beginning from the end. Change your perspective and change your life. Look at everything, every single thing, that is allowed in your life from My perspective. Take a stand against the forces of evil that are coming against all that I have promised you by bold and steadfast confidence in prayer. Relinquish your need to control other people and your tendency to try and have it all figured out, which is just another way to give yourself the illusion of being in control. Let it be enough for you to know that I am in control; trust that I have your best interests in mind.

Free yourself from the prison of your sentiment that imagines the way things are coming together, or falling apart as you often believe, are some random series of events that are leading to failure and more heartbreak.

Lighten up My precious child. In this world you will have trouble and suffering, but take courage- I have overcome the world. What does this mean for you in the here and now? It means that you are to believe wholeheartedly that I am working ALL things for your good if you love Me. Focus on loving Me and let Me work all things for your good and My glory. Your happiness should not hinge on specific outcomes or certain people. Do not set yourself up as a sitting duck for the enemy by allowing anything to become an idol in your life.

You may not believe yourself to be practicing idolatry but if you are unable to experience My love, peace and joy when things are not going the way your opinions says they ought to, you are showing Me that you have placed your trust and hope in something or someone other than Me. Renounce your idols and come boldly to the throne of grace asking Me to give you fresh eyes to see the abundant life I died for you to have already in your lap, today, not tomorrow, not in the sweet by and by, not when your desired outcomes have been realized, but right this very moment.

Pause and breath in the breathe of life. Release your need to understand every detail of how I am moving on your behalf. Trust Me and obey Me. Keep your eyes fixed on My Words and My face. Take My hand and step out boldly into the day eager to do My will in all things. Leave your preconceived ideas and opinions of what My goodness should look like behind. Hold everything and everyone loosely. Nothing else is needed for your fulfillment but to know Me. I do not tire of reminding you to seek first My Kingdom and My righteousness and all of these things will be added to you as well.

I am a generous Father. I am not holding out on you.

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.

Decisions?

Do you want to know the direction I am asking you to take but are feeling confused? Confusion does not come from Me. I am not the author of confusion. You have taken hit after hit in recent months from the enemy camp and kept your hope anchored in Me. I have taken notice of your commitment to serve Me and move at the impulse of My love.

I know how you long to know My will and make the correct decisions. You have spent a great deal of time and prayer looking for the answers. I have given you some instructions; which steps to take that are directly in front of you. For now, I am asking you to let it rest. Let your mind rest from trying to figure out exactly when and how I intend to move you forward in the coming weeks. There is nothing more that needs to be decided this week on this matter. I want you to focus all of your energies on being thankful. Trust Me and do not be afraid that the answer will not come loud and clear at the precise moment I desire it too.

I love that you seek answers that I have concealed. I am veiling things for your own protection. By now you know that you can trust Me, then Way, when you can’t see far off in the distance. I have asked you to walk by faith. Confusion doesn’t come from Me. You have asked Me for direction. You have asked Me to make your way clear. I have heard your prayers and have sent forth My Word to illuminate the path beneath your feet. For today and in the days ahead My Word to you is ‘Rejoice!’ Rejoice in the peace that I have all of the details of your life figured out. Rejoice in the truth that I love you and have good plans to prosper you. Prosperity is your portion. There will be no dwindling of your resources as you have feared. Do not hold back your offering of thanks now. I have spoken:

Those who sow with tears
will reap with songs of joy.
  Those who go out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with them.

You are coming into a new season; of this you have felt certain for some time. Do what I have placed right before you on your path with the most excellent and diligent of care as one awaiting their promotion. Hum and sing and make music in your heart to Me, your Redeemer and the Promoter of your life. Share a smile just for Me knowing that we share secrets. What others might not fully realize, although they are starting to expect, is that you hold the keys to My Kingdom in your hands. Praise Me and show Me your appreciation by scattering your seed along the path where I am leading you. 

 

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.

I Believe In You Completely

How pleased I am when my children, in seasons where they can’t see My hand in their situations or feel My Presence in their hearts, continue to place their hope in Me and what they are convinced of about My character. I am not a man that I should lie. Do not attribute the disappointing traits of your earthly parents to Me. Spend time with Me letting Me show you the misconceptions you have about My nature. I believe in you completely.

I created you with a purpose. Do you think it is beyond My ability to use you for the purpose for which you were created? To do through you all that I have prepared in advance for you to do?

Spend time with Me letting Me show you the misconceptions you have about your own nature. You are a new creature. I have removed your heart of stone and replaced it with a heart of flesh. I have placed within you My own desires. Do not trust your flesh for a moment. Trust My Spirit that lives in you bringing life to your mortal body. Trust My ability in you to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil.

Your human weakness doesn’t intimidate Me. I am the Provision to deliver you from the power of sin.