I want you to remain mindful of your source of strength. Sometimes you are aware of me. Other times you walk out from under me. When you walk out from under me, you are pelted with the enemy’s arrows. I have provided protection and given you authority, but it is only found under me. My grace gives you the ability to turn back into me. It is sufficient power to secure your victory. If you are under a storm of hail, I have given you the ability to step under my protection. But you must step out and over through faith. Life will always come to this place of choosing your way or my way. I hold out my hand to you, but you must take it because I have always given you the freedom to choose. I long for you to choose life and put away the things that bring harm to you because I care deeply for you. I long to gather you in my arms and shelter you. If you believe me, I will make your feet like hinds feet in high places. ~God
Psalm 27:5 For He will conceal me in His shelter in the day of adversity; He will hide me under the cover of His tent;
Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, love the Lord your God, obey Him and remain faithful to Him. For He is your life, and He will prolong your life in the land He swore to give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Psalm 106:24 they despised the pleasant land and did not believe His promise.
1 Corinthians 1:25 because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
Habakkuk 3:19 The Lord God is my strength; and He will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places.
I am not obligated to you apart from My promises to you. So often you are disappointed because you feel that you have given more than you have received. I am not interested in the things you can do for Me. I am drawn to weakness and humility. I say ‘blessed are the poor in spirit’. There is a great idolatry-of service to Me, in My church. For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith. It is not by works –so that no one may boast. I am eager to fill empty vessels, who by faith are waiting for their redemption. It is not by might nor by power but by My Spirit. So that you can say “I no longer live, but the life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” ~God
Matthew 5:3 The poor in spirit are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
Romans 6:14 For sin will not rule over you, because you are not under law but under grace.
2 Cor 13:4 In fact, He was crucified in weakness, but He lives by God’s power. For we also are weak in Him, yet toward you we will live with Him by God’s power.
I see you, your knees bent and your hands scraping the dirt to find material to build. You are still making bricks like you did in Egypt. Fear is your task master. You fear that you will fail. You fear that you are not enough. You fear that you will always be unwanted. Some build walls of service so they will feel that they are valuable to Me. Some build walls of isolation in hopes of hiding. Your fears motivate you to build. These fears are not unfounded, they are very real. But, I want you to bring them to Me for fear shall no longer be your master. My perfect love drives out fear. I will teach you how to deal with the hurts and show you how to live without walls. I called you away from Egypt, away from the fear of failure, away from rejection. You will not be forsaken by Me, for everything that I required of you was met in the sacrifice of My son. Don’t reject My Sacrifice for you. In all your building and effort you grieve Me because I see you trying to prove yourself. Your effort is not of faith. It is not trusting that My Son is enough. I have provided strength for you. You will walk in this strength when you choose to forsake your own ways and believe Me. ~God
Isaiah 53:5 But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.
Acts 4:11-12 Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else.
James 4:7,10 Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you. Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will exalt you.
Romans 6:14 For sin (fear) shall no longer be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.
Hebrews 4:9-11 There remains then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works. Let us, therefore,
make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of unbelief.
I am not the same as your earthly fathers. So often people view Me through earthly father tinted glasses. They view My church through broken family tinted glasses, and My Spirit through, angry, controlling mother tinted glasses. I know you have experienced these situations in your life, but I have called you to look beyond them to the truth of who I am. When you were a child, that was the only view you had, but now that you have grown, I want you to look at a bigger picture. I want to reveal Myself to you in the broken places where you have been so disappointed and hurt by others. As you reconcile your experiences to the truth, I will give you a ministry. The ministry of reconciliation. You will become a witness of My redemption. Your life will become a globe of faceted glass. Each facet is an experience that I have redeemed in you, through which My glory is revealed. I want to give you singleness of heart and vision. I am bringing you to have an undivided heart that knows Me. ~God
1 Cor 13:11 (Phillips) When I was a little child I talked and felt and thought like a little child. Now that I am grown, my childish speech and feeling and thought have no further significance for me.
2 Cor 5:18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.
Colossians 1:19 For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Christ, and through Him reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross.
Jeremiah 32:39 (NIV) I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear Me and that all will then go well for them and for their children after them.
Definition of Reconcile (Collins English Dictionary) to make (two apparently conflicting things) compatible or consistent with each other.
I want you to look into My eyes and know My thoughts toward you. You are altogether beautiful to Me. There is no flaw in you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. I want you to look to Me and My word to you, just as you look in a mirror and see your reflection. You don’t always feel valuable because you are looking into the eyes of others. Others look to others, and others look to what the world says is beautiful, until the word beauty is too polluted to mean what I intended. This is also true of your purpose. I created good works for you, they were planned before time began. As you surrender your life to Me, you are given a new identity. I want you to begin to wear this new identity and take off the old nature. And stop giving people and circumstances the power to tell you who you are. I want you to seek the truth, for the truth will make you free. As you feel the unrest in your spirit, ask My Holy Spirit to search you and reveal any thoughts that are contrary to the truth. When you begin to know and believe the truth about who I say you are, you will be able to love others, without fear, because you won’t be concerned about what value they bring you. I will set you free, for I have come to heal the brokenhearted and proclaim freedom to the captive. ~Jesus
Proverbs 29:25(MSG) The fear of human opinion disables; trusting God protects you from that.
2 Cor 5:16-18 From now on, then, we do not know anyone in a purely human way. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come. Everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.
John 8:32 You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me, because He has anointed Me to bring good new to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom to the captives and sight for the blind.