Dear One, Since the day I willingly laid myself on the cross for you, my arms have remained open. That day, I stretched out my left arm for your past, my right arm for your future. I hung suspended between heaven and earth in total surrender and obedience to My Father bringing your past, present, and future together. I was the atoning sacrifice for all your sins. The judgment for your sins was given to Me by My Father, the just Judge. Dear one, your sins are paid for in full;
My Beloved, Don’t listen to him. He’s a liar. He wants you to question My character, My goodness, and My love. He is using accusations to wear you down. He makes accusations about you to Me. And he makes accusations about Me to you. I know what he’s been whispering to you. Did God really say that? Does He really keep His promises? Where is He now? Just like he did with My first kids, Adam and Eve, he’s doing the same to you. His tactics have not changed. Don’t fall for it. St
My Beloved, Do not be anxious. Do not fret or worry. I have overcome that which threatens to overcome you. Remember who I AM. I gave My all so you can have My all. I forgave you so you can forgive others. I danced on the head of adversity so you can dance through it now. Each morning awake with a song of thankfulness. Focus on Me for I am here, and I am for you. As you go about your day, seek Me in every situation. Seek Me with great expectancy and expect to hear My voice. Be
My Beloved, Thank you for sitting with Me in the stillness. Thank you for taking the time to quiet your thoughts and heart until you hear My quiet whispers. I hear your whispers, too. I hear the petitions on your lips and I feel the breath of your sighs. I hear the praises you sing forth and I see the questions rolling through your mind. I know you're waiting for that answer, the direction in which you should go. You want a sign pointing this way or that. Beloved, the sign wo
Your surrender ... it's beautiful to Me. When I see you bend your knees and bow your head in front of Me, I see My child, humbly laying everything down at My feet. As you kneel in surrender, in humble worship, everything in you also bows. While you lay yourself down in willing surrender—every praise, every thank you, every heartbreak, every sickness, every disease, every situation weighing you down, every dream you're weary of holding onto, every struggle you've tried to over
Brave One! Thank you for trusting Me. Thank you for picking up your key of Faith and taking that first step. I am so proud of you. You chose to trust Me and My plan for you over what you could not see. It brings joy to My heart, to see you stepping out in Faith. Don't be discouraged if you occasionally fall down. I know this is new ground for you, and the path is somewhat uneven. I'm not concerned. I see the start, the finish, and the journey in between. Together, we will get
Brave One, Are you ready to take that step? That step of faith? Ready to step into more of what I have for you and Me to accomplish together? Yes, it will require you to trust Me far more than you ever have before. No, you won't have all the details before you start ... that's where faith comes in. You won't have all the skills or knowledge up front ... that's where learning to trust Me comes in. Oh child, My plans for you are good, hand-in-hand with Me, they are great. Quit
Up on your feet, Child. Let's take a walk. That mountain isn't going anywhere, but you can. Grab my hand, let's walk the path I have set before us. Yes, that one ... the long one ... the one that winds several times up, down, and around the mountain. As we walk, I'll show you up close who I want to be for you as we travel this path together. You'll see the mountain from many different viewpoints. On the journey, you'll find out who I am to you on every side. You'll come to re
Change is hard, isn’t it? I know you struggle with change, and I'm asking you to trust me ... again. I'm asking you to let go of what you know, and let Me move you forward. I know it can be frightening for you. But for Me to take you from here to there, some changes need to happen. Don't be scared or anxious; when I am the Author of your story, you can anticipate a breakthrough, a new chapter, with excitement, adventure, and trust. Child, I love you far too much, and my plans
Beloved, Why do you doubt Me? It's quite a silly thing, when you think about it, to doubt the One who created the entire universe. Whose air is in your lungs. I know you love me and your intentions are pure. Yet, I see the mists of doubt still swirling in your heart. I see the disruption of your peace.
Oh child, have faith in My love for you, have faith in My goodness. Have you seen my hand prints in the past? Do you remember my goodness and faithfulness to you? I was and
Hello My child, It's time. Time to get up. Time to move forward. Time to get unstuck from this place in which you've stopped. Time to take a step closer to your destiny. Take My hand. Let Me help you to your feet. Come, walk with Me; I want to be part of your beautiful journey. I'm strong. Give Me that heavy bag and let Me lighten your load. It'll be easier for you. We'll cover more ground when you aren't so weighed down. There, isn't that better? Come this way. Yes, I know t
They say the things in which we surround ourselves are an indicator of who we are inside. Well, this cup doesn’t have sparkles on it, but it is full of color and brimming with life.
This cup I drank from every day I was in the office at Afni, coffee by morning, tea by afternoon.
For five years it was my constant; warming my cold hands, going to meetings, and traveling office to office when I visited those around mine.
Today, I brought it home.
A new adventure awaits.