“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus
the law of the Spirit of life set me free
from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2
“My Precious One,
The enemy hopes to sideline your mission by distracting you with self-loathing. Don’t get caught in the undertow of self-defeating thoughts; stay aware of your weakness but don’t remain consumed with them.
Remain in me and I’ll convict your heart towards repentance. After penitence is complete, believe without a shadow of doubt, your slate is wiped clean. Only then will the chains of fear, shame and guilt loosen their attachment.
In this new found freedom and clarity, you’ll recognize when a brother or sister is drowning in self-defeat. As they’re being pulled under by the weight of condemnation, I’ll give you the strength to throw them a life-line.
Do you recognize the power of this crucible? Through your personal trials, comes an increase of shared wisdom and greater levels of freedom for others; the priceless glory rewarded to those who go through.”
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time:
casting all your care upon him; for He careth for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7
“My Precious One,
I see many dreams bursting from your heart. You long for significance and strive to make an impact. The idea of waiting on Me feels like the biggest squander of time, but do not give in to fears of missing out. When you reject the urge to control, you make room for My mighty hand to move on your behalf. This powerful restraint lessens your effort and the chance of running in the wrong direction, preventing wasted time.
I see your heart. I know your gifts. Let Me point you to the path of greatest fulfillment. Partner with Me on this incredible journey. Do not race toward the finish line only to discover you have no one to celebrate with.”
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:6-7
“My Precious One,
I see your heart hesitating to believe…my faint whispers in the midst of the storm.
After a lifetime of broken dreams, believing what you can’t see isn’t easy. But remember…I haven’t called you for easy; I promised to empower you for the impossible.
And…this starts with believing you are not alone. You might have felt this way for most of your life, but feelings do not override facts. Trust in my shelter, because when you do that, you exchange anxiety for my peace. The only thing standing between you and what you really want is…faith in me.”
“The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:6
My Precious One,
When I breathed life into you, I gave a wonderful (and dangerous) gift of free-will, which is the ability to think thoughts and make choices that can suspend my plans.
It’s my grace that sustains you, always making room for my ‘better’. When you follow my Spirit, I lead you into this ‘better’ and every step taken in my direction leads to a progressive…better.
My blood has radical, transformational power but with this covenant comes great responsibility. Those who’ve received me through repentance and forgiveness must keep their hearts filled with humility, repentance and obedience.
For there is great overcoming power in obeying a great, overcoming God.
Following me won’t be easy but tenacity to honor our covenant has exponential rewards; tangible blessings for this life and eternal treasures as well.
Wisdom sees beyond immediate sacrifice. Wisdom invests in compounding returns. Follow my Spirit; I alone know the path to plenty.”
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10
“My precious One, buried deep within you is my Spirit. Under the layers of flesh—resides the Holy of Holies. Most of the world and many who claim to be mine, focus on the outer court—this is the reality they can see—Your countenance, the way you carry yourself and many other factors you can or have no control over. The inner court is the area of your mind. People can still experience this level of you but they must move closer, dig deeper. When you share your ideas, passions or even your process of thinking, you give glimpses of your character, personality and passions. The Holy of Holies is your heart and the place where my Holy Spirit resides. Some of my children have made little space (or room) for my Spirit. My Holy Spirit is caged like a basement dog, unable to have full access to the whole temple. The brilliance and wisdom of my presence is contained. This is not my will.
Many of my children cry and plead for me to work on their behalf as I cry and plead for them to trust the Holy Spirit within, giving me space to move, breathe, work and speak. By putting my Spirit into a “box”, I am not free to fully express the power, miracles, breakthrough and destiny I have waiting for them.
I hear their cries, I feel their pain. Many are fighting battles that have gone unnecessarily long. So long, all hope for change and restoration is drained. When my children are in this place, the enemy can rest easy because these precious ones have chained themselves. My desire is not to rule with an iron fist but to co-lead and collaborate a life together. My dream is to create a beautiful mosaic filled with passion and purpose. I want to build an incredible kingdom within you. One that is so sturdy in love and trust in me that nothing can rattle the walls of peace or demolish the bridges of joy or stop the water supply of my spirit. These get built-up over the years of us working together. These amazing structures are eternal foundations that last forever! Happiness cannot compare to the joy we build. Calm cannot compare to the peace we form. How does this work? When turning to my Holy Spirit for comfort and peace, I will build the walls of peace stronger and more reinforced within you. When the enemy attacks, it is much more difficult for him to rattle and disturb those who have developed the discipline to keep turning to my Holy Spirit, allowing me greater access. My desire is to bless you with every tool and strategy so you can lead a powerful, victorious life. So many of my children are warped with the fear that I will destroy their lives. In my presence, the glory and goodness of me destroys the illusion that anything is good or blessed without me. Sit with me and I will show you supernatural possibilities beyond the temporary pleasures of this short life on earth.”
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
My Precious One,
I see every need-the ones you’re aware of and even those so deeply hidden within yourself there are no words to express them.
Unmet needs have a tendency to snowball into fear, insecurity, instability and a ‘shutting off’ (going into auto-pilot as a means of survival.) This is natural …but, remember, I’ve called you to join me in the supernatural.
My desire is that you move your focus away from the confusion and hopelessness of your compounding problem onto me, your Rock.
The best way to do this is to go down memory lane with me—remember the times I’ve lovingly swept in when you needed a miracle, a touch, a word from me? Remember how I operate—that I am truly not of this world. I see from an eternal perspective and I am fully aware of how the most difficult situations can be turned around to benefit you and display my glory.
My peace is always around you. As you put your trust in me, I swaddle you in it. Your need for me keeps your heart aware of my presence. It is not a bad thing to be needy and have desires; just lay all of this at my feet. Keep your heart tethered to mine.
It’s my joy to answer your prayers and provide the very best for you. I always keep your spiritual health in mind and if it takes a while for those prayers to be answered, stay close to me. This is when the enemy presses in–whispering words of doubt and betrayal. Do not entertain his dark enticements as they will lead you away from your destiny. I can always redeem this… but why waste your time?
Allow your heart to be filled with thankfulness and trust—not bitterness and doubt. This will take you much farther, much faster. It will swaddle you in my supernatural peace, which is what your heart is truly searching for.”