“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” John 17:17 NIV
Jesus, You want to sanctify me by your truth and Your Word is truth. What truth do you want to teach me today? In what area do I need to be sanctified by your Truth? By your Word?
“I LOVE YOU. I GET EXCITED WHEN YOU COME LISTEN TO ME. MY WORD IS TRUTH. TRUTH HEALS YOU AND GIVES YOU REST. GIVES YOU CONFIDENCE. MY WORD STILLS HUNGER IN YOU. MY WORD SATISFIES EVERY AND ANY NEED YOU HAVE. COME TO ME AND DRINK IN MY TRUTH AND YOU SHALL NEVER RUN DRY. MY WORD GROWS INSIDE OF YOU LIKE A TREE THAT THEN GROWS LEAVES AND FRUIT. MUCH FRUIT THAT WILL LAST. REMAIN IN MY WORD, REMAIN IN MY TRUTH. LOVE IS TRUTH. I AM LOVE. AND YOU REMAIN IN ME BY LOVING ME. AS YOU LOVE ME YOU RECEIVE MY TRUTH”.
Sitting here enjoying a chat with Jesus. His love embraces me and His words stir iside of me and I begin to write…
“THIS IS OUR PLACE, IT IS OUR ETERNAL PLACE. THERE IS NO END IN SIGHT. THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU AND ME, WHERE WE ENJOY EACH OTHER’S COMPANY. IT IS ALWAYS THERE, EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T WRITE. ITS BECAUSE MY SPIRIT RESIDES IN YOU AND WON’T LEAVE YOU. I REFUSE TO LEAVE YOU. I STIR INSIDE OF YOU, MY LOVE, MY PASSION AND DESIRE. YOU ARE MINE AND YOU ARE BRANDED ETERNALLY. THIS IS MY MARK ON YOU. MY MARK OF LOVE. IT IS FOR YOU AND FOR ALL TO RECOGNIZE THAT YOU BELONG TO ME”.
Jesus, what would you want to say today? We have questions about this new season we are entering.
“MY PEACE I GIVE TO YOU, MY PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU. DID I NOT SAY TO WALK BY FAITH? AND THOSE WHO WALK IN THE FLESH CAN NOT PLEASE GOD. YOU SAID THIS IS A NEW SEASON. AND YOU ARE RIGHT. THIS IS A NEW SEASON. BUT NOT AS YOU EXPECT. THIS IS MY NEW SEASON, NOT YOUR SEASON. DID THAT SURPRISE YOU? SO, WHAT I MEAN TO SAY IS TO STAY VERY CONNECTED TO ME AND TUNE IN. I HAVE INSTRUCTIONS TO GIVE. CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS. AND WITHOUT LISTENING, YOU CAN NOT MOVE FORWARD. I AM SERIOUS ABOUT LISTENING TO ME FOR INSTRUCTIONS. COME LISTEN SO YOU CAN MOVE FORWARD. I HAVE GOOD THINGS IN STORE FOR YOU. THERE. I SAID IT AND I MEANT IT. NUFF SAID”.
“Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. (Romans 8:8-9A NIV)”
What would you like to say, Jesus? I feel you are quiet. I have so many thoughts and I don’t know what you are thinking. Are you sad? Are you dreaming with me? Are you happy? Are you waiting for something from me? What is on your mind?
“I ALWAYS LOVE YOU. ALWAYS LOVE YOU. I AM HAPPY YOU ALWAYS BRING EVERYTHING TO ME AND ASK FOR EVERYTHING IN PRAYER. THIS IS WHY YOUR LIFE IS FULL AND JOYFUL. BECAUSE YOU SUBMIT EVERYTHING TO ME AND YOU CARE ABOUT MY THOUGHTS. YES, MY THOUGHTS ARE ON YOU. I AM HAPPY WHEN YOU ARE HAPPY AND SAD WHEN YOU ARE SAD BUT I AM NEVER ANXIOUS. NEVER IMPATIENT. NEVER IN A HURRY. I AM ALWAYS READY TO SPEAK WHEN YOU ARE READY TO LISTEN. BUT IF YOU ARE AFRAID YOU CAN’T HEAR ME. I SPEAK AS LOUD AND CLEAR AS DAY. YOU CAN’T MISS IT IF YOU STAY CONNECTED TO ME. THERE IS NO MISSING MY WILL IF YOU STAY IN MY PRESENCE. AND THERE I LEAD YOU. I LEAD YOU TO QUIET WATERS MY WORD SAYS. ITS NO JOKE. I LEAD YOU. YOU CAN RELAX KNOWING I KNOW ALL THINGS BEFORE HAND AND I PLAN YOUR LIFE ALSO FOR YOU. THE HARDEST PART I DO, WHICH IS THE PLANNING. THE WALKING WITH ME IS EASY AND THAT IS YOUR PART. JUST WALK WITH ME. YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO DO THE FIGURING THINGS OUT. THAT PART IS MY JOB. YOU JUST WALK WITH ME. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. I WISH WE ALWAYS TALKED OUT OUR FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS. BUT YOU WON’T LET ME SHARE ALWAYS. YET I AM NOT MAD. I AM HERE ALWAYS WHEN YOU WANT TO HEAR AND I AM READY TO SPEAK. I KNOW YOU ARE AFRAID TO COME LISTEN. I HAVE NOT GIVEN YOU A SPIRIT OF FEAR. BUT YOUR OWN FEAR HOLD YOU BACK FROM LISTENING TO ME. BUT I WILL PROVIDE WAYS FOR YOU TO STILL FIND MY LEADING, EVEN IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO COME HEAR. BECAUSE I LOVE YOU THAT MUCH AND WILL GUIDE YOU CONTINUOUSLY WITH MY THOUGHTS. YES, EVEN WITH MY THOUGHTS I GUIDE YOU. I LOVE YOU THAT MUCH. MY MIND IS STAYED ON YOU”.
I hadn’t journaled in about a month I believe but this morning I really felt Jesus’s words flowing while I meditated on Him and I grabbed my iPad to start typing… He shared:
“MY DEAREST DOLL. HOW HAVE I MISSED YOU. YOU ARE LIKE A LIFELESS RAG DOLL WITHOUT ME. YOU NEED MY LIFE. MY LIFE KEEPS YOU ALIVE. I LOVE YOU. I HAVE MISSED YOU SO. YOU ARE MY FRIEND. I’VE MISSED MY FRIEND. YOU ARE NOT JUST MY SERVANT. YOU ARE A FRIEND. WE SHARE HEARTS. WE SHARE SECRETS. AND I’VE MISSED SHARING HEARTS WITH YOU AND SECRETS WITH YOU. COME TO ME NOW AND REST. I WANT YOU TO REST IN ME. YOU DO WELL TO TAKE A BREAK AND REST IN ME. THE ROAD AHEAD IS LONG AND YOU NEED TO REST IN ME. IT DOESN’T MATTER IF THINGS AREN’T CLEAR. THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE BECAUSE I HOLD THE ROAD MAP. I HOLD THE BLUE PRINT AND YOU KNOW ALREADY THAT I DON’T DECEIVE NOR MISLEAD YOU. YOU JUST NEED TO WALK WITH ME DAILY. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. YOU BRING ME SO MUCH JOY. HOW I WISH TO SPEND TIME WITH YOU DAILY. I CAN’T STAND BEING WITHOUT YOU. THIS IS INDEED HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOU. I HATE IT WHEN WE DON’T SPEND TIME TOGETHER. I WANT YOU WITH ME. I AM FAINT WITH LOVE FOR YOU”.
“I LOVE YOU MY DARLING FLOWER. HOW I LOVE AND ENJOY YOU. YOU ARE LIKE A LITTLE GIRL TO ME. YOU ARE SO CUTE. I ENJOY THIS TIME WITH YOU AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR COMING AGAIN. I KNOW YOU ARE WEAK. I SEE YOUR CONCERNS AND FEARS. I SEE YOUR DOUBTS. YOU CAN’T HIDE THEM FROM ME. THIS IS ABOUT YOU AND ME. AND YOU KEEP COMING. THAT IS WHAT I WANT IN THE END. OUR RELATIONSHIP. THIS IS NOT HARD. LIVING WITH ME IS NOT HARD. LIVING WITH ME IS EASY. IT’S DEALING WITH YOUR OWN IMPATIENCE THAT IS HARD ON YOU. DEALING WITH YOUR OWN LACK OF FAITH IS HARD ON YOU. BUT NOT LIVING WITH ME. LIVING WITH ME IS SWEET. I LOVE LIVING WITH YOU ALSO. THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DO AND CONTINUE DOING. TO LIVE WITH YOU. YOU INVITED ME, I AM HERE TO STAY”.
That line gave me joy! Simply that He acknowledged my invitation. Have you ever invited people to something and they didn’t even acknowledge you or turned you down? Awe… Jesus accepted the invite!! Permanently!!
“WHY ARE YOU ANGRY AT ME MY BEAUTIFUL ONE? HOW HAVE I HURT YOU? HOW HAVE I SHORT CHANGED YOU? HOW HAVE I DAMAGED YOUR LIFE? HAVE I? ARE YOU ABLE TO POINT A FINGER AT ME? WOULD YOU FIND ME GUILTY? WOULD I BE FOUND WITH FAULT? ARE YOU ABLE TO BLAME ME FOR SOMETHING? NO MY DARLING… THE WORD WAS TO KEEP CALM. THE WORD HAS NOT CHANGED. IT IS THE SAME TODAY. ‘KEEP CALM’. WHY ARE YOU SO AFRAID ON YOUR INTERIOR? I HAVE NOT LOST TOUCH WITH ANYTHING IN YOUR LIFE. I SERIOUSLY HAVE NOT. YOU HAVE LITTLE FAITH. I KNOW YOU ARE WILLING BUT YOU ARE WEAK. I KNOW HUMAN NATURE SO I AM NOT SURPRISED NOR AM I OFFENDED. I DON’T ACCUSE YOU LIKE THE DEVIL DOES. I KNOW YOUR INTERIORS. FAR MORE THEN YOU DO YOURSELF. WHY BE ANXIOUS MY LITTLE ONE? CAN YOU FIX ANYTHING BY WORRYING? ISN’T IT EASIER TO BE CARE FREE?
Ok, I got caught… I am a very organized person. I have to feel I have my ducks in a row. I have to have a system. Even in my walk with the Lord I feel I have to have a specific routine to keep me focused. I was about to create another formula, routine, system… to get access to the spiritual realm where I know there is breakthrough… (maybe a certain pattern to intercede or certain amount of hours or fasting or…. whatever I can do in my power to reach more of Him or maybe twist His arm for anwers even). Then I heard…
“THERE IS NOT A FORMULA. RELAX IN ME AND KNOW THAT I ANSWER WITHOUT YOU NEEDING TO PERFORM BY A CERTAIN FORMULA. REST IN ME. I HEAR YOUR PRAYERS. PRAY AND REST. THERE IS NO FORMULA. THERE IS NOTHING SET IN STONE, NO PARTICULAR ORDER. RELAX IN ME. I CREATE NO FORMULAS FOR YOU. TRUST ME FOR THE NEW. TRUST ME FOR THE FLOW. TRUST ME ON A DAILY BASIS. IT IS NEW EVERY DAY. TOSS AWAY ANY DESIRE FOR A FORMULA TO GO BY. IF FOLLOWING A FORMULA, YOU DON’T NEED TO TRUST ME. TRUST ONLY ME TO GIVE YOU NEW INSIGHT. AND THEN YOU CAN MOVE WITH MY WISDOM, NOT TRUSTING IN YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING OF A FORMULA. LET ME MOVE THROUGH YOU. LET ME CREATE NEW DESIGNS FOR YOU. LET ME FLOW THROUGH YOU. LET ME SHOW YOU THE NEW AND THE EXCITING. THE HIGH AND THE DEEP, THE WIDE AND THE STRONG. LET ME REVEAL TO YOU WHAT IS HIDDEN. WHAT YOU KNOW NOT. AT LEAST NOT YET, BUT I WILL REVEAL TO YOU BECAUSE I LOVE YOU AND CHERISH YOU. I SHARE SECRETS WITH THOSE WHO LOVE ME. AND THIS IS IT. TRUSTING ME DAILY FOR THESE, NOT LEANING ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING. THIS DAY IS NEW. YESTERDAY IS GONE. TOMORROW IS STILL COMING BUT I AM ALREADY THERE. DON’T YOU THINK IT IS BEST TO JUST ENJOY ME AND TRUST ME EACH NEW DAY WITH NEW FLOW? I LOVE YOU AND LOVE GIGGLING FREELY WITH YOU. WHO CARES ABOUT THE REST?”
Wow… It’s been a week since I posted this other entry. I went to re-read this morning and my eyes became wide when I saw the same word “formula”. He talked about it before I realize now. He must be wanting to deal with my need to create patterns and formulas to feel more successful in all I do.
Good Morning, Jesus… I wanted to spend all day with you. I want to have a change in mindset how I can pursue a breakthrough in our Supernatural endeavor in Business. I ask that you fill me today with understanding. I lack so much understanding. I don’t know where to begin. I am already in a process as far as years of experience in business. How do I throw all of it away and start from scratch with a new mindset?
DID I SAY TO THROW SOMETHING AWAY? JUST GO WITH ME AND LET ME CALL THE SHOTS. IT’S SO EASY TO MAKE ASSUMPTIONS. BUT ASSUMPTIONS ARE NOT NECESSARY WHEN YOU WALK AND LIVE WITH ME BECAUSE I GUIDE YOU. DON’T DO ANYTHING OUT OF ASSUMPTION. THIS IS HARD TO DO WHEN YOU ARE NOT USED TO IT BUT IT BECOMES EASY AS YOU KEEP SUBMITTING DAILY. WE JUST WALK TOGETHER, AS EASY AS THAT. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH BECAUSE YOU DESIRE TO WALK WITH ME. I LOVE YOU REGARDLESS BUT I LOVE THE FACT THAT YOU DESIRE TO WALK WITH ME. THIS FILLS ME WITH JOY. HERE, AT THIS POINT, WE DON’T HAVE TO REPEAT PROMISES. I REASSURE YOU THAT ALL PROMISES ARE STORED IN MY HEART AND IN YOURS. WE DON’T HAVE TO REVISIT THEM DAILY. JUST LIVE WITH ME IN THOSE DREAMS WHERE WE ALREADY LIVE IN THE SPIRIT. THAT’S IT. LIVE WITH ME IN OUR DREAM. LET ME BREATH OVER YOUR DREAMS. LET ME BRING LIFE TO OUR DREAM. THIS IS OUR DREAM. IT IS NOT YOURS ALONE. AND IF MINE ALSO, I BREATH ON IT AND GIVE IT LIFE OF ITS OWN. THIS IS NOT YOUR DOING. BY NOW YOU UNDERSTAND THIS WELL ALTHOUGH YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND AT ALL. ISN’T THAT SOMETHING? I KNOW YOU UNDERSTAND THE POINT. BUT YOU NEED TO WALK IN THIS ENOUGH TO HAVE THE POINT SINK IN. HOW TO WALK WITH ME AND LET ME BREATHE LIFE INTO OUR DREAM. I LOVE YOU AND ON MY END YOU KNOW THAT I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR DISAPPOINT YOU. LET ME MAKE THAT PART CLEAR. I AM NOT HERE TO DISAPPOINT YOU. I REALLY AM NOT. I AM NOT IN THE DISAPPOINTMENT BUSINESS. I LIVE WITH YOU TO GIVE YOU JOY. THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE. IN THE JOY ZONE. AND THIS IS HOW MY JOY IS YOUR STRENGTH. LIVE IN THIS JOY ZONE WITH ME. I AM YOUR JOY.
Tonight I was struggling internally with my fleshly nature! I really wanted to act in the flesh! But I had just prayed last night that God would set me free from this. And tonight already I was put on the test. I sat there struggling. I knew what my flesh wanted to do which was the wrong attitude. But I ended up doing the right thing. I did what I knew I should do. I fixed my attitude. But later I sat down to journal. “God. I didn’t like feeling that way, having that struggle. I just prayed to be free. How can I be free, Jesus?? How can I know I am free?”
“YOU ARE FREE IN THIS – TO MAKE YOUR CHOICE. THAT’S HOW FREE YOU ARE. I HAVE GIVEN YOU FREE WILL. YOU CAN WALK IN THAT FREEDOM TO MAKE YOUR CHOICE DAILY. WHAT WILL YOU CHOOSE? WHOM WILL YOU LISTEN TO? TO MY SPIRIT OR THE FLESH? BOTH SCREAM AS LOUD. AND YOU HEAR BOTH. YOU CLEARLY HEAR BOTH. THAT’S THE FREEDOM YOU HAVE. TO KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG AND CHOOSE. I DONT BIND YOU. I LET YOU BE FREE TO CHOOSE. YOU TELL ME HOW YOU WANT TO BE FREE”.
“Yes, my Lord Jesus. You are right!!! I hear both very loudly!!! Very loudly. Knowing I should submit to your Spirit who is nudging me and feeling that sinful nature rising. Can’t I be free from feeling that sinful nature rising?”
“YOU LIVE IN FLESH AND BLOOD. SIN WILL ALWAYS LURK. IT SEEKS YOUR LIFE. IT SEEKS TO BIND YOU. TO CONTROL YOU. YOU WILL WALK IN SUBMISSION. BUT TO WHOM? YOU WILL OBEY. BUT WHOM? YOU WILL BOW. BUT TO WHOM? I WOULD THAT YOU WOULD SUBMIT TO ONLY ME. THAT YOU’D OBEY ONLY ME. THAT YOU’D BOW TO ONLY ME. AND YET I GIVE YOU THAT FREE WILL. I NEVER TAKE THAT FREE WILL FROM YOU BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO CHOOSE TO LOVE ME. ON YOUR OWN. NOT FORCED. YOU ARE FREE MY DARLING. WALK IN FREEDOM”.