“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”.
“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?
“It’s not looking good, Jesus!!!”
“AND… SAYS WHO? WHO IS DRAWING THAT CONCLUSION? WHO HAS DECIDED IT IS NOT LOOKING GOOD? ARE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES THE LAST OF OPTIONS? WHO DECIDES WHEN THINGS LOOK GOOD AND WHEN THINGS LOOK BAD? HAVE YOU NOT READ IN SCRIPTURE HOW MANY THINGS APPARENTLY LOOKED BAD? LAZARUS DIED. THERE WAS NO FOOD FOR 5,000 MEN. THERE WAS NO MORE WINE AT THE WEDDING. THINGS LOOKED BAD. IS THAT HOW I LEFT THEM? HAVE YOU NOT SEEN IN SCRIPTURE? HAVE YOU NOT READ? ARE YOU STILL SO UNBELIEVING? WHO HAS SET A FORMULA FOR YOU? WHO HAS SET THE MOLD THAT YOU SHOULD MEASURE UP TO? I AM HE. I AM HE WHO SPEAKS AND CREATES OUT OF NOTHING. DO I NEED YOUR HELP IN ANYTHING? AM I IMPRESSED WITH YOUR WORKS SO MUCH SO AS TO NEED YOU TO ASSIST ME IN SOMETHING? NO MY DARLING. I NEVER ARRIVE LATE, I NEVER NEED SOMETHING TO BEGIN WITH. AND I CERTAINLY DONT NEED YOUR HELP OR OPINION IF IT LOOKS GOOD OR NOT. YOU CAN REJOICE THAT I’VE GOT THIS. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND YOU MAKE ME SMILE.
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”.
Loners who care only for themselves spit on the common good. (Proverbs 18:1 MSG)
Team work is indeed dream work. I want to learn wisdom and do what is right. I want to support the cause of the team like I want to be supported when it’s my turn to be supported. I believe this is the right thing to do. So help me today, God. Help me be a wise team player. How would you take delight in me today without me stressing and losing peace while I work?
YES, YOU ARE ALWAYS TO REST IN ME AS YOU WORK. I WANT YOU TO WORK. THE IDEA IS NOT THAT YOU DON’T WORK. THE IDEA IS THAT YOU REST AND TRUST ME AS YOU WORK AND KNOW THAT I LEAD YOU TO THE SPRINGS OF WATER WHERE YOU WILL NEVER THIRST AND NEVER SUFFER NEED. DO YOU TRUST ME TO DO THIS? HOW DO DEER FIND WATER IN THE WILD? EVEN I LEAD THEM. AND THEY DO NOT DIE OF THIRST. I LEAD YOU ALSO THIS WAY SO YOU FIND YOUR NEEDS MET. BELIEVE ME THAT THIS IS HOW I WANT YOU TO REST AS YOU WORK. THEN WE CAN WORK TOGETHER IN SYNC. YOU WITH ME, I WITH YOU.
I came to Jesus to express my sadness over some things that didn’t turn out the way I wanted them to. I asked Him if maybe I was just being impatient. I really thought maybe that was my problem. Instead He showed me the true issue…
“THERE IS NO FEAR IN LOVE. YOU HAVE TO TRUST ME TO KNOW THAT I WILL NOT LEAD YOU TO FALL INTO A HOLE. YOU CAN TRUST ME IN YOUR STEPS. COMMIT YOUR WAYS TO ME. I CAN TAKE CARE OF THIS. I CAN TAKE CARE OF WHAT YOU FEAR. YOU FEAR PEOPLE WRONGING YOU. YOU FEAR LOSING MONEY AT THE HAND OF COLD UNCARING PEOPLE WHO ARE READY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOU. CAN YOU AND ARE YOU WILLING TO GIVE ME THAT FEAR? FEAR IS GRIPPING YOU AND YOU HAVE NO FREEDOM TO LOVE. YOU ARE NOT FREE TO LOVE PEOPLE OR WHAT YOU DO BECAUSE YOU HAVE SO MUCH FEAR ATTACHED TO IT. LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE WILLING TO LET GO OF THIS FEAR BASED ON PAST EXPERIENCES. YES, THOSE EXPERIENCES IN THE PAST WERE UGLY BUT I WAS THERE WITH YOU. EVEN NOW I AM WITH YOU AND READY TO HEAL YOU. IF YOU ONLY LET ME. DO YOU TRUST ME THAT I AM NOT HERE TO ABUSE YOU? DO YOU TRUST ME THAT I CAN PROTECT YOU FROM ABUSERS? IF YOU CONTINUE TO LIVE IN FEAR, YOU WILL MISS OUT ON MY BLESSINGS. I WISH NOT FOR YOU TO KEEP REAPING THE FRUIT OF LIVING IN FEAR. I WANT YOU TO BE FREE. IF I SAY JUMP, WOULD YOU? WOULD YOU? BLINDLY? THIS IS ULTIMATE TRUST. CAN YOU TRUST ME LIKE THAT? ‘CAUSE RIGHT NOW YOU ARE HOLDING BACK. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO PROCEED? “
I would like to forgive, Jesus. People who took advantage of me in the past and wronged me. Help me to trust you and love people. I am willing. I can in Your Name.
I was reading Scripture this morning and light shone on my heart. I felt the need to talk about the Lord about some wrong attitudes in me. I wanted to ask Him about those and let Him know I want Him to change my heart. I love it that He doesn’t lash out at us when we are wrong…
“MY DARLING. I LOVE YOUR OPENNESS WITH ME. I LOVE THAT YOU DON’T HIDE ANYTHING. THERE IS NO POINT, I SEE IT ANYWAY. THANK YOU FOR BEING OPEN WITH ME. I LOVE IT. I LOVE YOU AND I LOVE US. I’M IN LOVE WITH OUR RELATIONSHIP. I LOVE WHAT WE HAVE TOGETHER. I LOVE BEING WITH YOU. I LOVE THAT YOU KEEP COMING TO ME. I AM SO IN LOVE WITH YOU. AND I LOVE THAT I CAN MAKE YOU SMILE TOO. CAUSE YOU MAKE ME SMILE ALL THE TIME. I THINK YOU’RE SO CUTE.
NOW, NOTHING CUTE ABOUT THE THINGS YOU MENTIONED, BUT NOTHING MY BLOOD CAN’T COVER. NOT ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR ME AND NOT ANYTHING I AM FREAKING OUT OVER. NOT ANYTHING I CAN’T HELP YOU WITH. SEE, MY OWN BLOOD DOES THIS. I AM COOL LIKE THAT. I LOVE CLEANING UP MESSES. I LOVE RESTORING. I LOVE FORGIVING. I LOVE MAKING THINGS RIGHT IN YOU AND I LOVE THAT YOU ARE WILLING. I AM WILLING. I AM MORE THEN WILLING. THESE THINGS I SHALL DO FOR YOU AS YOU STAY WITH ME. YES, I WANT TO CHANGE YOUR HEART. YOUR HEART IS MINE ANYWAY AND I CHANGE IT THE WAY I WANT IT, JUST THE WAY I LIKE IT. THANK YOU FOR BEING WILLING. THANK YOU FOR BEING HONEST. I LOVE YOU”.