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A Word to His Beloved

Whoever you may be, I strongly believe that the Lord has a special message for your heart today (entrusted to me through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit). As I always note, I am simply a messenger, one that serves the Lord Jesus Christ through His abundant grace and seek only that He may receive glory. Please take this message and the scriptures below back to the Lord Jesus Christ that He may confirm and/or thwart what your heart needs to hear. May His will be done and may He alone be glorified.

“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.” Romans 12:6-8

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, butthe same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 

“I am for you My child, but you aren’t always for Me. I watch over you, lovingly protecting you from danger you never even see. I guard you, My beloved. How I long for you, but you don’t long for Me. I desire to be the center of your world, to be your everything, but you prefer to look elsewhere. You somehow think another person will fulfill your desire for significance, yet overlook the fact that I alone can satisfy your longing for acceptance and purpose.

I am your Creator, not another man or woman. I am your Provider, not your job or a tax return. I am Your Healer, not medication. I am Yours and you are Mine, yet you turn away from Me. Why is this so? Why do you look to those who cannot satisfy? Am I not the God who created the universe? Am I not the One who holds you together, who formed you from My brilliant hand? Do I not keep your very heart beating as you read this? Why would you ever doubt that I couldn’t be enough for you? Why are you so afraid when you belong to Me? What can truly come against you that I cannot handle? What is so heavy that I cannot carry? What is so hard that I cannot soften?

Am I not God? The Great I Am, the Almighty, the Magnificent One? Who do you really think I am? Do you believe that I intend good for you? Or do you believe that deep down I am not for you? That I don’t desire to bless you but to turn My holy back from you, cursing you, abandoning you, and leaving you to your grave? Is this the God you profess to serve? The God you sing and declare is good? If you believe that I am not big enough, strong enough, omnipotent enough to carry you, to heal you, to bless you, to pursue you, to die for you, then why do you serve Me? Why do you declare that I am your Lord if you don’t believe that I want good for you? And that I am truly good?

Beloved, I cannot lie, nor does My Word lie when I say that I am just and I am good. I do not forsake the righteous, I long to no longer be your Master but your Husband, I desire you. I am a personable God. A God that desires a deep, intimate relationship with you. Will you entrust your cares to Me? Will you entrust your heart to Me? All of it, not just a portion. You will not be disappointed beloved. What I have for you is more than you can imagine, if you will just follow Me. Trust Me, I am for your good. I long to share in your life. I long for you. I want to be apart of what you experience day in and day out.

Will you include Me? Will you call upon My name? I will hear you from My holy hill, and I will respond. I am faithful and I am good. I can be trusted. Do not fret, My sweet beloved. Do not fret. I am able to do all things, exceedingly and above all you could ever think possible. Just trust in Me. I am a God of excellence and One that does not disappoint. You will never regret following where I lead you. Never. Because what I give is abundantly great. Allow Me to bless you. Allow Me to put you in awe. Allow my majestic wonder to consume your mind. I am good, and I am worthy of all praise.”

“I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill.” Psalms 3:4

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.” Psalm 37:4-6

“And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10

“He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.” Psalm 112:7

“Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.” Psalm 147:5

“For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” psalm 100:5

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” Proverbs 14:12

“Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:17

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

“Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” James 1:17

May God alone receive the glory as you take this message back to Him and meditate on His word. He is always good and faithful, beloved.

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Learning to Deeply Trust in God

“He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!” Psalm 40:3-4

The sky is grey and overcast, yet the birds still chirp in exuberant joy excited for the day ahead. This undoubtedly intrigues my heart. When one (whether a bird or a human being ) rejoices in songs of praise although everything and everyone around them appears dull and lifeless. Rather than focusing on what appears grim and depressing, they decide to burst out into a joyous melody, seizing the opportunity to rejoice in the Lord!

Over the years, I’ve learned that when life delivers unexpected circumstances, there is often one factor that determines whether we  sing or whether we sink: Our trust in God.

It is our trust in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit that operates as the cornerstone for our maturity and development as a disciple of Christ. We will only grow as much as we trust Him.

Think about this for a moment.

How can we truly follow someone we do not trust? How can we obey someone who we do not believe is trustworthy?

We must first learn to trust Him in order to truly be like Him.

What is trust?

According to Webster, trust is often defined as the assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. Trust is synonymous with confidence, dependence, and faith.

In relation to trusting God, it is saying with your whole heart: “I believe God is dependable and true to the point where I have complete confidence in what He asks me to do or what He says is good.”

Believe it or not, this caliber of trust with God is not developed overnight. It takes time. And it takes effort.

This is about going beyond accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior, and intentionally involving Jesus in every area of our lives. If we ask Him, He will help us to trust in Him.

“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Matthew 21:22

What does trusting in God produce in our lives?

  • We often feel safe and secure knowing that He is reliable – “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1
  • We are equipped to take more risks in life with the understanding that He is a faithful Provider  – “Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.” Psalm 54:4
  • We are to quick to obey His commands because we know that He is good and for us  – “But I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.” John 14:31
  • We are more generous because we know that He is dependable to provide for our needs – “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for He has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you‘.” Hebrews 13:5
  • We include Him in our decisions in life because we believe that He will not destroy us but will prosper us – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
  • We spend more time with Him because we know He is upright and we need His counsel – “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Proverbs 19:20-21

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Learning to Deeply Trust God

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“He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!” Psalm 40:3-4

The sky is grey and overcast, yet the birds still chirp in exuberant joy excited for the day ahead. This undoubtedly intrigues my heart. When one (whether a bird or a human being ) rejoices in songs of praise although everything and everyone around them appears dull and lifeless. Rather than focusing on what appears grim and depressing, they decide to burst out into a joyous melody, seizing the opportunity to rejoice in the Lord!

Over the years, I’ve learned that when life delivers unexpected circumstances, there is often one factor that determines whether we  sing or whether we sink: Our trust in God.

It is our trust in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit that operates as the cornerstone for our maturity and development as a disciple of Christ. We will only grow as much as we trust Him.

Think about this for a moment.

How can we truly follow someone we do not trust? How can we obey someone who we do not believe is trustworthy?

We must first learn to trust Him in order to truly be like Him.

What is trust?

According to Webster, trust is often defined as the assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. Trust is synonymous with confidence, dependence, and faith.

In relation to trusting God, it is saying with your whole heart: “I believe God is dependable and true to the point where I have complete confidence in what He asks me to do or what He says is good.”

Believe it or not, this caliber of trust with God is not developed overnight. It takes time. And it takes effort.

This is about going beyond accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior, and intentionally involving Jesus in every area of our lives. If we ask Him, He will help us to trust in Him.

“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Matthew 21:22

What does trusting in God produce in our lives?

  • We often feel safe and secure knowing that He is reliable – “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1
  • We are equipped to take more risks in life with the understanding that He is a faithful Provider  – “Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.” Psalm 54:4
  • We are to quick to obey His commands because we know that He is good and for us  – “But I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.” John 14:31
  • We are more generous because we know that He is dependable to provide for our needs – “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for He has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you‘.” Hebrews 13:5
  • We include Him in our decisions in life because we believe that He will not destroy us but will prosper us – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
  • We spend more time with Him because we know He is upright and we need His counsel – “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Proverbs 19:20-21

What opposes trust?

One simple word: Fear

Fear is defined as the agitation or dismay which overcomes someone in the anticipation or in the presence of danger. It screams out, “God is not safe…He’s not reliable…The God who holds you in the palm of His hand is really not in control.” These are lies from the pit of hell that produce a yolk of worry, panic, terror, restlessness, and anxiety. Look what God has to say about these fickle lies birthed in fear:

  • Fear of Failure – “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
  • Fear of the Unknown – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
  • Fear of Abandonment -“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” 1 John 4:18
  • Fear of Rejection – “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? ” Psalm 56:3-4
  • Fear of Safety – “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

What are you fearing in your life? God is your Faithful Provider, Counselor, Friend, Deliverer, Redeemer, and Eternal Companion forever and ever. Amen.

“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” Psalm 139:23-24

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