Trust Me In Transition

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. | John 14:27

Fear not during this time of great transition, for I am with you.

Often it feels as though things are falling apart, but in reality, they are falling into place by My divine ordering. The enemy seeks to bombard your mind with doubt and fear, but I tell you, “Peace! Be Still!” Let My peace guard your heart and mind. Keep your gaze locked upon me. I will bring My perfect order, even amidst the chaos.

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Continue to walk forward, one step at a time, trusting My leading. It is during these times of transition that you need to trust Me more than ever before. Know that I am in control; you can trust Me. The One who was faithful in the past will continue to be faithful, now and forevermore!

 

Launch Out Into the Deep

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” | Isaiah 41:10

Recently, I have been seeing a picture replaying over and over in my mind’s eye. The picture is of Jesus and I. We were swimming together in  a body of water, and He is swimming alongside me, holding my hand and leading me out into the deep. I am unafraid, even though the waters are unfamiliar. All is well because He is at my side, guiding me and protecting me. He reminds me, “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you” (Isaiah 43:2).

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I believe that Jesus is telling us in this season, “Be willing to forsake that which is comfortable and familiar, because you are going to be headed towards uncharted waters. Yet I tell you, fear not, because I am with you.”

I am reminded of the story where Jesus’ disciples had been fishing all night without catching anything. By morning, they were weary, after they had toiled late into the evening. Nevertheless, they honored Jesus’ command and obeyed Him when He said to cast their nets again (John 21:6). In this coming season, a lot of what we will be entering into will be new and different from anything we have previously known or experienced. However, God knows exactly where He’s leading us and where our provisions will come from, just like he provided the disciples with an abundance of fish.

It is at His word that we will hear, obey, and see the miraculous manifest of the Lord.

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The Lord is not a God of lack, and His children will never have to beg for bread. As we continue to abide in a place of intimacy with the Father and turn our ear to His voice, I believe that He will honor our obedience and show us riches and treasures stored in secret places (Isaiah 45:3). It is the Father’s good pleasure to give us, His children, the Kingdom (Luke 12:32).  We will be blessed not only for ourselves, but so that we can help others in need. “If you pour yourselves out on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday” (Isaiah 58:10).

It is time to stop lingering at the shore and at the familiarity of our comfort zones. Now is the time to follow His leading and venture out into the deep; where He leads us is the safest place to be. Launch out into the deep; cast your nets into the waters, and get ready to see how the Lord will move!

Grace to Love Deeply

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” | Matthew 5:43-44

Do not be surprised by the fiery darts that seem to have come against you, for you wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities of darkness (Ephesians 6:12). Be rest assured that you are highly protected and highly favored by MeNever take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord (Romans 12:19).

I give grace to the humble, but resists the proud (James 4:6). Resist the urge to defend yourself when false accusations and assumptions are made against you. Allow Me to be your Defender and your Vindicator. My Son made Himself of no reputation; He was despised and rejected of men (Isaiah 53:3). In the same way, when you are percuted for My sake, rejoice, for great will be your reward in heaven (Matthew 5:11-12). By loving and blessing those who speak out against you, you are, in turn, advancing My Kingdom.

I am enlarging your capacity to love on a deeper and greater level. It is easy to love those who do good to you, but as you pour out and sow into those who are more difficult to love, you are bringing Me glory. I will honor you as you grow in maturity and begin to step out in love.

I am conforming you into My image and likeness, and the world will know you by your love (John 13:35).

Living Water

“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.” | Psalm 42:1

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Today I say to you, drink from My well; drink freely of My living water.

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat” (Isaiah 55:1). For only I can fill the deep aching inside of you. Do you need peace? Joy? Strength? I have an endless supply of all these, and I hold nothing back from you. It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom (Luke 12:32).

Your desire for more of Me and for more of My presence pleases My heart. You can have as much of Me as you desire. Allow Me to revive and refresh you in My presence; it is here that you will receive the strength to keep going. I will never turn you away. You are not a burden to Me, My dear beloved.

I know that you are weary from the battle. I’ve seen your tears, and My ears have not been deaf to your cries. Come and be refreshed this day. How I love our time together. Allow Me to rejuvenate you and bring you peace, for My fountain will never run dry.

A Word for the Weary

He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary. | Isaiah 20:29-31

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The Lord’s heart of compassion is with those who have been feeling weary in this season. Strength will rise as you continue to to wait upon Him. Keep praising the Lord, continually pressing into Him.  This battle is not yours, but your Heavenly Father’s (2 Chronicles 20:15). “The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy” (Zephaniah 3:17).

As you praise Him, you are be strengthened in your inner man, overcoming the darts of the enemy and taking ground. The Lord is making you strong, even in the areas where you feel the weakest. God’s grace is sufficient for you, for His power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). Continue to give the Lord the sacrifice of your praise, for He is worthy of it all! “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise” (Psalm 51:17).

Often, God is working behind the scenes in our lives when we least feel like it, but know that the Lord is fighting for you. The battle you are facing belongs to the Lord. As you continue to enter into His rest, regarding that which concerns you, anxiety and the spirit of unrest will begin to lose power. Instead, you will be strengthened by the power of His might!

“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet” (Romans 16:20). He will perfect that which concerns you (Psalm 138:8), and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).

A Season of Acceleration

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The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”

I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”

Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”

So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.

Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.

I am accelerating the things in your life that have once seemed to be dormant for years. The fresh wind of My Spirit is blowing over you even now! Come into agreement with My promises over your life and prophesy to the dry bones (Ezekiel 37:4).

Like Ruth had found favor with Boaz, so have you found favor in My sight. What has taken others years to attain I will do for you in what seems like a moment, for you have kept My word and remained faithful. Know that I am moving swiftly and working on your behalf!

Expect a divine turnaround. There will be no more delays! To every thing there is a season, and a time to purpose under the heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1). This is your time and your season of harvest, declares the Lord. 

New Mercy For Today

The Lord’s loving kindness never ceases, His compassion never fails. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. | Lamentations 3:22-23

My mercy and grace are new every morning, My beloved. The enemy would seek to have you wallow in the regrets and mistakes of yesterday, for he is the accuser of the brethren. Yet, if you have confessed your sins to Me, I am faithful and just to forgive you (1 John 1:9).

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow” | Isaiah 1:18

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Let us journey in this brand new day together. I have much for you, and My loving thoughts towards you are always good. I don’t give My heart in pieces like people do; their love is flawed, but your Heavenly Father’s love is perfect. I love you for who you are, not how well you may perform. Man looks at the outward appearance, but I look at your heart (1 Samuel 16:7).

Your vulnerability and your heart to please the Lord moves Me. You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes (Song of Songs 4:9).

I love you, even in your weakness, My precious child. You are the apple of My eye, clothed in royalty and righteousness. Walk forward in this new day, knowing that you are highly esteemed, highly valued, and secure in your Father’s love.

Embrace the Change

I woke up this morning hearing the words, “Embrace the change.”

The winds of change are blowing right now. The Lord is telling us in this season, “Don’t look to the former, for behold, I am doing a new thing. Do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:18-19). I, personally, have been sensing transition and realignment for the past several months now. I have a very strong sense that God has been working behind the scenes, and that He is lining up good things for His children.

I believe the Lord is saying, “That which you have been contending and asking Me for is now at your doorstep. What has previously tarried will be held up no longer. You have crossed over; you have graduated. You are entering into a new season of increase and promotion, and during this time I am even increasing your influence. ‘Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left’ (Isaiah 54:2-3).”

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God is walking out this new path with you. You will find that your greatest asset will be continuing to abide into a place of intimacy with the Father. It is there that He will reveal the secrets of His heart, the plans and purposes that He has for your life.

“Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.” | Jeremiah 33:3

The Lord will equip you to steward well all that He is about to open up before you as you dwell in this place of intimacy with Him. Do not fear; He is leading and guiding you into this new and exciting season. “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them” (Isaiah 42:16).

The Father is singing over you, “This is a great and exciting time! You are coming into a wide, open space (Psalm 18:19). ‘Everywhere your foot treads, I will give you the land’ (Joshua 1:3). Do not let the enemy rob you of this season by trying to bring up old insecurities and anxiety; those things no longer have a grip on your life. ‘For whom the Son sets free is free, indeed’ (John 8:36). Do not look back; only go forward into the new! Have I not commanded you, ‘Be strong and very courageous’ (Joshua 1:9)? I will continue to open up the path before you as you abide in the secret place of My presence. Stay in step with My ways and My timing; I’ve got this! Rest in Me.”

This is a kairos moment – a propitious moment for decision or action – for many in the body of Christ. God is calling you for such a time as this (Esther 4:14).

Like Joseph, the Lord has been with you all along, and He has seen the faithfulness of your heart. Now it is your time to rise up and enter into into what He has set before you. Your pit has prepared you for the palace. “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you” (Isaiah 60:1).

The winds of change are blowing. Can you feel them?

The Power of Love

 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. | 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

I have heard it once said that people don’t care about how much you know until they know about how much you care . . .

The Lord has really been highlighting love to me in this season that I’m in. Love speaks volumes to others. Love can break down walls, set captives free, and bring healing to even the hardest of hearts.

“The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). One of the enemy’s biggest weapons is targeting our love for one another. If he can get us caught up in woundings, jealously, and offense towards others, it is easier for him to feed us with his lies. The enemy wants to cause a breakdown in our communication with the ones we love. However, love is a powerful weapon against the devil and his schemes.

Love celebrates the successes and victories of others; it rejoices with them. When we can truly celebrate with others, we grow in our own maturity and love. True love wants the best for others; it does not compete or seek selfish motives.

One thing that the enemy wants is for us to keep our eyes on our own self and our personal wounds. In doing this, we become stuck, as though our feet have become lodged in thick mud, unable to move forward. We can make ourselves as strangers, shutting down to family, friends, and even to the Lord. “But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). I believe as we bless those who have wounded us and let go of the things we may not understand, we will move forward into a greater release of freedom. The sweet love of the Father will pour out through you, and in turn, others will receive healing, as well.

The world is hurting, and people are aching to be loved.

“Above all, love each other deeply, for love covers a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8). God knows all things and sees all things. He alone is our Vindicator and our Defender; we owe no man anything, except our love (Romans 13:8).

Are you experiencing what seems to be a breakdown in any of your own, personal relationships? I urge you, choose love, rather than offense. Then, watch as God brings life to what once seemed to be lost!

Follow Me Through the Open Door

I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name” | Revelation 3:8

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You are going through an open door. What had formerly been shut is about ready to fling wide open by My Spirit! You will leave old baggage and wounds of the past behind you, and as you follow Me, these things will no longer have control over your life. I am leading you through this door to a wide, open space, filled with My fields of grace.

There will be new adventures and new opportunities for you as you walk with Me through this new door, My beloved. Have no fear. We will journey on, hand in hand together, as I make your feet like the feet of a deer. I will give you strength to stand on high places (Psalm 18:33). We will leap over mountains, and you will cling to My hand through the valleys, undaunted and unafraid. Trust where I lead you. Let us journey through this new door together, My bride.

Your Season of Restoration is Here!

“Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. ‘Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.'” | Isaiah 43:18-19

Your season is here; don’t look to the former. The doors of past wounding and offense have been healed and sealed – do not try to pry them back open! Walk forward in My love and confidence, and don’t dwell on things of the past.

I am leading you into a season of promotion and restoration. Instead of your shame you will have a double portion, and instead of humiliation you will shout for joy over your portion. Therefore you will possess a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours (Isaiah 61:7; emphasis added).

“See, I have taken your iniquity away from you and will clothe you with festal robes” (Zechariah 3:4). I have given you new garments to wear; do not put your old rags back on. Walk boldly and in obedience to what I have called you to in this new season. “Everywhere your food treads, I will give you the land” (Joshua 1:3).

Do not fear this time of transition and great change. Know that I am opening up the way before you, and your crooked places are being made straight. Your best days are here! Rejoice in Me, and let the joy of the Lord be your strength!

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Stay True

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. | Romans 8:38-39

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My loving heart and good thoughts towards you will never change, dear beloved. Others will vacillate in their feelings and opinions of you, but know that your Father is always in your corner, cheering you on and calling out the gold that is inside of you. Stay true to the path that I have called you to, as narrow as it may seem. Don’t look to the left or to the right, getting distracted with who may be following you, nor seek out the praises and affirmation of man. This will leave you dry. Instead, rejoice that your Heavenly Father’s smile, favor, and stamp of approval is on you; this is all you need.

I see you.

    I know you.

       I understand you.

           I am for you.

Man looks at the outward appearance, but I see your heart (1 Samuel 16:7). You are making a difference in My Kingdom! Keep running your race well; keep pouring out what you have to give, for you are not doing this in vain. And when you give, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, for I see the motives of your heart (Matthew 6:3-4). Let everything you do be unto Me, and you will not lose your reward. I exalt the humble, but resist the proud (Matthew 23:12).

I am well pleased with you, my precious child. Stay on the path, and do not get weary in well doing. In due time, you will reap (Galatians 6:9).

Justice is Breaking Through!

I am really sensing that many are on the verge of a mighty breakthrough; one that is going to be massive! I see a picture of a large hammer in the hand of the Lord. He is bringing it down, smashing the circumstances in your life that have relentlessly held on and refused to bow to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, with one final blow. The enemy has overplayed his hand, and those obstacles that have been set up against you are about to be crushed by the Lord’s hammer of justice!

I hear Him declaring justice and recompense over your life. He is a just God! The breaker anointing is being released in your life, and you will experience freedom and victory on every front. It is happening even now!

There is a unique shift being released in the spirit realm. The enemy has been defeated, and he is terrified at what God is releasing in and through you. He has unleashed intimidation and is trying to get many to doubt the breakthrough and shift that the Lord is releasing. Fear not if you have felt warfare and anxiety intensify. This is all false evidence appearing real. In reality, chains are breaking, scales are falling from eyes, and generational bondages are breaking off now in the name of Jesus!

The hard, hard ground is cracking and crumbling, and there is a release of breakthrough that is going to manifest! Do not be terrified or dismayed at the fiery darts that have seemed to come out of nowhere; it’s all a smokescreen. Stand in faith and position yourself to receive your breakthrough!

Freedom is here, and the fearless sons and daughters are rising to take their rightful place. They will have the high praises of God in their mouth, and a sword in their hand (Psalm 149:6). You are about to recover what was once lost. Praise be to our almighty Lord and Savior!

When the Lord brought back the captive ones [of Zion], we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter and our tongue with joyful shouting; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad. | Psalm 126:1-3

Peace, Be Still

“He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” | Psalm 18:19

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As you walk throughout the deep waters, know that I am with you, and you will not be overtaken. Keep your eyes locked on Me; do not look to the winds and the waves. I am leading you through – you will not be overtaken.

Even as I spoke to My disciples and to the storm, I speak to you today, “Peace, be still!”

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid (John 14:27).

I am the good, good Shepherd, and I take care of My sheep. I lead them to safe pastures, I protect them from unforeseen danger. I am constantly looking out for them.

I know the path that is best for you, even if it seems dimly lit. My Word is a lamp for your feet, a light on your path. Keep following My leading and trust in Me.