Shalom

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From The Heart of Abba Today:

Beloved,
This is a new day,
A brand new day,
A fresh day.

It is good to begin a new day,
In My presence,
In My Word.

“I AM” is the comfort your soul/heart longs for.
“I AM” is all you need.
“I AM” is always with you,
Loving you,
Leading you.

There is NO circumstance of your life,
Outside My will for you.

Come to Me.
Rejoice in My presence with you.

My Presence is Shalom,
Enfolding,
All encompassing,
Peace filled
Hopeful,
Shalom.

 

The Way Of Shalom

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From The Heart of Abba Today:
Beloved,
There is no time,
No season or moment,
Even those when you,
Are not aware of Me,
When I am not walking with you.
I was with you in the womb.
I am with you in this very moment.
I will continue to be with you,
In EVERY moment.
For my children,
That is a great consolation,
Unless they desire to,
Hide something from Me.
Consider this, Beloved,
Even when you think you want,
To hide from Me,
Perhaps to participate in something,
Outside of My will for you,
Is that the true you acting?
It is not!
Therefore do you really,
Want to be in those moments?
Do you want to make those choices?
Or do you want Me,
Do you want to choose to INVITE Me,
Into even “those” moments?
So that I can lead you and guide you,
Into the way you should go instead?
Into the good and spacious way?
The fruitful way?
The way that leads to shalom.
Verses to Ponder:
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Isaiah 30:15 For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,
Jeremiah 6:16 Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
Isaiah 30:21 1 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
Psalm 116:7 Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
James 4:8a Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
Psalm 18:19 He brought me out to a spacious place; he delivered me, for in me he takes delight.
Psalm 139:23-24 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!

Free To Grieve

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From the Heart of Abba
 
Freedom,
Beloved, there is great freedom,
In knowing who you are.
Even greater freedom arises from
Knowing who I am.
 
I am your Abba Father.
Because I love you,
I created you.
You were created for JOY and LOVE.
You are FREE to BE,
Who I created you to be.
 
Free to grieve.
Free to rejoice.
Free to rejoice in the midst of grief.
 
Free to need and receive comfort.
Free to be needy.
Free to meet the needs of others.
Free to create boundaries.
 
Thus far and no farther I say to the sea.
Thus far and not one bit farther.
“Life” will come thus far and no farther.
You may feel like you will drown,
But you shall not.
 
You are FREE to LIVE
Free to CHOOSE life
Abundant life too
Because I am “I AM” and you are mine.

Hope

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From The Heart of Abba Today

Beloved,
Never despair.

Even when you feel hopeless,
There is hope,
Because I am your Hope.

No situation or circumstance of life,
Is ever devoid of hope because I am your Hope.

I have promised never to leave you nor forsake you,
Therefore, you always have hope.

Remember you do not live by sight alone,
But by ever Word that proceeds from Me.

When hopeless despair threatens you,
Be it for a moment or a season,
Run to Me.

If you can not Run to Me,
Then fall in a helpless clump,
And I will come and rescue you.

Verses to ponder:
Isaiah 35:4 Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”
Heb. 6:19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,
Matthew 4:4 But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
2 Cor. 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight.
Deu. 31:8 It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

This Is THE Day

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From The Heart of Abba:

Beloved Ones, this is the day I have given you.
Yesterday and all the yesterdays before, were also gifts.

Often there is a time of preparation leading up to “this day”.
Even the most difficult days or seasons are PREPARATION for “this day” and all it will bring.

Beloved, because a thing is difficult or takes a long time, do not for one moment consider yourself a failure or that I have abandoned you in any way.

All of life is a process of revealing to you
That which needs either to be exposed, revealed or healed,
In your own heart.

In order that,
In the fullness of time,
My will will be accomplished (manifested).
In you, to you, for you AND for others as well.

Rest in Me…
Rest in My love…
Do not fear…
Do not withhold or withdraw your heart from Mine.

I AM is Emmanuel… for you, in you and with you…
Forever, all the days of your life.
And yes, each and every moment of your life as well.

Verses to Ponder:
Psalm 118:24 ESV This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 139:5 AMP You have enclosed me behind and before,
And [You have] placed Your hand upon me.
John 10:28 ESV I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
Psalm 139:16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were appointed for me,
When as yet there was not one of them [even taking shape].
Exodus 33:14 The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Isa 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
Philippians 4:6-7 AMP 6 Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. 7 And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].

God Has Gone Before

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From The Heart of Abba:

Everything is preparation.
Even for this season there has already been preparation.
Nothing is wasted.
Everything is used ultimately for your good.
Do not worry do not fret.
Do not become anxious during any season.

The Lord your God,
The One who created you,
The one who loves you,
Is always with you.

I am He who goes before.
I am He who encompasses you .
I am He who prepares the way.
I am He who says,
“This is the way walk in it”.
I am all you need because.
“I Am” that I am
And “I Am” is Emmanuel.

Verses To Ponder:
Exodus 3:14 KJV And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
AMP And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM and WHAT I AM, and I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you!
Deut 31:8 NIV The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Matthew 6:34 ESV Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Isaiah 30:21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.

Safe in Sorrow

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From The Heart of Abba:

Sorrow welling up,
Rolling over you.
Causing feelings to arise.

Safe in the Father’s love.
Choosing to listen and feel.

Realizing that the sorrow,
Is very similar to a wave,
Upon the sea.

Recalling that God establishes the waves,
And the seasons of your life,
Down to the moments within a day.

In Him, nothing is random,
And in Him all is well.

Even if waves threaten to swamp you,
In a given moment.
Because they will be allowed.
To go “thus far” and no more.

 

Verses to Ponder:

Job 38:8-11 “Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb, when I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band, and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors, and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?

Isaiah 51:15 “For I am the LORD your God, who stirs up the sea and its waves roar (the LORD of hosts is His name).

Isaiah 43:1-2 But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

Psalm 42:7 Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me

Psalm 89:9 You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.

Adrift? Or Not?

via Daily Prompt: Adrift

 

When you are adrift,
Feeling lost and purposeless,
Begin to ask (of God),
What is Your purpose?
What do You have for me?
 
Remember that we do have an anchor.
And that anchor is faith in the One who created us,
Who has carried us all the days of our lives,
Who has promised never to leave nor forsake us.
 
Often we feel that we are simply drifting,
When the truth is,
We are in a season of rest,
A season of rebuilding and/or equipping us.
So that when the “drifting” time is over,
We are ready to hit the shore running. adrift.jpg

Gift of God

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From The Heart of Abba Today:

I had been remembering how much I loved day lilies in my early adulthood.

On an emotionally difficult day, while exercising in the pool, I looked and God had sent me a blooming day lily right in my flowerbed.

He was gracious enough to draw my attention to it.

You know a day lily only blooms for ONE day.
So in order for me to experience it, Abba arranged a whole bunch of things.

Surely He is El Roi. God who sees and cares and knows.

What is your Abba sending your way today? May we all have eyes to see…