Whispers of Rest

I am reading a book by Bonnie Gray called Whispers of Rest. It is really good. She has been challenging us to rediscover our dreams and/or begin to dream. At this season of life, which is very new and fragile in a way, I am learning to live again.

From the Heart of Abba Today:

 

This is the dream for now.
To REST in Me,
To come and continue to come to Me
From within every single moment of life.
To live as Beloved.
No need to measure up, get it right or figure “it” out.
Safe and secure.
To simply “be”,
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Rest vs Frazzled

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From The Heart of Abba:

We were at worship Sunday and singing this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFByOX8Fb0M and the Lord began to remind my heart:

When you are tired of/from standing,
Weary from the race,
That is not a bad thing,
Or an indication that you have been bad.

It is rather an invitation to lay down and enter My rest.
Literally lay down,
Or choose a place to sit that creates rest in your spirit.

It is simply time to hide all that is you, in the shelter of the Most High, under the shelter of My wings.

Verses to Ponder:
In Luke 10:41-42 Martha is harried and worried from doing and Jesus speaks to her, I think cutting right to her true heart need and says, “But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
And that one thing is to simply “be” with Jesus, resting all that we are in all that He is.

Psalm 91:4 He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Exodus 33:14 14 The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Psalm 46:10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

By His Wounds

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From The Heart of Abba:
 
I was listening to a song which has only one lyric, “By His wounds, we are healed”. The lyrics were stuck in my mind. So I began to ponder, this is the result.
Be blessed in the LOVE of God.
 
By His Wounds,
We are healed.
 
First in the Spiritual, then as we come into alignment in the natural,
Emotionally, Physically,
Heart, mind, body, soul and spirit.
 
Not by any person are we healed,
It is by the Spirit of the Living God.
 
Circumstances may remain essentially the same,
Our aches and pains (physical and emotional)
May remain….
 
We ARE healed simply by coming into alignment
With the will and Person of the One who loves us.
 
We are healed, changed, transformed and renewed
Each time we pause and enter into communion with Him.
 
So WHY do we look to others?
To circumstances?
To anything other than being still and
Resting all that we are in/on Yeshua?
 
1 peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, so that in due time He may exalt you. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Psalm 55:22
Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

His Own

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From The Heart of Abba Today:

Beloved,
You are mine.
I have GOOD plans for your life.

I have promised never to leave you,
Nor forsake you.

In fact I am He who carries you.
Even to your gray hairs
Or loss of hairs,
I AM will carry you.

Surrounding you with songs of joy
Sung from My heart into yours.

I have promised to
Support you, uphold you, Enfold you
By My love.

My strong right arm is with you.
My eyes are always upon you.

Why?
Because I love you and
You are mine.

Psalm 63:8 I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.
Ephesians 4:15 AMPC Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; You, Lord, protect me from trouble; You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah.

 

 

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…

Remember…

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From the Heart of Abba

Where do YOU need a touch from God today?
In what area of your life do you need to know that God is with you?

Beloved,
“I AM” goes before you
In every moment of your life,
“I AM” is with you

There is nothing,
No moment,
No event,
No season of your life,
You will go through,
Or have gone through,
That is devoid of
The Presence of “I AM”.

Come to Me, Beloved,
Come just as you are
Bringing all that is “you”
Into awareness of and
Alignment with “I AM”.

Ask for the ability to trust,
What you you cannot see,
But know is true.

“I AM” is always with you,
Always loving you,
Always going before you.
Simply because you are,
My Own.
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Happy Blessed Mother’s Day

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From The Heart of Abba

For those without a mother,
For those whose children are far away,
Or those who have no children,
For those who long or longed for a child,
For those who are in sorrow for a mother
Who has gone before, or
Even worse a child who has died,
For those who are separated from family,
For those who may feel lost or forlorn,
For those for whom this weekend may be hard,

May the LORD,
Who is the GOD of ALL COMFORT,
Draw your heart close to his.

May the God of ALL PEACE gather you under His Wings.

May the Spirit,
Who continually flows to you and through you,
Touch you with healing,
To restore to you,
ALL that is missing,
Or feels like it is missing in your life.

God has promised to meet all our needs.
This weekend may be hard for you,
In small ways or what feels like insurmountable ways.
But God….
Has also promised to make all things work to our good.

So for the lost,
The lonely,
The grieving ones,

Or any hidden areas where we feel that way
In our own heart for whatever reason,

May this be a weekend where your heart,
Your mind,
Your body,
Your soul and
Your spirit have a FRESH encounter with LOVE aka Jesus.

What If ????

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From The Heart of Abba

Consider the heart of Abba,
Perhaps, at this very moment, he is drawing your heart closer to His own.
Imparting a deeper LOVE and ACCEPTANCE than you have experienced recently.

Abba’s heart is always drawing us closer,
Inviting us to come with childlike JOY and REST,
Into His LOVE for us.

What if… we began each day and paused often during each day,
To drink from this Well that NEVER runs dry,
Never condemns but always flows,
To wash, to cleanse and to restore?

What if our natural first response to fear, upset etc was to dance over to the Fountain of Living Water (full rich abundant life in Love of Abba)???

Who is GOD?
Love and peace and hope and joy.
God desires to be in relationship with/to us.
His heart is to position us for blessing.

Who are we?
Those created and designed to bear His same image.
To do the good works,
He has prepared in advance,
For us to do.

Verses to Ponder:

Psalm 86:11 Teach me Your way, O Lord,
I will walk and live in Your truth;
Direct my heart to fear Your name [with awe-inspired reverence and submissive wonder].

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always].

Eze 36:26-28 26 Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you, and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My ordinances and do them. 28 You will live in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you will be My people, and I will be your God.

Alignment

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From The Heart of Abba

When your heart is in alignment with mine,
Then your world is peace and joy…
Peace of heart, mind, body and spirit,
Because “I AM” is your
SHALOM.

JOY
Because when you are in tune with,
And tuned into My heart
There is a Light that drowns out
All other thoughts.

Thoughts:
When we are aligned in the vertical,
Then the horizontal can and will fall into place.

If we are NOT in vertical alignment with Abba Father,
Then the horizontal is way off plumb.
And that is when
Vain imaginations enter the equation called life,
And even gentle things are distorted.

So in order to LIVE abundant life,
We align with Him vertically –
Then the horizontal should also balance out.
We experience peace, hope, joy and love,
Which is our birthright as children of the King.
We must rest into vertical alignment.

Verses to ponder:
2 Cor 10:9 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Isa 30:21 21 Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.

Jer 6:16 Thus says the Lord, “Stand by the roads and look; ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is; then walk in it, And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it!’

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore the Lord God says this, “Listen carefully, I am laying in Zion a Stone, a tested Stone, A precious Cornerstone for the [secure] foundation, firmly placed. He who believes [who trusts in, relies on, and adheres to that Stone] will not be disturbed or give way [in sudden panic].

Matthew 21:42 Jesus asked them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The [very] Stone which the builders rejected and threw away, Has become the chief Cornerstone; This is the Lord’s doing, And it is marvelous and wonderful in our eyes’?

Mark 12:10 Have you not even read this Scripture: ‘The stone which the builders regarded as unworthy and rejected, This [very stone] has become the chief Cornerstone

Luke 20:17 But Jesus looked at them and said, “What then is [the meaning of] this that is written: ‘The [very] Stone which the builders rejected, this became the chief Cornerstone’?

Acts 4:11 This Jesus is the stone which was despised and rejected by you, the builders, but which became the chief Cornerstone.

1 Peter 2:6 For this is contained in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a chosen stone, a precious (honored) Cornerstone, And he who believes in Him [whoever adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him] will never be disappointed [in his expectations].”

Eph 2:20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the [chief] Cornerstone,

1 Peter 2:7 This precious value, then, is for you who believe [in Him as God’s only Son—the Source of salvation]; but for those who disbelieve, “The [very] stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief Cornerstone,”