Steadfast

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From the Heart of God:
Beloved,
The tide comes in.
The tide goes out.
The sun rises.
The sun sets.

People enter and exit your life.
Day follows day.
And through it all,
I remain steadfast.

My love for you never waxes or wanes.
It is constant and unchanging.

When everything is right in your life,
I am there.
When nothing is right,
I am still there.

Before time was, I AM.
I am the same, yesterday-today-and-tomorrow.
You can count on Me.

In a world where so much is unstable
I truly am both your Anchor and your Rock.

This was written originally 4 years ago.

I have seen, walked with my husband during his dying season (which began around the time of this “word” and continued for 3 years.) Day did follow day. He did die. Things went from hard to so hard and yet the LORD did remain STEADFAST. He was there when nothing (or almost nothing) felt right in my life. The world around us is still unstable (even more so). Just glance at the news.

But we can be sure that our GOD is going to remain the same, yesterday today and tomorrow. Forever STEADFAST.

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He Will Carry You

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From the Heart of Abba

I will both carry you AND walk beside you.
When the way/day is hard,
Or the path is too rocky,
Lift up your arms,
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your eyes
I will carry you.

Sometimes I will encourage you
To take one more step and then another
Even though you think, your perception tells you,
That you can’t.

Trust me Precious Child
I am “taller” and I see further
I know when you need to be carried,
As well as when you need to walk

I am your Abba,
Your friend,
Your brother.
I am ALL you need,
I provide all you need.

Will you choose this day,
To trust My love?
My care?
My provision?

It is enough.

 

Seasons of Time

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From the Heart of Abba this day:
Beloved,
There are times,
And seasons of times,
There are moments of time,
As well as moments in time.

I am LORD of all time and in all times.
However, I do not hold Myself aloof.
I am ALWAYS available with you and to you.
There is no time, or season of time,
Where I will not provide ALL you need.

From within any moment of time,
As well as during any season of time,
Pause and look for Me.
Each time you make a conscious choice to seek Me,
You WILL find that I am with you.

It may not look or feel the same each time.
Sometimes I will draw your focus to some object of beauty.
Other times I will prompt you to go here, or do this or that.
Often I will illuminate someone in your path,
That could be someone to minister TO you,
But as often as not, it will be some for You to minister to.

Beloved, be attuned to Me and tuned in to Me.
You are safe, in every way and the way to “know” it,
Is to tune in and be attuned.

Changing the “W” in we to “M” in Me

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I became a widow about 10 months ago after a time of caregiving. It has been a process of changing from being a “we” to being a “me.

Sometimes I have felt very alone but the one constant has been God. He has led me step by step into a new season of life. This is for anyone who has lost a spouse, a parent, a child, a sibling. In that relationship, the “we” is gone but we cling to the ONE “we” that will never end. God is our forever present Emmanuel.

Since this is a different post, I want to say thank you to my brothers and their wives who have helped me in ways they don’t know and also some dear friends who have walked with me. And my sons, their wives and grandsons.

God is GOOD and I have decided to look forward to whatever good gifts He will send my way during this season of my life.

 

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!

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.”

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.