From the Heart of God:
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.
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,
I am ALL you need,
I provide all you need.
Will you choose this day,
To trust My love?
It is enough.
From the Heart of Abba this day:
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.
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.
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:
My God shall supply all my needs:
For the lonely one,
For the physically ill,
For the one whose heart is hurting,
For all who seek God,
Revelation and redemption.
Philippians 4:19 ESV And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
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.”
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].