Rest for the Reverent

Tender is your heart toward Me and I AM pleased.

Trust unwavering.

A life spent in commitment . . .

  • Absolute
  • Resolute

–these words come to mind when I think of you.

Why then, does it matter what others may think?

They do not know you, nor do they understand the ministry I have placed on your life; for it is unique to you–as theirs is too! Everyone has a call; all are chosen–if they would choose, would give it their all, but many do not. They toil and fight with their life, unwilling to surrender for fear of the unknown.

But, I AM, what they don’t know.

For you know Me–I delight to BLESS those who love Me!

And I often bless those who don’t–in hope that they might turn and see that I AM Love. I AM the ‘future’ that they can’t see–

for in respect or neglect, I AM still there–those who bow before Me in reverence and respect are immeasurably BLESSED!

“But I through the abundance of thy steadfast love will enter thy house. I will worship toward thy holy temple in the fear of thee.” Psalms 5:7

You who bow before Me, are you still concerned what others may think?

I AM your explanation.

I AM your defense.

Bow before me in reverence, and leave the REST to Me.

“Why do you pass judgment on your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, ‘As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.’ So each of us shall give account of himself to God. Then let us no more pass judgment on one another, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.” “Let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.” Romans 14:10-13, 19*

“‘You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.'” Matthew 5:43-45

“But let all who take refuge in thee rejoice, let them ever sing for joy; and do thou defend them, that those who love thy name may exult in thee. For thou dost bless the righteous, O Lord; thou dost cover him with favor as with a shield.” Psalms 5:11-12

*Author’s note:  Some might argue that the verses from Romans have been taken out of context. The chapter is written in regards to opinions and disputes regarding food. I understand that, but placed it here because it clearly states the Lord’s heart, expressed throughout the scriptures, that we are not to judge another and we each stand alone before God. We are to build each other, not tear each other down or lord superiority over another. In the End, every knee shall bow before Jesus, Lord of all, and give an account of their life. Whether we choose to bow in reverence now or that Day when He comes again, He made it clear in this message, He is ‘there’ in your future.

Two new books available to help you in these challenging times . . .

“Comfort in the Challenge.” Published in 2019, and written in dedication to caregivers. A book inspired by God, in provision, before awareness of Covid 19. Read it to be comforted, and encouraged. All messages are spoken from the Heart of God as fresh bread. All proceeds from “Comfort in the Challenge” go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Canaanland has a wonderfully successful 40 year history, dedicated to helping men desiring to overcome addiction and find new life in Jesus!

“His Voice in My Heart,” published in 2020. A journey of messages God has spoken over the past seven years to bring healing and restoration to the wounded soul. In sorting messages for “Comfort in the Challenge,” ‘prisoners’ welled up in my heart so strongly, that I began to sort messages for this special assignment as well. “His Voice in My Heart” is filled with His messages to comfort, challenge and bring restoration; along with several inspiring true testimonies of God’s healing and provision. “His Voice in My Heart” is a book of your journey to freedom!

The messages are spoken from the heart of God, but are not meant to replace the Word; rather, they serve to lead you to it; to give practical application and encourage understanding of the Word. It is the Word of God that saves, heals and delivers–Jesus, is the Word. Included in both books you will find many scriptures for your study in the Word.

Both books may be ordered from, Nation of Women Publishing, found by clicking the link below.

Book Order Link:

Canaanland Ministries Link:


Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the Gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus.

Human nature tends to shoot their best supporting foot, just because it steps a little different than the other. May we all take on the ‘nature’ of God and receive His peace and understanding for one another!

Thank you and God Bless You,

Lori J. O’Neil



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