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Daily Bread

Listen

So many do not listen . . .

  • within
  • to others
  • to Me

I AM searching for those who choose to listen–really listen.

Accept who you are and move on to others; for when you accept yourself, you have time for another, and another, and again . . . another.

You are not busy speaking of yourself, to affirm yourself through another. You are, rather, listening to them–affirming them.

I need you to do that–will you listen?

As you take on the active role of a listener, I AM revealing to you their need. Not to expose them, but to reveal the needed seed.

  • Food for the multitudes.
  • Bread for the eater.

For they are hungry–meet the need . . . plant a seed.

You are not required to meet their every need, not even many. Just plant a seed. You will know them, for they will be hungry!

Give them fresh bread.

Meet the need.

“Give us this day our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11

“‘Because the poor are despoiled, because the needy groan, I will now arise,’ says the Lord; ‘I will place him in the safety for which he longs.’ The promises of the Lord are promises that are pure, silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.” Psalms 12:5-6

“The end of all things is at hand; therefore keep sane and sober for your prayers. Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins. Practice hospitality ungrudgingly to one another. as each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace; whoever speaks, as one who utters oracles of God; whoever renders service, as one who renders it by the strength which God supplies; in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” I Peter 4:7-11

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature. For this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these things are yours and abound, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” II Peter 1:3-11

“Do thou, O Lord, protect us, guard us ever from this generation. On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the sons of men.” Psalms 12:7-8

“The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know thy name put their trust in thee, for thou, O Lord, hast not forsaken those who seek thee.” Psalms 9:9-10

 

The Planted Seed

Nestled in the heart of man is the seed that lies dormant, until it is addressed. Often, for years, it may go unnoticed–no evidence that it is there, but it is . . .

I put it there.

It is the seed of Love.

The spirit of man carries My Nature, planted in their heart–My Nature is Love.

Man ‘grows’ to hate, he isn’t born hateful.

It is a baby’s first instinct to nurse–be nurtured and then to smile. The nurturing, cuddling, holding, begins the growth of that seed of Love inside. It takes very little effort to begin the growth of Love, My Nature, inside the heart of man.

But even so, very little effort will quench!

Trust is broken, fear envelops. But ‘still’ the seed remains–Love. It is the core of man, his True Nature of God, dwelling inside. But experience ‘tells it,’ whether to develop or remain a seed.

Be that ‘experience’ to the next one you meet.

I AM not asking that you awaken them to sin. I AM asking that you touch the heart within.

An untouched heart lies dormant–cold. Years of self-protecting, may make them difficult to reach. But you have the ability to cover the breach. (I Peter 4:8)

You who’ve developed My Love inside–show them that Love–you be their guide!

Love or hate?

Reach them before it’s too late!

Nurture the seed, spoil the weeds–teach them to ABIDE.

“Beloved let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live though him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his own Spirit.” I John 4:7-13

“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. In this is love perfected with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so are we in this world.” I John 4:15-17

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love. We love, because he first loved us.” I John 4:18

“And this commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should love his brother also.” I John 4:21

“The Lord looks down from heaven, he sees all the sons of men; from where he sits enthroned he looks forth on all the inhabitants of the earth, he who fashions the hearts of them all, and observes all their deeds.” Psalms 33:13-15

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Hand In Hand

I magnify your hands, as if in the spirit they are bigger–able to do more than you could, and would not do on your own.

These hands choose to serve when they would rather play. These hands reach out to touch when it may be inconvenient. These hands represent a heart of love that has been born out of pure love–Mine. A love so pure that it magnifies you, as if you were near to hear My very own heartbeat and to act upon what you hear within Me.

You are blessed with those hands, for they are not calloused, but smooth. In the natural, they may even be rough, but I ask that you see them as I see them, through the eyes of your spirit–through My eyes. For I see not rough, but smooth hands–eager to wipe away the tear, quench every fear and call all to come hear the heart of the one who loves them.

Your hands are My hands.

Do you see?

Yes

You see…

Therefore, you represent Me. Always remember that…

You represent Me!

Therefore, be My Hands.

“Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere love of the brethren, love one another earnestly from the heart.” I Peter 1:22

“Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor.” Romans 12:9-10

“–many signs and wonders were done among the people by the hands of the apostles.” Acts 5:12a

“Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares” Hebrews 13:1-2

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” “Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:17, 23-24

“Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish thou the work of our hands upon us, yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.” Psalms 90:17