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My Child

I will instruct you in the way you should walk and yet your feet will stumble from time to time as you begin to learn My ways.

“— for a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again; but the wicked are overthrown by calamity.” Proverbs 24:1

Your patterns will wish to repeat; habits are hard to break. But your comfort lies in the Truth that I AM with you–you are never alone. I see what you can’t see, and I hear what your heart doesn’t say to you, but to Me it speaks loud and clear.

Quiet your heart like a weaned child. Cause it to listen to Me.

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a child quieted at its mother’s breast; like a child that is quieted is my soul.” Psalms 131:1-2

I AM Wisdom. I AM Power and Strength, but I AM the Lamb of God, gentle and kind–I AM.

So, do not fear that you may stumble–look up. I will not cause you to fall. If you look up to Me you will have it all My child.

Think about that…

MY Child!

“If you faint in the day of adversity your strength is small.” Proverbs 24:10

“When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart, I was stupid and ignorant, I was like a beast toward thee. Nevertheless I am continually with thee; thou dost hold my right hand. Thou dost guide me with thy counsel, and afterward thou wilt receive me to glory.

Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is nothing upon earth that I desire besides thee. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.” Psalms 73:21-26

“My son keep sound wisdom and discretion; let them not escape from your sight, and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. Then you will walk on your way securely and your foot will not stumble. If you sit down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Do not be afraid of sudden panic, or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes; for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.” Proverbs 3:21-26

“—fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

 

 

The Key and More

It is good that you wait for My voice. There are many voices in this world, clamoring for your attention. Some would seem to have good intentions and some, it is evident, do not.

Listen

“Have nothing to do with godless and silly myths. Train yourself in godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” I Timothy 4:7-8

“When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” John 10:4-5

Do not be hasty to obey–if you are unsure of the call, wait.

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” Philippians 2:12-13

I AM in no hurry and neither should you be. I take you slowly, but steadily forward. Sure, strong steps that you not slip and therefore become discouraged.

Practice is essential; with each new task you learn. Do not be hasty to arrive, but think about your stride. My direction is all around you, when you seek inside. Confusion will never lead you.

Stop, listen.

Do nothing more than run to the door. Open the door to Me, that you may see, but do not run out the door without your keys.

Do you see?

I will be your guide, but you must wait on Me. I AM the key that unlocks the door to more.

I AM the door.

“So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not heed them. I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:7-10

I AM more.

“I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.” John 10:14-15

I AM

“Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”” John 8:58

Key

“He who conquers shall be clad thus in white garments, and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life; I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one shall shut, who shuts and no one opens.'” Revelation 3:5-7

Now listen.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand.” John 10:27-28

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. He who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Revelation 3:20-22

“–may you be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, to lead a life worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.

He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:9b-14

 

 

Think On Me

Be still and know that I Am God.

“Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him–” Psalms 37:7a

You have My full attention…Think on that.

Take time to rest in Me. Be aware of My Presence within you. Do you sense the stirring in your spirit?

I AM

Chapter upon chapter your life is written; some are fleeting, and you wonder where the time went; some cause you to wonder if hardship will ever end. But all are written for only you.

“Thou has kept count of my tossings; put thou my tears in thy bottle! Are they not in thy book?” Psalms 56:8

Many are the thoughts a man has in a lifetime–you would be astounded at the count. Just as astonishing is how very few of those ‘counts’ are directed toward Me and yet–

  • I AM Savior.
  • I lift burdens.
  • I ease the yoke.
  • I give purpose and meaning to your life.

“From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides thee, who works for those who wait for him. Thou meetest him that joyfully works righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways.” Isaiah 64:4-5

You think that your thoughts rate your experience but, in reality, your thoughts guide and sometimes set your experience. You have the ability to rethink your path–set your course.

Control your tongue, that there be no remorse.

Your mind controls the actions of your body. If your spirit controls your mind and you are submitted to Me, your actions will be good. Allow your mind to reign, and it will soon be, that confusion and blame are all you see.

So, as you write your life, realize that your mind directs your pen. But you have the power in your spirit to direct your mind. You can live your life helpless–later to ‘read’ where you have been, or command your thoughts to flow with where your ‘pen’ shall go.

I AM your Guide.

“And I will lead the blind in a way that they know not, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do, and I will not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16

Be still and know that I AM God!

“Be still, and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth!” Psalms 46:10

Think on Me.

“–the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day. The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble.

My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to him who finds them, and healing to all his flesh.

Keep your heart with all vigilance; for from it flow the springs of life.

Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.

Take heed to the path of your feet, then all  your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or the left; turn your foot away from evil.” Proverbs 4:18-27

“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8

 

Just Us

An audience of one, that’s all I ask of you. I work with you as an individual, personally. Our relationship should be just that–personal.

I trust that you want to know My heart, as I know yours.

The difference is, I know you completely and you can never know all that I AM.

I AM too vast for the human mind to perceive, therefore, I ask you to know me with your heart. Follow who I AM and believe. It’s simple to start, but the more you grow, the deeper you go into My heart–the more you grow.

“I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord; and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.” Jeremiah 24:7

It is like a deep, deep well that becomes deeper the more you drink, likewise, the more you drink, the clearer you see how much more you have to drink. You will thirst no more in that you will be satisfied–you’ve found the Truth.

“Jesus said to her, ‘Every one who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst; the water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14

Water is a universal substance necessary to life that is still free. Rich or poor, all can partake; all can find a source of water to maintain life.

All can partake of Me.

I AM free.

I AM Life.

“Ho, every one who thirsts come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” Isaiah 55:1

Come to me, an audience of one. If you ask for a drink, I will give freely the Water of Life, that you may thirst no more.

But ever live to drink again–More!

“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of the glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth, and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God.” Ephesians 3:14-19

“With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” Isaiah 12:3

“How precious is thy steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge in the shadow of thy wings. They feast on the abundance of thy house, and thou givest them drink from the river of thy delights. For with thee is the fountain of life; in thy light do we see light.” Psalms 36:7-9

 

 

Win What You’ve Won

When you are striving to reach a goal, how you arrive is irrelevant to the goal, but it is relevant to Me. I AM concerned with how you make your way through life. It isn’t necessarily on the goal that our focus should be, for the end will surely come, just wait you’ll see, but on how the race was won.

  • Was it fair?
  • Did you care?
  • Did you run it with Me?
  • Did you run it with glee?

I AM your prize.

How you live your life is what’s important to Me. You see, you’ve already won. You’ve already won your place in My Heart; that was determined right from the start, long before you were born.

  • But did you give?
  • Did you truly live, or did you wander aimlessly?

I planted in your heart secrets, have you found them yet? They are My plans for you to see your life through. But they are not written down for all to see. You will find them written in your heart, just for you and Me.

Do you see?

They call to you quietly, remind you to come and find the plans I’ve had in mind for you–even before you were born. Find them and win what you’ve won.

Begin what you haven’t yet begun.

“That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away.” Ecclesiastes 3:15

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. He destined us in love to be his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.” Ephesians 1:3-6

“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.” Luke 6:35-36

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

“When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me, and said to me, ‘Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live; do not forget, and do not turn away, from the words of my mouth. Get wisdom; get insight. Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you. The beginning of wisdom is this; Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight. Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. She will place on your head a fair garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.'” Proverbs 4:3-9

“I have seen the business that God has given to the sons of men to be busy with. He has made everything beautiful in its time; also he has put eternity into man’s mind, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

I know that there is nothing better for them than to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live; also that it is God’s gift to man that every one should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil.

I know that whatever God does endures for ever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; God has made it so, in order that men should fear before him.” Ecclesiastes 3:10-14

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.” II Corinthians 2:14

 

 

Yes, I AM

Pinpoint a time in your life when I was not available to you–it cannot be done. Look for a place where I have not been; I’ve visited them all. Even to the depths of Hell–

I AM

See Me as Savior–Yes, I AM

  • I was before you.
  • I go before you.
  • I walk beside you.
  • Even inside you–if you’ve called Me to be…

Yes, I AM

Unto the ends of the earth–I AM

So, is there any question that I can? Yes, I can and yes–

I AM!

“The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all men life and breath and everything. And he made from one every nation of men to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their habitation, that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after him and find him. Yet he is not far from each one of us, for ‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your poets have said, ‘For we are indeed his offspring.’ Being then God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the Deity is like gold or silver, or stone, a representation by the art of imagination of man. The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all men everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all men by raising him from the dead.'” Acts 17:24-31

“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

“For David says concerning him, ‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will dwell in hope.” Acts 2:25-26

“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life'” John 8:12

“Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.'” John 8:58

“–Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me. I, I am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior.” Isaiah 43:10b-11

“O Lord, thou hast searched me and known me! Thou knowest when I sit down and when I rise up; thou discernest my thoughts from afar. Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. Thou dost beset me behind and before, and layest thy hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it. Wither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend to heaven, thou art there! If I make my bed in Sheol, thou art there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there thy hand shall lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” Psalms 139:1-10