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A Brand New Life

You have served Me well–I cannot complain. But still you lack; something is amiss. You hold your heart back, even from this…

A part of you, I cannot reach; a part of you, I cannot teach.

Your spirit I have won; your walk has begun, but you hold yourself in a safety zone; guarding, always guarding, not allowing it to roam–even for Me.

I want you to explore and enjoy your life, but you continue to follow the strife. You find it sticks to you like glue–it follows you.

This is My promise, you will shake free. I have not forgotten thee. But I insist that you dig, and call upon Me. I’ll not make it easy, for you ‘know‘ Me.

I AM your key–your answer to strife.

  • Everlasting love is yours.
  • Healing has been, from the foundation, and again I say–already yours.

Come a step higher–don’t hesitate to climb. I AM your maker and all you find–the Blessing of life is yours to keep; the fruits of the Spirit operate–even in your sleep.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us have no self-conceit, no provoking of one another, no envy of one another.” Galatians 5:22-26

If you’ll just put an end to strife, you will have a brand new life!

I Promise!!

“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. For whoever lacks these things is blind and shortsighted and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

Therefore, brethren, be the more zealous to confirm your call and election, for if you do this you will never fall; so there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” II Peter 1:3-11

“Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good life let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This wisdom is not such as comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or insincerity. And the harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” James 3:13-18

“Unfaithful creatures! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is in vain that the scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit which he has made to dwell in us”? But he gives more grace; therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.–

–Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.” James 4:4-8a,10

“Do not grumble, brethren, against one another, that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the doors.” James 5:9

“But according to his promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you wait for these, be zealous to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.” II Peter 3:13-14

“For every one will be salted with fire. Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its saltness, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.” Mark 9:49

 

 

Continue Rested

Peace and rest. These are two well known words that are ‘little known’ in this busy season of life.

Man has lost the ability to truly rest.

You speak of peace during the seasonal celebration of My Birth, but is it mere words or a representation of your life?

To have total peace–

  • Your life is measured.
  • Your priorities are in order.
  • You are surrendered to My will and direction for your life.

For I understand your ways and I see your life mapped out before you. I see what you, yourself, do not see. This is why I ask you to trust. If you respect Me, and trust that I will lead you on the best path, you will remain rested in My decisions, as I direct your life.

“Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God! Let thy good spirit lead me on a level path!” Psalms 143:10

You are not My puppet; I don’t wish to control–

I AM your mentor.

I gather your thoughts–we discuss them together. We make a plan and, ultimately, a decision. But if one doesn’t ‘see the way’, how can another follow?

Won’t they both wander aimlessly?

“–Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A disciple is not above his teacher, but every one when he is fully taught will be like his teacher.” Luke 6:39-40

I see the way–will you follow?

“I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.” Psalms 16:7

“Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.” Psalms 16:11

Stop struggling to find your path.

Rest in My decision–have peace that I won’t let you miss a step. You won’t start over, for you never leave behind what you have learned.

You ‘continue’–when you are ‘rested’.

“And to whom did he swear that they should never enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient? So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief. Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest remains, let us fear lest any of you be judged to have failed to reach it.

For good news came to us just as to them; but the message which they heard did not benefit them, because it did not meet with faith in the hearers. For we who have believed enter that rest–” Hebrews 3:18-4:3a

“So then there remains a sabbath rest for the people of God; for whoever enters God’s rest also ceases from his labors as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, that no one fall by the same sort of disobedience.” Hebrews 4:9-11

“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.” John 14:27

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15

“Make me to know thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me, for thou art the God of my salvation; for thee I wait all the day long.” Psalms 25:4-5

“Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God! Let thy good spirit lead me on a level path!” Psalms 143:10

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV

 

 

Exhale to Breathe

An empty heart is quiet and feels nothing–as if numb. You think you cannot go on and you really don’t care anymore for you are weary–spent.

There is so much hope for you, for you are in the best position to be filled!

For there is room for Me.

You see, when one is casting about–struggling with feelings, thoughts and emotions, I AM just more noise in the midst of their chaos.

I lead My sheep beside still waters that they may drink.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.” Psalms 23:1-2

You cannot drink in the midst of your struggle. You must be calmed, quieted. For you to be filled, I must be welcomed–invited.

Empty out that I may come in.

Releasing all the turmoil, struggles and fears to immediately receive My Peace, Comfort, and Hope is like exhaling to breathe again.

Fresh Air–No more despair.

The exchange that must be led by you.

For I do not force Myself upon you; I wait for you to realize that you need Me. I lead you to a quiet place, then offer you a drink.

“As a hart longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for thee, O God.” Psalms 42:1

Fresh water–the substance of life; It is and–

I AM

“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

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.” Psalms 51:10

“Teach me thy way, O Lord, that I may walk in thy truth; unite my heart to fear thy name. I give thanks to thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify thy name for ever.

For great is thy steadfast love toward me; thou hast delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.” Psalms 86:11-13

 

 

Ask for Me

The essence of God is His Being, spread abroad in the hearts of men. He does not hold back of Himself, but gives freely to all who call upon Him. Rich or poor, smart or simple, all are invited to come partake of the True nature of God, that of His Son, Jesus Christ. His abilities then, become your abilities. His Divine Love, becomes your love. The balance of body, mind and spirit–complete.

  • Rest for the weary.
  • Food for the hungry.
  • Peace for all mankind.

Come, worship Him. All men have been given the ability and inclination to worship God, for His great love for you, created you, that you may love.

“Oh come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!” Psalms 95:6

Love Him.

Love others.

Love the unlovely.

Love–this is the essence of God placed in the hearts of men. If you give it away, it will only increase; don’t give and it will die.

“And he said to them, ‘Take heed what you hear; the measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will be given you. For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.'” Mark 4:26

The dormancy of love is death.

Those who do not love have chosen to live out of their mind and have thus hardened their heart–quenched their spirit, smothering the love within. They lay blame to others, but the choice is theirs.

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Choose to open your heart again. Knock and I shall come in. I will flood your heart with a love you’ve never known. For those who do not love, do not know Me, for I AM Love.

“And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. for every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” Luke 11:9-10

The heartbreak you have experienced will be removed; The raw wounds soothed, for I AM Comfort. I AM your ability to live again.

“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

Peace, be still and know that I AM God.

Call upon Me and I will hear. Call upon Me while I AM near. You will live to love again.

I Promise.

Ask for trust that you may believe.

Ask for Love that you may receive.

Love–it’s who I AM

Ask for Me–It’s where we’ll begin.

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:29

“In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature, upholding the universe by his word of power. When he made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high–” Hebrews 1:1-4

“The promise to Abraham and his descendants, that they should inherit the world, did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith.” Romans 4:13

“No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith, as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. That is why his faith was ‘reckoned to him as righteousness.’ But the words, ‘it was reckoned to him,’ were written not for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him that raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was put to death for our trespasses and raised for our justification.” Romans 4:20-23

“Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God.” Romans 5:1-2

“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.” I John 4:7-8

“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.” I John 4:15-16

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

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20

 

 

With Your Whole Heart

Locate your heart.

Now, locate your mind.

Are the two in sync? Your mind should not run ahead of your heart, for your heart should give your mind charge. Likewise, if your mind is in conflict with your heart, then you are living out of your intelligence or emotions, rather than your spirit.

It is possible for your emotions to rule your mind if your spirit is not strong. Just as it is possible for your heart to lead without intelligent thought or for your intelligence to rule without a heart of compassion. All are examples of a man incomplete, for body, mind and spirit are not in sync.

I made you whole.

A complete man will take a stand against anything less than that–wholeness; the balance of peace in the inner man. There is quietness for your soul when you are whole.

Begin by locating your heart.

“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:5-6

“–know the God of your father, and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts, and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.” I Chronicles 28:9

“I  appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:1-2

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hid with Christ in God,. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-4

“Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good life let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This wisdom is not such as comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or insincerity. And the harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” James 3:13-18

“As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6-7

 

 

With All Your Heart

If home is where you heart is, where is your home?

Is it where your heart dwells, or where your expectation lies? Do you flee from evil to arrive home, or do you dwell in peace–never to roam?

Your body is home for your spirit, does it dwell in a peaceful setting? If your members are at war within yourself, there is therefore no rest for your spirit. If your thoughts do not agree with your spirit, are you not at war within?

“For I delight in the law of God, in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin which dwells in my members.” Romans 7:22-23

Peace, 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!” “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.” Psalms 46:10-11

Are not My thoughts higher than yours?

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9

I will lead you to a safe harbor–a place of rest and peace, but this will not be until you release your cares unto Me and make the commitment to follow one path–Me.

“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that in due time he may exalt you. Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you.” I Peter 5:6-7

Can anyone walk two paths at once?

If you are split and divided, will you not stay in one spot? There are only two kingdoms. Make a choice, and follow with all of your heart!

“Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, ‘ Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.'” Matthew 12:25

“‘He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.'” Matthew 12:30

“‘Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.'” Matthew 12:33

“–‘For out of the abundance of the mouth the heart speaks. The good man out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter; for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.'” Matthew 12:34b-37

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.” Psalms 23:1-3a

“Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord.” Isaiah 55:6-8

“For you shall go out in joy, and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12

 

 

If You Believe

Deliverance is not an option, it is a command; for My people must be free to do the work that I have called them to do.

A Bride without spot or blemish begins as a Bride set free

Her needs are met, she has no regret, for her True Love is her first love and it is there that her heart remains.

You see I knew you before and I loved you then, and I never let go–once we begin. I command that you walk the sin-free life; put an end to all bitterness and strife, and see Me for who I truly AM–

Savior, Husband, King and Friend

I share the throne with no other god. And if you toil and fuss you have lost trust, and are serving another it’s true.

I bind no one, but know no bounds. I bring no fear, but deliverance is here; for My Beloved must walk as I walked. I delivered and healed and maintain this still, for those who will wait upon Me. I bring new life, put an end to strife and those who are anxious will see…

My Peace that I gave, did not end at the grave, but is offered to all who’ll receive…

If you believe

“Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.'” Isaiah 44:6

“And behold, a woman who had suffered from a hemorrhage for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment; for she said to herself, “If I only touch his garment, I shall be made well.” Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well.” Matthew 9:20-22

“As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to him and when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, “Never was anything like this seen in Israel.'” Matthew 9:32-33

“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity.” Matthew 9:35

“And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the dumb, and many others, and they put them at his feet, and he healed them, so that the throng wondered, when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.” Matthew 15:30-31

“Husbands love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.” Ephesians 5:25-27

“No one born of God commits sin; for God’s nature abides in him, and he cannot sin because he is born of God. By this it may be seen who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not do right is not of God, nor he who does not love his brother.” I John 3:9-10

“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved and the elements will melt with fire! But according to his promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you wait for these, be zealous to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.” II Peter 3:10-14

“Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good life let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This wisdom is not such as comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exists, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or insincerity. And the harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” James 3:13-18

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?'” John 11:25-26