"***** "This is what I request from My people: a trusting heart, a willing heart and an obedient heart. I do not desire obedience without willingness, for that will not produce trust.
I desire a true determination to seek Me, to love Me, to learn of Me, to see Me, to hear Me, to follow Me, to know Me and to obey Me as I lead (you).
*** I do not want forced obedience. I do not want rigid legalism and humanistic doctrine. I want love that is real. I want your respect. I want to be first in your lives. I want you to be 'in-synch' with Me. I want you to be near My heart, to even hear My heartbeat.
I long to be the Wind you hear, to be seen in the sky above you, to rustle through the grass in spring. I want you to know I am near and around you everywhere.
*** My fingerprints are everywhere...everywhere you look...I've been there. You can see My handiwork in every aspect of life. My creation cries out as proof of My work.
So little is *truly* known of what I have made...there is so much beyond human comprehension. (Perhaps that is why I am God?)
*** Many will mock (you) and discredit you...they cannot conceive of (a) God that speaks so freely, openly and personally with His creation. Yet, I am alive. I speak. (Few listen.)
*** I want to communicate in so many ways. I enjoy speaking to My people. I yearn for them to listen to Me. I long for them to truly seek Me in My Word. I desire a people that will accept Me as truth, as reality and as love.
*** Can you not tell I am coming soon? You do not know the day or the hour (or even the year), but the signs are in place. Soon, the world (as you know it) will be history. Will anyone listen to the call of the Spirit? to My Holy Spirit? Will you *yet* resist?
*** Continue your search until you find Me in My glory. Never give up. I am reassuring you...ALL of you who seek Me with honesty and humility. (The proud will be cast down to the ground. Before pride comes a fall.)
*** I have promised I will *never* leave you and that is a promise you can believe. I will not forget you or cast you aside. I am not in the business of rejection (as My adversary does so well). I have loved you with an everlasting love. I have made an everlasting covenant with you. I am not a truce breaker (promise breaker) like man.
*** I do not lie. You know so little of Me. You have only scratched the surface. There is so much more I want you (all) to know of Me and My ways and intentions for you.
*** I am *not* a harsh, hard, cruel taskmaster like Satan. My yoke is easy and My burden is light. I will help you to overcome the world. Yes, troubles will come, but I will deliver you from all trouble. I will be with you in all difficulties. If you look for Me, eventually you will see (perceive, sense) My hand at work in every situation.
*** Yes, My mercies are new every morning and My benefits will sustain you, My children. I give you My daily bread: My Word...the Word of Life, the Living Word, the Word alive. I *quicken* My Word for you. I breathe life into My Word for you. My Word is not dead. It is not some ancient, dusty scroll. It is fresh, vibrant; teeming with energy and love and life. My Word is Me.
*** Contrary to popular belief, I *do* have *all* things under control. I see all. I know all. I know the beginning and the end.
***** Do not be anxious, My children. Do not be of a fearful heart. I will rescue you. Suffering may be for a short while, but I will come for you. You will sense My presence in your turmoil.
*** No, you are not exempt or immune from strife and tragedy. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but I will deliver you from them all. (It may not be in a way or method that *you* had planned)...It will be My hand...your lives are in My hand. Trust Me, for I love you dearly and deeply.
*** Faith works by love. Faith works by love. Blessed are the peacemakers. Put away strife, jealousy, bitterness and hatred. Walk in love. Maintain a pattern of good works. Help those who are weak...even pull some out of the fire.
*** Break the religious mold and come forth in new life: in life, free - and victorious!
*** Demonstrate love, not hate. Yes, 'love the sinner and hate the sin'.(Remember--I love *you* and you still sin...) Judge not, for you will be judged as you have done to others.
*** Jump in the River...My River. Find Me in your homes...Call out to Me: *I'm listening*! Swim in the River and be cleansed by the fresh, clean water of My Spirit.
***** Love. Joy. Peace. Three small words with very big meanings. Let these three rule in your hearts. Let My peace keep your minds. Let My joy fill you up. Let My love comfort you always.
*** Share these treasures throughout your days and throughout your lives. This is Me...this is My life being shown in you. Don't keep My light under a bushel. Show Me to the world...they need Me."
in synch = in harmony, together, in agreement
handiwork = artisanship, craftmanship/ yearn = to long for, desire
glory = God's great splendor, His presence, His radiance, His appearing, His manifestation
truce = agreement or treaty of peace/ quicken = to make alive or to revive
John 1:1a "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
Matthew 11:29,30 "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. for My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
Lamentations 3:22,23 "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed (destroyed), for His compassions (tender mercies) never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness."