MANY OF YOU ARE HEAVILY BURDENED AND CRYING OUT TO ME FOR ANSWERS.  THERE ISN’T A NEED THAT I CAN’T SUPPLY AND THERE IS NOTHING TOO DIFFICULT.  I HAVE TOLD YOU TO: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). WHEN YOU SEEK TO PLEASE ME THROUGH SEEKING MY KINGDOM AND DOING MY RIGHTEOUSNESS, MY EARS ARE IN TUNE TO YOUR EVERY CRY.  THE ONLY WAY I WILL NOT ANSWER IS IF YOU HAVE ASKED AMISS (ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN WILL INSTEAD OF MINE) OR IF YOU FAIL TO “ASK” YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE. 

YOU KNOW I HAVE SAID I WILL NEVER LEAVE OR FORSAKE YOU.  I HEAR EVERY CRY AND SEE EVERY TEAR AND I LONG TO LIFT YOU ABOVE YOUR FEARS AND SORROWS.  ALL IT TAKES IS YOUR FAITH AND TRUST IN ME.  FRETTING, POINTING OUT THE IMPOSSIBILITIES, AND CONTINUALLY RUNNING ALL FAILED SCENARIOS THROUGH YOUR MIND ONLY DESTROYS YOUR FAITH. HAVE YOU PRAYED FOR MY PERFECT WILL?  HAVE YOU REPENTED OF YOUR KNOWN SINS? ARE YOU DOING EVERYTHING YOU KNOW TO DO THROUGH “ASKING, SEEKING, AND KNOCKING” AT MY DOOR?  THEN, THE ONLY THING REMAINING IS TO “REST IN MY PROMISES AND PROVISION FOR YOU.”

REMEMBER THAT I AM AT WORK IN THE LIVES OF MY CHILDREN.  IN ORDER TO BRING ABOUT A PERFECT WORK IN YOU, I ALLOW YOU TO SEE CLEARLY YOUR ADVERSARY SO YOU CAN “OVERCOME.”  IT IS ALL APART OF YOUR TRAINING AS A GOOD SOLDIER. WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR ANSWERS IT CAUSES YOU TO GLORIFY MY NAME WITH PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING. IN GIVING YOU REASON TO PONDER MY WORD AND SEARCH FOR GREATER REVELATION OF MY PROMISES, SPIRITUAL GROWTH TAKES PLACE AND I CAN REVEAL A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF MY WORD. WHILE WAITING, YOU ARE LEARNING PATIENCE AND HAVING AN EXPERIENCE THAT WILL PRODUCE A STRONGER “HOPE” IN ME.  IT IS IN THE MOMENTS THAT YOU KNOW YOU NEED HELP THAT YOU DRAW CLOSER TO ME AND YOU LEARN THAT I AM YOUR ONLY TRUE SOURCE OF HELP.

I PUT WITHIN YOU TO “WILL AND DO” OF MY GOOD PLEASURE.  YOUR MOMENTARY TRIALS TEST YOUR OBEDIENCE TO MY LEADING.  I HAVE GIVEN YOU GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES AND MOST ARE CONTINGENT ON “OBEDIENCE” TO MY WILL. IF YOU ARE OBEDIENT TO MY WILL IN ALL THINGS, THEN YOU HAVE A GUARANTEED PROMISE.  “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).  WHEN YOU KNOW YOU HAVE “DONE ALL” THEN STAND EXPECTANTLY.  I WILL NEVER DISAPPOINT YOU. “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you” (John 15:7).

WHEN YOU DWELL IN ME, EVERY THING THAT BEFALLS YOU I HAVE ALLOWED FOR YOUR GOOD. I AM TEACHING YOU THE LESSONS OF AN OVERCOMING LIFE.  THE BATTLE IS BEING FOUGHT BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL AND YOU ARE CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE, BUT MY CHILDREN NEED NOT FEAR FOR I HAVE OVERCOME SATAN AND HIS MINIONS. I USE HIS EVIL TO TEACH AND GIVE YOU A DESIRE TO PRESS IN AND OVERCOME SATAN. THROUGH TRIALS YOU GROW STRONGER AND LEARN THAT I WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO BE TRIED BEYOND YOUR ENDURANCE. I ALWAYS MAKE A WAY FOR MY CHILDREN TO ESCAPE.

BY THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST YOU WILL REIGN THROUGH YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SHINE IN THIS WORLD FOR MY GLORY. THOUGH YOU DWELL IN THE WORLD YOU ARE SET APART UNTO ME AND SATAN CANNOT TOUCH YOU WITHOUT MY APPROVAL FOR TESTING PURPOSES. OF COURSE, IF YOU ARE WILLFULLY SINNING HE CAN ATTACK YOU. ‘“They shall be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts, “On the day that I make them My jewels. and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.” Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.’ (Malachi 3:17-18).

My prayer:

Dearest Lord and Savior, I know I cannot make everything right on my own. I haven’t the wisdom to even fix the things I have broken. Fill me with Your life and Spirit and give me overcoming strength and power.  I confess my mistakes and sins, and I ask You to cleanse me and make me pure in Your sight.  I am often blinded by my own faults and I ask You to make my sins clear to me.  Show me my spiritual condition as You know it. I want to grow and be spiritually strong.  Give me a desire to read and understand Your Word.  Help me to apply Your Word to the places in my soul that are needy and weak.  May I learn to treasure Your Word and wisdom from this day forward, and may I liberally apply it to every area of my life. Give me a desire to be righteous in Your sight and may I reflect Jesus Christ to the world.  May I bear the fruits of Your Spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  I want spiritual growth so I can be used in Your kingdom to glorify You. I love You, and want to be like You. Amen.

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