COME TO ME AND LISTEN

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COME TO ME AND LISTEN!  Attune yourself to My voice, and receive My richest blessings.  Marvel at the wonder of communing with the Creator of the universe while sitting in the comfort of your  home.  Kings who reign on earth tend to make themselves inaccessible; ordinary people almost never gain an audience with them.  Even dignitaries must plow through red tape and protocol in order to speak with royalty.

 

Though I am King of he universe, I am totally accessible to you.  I am with you wherever you are.  Nothing can separate you from My Presence!  When I cried out from the cross, “It is finished!”  the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.  This opened the way for you to meet Me face to Face, with no need of protocol or priests. I , the King of kings, am your constant Companion.

 

The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.  He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.

Isaiah 50:4

 

“Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy:  Listen, listen

to Me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight I the richest of fare.  Give ear and come to Me; hear Me , that your soul may live.  I will make an everlasting covenant with you , My faithful love promised to David.”  Isaiah 55:2-3

 

When He had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.”  With that, He bowed HIs head and gave up His spirit.      John19:30

 

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WALK WITH ME

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WALK WITH ME  in the freedom of forgiveness.  The path we follow together is sometimes steep and slippery.   If you carry a burden of guilt on your back, you are more likely to stumble and fall.

At your request, I will remove the heavy load from you and bury it at the foot of the cross.  When I unburden you, you are undeniably free!  Stand up straight and tall in My Presence, so that no one can place more burdens on your back.  Look into My Face and feel the warmth of My Love-Light shining upon you .  It is this unconditional Love that frees you from both fears and sins.  Spend time basking in the Light of My Presence.  As you come to know Me more and more intimately,

 you grow increasingly free.

     Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.  Psalm 68:19

   But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus , His Son, purifies us from all sin.  If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.      1 John 1:7

  There is no fear in love.  But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.  The one who fears is not made perfect in love.    1 John 4:18

PEACE

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YOU WILL NOT FIND MY PEACE by engaging in excessive planning attempting to control what will happen to you in the future.  That is a commonly practiced form of unbelief.  When your mind spins with multiple plans  Peace may sometimes seem to be within your grasp: yet it always eludes you.  Just when you think you have prepared for all possibilities, something unexpected pops up and throws things into confusion.

I did not design the human mind to figure out the future.  That is beyond your capability:  I crafted your mind for continual communication with Me.  Bring Me all your needs, your hopes and fears.  Commit everything into My care.  Turn from the path of planning to the path of Peace. 

   Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.  1 Peter 5:6

In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.  Proverbs 16:9

Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 37:5 

THERE IS A MIGHTY BATTLE

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THERE IS A MIGHTY BATTLE going on for control of your mind.   Heaven and earth intersect in your mind: the tugs of both spheres influence your thinking.  I created you with the capacity to experience foretastes of heaven.  When you shut out the world and focus on My Presence, you can enjoy sitting with Me in heavenly realms.  This is an incredible privilege reserved for precious ones who belong to Me and seek My Face.  Your greatest strength is your desire to spend time communing with Me.  As you concentrate on Me, My Spirit fills your mind with Life and Peace.

The world exerts a downward pull on your thoughts.  Media bombard you with greed, lust, and cynicism.  When you face these things , pray for protection and discernment.  Stay in continual communication with Me whenever you walk through the wastelands of this world.  Refuse to worry, because this form of worldliness will weigh you down and block awareness of My Presence.  Stay alert, recognizing the battle being waged against your mind. Look forward to an eternity of strife-free living, reserved for you in heaven.

      And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.  Ephesians 2:6

  The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.  

    Romans 8:6

Do not love the world or anything in the world….The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.    1 John 2:15, 17

TRY TO SEEK THINGS

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TRY TO SEE THINGS more and more from My perspective.   Let the Light of My Presence so fully fill your mind that you view the world through Me.  When little things don’t go as you had hoped, look to Me lightheartedly and say,  “Oh, well.”  This simple discipline can protect you from being burdened with an accumulation of petty cares and frustrations.  If you practice this diligently, you will make a life-changing discovery:  You realize that most of the things that worry you are not important.  If you practice this diligently, you will make a life-changing discovery.  You realize that most of the things that worry you are not important.  If you shrug them off immediately and return your focus to Me, you will walk through your days with lighter steps and a joyful heart.  When serious problems come your way, you will have squandered your energy on petty problems.  You may even reach the point where you can agree with the apostle Paul that all your troubles are light and momentary compared with the eternal glory being achieved by them.  

    A man’s steps are directed by the LORD.  How then can any one understand his own way?

        Proverbs 20:24

   For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  2 Corinthians 4:17

SEEK TO PLEASE ME

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SEEK TO PLEASE ME

 Above all else.  Let that goal be your focal point as you go through this day.  Such a mind-set will protect you from scattering your energy to the winds.  The free will I bestowed on you comes with awesome responsibility  Each day presents you with choice after choice.  Many of these decisions you ignore and thus make by default.  Without a focal point to guide you, you can easily lose your way.  That’s why it is so important to stay in communication with Me, living in thankful awareness of My Presence.

You inhabit a fallen , disjointed world, where things are constantly unraveling around the edges.  Only a vibrant relationship with Me can keep you from coming unraveled too.

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33

“The One who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do what pleases Him.”

John 8:29

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord. Colossians 3:23

 “Do not be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong; nor afraid to defend the poor because of the power of the rich.”

I DESIGNED YOU

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I DESIGNED YOU  to live in union with ME.  This union does not negate who you are: it actually makes you more fully yourself.  When you try to live independently of Me, you experience emptiness and dissatisfaction.  You may gain the whole world and yet lose every thing that really counts.

Find fulfillment through living closer to Me, yielding to My purposes for you. Though I may lead you along paths that feel alien to you, trust that I know what I am doing.  If you follow Me wholeheartedly, you will discover facets of yourself that were previously hidden.  I know you intimately–far better than you know yourself.  In union with Me, you are complete. In closeness to Me, you are transformed more and more into the one I designed you to be.

   “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul.”  Mark 8:36

    For you created my inmost beings; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well .  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.  When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.   Psalm 139:13-16

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is , there is freedom.  And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s  glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory , which comes from he Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:17-18

Rejoice In Me Always

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REJOICE IN ME ALWAYS! 
No matter what is going on, you can rejoice in your Love-relationship with Me.  This is the secret of being content in all circumstances.  So many people dream of the day when they will finally be happy: when they are out of debt, when their children are out of trouble , when they have more leisure time, and so on.  While they daydream, their moments are trickling into the ground like precious balm spilling wastefully from overturned bottles.

 

Fantasizing about future happiness will never bring fulfillment, because fantasy is unreality.  Even though I am invisible, I am far more Real than the world you see around you.  My reality is eternal and unchanging.  Bring your moments to Me, and I will fill them with vibrant Joy.  Now

is the time to rejoice in My Presence!

 

   Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again:  Rejoice!….I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  Philippians 4:4

 

  But you remain the same, and your years will never end.  Psalm 102:27

   

ACCEPT EACH DAY

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ACCEPT EACH DAY
 exactly as it comes to you.  By that , I mean not only the circumstances of your day but also the condition of your body.  Your assignment is to trust Me absolutely, resting in My sovereignty and faithfulness.

On some days, your circumstances and your physical condition feel out of balance: The demands on your seem far greater than your strength.  Days like that present a choice between two alternatives–giving up or relying on Me.  Even if you wrongly choose the first alternative, I will not reject you.  Your can turn to ME at any point, and I will help you crawl out of the mire of discouragement.  I will infuse My strength into you moment by moment, giving you all that you need for this day.  Trust Me, by relying on My empowering Presence.

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior.  Psalm 42:5

For to be sure, He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by God’s power.   Likewise, we are weak in Him, yet by God’s power we will live with Him to serve you.  2 Corinthians  13:4

“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”  Jeremiah 31:25

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ENJOY THE WARMTH OF MY PRESENCE

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ENJOY THE WARMTH OF MY PRESENCE, pf shining upon you

 Feel your face tingle as you bask in My Love-Light.  I delight in you more th7lan you can imagine.  I approve of you continuously, for I see you cloaked in My Light, arrayed in My righteousness.  There is no condemnation for those who are clothed in Me!  That is why I abhor the use of guilt as a means of motivation among Christians.  

Some pastors try to whip their people into action with guilt-inducing sermons.  This procedure can drive many people to work harder, but the end does not justify the means.  Guilt-evoking messages can undermine the very foundation of grace in a believer’s heart.  A pastor may feel successful when his people are doing more, but I look at their hearts.  I grieve when I see grace eroding, with weeds of anxious works creeping in .  I want you to relax in the assurance of My perfect Love.  The law of My Spirit of Life has freed you from the law of sin and death.

    I delight greatly in the lord; my soul rejoices in my God.  For He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.   Isaiah  61:10

  Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.  Romans 8:1