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Beyond What You Were

The following Word from the Lord speaks of being transformed from what you were to what He created you to be. May it speak to you where you are to bring you where He wants you to be. 

     Oh My love, I speak tenderly to thee about this matter. When you walk about in the natural with man’s wisdom and understanding, you are transformed into nothing more than what self-effort can maintain. When you turn your attention to Me, when you follow My promptings, when you commune with Me throughout the day and night in all that you do – in waking, in sleeping, in eating, in recreation – then I transform You beyond what is possible with the greatest of man’s wisdom. Beyond all of man’s research, contemplation, experiments, I make you what I created you to be – to fulfill your life’s purpose. Be still before Me and receive.

     Turn not your attention to this or that, but only to Me. Let the sound of praise that I breathed into your spirit come forth, let your prayers (of your understanding and in tongues) be offered up to Me, dwell with Me when you’ve come to the end of yourself and you have nothing else to offer up, be still before Me even in the silence. I will speak to You, I will change you from the inside out, I will fill you with more and more of Me as you turn your attention to Me.

     You look around and wonder, “What does this one have that I do not, why does he/she seem so close to God.” Beloved, you do not know the price that vessel paid to be close to Me. You see the fruits of our union, not the intimate places: the groans in the night, the turning to Me even when it seems futile in the natural, the lifting up voice of thanksgiving, praise, or speaking My truth over a situation that looks like it’s going the opposite of My will. These are divine interactions with Me that grow our intimacy. Praise Me in the days of abundance and lack, when neither condition dilutes your adoration of Me. See this truth above all circumstance, I AM, I Am good, I care tenderly for You, and My arm is not too short to save.

     Beloved, what I desire to do in you and yes, through you, is beyond your understanding at this moment. Continue not in your current pace of walking with Me, but draw nearer and nearer until you are in step with Me each moment of your life. Take not breaks from Me to go and satisfy the desires of your flesh. Oh, come and let us reason together, how far we can walk if you did not have these rest stops of flesh gratification. I do not condemn thee, I invite you to quicken your step and walk with Me in your true position – seated in the Heavenlies with Me even though traversing on earth in time.

     My love, there is more of Me to consider. There is more I’d have you create. There is more I want you to experience. Release all that hinders you – rise up and be made whole, release the habits you clutch tightly, turn from unforgiveness, walk in My joy and peace and see what I will make of you. I redeem the time, it is I who lengthen your days to accomplish all of My purposes. I Am has called you, come and follow Me to new heights unimaginable by man but most assuredly possible/purposeful in Me.

 

Acts 17:24-28

“God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.'”

Colossians 3:1-17

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”