As we follow the Lord on from strength to strength and glory to glory, let us be stable vessels transformed into His image and living purposeful lives unto Him. The word from the Lord below speaks of transition into being used for His purposes. May this word bless and excite us all to follow Him on into new adventures.
I have need, yes of your gifts and still other giftings I will bestow upon you. Do not think I enter you into this field lightly or without preparation. I have made you new and whole and will continue to make you into My image. Only offer your heart to Me, respond to Me, respond from Me. Listen not to their words, but listen to the heart I reveal in each. Speak what I would have you say, for it is no longer you who live, but Me who lives in you.
You enjoy and skip along with Me, My love, for will I not even make your enemies to live at peace with you. Just as the lion and lamb will lay down together, this is My desire, for My children to dwell in My peace within where in the natural there is only chaos and destruction. No, I desire peace and mercy and love. I even give you a new look, a look of My beauty, My radiance, even your body will come under My authority and will be transformed into what I created it to be, so that in all things you will evidence My beauty. I make all things new.
How saturated I make you with Me, so that they will sense Me on you. At times you will not even have to say a word but just be, just let Me be in the room within you for My presence divides between soul and spirit, joint and marrow. Look forward to what I do in this place. For in your new stand you will not consider yourself, but honor others above yourself. Be Me here. Keep no record of wrongs. Be excited at what I will do here. I will do a mighty work that none can contrive in their natural minds.
My love, I tell you not so you will have to strive to bring it to pass. For you have now learned that in your own effort nothing is built, for the laborers labor in vain. It is in My strength and power and working that all is built that is everlasting. Build with Me as I prompt you. With your words, with your actions, with your prayers, with your sighs in Me, with your rejoicing heart. Build each moment and how saturated you will feel in Me. They will crave Me on you. Be not puffed up at the favor you receive nor be cast down at any rejection, but know it is Me they respond to in kind. Respond as unto Me to praise or criticism.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat – for he grants sleep to those he loves.”
I Corinthians 15:57-58
“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”