My delight, I speak tenderly to you of what I had need to tell you as you take time and quiet yourself and sit Me to receive My word. At times, you run from Me, when I want to fill you and promote you to My purposes. I have need of thee. You seek Me, but do not really want to have all of Me on My terms. You keep yourself partially hidden from Me only to receive a little at a time. Were you to expose all of yourself to Me you would forever be changed by My presence.
Hear Me this day, I desire to pour out all of Myself that you can bear – I delight to show you great and hidden things. I desire you to be a circumstance changer, not to live under the whims of man, but to take authority, to see in the spirit, and proclaim over the nations My heart’s desire. I have need of thee.
Your way will be a different walk than those around you, though all are important and precious in My sight and useful to My purposes. All are gold, silver, and precious stone, for it is I who have raised each of you up out of your dross and refined you for My higher purposes. Even in the times of waiting and seeming nothingness as things appeared to get worse, I was preparing your hearts to follow Me.
I could not raise any up until each of you knew it was not in your own strength or in Man’s means or ways that this was done – a healing, a way made, a spirit called and strengthen to do My will even in the face of opposition. My children must learn beyond any shadow of a doubt that it is I who wills and works in each of you to accomplish My good pleasure. It is I who calls you.
I had to get each of you not to strike out and go your own way even after My manifest power was displayed, but to follow Me and seek My face for even your next steps. This is how My people are to walk – receiving from Me strength, power, love, purpose. Your own righteousness and power are as filthy rags and of no use, but My righteousness covers you and I work in you to accomplish all I need during your time on earth.
I am very pleased that My children would offer themselves, their futures, their lives to Me. Not in lip service, but in total surrender of your wills. Even this surrender I had to work into you. Follow Me, do not be moved at the whims of man whether they mean you good or evil, for I Am your rock, I make your way.
- “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12
- …”continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Philippians 2:12-13