During a morning walk with Riley the Lab, I felt the urge to take pictures. I did not recognize God’s presence at the time. Later in the day when I received the word below I looked over the pictures, realized He was there, and wept. I felt woo’d by the Holy Spirit and a deep sense of peace and calm rested upon me. Let us ponder His great mercies, be grateful for what He has done, and hopeful for what He is about to open up. Let us become more aware of His presence in our every step. As you read further, know that as He speaks of “beauty” it is the beauty that is timeless, comes from His touch on our lives, and reflects His loveliness. It is that special gifting and outpouring He has placed in each of us. It is the beauty that draws all men to Him.
As you walked in the field this morning, I was with you. As you took pictures of the beauty of My creation, I took you in. I beheld even your beauty. My love, I Am beautifying you that none of the ties of man and draws to earth hold you down – fear, rejection, overwhelment, a struggle to fulfill man’s purposes, a need to feel acceptance by man. These are the deep places I Am washing clean and shoring up so that My banner over you will show as strength.
How delighted I am with you. You are right where I want you. When man chooses not to accept My plans, I make a way for you elsewhere to fulfill My purposes on earth. My love, I have soothed your wounds and I make you even one that will soothe wounds of others, for you know the depths of despair putting one’s hope in man can bring you to. Put your hope in Me for I will not disappoint or reject you. Man may reject Me, but rejoice in this for you bear about in your body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
You are to continue to rest and recover and your energy will return. I put no demands upon you. My grace covers you. Fully understand My love, for it is not your action that moves Me, it is your faith and trust in Me that I will provide, that I Am. Sometimes your purpose is to be still and know that I Am God.
I will astound you with the works of My hands, with My outpouring upon you, with My favor and blessing that follows you both and goes before you so that doors will not be shut. I will astound you with what I do – for have I not planned from long ago to bring forth so that the nations would be in awe of Me, for none can get glory from this that I do except Me. Yes, I desire and delight in pouring out so that My beloveds can tell others the good news of what I have done for them.
Beloved, the nations are not going anywhere, I must ready you and orchestrate your way to bring you to the world. I have brought you this far and I will not leave you undone. I will accomplish My purposes for you. Fret not any longer. The enemy has tried hard to rip you apart and even take you off my path by showing you greener pastures where you think you could frolic and play. But I say, this is the field I have tended for you. I have placed you here carefully. You have not missed my way for I desire you moving in My Spirit.
I will pour through you onto others and will change their lives for eternity. You have seen glimpses of these giftings but not the whole beautiful package. I will move you from strength to strength, refine more out of you, and ready you for My purposes. Be at ease, you are right where I want you. Continue to push into Me and behold Me and I will change you. Be conscious of My presence even more for I Am with you.
- “Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel: the Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children – with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all. Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word. Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will. Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the Lord, my soul.” Psalm 103:1-22