Free from Self Effort

Oh Lord, I sense you put your hand on my forehead. Impart to Me what you desire, My Love. I have been restless and unknowing of what times are upon me next, but I quiet myself before you to receive what You desire. I’ve been restless and struggled through a gambit of emotions these past days.

     My love, for many years of your life your self-effort has under-girded you. You have been compelled to do and do and do and now I say be still and quiet before Me. This is foreign to you. You even do not know how to be settled in Me. You’ve felt My peace, You’ve been led by Me, but you’ve yet to learn to walk in My quiet and calm.

     Fear of being lazy, not enough, and even fading into nothingness have bombarded your mind. My love, I see you, know I will never leave or forsake you and you will  always be in the palm of My hand and in My eyesight. You are dear to Me – know this. I see you and always will. You will never be separated from Me, dwell on this and let this overcome even your fears and doubts and misgivings of other matters in your life. Let these go unto Me.

     No longer be stimulated by stress, for this is temporal and your body is not designed to embrace this way of living – just be led and guided by My hand, by what I inspire in you to do and create, and be. You’ve responded to stress all of your life and I show you a better way.

     I’ve seen your effort and none has been a wasted as you offer it to Me. How much more I can orchestrate and bring you into when you have learned to walk in My calm and quiet. You’ve had My peace, yet you’ve still drawn your strength from self effort – now let Me be your strength that under-girds you.

     Were I desire to bring you/what I desire to position you in requires that you have My strength and not your own, that you have My quiet and calm and not your worn self effort driving you to exceed man’s expectations. No longer let this drive you – rather let goodness and mercy follow you all the days of your life. Let My rod and staff guide you. Let Me be your standard only and from where you get your worth.

     Man will disappoint, for He is under Me. Man does not know which way to go he goes the best direction he can conceive, but I am the creator. My pleasure if your report card. If all men were to be against you let this not move you or cause you to doubt your actions, just be sure that you feel My delight and I Am pleased with your actions and motivations and all will be well.

     My love, this life is only measured in years, but you will be with Me throughout eternity. Let your years be a place where you learn to take on My quiet and calm and walk with Me in eternity in this way. The rewards are measureless. You will have Me, what a delightful inheritance.

  • “My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.”  Psalm 131:1-2
  •  “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?  As it is written: ‘For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.’No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,  neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 8:31-39

Worship Song:  You Know Me
Bethel Music – Steffany Frizzell