That which used to bring you comfort now detests you. Your satisfaction is found in Me. I am refining you for higher ways to walk with Me. Comfort ye in this. I love you too much to leave you where you were, but I call you out. Follow on with Me. Do not be alarmed at how uncomfortable the refinement feels to your flesh, for this is the transition. When you feel panicked cry out to Me.
I see what I am making you into, a useful vessel to Me. Be not uneasy, be at peace and let Me have my perfect work in you. Seek Me, cry out to Me in the groans of your spirit and in your praise. I will be found by you. Let the new song of praise come forth from your mouth. I will be found even on this higher level that I am calling you to. My love you will look back and wonder why you tarried at the lower heights so long when once you see what I have in store for you. Rejoice, for I Am.
- “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.’” Matthew 16:24-25
- “See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this. How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another. Listen to me, Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am he; I am the first and I am the last. My own hand laid the foundations of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I summon them, they all stand up together. Come together, all of you, and listen: which of the idols has foretold these things? The Lord’s chosen ally will carry out his purpose against Babylon; his arm will be against the Babylonians. I, even I, have spoken; yes, I have called him. I will bring him, and he will succeed in his mission. Come near me and listen to this: from the first announcement I have not spoken in secret; at the time it happens, I am there. And now the Sovereign Lord has sent me, endowed with his Spirit. This is what the Lord says – your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” Isaiah 48:10-17