Word from the Lord: I free you to pray more and more. I have not forgotten you, I have not altered your purpose for which I’ve called you. I move upon you to speak forth mysteries that are beyond man’s understanding. You are willing to see past the look of things and by faith speak forth My word to accomplish the purpose for which I sent it.
You thought your purpose was thwarted and that you struggled in the darkness. But love, I have called you for much more. I refined you in the trenches and have given you new character through times of humiliation, rejection, bitterness, misunderstanding, depending on your own efforts. I used these to refine you and teach you My way of walking and responding. I call you to a higher way of walking.
You thought the time you spent interceding was forgotten or used up. My love, I was teaching you to bend a bow of bronze. I was orchestrating and ordering your steps. I do not call useless what I have called.
At last you are unmoved by man’s opinion or description of reality, I move you quickly to your next platform. I position you and man cannot depose you. How many times man has spoken death and rejection over you, and you questioned in your heart your very value to Me. So much of what you wrestle with is a misunderstanding of your value to Me.
You do hear Me, you feel Me. You are aware of the changes of my tone and pitch, even my sighs. When I speak to you, you feel the purpose for which I created you. I will unblock your ears to hear Me more. I will open your heart to feel Me more. I Am your Beloved. I open your nose to smell My fragrance.
Doubt not that you hear Me, My love. I will show you how much you hear Me. Watch what I will bring forth, those very plans I shared with you. You have not misunderstood Me, there is a word spoken then there is a season to bring it forth.
Even those days of training and testing your willingness to give without evidence yet were needed. I speak clearly to you, utter what I say, write what I pen, pray My heart.
“For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. For just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy. For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all. Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?’ For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.”