Sabtu, 27 November 2010

An Invitation

An Invitation

My presence is like an open meadow littered with flowers and grass. It is full of life and it has in it every good thing. It is not limited and it does not demand anything of you. It is a place of rest and of comfort. My child, I invite you to come into this meadow.

Come and rest in me a while. I do not have any demands for you. I do not expect anything from you, only that you come and spend some time with me. For you are my beloved and what blesses me the most, is to have your time and your attention.

I do not need you to work hard for me. I do not need you to strive for me either. I simply desire to be with you. I desire to share in your fears and in your joys and to be a part of your life and to have the place of honor that I deserve.

My blessing and this meadow of rest is not limited and you can come to me at any time. You do not need to wait and you do not need to earn this place. It is available to you when you need it. So run to me daily. Come and simply fellowship with me.

My servants Adam and Eve came to me daily to fellowship. It was during these times I could give them direction and I could also fill their need for company. So do the same with me. Come to me daily and let us talk about your life and the directions you want to take.

You will see that I am very interested in you and in all that you do. I want to be a part of your decisions and of the roads you are walking. Come and learn that I am more than just your heavenly Father. I am also your friend and I am also there to get involved in the smallest parts of your life.

So come away to the meadow with me now. Rest and look up at the sky. Let your cares and fears leave you and you will realize that it is here in my presence that you will find what you have been looking for, says the Lord.

Jumat, 26 November 2010

Taking Baby Steps

Taking Baby Steps

Consider a toddler who is still learning how to walk and how to do the simple things that you find so easy. You would not give that small child the keys to a car and tell them to drive. They would not know what to do! In the same way child, you do not need to be afraid that I will call of you to do things that you are not capable of doing.

You look around you at so many in my Kingdom who can do great things and you compare yourself. You look at so many who have great skill and ability and you always fall short. Yet my child even they started off as that toddler. I will not demand you to rise up to that level of perfection until you are ready for it yet.

I do not expect you to be able to do those great things just yet. However if you will start where you are, I can teach you by my own hand and I can begin to grow you up. So look at where you are now. Look at the skills that you have now and let me develop these. Let me bring out your uniqueness and your own abilities. As you do this, you will grow strong and you will grow quickly.

The time will come when you will be ready for the great tasks, but I do not demand them of you now. You will find that each step I take you, you will be able to handle. You will find each stage of growth natural and easy to follow. Do not allow others to try and push you beyond what you are ready for or beyond what I intend.

For I am like a loving mother that would take the toddler by the hand and show him how to walk. And just as a mother would be proud of those simple steps, so also am I proud of you child. You do not need to do the great tasks for me to be proud of you and for me to love you. You just need to take the simple steps that I have put in front of you.

You will never need to take those steps alone, for I will be there to show you the way. Rest again in my presence and take my hand. Let go of the great expectations and the obligations that are coming at you from everyone else. Focus on my voice and on my hand and walk only the steps that you are able to walk and the steps that I put in front of you.

As you do this, you will find how comfortable you are and how easy you find this road to walk. Then you will sense joy and before you know it, you will be running and then dancing says the Lord.

Kamis, 18 November 2010

Come to Me!

Come to Me!

As you have reached out and worked hard, you have reached a point of burnout my child. You have come to a place of feeling drained emotionally, physically and spiritually. You have given me your all, you have believed with everything in you, and you have done everything you could, but now is the time to come and rest in me child.

To come into my presence and let me fill you again with My love and with My grace. It is not by pressing in that you will win this race, but by letting go, by coming into My presence and allowing Me to do it for you.

All I require from you is to love Me, not to work harder or press in harder, but to come and sit with Me, to come and talk with Me, to come and allow Me to help you.

How can I help you when you are so capable of doing everything on your own? You don't need to prove yourself to Me child! I know you, inside and out.

I don't want your works, I want your love, your nearness! So come even now. Just come and sit with Me, let Me love you, let Me help you. Let go of your striving and your trying. Let go of trying so hard to do the right thing. Let go of trying to please everyone.

Just come and be with Me. Let Me give you what you need for this road. Let Me fill you up once again and empower you with whatever it is you need this day!

Then you will go forth and once again you will prosper. Then you will be able to stand up and be successful. Don't you realize child, that it is in rest that your real strength lies?

It is not in striving or trying. So come into My rest today, come into My love and allow Me to fight for you, says the Lord!

Minggu, 07 November 2010

Take a Break!

Take a Break!

You have been pushing on forward. You have been climbing up this mountain and have been struggling. You have collected many tools and many tricks along the way in your backpack and you are struggling up this mountain. You are pushing hard and are exhausted.

My child for a season I needed you to push up that mountain. For a season you needed to push through the fire and the struggles so that you could be prepared and equipped for greater things.

But right now my child, I want you to stop. Stop struggling, stop travailing, stop pushing. Stop relying on your tools and on your experience, but instead look up. Drop your backpack and look up.

I am waiting there to lift you up out of this arduous road up the mountain and I want to take you by the hand and lift you up to the mountain top. All you have to do is grab my hand and trust in me.

You have struggled for a long season and I just want to give you a break now. Yes you have heard right! I want you to take a break with me. Drop everything, stop everything and just mount my wings and escape with me.

Perhaps you are not sure if you should do that because you think you should push on and keep on acquiring tools and learning the lessons. My child, trust me, if you just stop and mount my wings, you will learn more than you could by pushing on harder.

You will gain a greater victory and a greater peace inside. You will rise up higher than before. Because you see, it is I who trains you. It is I who molds you.

Your circumstances can be a tool in the molding process, but at the end of the day it is I who does the work in you. So trust me and stop for a moment and just escape with me.

Let me fill you up afresh and let me lift you up. Let me show you lands and seas you have never seen before. Let me show you views that will make your heart jump for joy. Let me show you what only I can show you. Trust in me my child and mount my wings now, says the Lord.