This evening as I was waiting to pick my daughter up from work, I decided to have my quiet time, which I had missed this morning. Honestly, I really wanted to read one of the watercolor books I had with me in the truck, but I felt God tugging. After which He remained stubbornly silent. Not that I wasn’t enjoying just sitting in His presence waiting for Him to say something, but I thought He might, well, you know–say something.
I decided that I might as well just enjoy worshiping Him if He wasn’t going to talk to me, so I began writing in my journal the thoughts I had toward Him. I don’t usually do this. Mostly it’s my questions and His answers. I figure my words (while I do say them to Him) hardly merit writing down. I guess He must have liked this, because He did eventually put some thoughts into my heart, and here they are:
My words shall be to you as life–sweet as honey, stronger than wine. Let My words dwell in you richly and My hand be your guide. Let My Spirit teach you and train your hands for war (spiritual warfare) and your fingers for battle. I will set you up above your enemies round about you. You shall rain down arrows upon the hosts of Hell and put so-called mighty demons to flight–panicked flight–when you trust wholly to My power.
My help does not arrive late, but rather right on time. At the moment. You see, there IS a script, and I crafted it. Your part–your lines, your notes to sing, your deeds to do, are already written out for you well in advance. In My sight, they are already done. Your battles have been won. Don’t fail to trust, for trust in Me is ever the key. Don’t fear to tread on the serpent’s head, for My power encircles you; My word enlightens you; My joy makes you one of the mighty.
My word in you is your sword, and it is a sword of legend, a living sword, a sword of light, a sword of power, such power as you can only imagine–power as you have never in your wildest dreams, dreamed of wielding. This is the company of My glorious daughters and sons–redeemed by the blood, made clean by the word, empowered by the Spirit, enraptured by My Son’s love, unsinkable, unstoppable, unmanageable, untamed, undefeatable, unencumbered by the world and all its foolish weights–those things that slow you down, hold you back, drain you of POWER.
Let go, Children. The things of this world are deceptive devices to enslave you to pettiness, to mediocrity, to humdrum doldrums, to grayness, homogeneity, dull dusty death while you still walk about, while you still eat and drink and breathe on this planet, and yet are DEAD.
Come away, Come away with Me, Beloved. Eat of My sweetness; drink of My good wine. This is the life I have for you–not that you should be dead while yet you live–not that you should eat dust and cobwebs and think it fine food, but that you eat the true bread of life–that you partake of the King’s table daily and LIVE.
Throw aside the deceptive food. Throw aside the lusts of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, the pride of life. Come to Me and receive ointment for your eyes that you may see truly. Come to Me and I will clothe you in glorious raiment. Come to me and I will give you LIFE.
I’m always excited about the things God says to me, but it seems they just get sweeter and sweeter as I go back and study over them again. I’m so grateful to Him for being so good to us. Hard, dark, evil times are coming, but He will be with us. No matter what we may have to suffer in His name, His grace is sufficient, for His strength is perfected in our weakness. Remember–in all things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us, and that nothing (not laws, not tragedy, not evil men) can separate us from the love of God and His peace that passes all human understanding.
Grace and peace to you,