It is written, “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26) Child, it is no coincidence that you are hearing this blessing today. There are no coincidences in My kingdom. Because you knelt before Me, and humbly offered yourself to Me today, My peace will be with you.
You’ve come into My presence, a resting place from the chaos that surrounds you, and you will reap the rewards. Stay here, Child. Do not be distracted. The entire world serves to distract you. Abide in me. I am not far from you, as you often feel.
Perhaps could your feelings actually be a reflection of your distance to me? When you feel that I am distant, despondent, or silent, come closer. In my presence, you will see that I’m offering to you peace. My face is shining upon you. Abide and bask in the light of My presence. Then go, and share this light with the world.
It is written, “‘I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” (Jeremiah 29:11). My child, you are my sheep, and I am your Shepherd. You depend on me, the way a sheep depends on his shepherd; for survival. It is that serious. A matter of life and death. But you are in good hands, little one. The best Hands.
Fear not, for I am Your God. Fear is what the devils uses to get to you. Do not allow it to seep into your being. Remember my promises. Write them on the tablet of your heart. Use them as a shield against your Adversary.
My promises are not like your promises. My promises are always upheld. Until the end of time. My Word is true. It is the only Truth. So cling to my promises, as they are your life and your armor against fear.
“The one concern of the devil is to keep the
saints from prayer. Our enemy fears nothing from prayerless
studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil,
mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray. Prayer turns
ordinary mortals into men of power. Prayer brings fire. It brings
rain. It brings life. It brings God. There is no power like that of
prevailing prayer.” Samuel Chadwick, The Path of Prayer
I am always amazed at how readily God speaks. As soon as the thought crosses my mind, “Hm. I haven’t heard from God in a while…” within minutes, (if I can quiet myself), I hear from Him.
It occurs to me then, that it is not so much that I go through life waiting to hear from God, as it is that I go through life while God’s waiting for me to listen.
I don’t usually like to get too political on here because every one has their differing beliefs and opinions, as they’re entitled to…but I do find it a bit disheartening that we claim people are allowed to have their own opinions but then reprimand these people for expressing them. Differences are what makes our world go ’round.
“While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Phil would never incite or encourage hate. We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right…. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.”
I, myself, am a huge Duck Dynasty fan. And I think Phil’s suspension was a mistake by A&E. Whether or not you agree with Phil’s belief is one thing, but free speech is another. Free speech is our constitutional right.
Then again, the media has been restricting free speech for decades, this is just one incident that is calling our attention to it. Reality TV, not so real after all.