From the Father’s Heart:
You are My servant whom I have chosen.
That, in and of itself, is a profound, settling truth that is able to recalibrate your life.
I call you Mine, chosen to be My instrument. To be used of God, having great PURPOSE in My hands- what a beautiful thing that so many take for granted. Take it for granted no more. Keep the assignment and your station as My child, with all My authority, before you at all times. And believe the truth that you can do ALL things that I call you to, all things in Me. I am a good leader, and you can trust ME. TRUST and OBEY.
Obedience will be your open door to lands you can’t imagine.
Step through. Step over the threshold of fear, and risk the uncomfortable. Risk failure. Fling it all upon Me…
and dance. Let Me lead. You, just follow and allow Me to work in and through you. It’s so easy, and yet risky and hard. Easy/hard.
It’s a year of easy/hard: easy as I divinely enable you, and hard as you must take risks and steps of obedience that may feel deadly (but they are not and never will be).
I am the Way-Maker. I am the Map.
By following My instructions, lead people where it looks impossible to go.
Follow Me and be followed. Lead. Yes, it means you will have to do something. You will have to stretch beyond your own capabilities and comfort. You will have to trust Me and, at times, walk in hard obedience. But oh, what reward! Let Me lead you to that place of reward and JOY and delight and hardship, which I will carry you through. It will be worth the pain, and (Psalm 63:9) your enemies will be silenced. Don’t allow them to make you sidestep* for even one moment.
Let My roar loose upon the earth.
Trust Me. Be being held and filled and led.
“You are My witnesses,” declares the Lord,
And My servant whom I have chosen,
So that you may know and believe Me
And understand that I am He.” Isaiah 43:10
*(bypass, evade, avoid)
-Lord, how do you want the truth that I am chosen by You and that my life has a specific purpose (even for this day) to settle me and change today’s focus?
-Lord, remind me of my assignment and the authority I have as Your child. How do you want me to put it to use today?
-And what is my (unique to me) step of obedience that I need to take today (with Your strong enablement)?
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