“…I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land…” Deuteronomy 30:19, 20
From the heart of God:
You are My servant whom I have chosen to know and believe Me (Isaiah 43:10) – to know My heart, to obey, and to draw near (James 4:8, Hebrews 4:16, 7:25).
Child, it’s simpler than you try to make it.
Just do the next thing and LIVE, and here’s how: love Me, obey My voice, and hold fast to Me (Deut. 30:19, 20). This is real living and life abundant (John 10:10).
Don’t overcomplicate it.
Things are easy for Me. And you are to abide and let Me live in and through you (John 15:4, 5). I work in you to will and act according to My good pleasure (Phil. 2:13).
Simply simple. Easy/hard.
“The fear of man brings a snare,
But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.” Proverbs 29:25
Trusting Me and caring only what I think will uncomplicate so many of your concerns.
Just follow and be serious about the next prompting I place on your heart. Don’t allow the world to talk you out of My instructions, and don’t make things complicated by wanting to have all the answers before you take that first known step.
I know that you want to have all your questions answered before you begin (before you set off on this new faith journey), but you know it doesn’t work that way. And you also know why.
Let’s build FAITH (2 Corinthians 5:7).
Lean on, trust in, and put your confidence in Me and you will be safe and set on high (Proverbs 29:25 AMP).
“The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace,
Because he trusts in You.
Trust in the LORD forever,
For in God the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.”
Fear and follow the Lord Jesus Christ. Period.
Thoughts to pray through and ponder with pen in hand:
-Where are you well aware that you are overcomplicating things?
-In what areas have you feared man more than you have feared and trusted in the Lord God Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth?
-Ask the Lord to show you if there is anything else He wants to show you through those two questions. Confess and repent where necessary.
-Now, pray and lean on, trust in, and put your confidence in Him alone, allowing Him to speak to your heart.
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