Words Whispered in Dance of Intimacy

In the circle of His embrace…isn’t that where we all long to dwell?

Dwelling daily in His presence, abiding forever in His love and living lives that are rich and overflowing with His abundant blessings…sometimes this can feel like a dream when we are walking through the valleys and listening for the way He wants us to take around the mountains of difficulty that crop up in our lives.

There is blessing in the hard place too.  Blessing beyond our natural comprehension and understanding because it is supernatural joy and provision.  We need His provision in our journeys because only He knows exactly what we need when we have need of it.

On the hard road there is joy.

Mary and Joseph walked a hard road long before they hit the road to Bethlehem but their hearts were set on obedience to God.  They chose to put forth their whole hearts in loving the Lord their God and He saw to it that their hearts did not fail or falter; neither did they tremble in unbelief when trouble came their way.  God supernaturally provided an amazing angelic support system for them.

Oftentimes we want the angelic visitations without the hardship!  Come close, lean in to His embrace and listen!

“When your soul is at rest there is no longer a clashing of our conflicting wills.  Peace and joy walk hand in hand and they will lead you into the way of righteousness as you walk with an undivided and undiluted heart within My kingdom.  There shall be harmony within your soul; the song you sing will echo the song in My heart for you.

You shall skip, dancing with joy for you have entered into the joy of your Lord and you see your life changing all around.  There becomes a clear and new dimension that you walk in as you gaze upon the beauty of My grace and keep on seeking My face.

Come freely into the circle of My embrace; dance with Me as an expression of your love and joy.  Dance with joyous abandon-take My hands and let Me lead you in a dance of intimacy.

You are so precious to Me and I long to show you My heart, My tender and compassionate heart full of unbridled love for you.  You are My treasure and you  bring great pleasure to Me.  I will never hurt you or betray your love.  In your dance with Me I long for you to experience the purity of My love.

So, just come into the circle of My embrace.  Let Me show you that the purity and truth of My words stands forever.  My wisdom is as pure as My love, it is considerate and gentle, full of compassion and good fruit.

You are protected by My compassion, for it shields you, nurtures you and brings nourishment to you.  My compassion causes you to grow strong even as it breaks your heart in order to bring healing.  It is always your choice as to whether or not you surrender.

It is always My choice to love unconditionally and without measure.

The joy of love will ease the pain of the cutting of the uncircumcized heart.  The joy of love will welcome Me in the harvest field of hearts with My reaping hook in hand.  The joy of love will cause your heart to run to Me and to not shrink back.  You will allow Me to cut away the growth that does not please me and give you greater  understanding that you may live out of the abundance I have laid hold of for you.

Enter into the joy of Jesus and live your lives making room for the glory of God to dwell within you .  Make decisions that will see your flesh patterns decrease and die and then you shall see the truth of the shining glory of God within you blazing for the unsaved world to see.”

Are you facing mountainous challenges in your life?  Are you unsure of the way He wants you to take?  Then beloved, lean in and listen to the words of wisdom He longs for your heart to hear.  He loves you with an everlasting love and there is nothing too hard for Him, there is nothing that is too much for Him to do for you.  Know that beloved.  Know, in the deepest part of your heart that there is nothing too hard for your King to do for you.

Listen!  Can you hear Him as He directs your steps and speaks truth to your heart?

Listening with you,

Jeannie

An exerpt from Beckoned by the King.  Devotional section Psalm 119:137-144.  The Hebrew alpabet letter for this section of verses is ‘Tsadhe’ – it resembles a scythe or reaping hook or sickle which were the main instruments used to harvest.

 

The Manifest Jesus Carried

It was only six thirty in the evening when he said he would like to go to bed early.  The past few days had been full of stress and I gladly acquiesced, very pleased at the thought of escaping the whirlwind of thoughts swirling in my brain.

Not much time passed before I could tell by the rhythm of his breathing that he had found the blissful state of sleep.  But it was not to be so for me.  I was about to experience the most amazing revelation of the truth I have ever experienced in my life!

All of a sudden, the word ‘Manifest’ was written in my mind and the thought of a truck driver’s manifest labelling the cargo he carried filled my trying to sleep moments.

I sensed the Lord softly speaking, urging me to take the thought further and it went something like this:

The driver has a manifest describing the cargo he is carrying on his truck, he is carrying it to bring it to us at a certain destination point. 

I saw in my mind a picture of a huge semi-truck loaded with water, milk, bread, meat, wine, oil and spices.  The trailer had written on its sides ‘Everything You Need for Life and Godliness”.  The driver travels cross-country to his destination and he always carries on him, the manifest listing the goods on board.  When the truck is unloaded, the contents correspond with the manifest and the contents are manifest, they are palpable, real.

The Father’s words came and the truth and power in them cut through the fear that had been trying to take hold in my heart.

“I have always known a temporary solution to the ails of society would not manifest for you the life I desire.  I have always wanted for you, My people a life free from the bondages of sin and sickness, disease and lack.  My desire always has been and always will be for a people who are whole and prospering in spirit, soul and body.  When your spirits and souls are prospering from the receiving of truth in your inward beings, so your bodies prosper.  Selah.

I planned a delivery, a delivery that would be paid in full, one time for all of mankind and the contents of the delivery would be available to all for all of time.

At the appointed time, My seed was planted in Mary.  She marveled and magnified My Name.  Her soul blessed Me and I could hear her whisper in wonder, “I Am carrying Life.”

Jesus, My beloved Son, took on the form of embryo and came by way of the womb.

Jesus lived on earth for thirty-three years and He carried a manifest that revealed My promises to you.  The full revealing of the manifest would be at the destination point of the Cross.

Jesus, beaten and pummelled to a pulp, nails hammered into hands and feet and fastened and fixed upon the Cross was lifted up above the sin and sickness, disease and lack rampant in the world.  His wounds became your healing and by His stripes, you were healed.

He gave His life so you could enter into the abundant life I dreamed of and planned for you.  Jesus gave and His giving was so enormous, no price or penalty would ever be paid again.

The manifest of Jesus had My DNA all over it.  When you look and see by faith, below the Cross and covered in the shed blood of Jesus, the contents of His manifest are visible.  The manifest is fully accounted for, all approved and pleasing to Me.

There is no waiting!  Hear Me, there is no waiting.

The manifest of Jesus has been made manifest by the pouring out of His lifeblood.  He has given and emptied Himself and all of that which He carried, and brought to us, He delivered at the Cross.

Healing, divine health, wisdom, understanding, sound minds, vitality, prosperity and many other gifts have been delivered to the Cross.  Everything you have need of to live a life of godliness and contentment have been checked as received and paid in full on His manifest.

All that is required of you, My beloved children, is to come to the Cross by faith and receive what He delivered for you.  You do not have to beg and plead for healing, you do not need to be in want and wonder at provision.  All needs have been met and filled by the rich manifest Jesus delivered.

Do you need healing?  Receive it; scoop it up in your arms at the Cross.  Do you need finances, emotional stability, or any kind of provision?  The provision for every single need you would ever have has been delivered to the Cross.

Come to the Life-giving, cleansing flow of the Blood and receive.  Remind yourself of all the Blood has purchased for you; remind yourself that the power in the Blood far exceeds the sickness, disease or lack.  It is manifest child.  The manifest Jesus carried has been made manifest and the contents of the manifest are free and available to you right now.  The gifts are yours to embrace, they are palpable and real.”

Will you receive?

Loving Him with you,

Jeannie                             linking up with Kelly at:   http://purposefulfaith.com

The Circle of His Embrace

Its been a rough few  weeks, no getting around that, life cannot always be smooth sailing or else we would never grow and mature in our walk with God.  At times it felt like I would lose hope…but you know, I remembered Who lives on the inside of me…Jesus. The hope of the world, your hope, my hope.
I am putting all I have learned into practise and am listening for His Voice to lead and guide me in a way I do not know. And it seems like He has been taking me into the wilderness, a land of unknowns and giants, but there in that place He speaks words of tenderness to the heart.
Words to direct the heart into peace.
He says, find rest for your soul, everything is in My control. When you allow yourself to lean on and trust in Me, you are allowing Me to bind you with cords of love to keep you bound to Myself. Being stayed on Me, you are set in place. To rest in and trust in Me.
The picture He placed in my heart was of the old-fashioned corsets women used to wear. The stays of the corset held everything in place. It held the body tight and that is how He holds us. He holds us tight against His heart and He is not going to allow any circumstance to move us because we are set in place against Him. We are set against Him to trust in and lean on Him

I am singing, ‘my hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. on Christ the solid rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand.’ And then I speak to myself telling myself what the power of the shed blood of Jesus has accomplished. This is what your prayers are accomplishing.

When I look at where I left off in the Beckoned by the King Bible study, my heart just turns to mush.  Look at the last sentence in the chapter: “Can you hear Him as He whispers words of tenderness to you as He gently wipes the tears from your eyes?”

In our world filled with noises, if we listen we will hear Him.  We will hear the rustle of His garments as He walks beside us and our ears will be tuned in to the frequency of the sound of His voice.

This sound…this sound reverberates joy as He delights in our presence.  His sound is one of welcome and words of love.  The Bridegroom is calling out to His Bride…can you hear Him?  Will you respond?

Will you let your heart keep His commands?  His words are written on our hearts and they are near us, even in our mouths.

He says, let those words become the joy and rejoicing of your heart.  You will want and desire to be with Me for the fullness of joy promised in relationship with Me.

His promise and reward for keeping and guarding the treasure of His word within our heart is rich with hope.

Tranquil hearts in the midst of turmoil and fearful circumstances will add length to our days and make our years worth living.

Being in right relationship with our Bridegroom King will fill our hearts with joy unceasing.  The beauty radiating from us will be the unfading beauty of His glory carried in our earthen vessels.  Though we be weak and full of frailties and foibles, we carry the amazing, eternal treasure of God’s glory within us.

Things and difficult circumstances can easily crowd out the glory.   The word ‘things’ in some literary circles is considered to be lame and a word not to be used since there is the opportunity to describe the word and make the sentence more poetic, more creative and imaginative.  But the other morning the word ‘ things’ was loud in my head so I asked and inquired of the Lord asking Him ‘what ‘things’ Lord?”

His answer? These ‘things’ taking place, these light, momentary afflictions, those things causing you a slight distress are working in you, preparing, producing and achieving for you an everlasting weight of glory. The weight of glory will be beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease. So look not to the things which are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal, brief and fleeting, but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.

…to be continued … but please read Psalm 119:137-144  The Hebrew alphabet letter for this section is Tsadhe.  It resembles a scythe, reaping hook or sickle which are main instruments used to harvest.

Two questions I leave with you till next time when I share the words of the Lord heard in the circle of His embrace.

1.  Are you consistently choosing obedience to the Scriptures and allowing the power in them to cut away those ‘things’ in your life and in you that are not pleasing to God?

2. Are you experiencing the fruit of joy as you delight in the word of God?

With you in His palm,

Jeannie

linking up with Dawn at Random Journal Day…a wee bit late and minus a picture of my journal, but these were the words I wrote that day.  link here for more peeks into the journals of other…treasures await  http://enthusiasticallydawn.com/random-journal-day

How Do We Reveal the Heart Jesus Redeemed

 God’s plan is to reveal the power and beauty of Jesus through our lives.  The message in Galatians 2 is all about living the resurrected life, but how do we do this? 

How do we live in a way that reveals His heart?  How do we express our lives with the heart Jesus redeemed for us?

I have been learning to say ‘no’ to those things contrary to His word and instead run to His word and drink from the fountain of living water.  When I am filling my heart full with His words, my mouth, which so often gets in the way, will begin to speak words in agreement with God’s word.

The last question in the chapter, “Ayin” (in Hebrew this alphabet letter is likened to a fountain of water) in Beckoned by the King ended with this: “Can you hear Him as He teaches you to speak right things only so that your speech lines up with His word?”

I sure have been able to hear Him!  He let me know my word for the month of November is ‘no’, and of course it fits right in with what He has been teaching me and what He wants me to learn.  I am not surprised that the word is a perfect fit for the next chapter in Beckoned by the King, which is ‘Pe’.  The Hebrew meaning for this alphabet letter is ‘open mouth’. 

Pe  Psalm 119:129-136

129 Your statutes are wonderful; therefore, my soul observes them. 

130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. 

131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.

 132 Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.

 133 Establish my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.

 134 Redeem me from the oppression of men, that I may obey your precepts. 

135 Make your face shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees.

 136 Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.

One of the most important lessons I have learned in my walk with God is the absolute need to be faithful with the time I spend reading God’s word.  I am lost without it.  My husband always knows if I have been slack in my word time because I get cranky and aggravated…quickly. 

I have needed to trust Him to firmly establish me in His word so sin does not take priority and dominion in my life.  Trusting involves knowing He will complete the good work He began in me but I need to do my part.  I need to read the word of God, practice listening for His voice and be faithful to obey His written and spoken words. Continue Reading

A Thank You Note to the Father After Forty Three Years

It has been 43 years today, Father, since I gave my heart to You at ”Shepherd’s Call’, the Jesus People coffeehouse.  Forty three years since accepting Jesus as I was shown John 3:16 for the first time and realized that I was a whosoever, that I was loved by You.  I believed even though I knew nothing.  On this day, 43 years ago faith was born!  Thank You for such an incredible gift!

But Lord, I still desperately need You to undertake for me.  Let those dead traits in my life stay buried and bring to life that which glorifies You.

Lord, I thank You for protecting me from my own foolishness.  Let my foolishness be buried and let wisdom arise.

My haste and impatience also need burying, Lord.  In these days, Father thank You for  joy as I choose to wait on You.  May I also choose joy as I walk full through the now moments, no matter the circumstances.

In the planning for the future, let me not forget to embrace my todays.  To live and love fully within them and to be a blessing to those in my family, church and community.

Thank You, Father for all You have given to me, all You have entrusted me with.  May I be a faithful and obedient steward of Your gifts.  Father, I pray and long to walk undefiled in Your way.Continue Reading