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,
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.
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