“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!” Isaiah 43:1.
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us; and the government rests on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful. Isaiah 9:5-6.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Why do you keep your distance from Me so that I cannot let you know the things to come and the information that you need to live triumphantly? I gave you the Holy Spirit to teach you all things, tell you of things to come, guide you to all truth and to lead you through life and beyond. Within you, at your disposal, I have placed Myself. And yet many of you leave all that power dormant.
Your life is amazing. If you would just sit down and write down all the amazing and supernatural things that have occurred in your life they would fill volumes. And yet some are so unaware of all that has been working in their lives. Like Jacob. He thought Joseph was dead and he was mad at Me about it, but Joseph was very much alive and had been promoted to the top governmental position in Egypt, the greatest empire at that time, and was getting things ready so that Jacob would live a prosperous and well-supplied life even in time of great famine. I was working for Jacob and he thought I was working against him. Consequently he had what he described as hard years. But really they were amazing years.
I have given you Jesus, and He makes your life amazing. And His Name is Wonderful And I have given you that Name. The problem is that many of you do not identify with Him but with your old self, your sin nature, that you inherited from Adam, but the good news is that you have been redeemed from the futile way of life of your ancestors. But at the moment, especially if you have just failed to respond in wisdom and love to a test you just had with another person or circumstance, you may be feeling totally “unwonderful.”
So ask Me a question and I will answer you. Ask Me about yourself, if you desire a wonderful life, saying, “How do I become someone Wonderful?” When you sin, fail, or mess things up, just come to Me and ask Me about how you change all that. Don’t hide from Me. I understand more than you realize for I know your heart. I know you love Me.
My answer to your question is simple: “Know yourself and know Me.”
For example, if you know about yourself that you do not do well at social parties at the holiday time, don’t try to force yourself to go and be a holiday party person. Just be honest and tell the one inviting you that you are not going to attend. Do not give a bunch of lying excuses. If they pressure you, just say it is a reason that you are not at liberty to disclose at that time. But do not force yourself to accept and then back out at the last minute or go and mess everything up with wrong comments or by trying to leave early all evening.
If you say things you regret later and know that, then do not talk so much. Let others do more talking than you when you meet them.
If you make wrong decisions than pray for wisdom. Acknowledge before Me that you do this and ask Me to help you with it. I give wisdom generously to those who ask for it is already yours in Christ Jesus who I made wisdom unto you. I have given you the mind of Christ, the anointing of the Holy Spirit in you to lead you and guide you to all truth and He is the Spirit of Wisdom, Understanding, and Counsel. So you have wisdom, make use of it and don’t lean on your own understanding. Pray about everything.
Trust in My love for you and My promise of direction and wisdom and you will walk with the wise. Above all, and over all, believe in My love for you and that I always have already provided you with the answer. I put you in Christ, that is My doing, and made Him to be wisdom for you, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. Know that I have you covered.
If you miss it, confess it to Me and let Me cleanse you of all unrighteousness and then go forward, start up again. Each time you fail, make a beeline to My everlasting arms, to My bosom, and let Me reshape you and make you into the wonderful person I planned you to be.
Let go of the past and move forward, the past has nothing for you anymore. If you are looking too hard at your past you are pointing to yourself and not the Lamb who takes away the sins of the world. Life is a gift to be cherished, don’t throw it away in regret. Choose life that you may live.
When you fail there is really nothing you can do about that action now but you can go forward with Me to a new beginning in Christ and I will restore, renew, and reinstate by grace what you lost and destroyed by sin. I make you a new creation in Christ. That is what the new creation is all about. I am ALWAYS doing something new. In Me all things become new. My laser Light can rearrange and change things no matter how much you tangled them all up.
Beloved child of Mine, remember this, you are Mine and that does not change. No matter what foolish thing you do, I still know you love Me and trust Me and have given your life to Me and that will NEVER change. You are Mine and I will not let you be snatched out of My Hand. I will NEVER leave you or forsake you. I will never let you go, no matter what unwise or sinful thing you may do with others. I know you will never turn away from Me. I know I am really all that matters to you and I appreciate that. You are always looking at Me and the answer is “yes.”
Many of you, in your hearts, feel that you have not passed any of the tests that have come to you in life. I know this, but is still does not mean you won’t graduate with straight A’s and top honors. How is that? Simple. I gave you Jesus as your substitute and in Him you are holy, blameless, and beyond reproach before Me. Thus, I can reward you with His reward as a joint heir in Him. Do you still not understand who He is? I gave Him to you so you could live YOUR life through HIM.
Remember, each morning My mercies are new. Like the manna. Do not keep old dead things around. Gather up the new with joy. For I keep renewing your newness in Christ. Be like Jesus, and let My power and anointing empower you to go about doing good and healing all who are oppressed of the devil. How? First, expect Me to change you. I will conform you to the wonderful image of My Son if you let Me by renewing your mind in My Word. Second, rejoice in this and declare it. Third, put you hand in Mine and walk with Me, though you should stumble multiple times you will not fall for I have hold of your hand. Fourth, never spend time regretting the past, there is nothing in the past for you now. But I can help you redeem the time.
Are you ready? Then stop groveling in self-pity, begging Me to forgive you—know that I already have in Christ and you are Mine. Confess, let Me clean you up, and the mess you made too, and proceed. Make a beeline to your destiny. Do you know what a beeline is? Look up the definition, it is “to go quickly in a straight direct course.” I have made a Way for you right to My throne of grace. And as He is, so are you before Me.
I love you. No matter what, remember you are Mine and that will never change. And I made you Wonderful. So walk in it. Expect wonderful things. An explosion of grace is coming to your house. Will you receive it? Will you take it? The past has nothing in it for you now. But I can redeem it as if sin had never been.