For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. Matthew 16:25.

Glory in His holy name; let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad. Psalm 105:3.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:

If you seek only yourself, you will lose your life, but if you seek Me and are busy about My affairs, you discover who you are. Seeking only your own interests is not in your best interest, it will end in nothing but trouble. It will turn out to be in your best interest to seek My interests. Why? Because above all, My desire is that you prosper and be in good health even as your soul prospers, and your soul prospers by walking in the truth.

Seeking Me and My way of right living will bring you into My rest. It will also bring you into your best.

You have to learn to stay in Christ. When you remain in Him by remaining in My Word and My Word remaining in you, you are safe from the evil one. But when you compromise with the spirit of the ungodly to gain what you see as in your best interests from them, you open yourself to the attacks of the evil one. And his way of operating in your life is making it appear to your advantage to slide a little on My Word and then once you have done that, he has an opening into your life. He then begins to steal, kill, and destroy your destiny and your life and suddenly you find yourself in a place you never wanted to be. It is the place of compromise with the ungodly.

Daniel and his friends refused to compromise with the idols, sinful practices, and false workshop of Babylon and to stay true to Me alone. Even when promised promotion and wealth, they would not budge. It got his friends cast into a fiery furnace and Daniel into a den of hungry lions, but when the king saw the miracles I worked on their behalf, he ended up promoting them to the highest positions in his court and issuing a proclamation that I was the true God. Stand  your ground. Never give in to be politically correct if it is against My Word because it saves your position or your popularity with classmates, family, friends, and the general public. In the long run you will destroy them by not drawing up before their eyes the path of destruction they are on and it will destroy you with them. Jonathan knew his father Saul was sinning and doing wrong and that David was righteous, but out of family ties he stuck with Saul and it destroyed him along with his father Saul. If he had walked away from the sins of Saul instead of appeasing his father by giving in to stay with him, he would have saved his own life and that of Saul also.

Do not condone the immorality and wrong living of your children and siblings. Stand up for Me and speak the truth in love. But I tell you not to yoke yourself up with such people. Selah. Watch who you stick with, it will often pull you down instead of them coming up. Be very careful about this. Pray to Me for discernment and wisdom in these matters. Do not open yourself to unnecessary attack by the evil one. He will tear everything down you thought you had built up. Remember Jonathan. He was wonderful but his life was cut short by sticking with the unrighteous.

Remember the words of Jesus to you, “How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?” John 5:44.

Jesus sought My glory and was about My affairs. My good Will prospered in His hands. Isaiah 53:10. When Jesus was found teaching in the temple at twelve years old, His answer to why He had done such a thing was that He had to be about My affairs. That was His main aim, to seek My glory, not His own, and to lead people to the truth that would set them free. He never sought to glorify Himself, but I have raised Him to the highest place of glory where every knee must bow to His great Name. Seek My glory, which is the manifestation of My goodness, My power and My presence, and I will take care of glorifying you. For in My sight when you took Jesus as Lord, I already glorified you to being seated with Him and in Him in Heaven. And that is the highest place of honor next to My throne. But then I go on to say that He sits on My throne with Me. So do all of you that are in Him. Revelation 3:21 (“He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”)

Jesus told you, “He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.” John 7:18.

You seek My glory by offering the world My Word and doing the works of Jesus and greater. And of what works am I speaking? The things I have commanded you to do who believe in His Name—witness to My Word, cast out demons, lay your hands on the sick, share with those in need—in other words, to go about doing good and healing all those who are oppressed by the devil. And you can do that wherever you are. Be like Philip when he went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed Christ to them. Many who had unclean spirits were set free, the demons were coming out of them shouting with a loud voice; and many who had been paralyzed and lame were healed. So there was much rejoicing in that city. Acts 8:5-8. And it should be the same in any city where you are, there should be so many miracles of grace from your proclaiming of My Word that there is much rejoicing in that city.

Do you want to see good days filled with happiness and all good things? Well, read My Word and you will see how to have that: “Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. Who is the man who desires life and loves length of days that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” Psalm 34:11-14. These things are not difficult to understand but many today would complicate them by calling evil good and good evil. But that is an abomination to Me. I tell you certain practices are perverted and evil and yet people are calling them good and wholesome today. They are not. I made you male and female and I am not confused about that and you should not be either. Watch out for the deceitful philosophies and secrets of Satan, watch out for doctrines of demons. Stick with My Word. It is clear and it will give you true peace. There is no peace for the wicked. But those who have fixed their gaze on Me have great peace.

If you are seeking only yourself you will never find your true self. If you are seeking Me you will find who you really are, for apart from Me you can do nothing and have nothing. You came forth from Me in My image and likeness and you will only be happy when you are living in Me, and that is living in Love and Light. For I am Love and I am Light. If you ask people what it is they are really looking for they will tell you they just want to be happy. They just want to have peace. And you can only have that in Me, your source and your creator, who loves you with a love that is beyond comprehension.

Do not become so trapped in your feelings and your bodily desires that you forget Me. David did for a brief moment and it made a shamble of the rest of his life. He never got over it. And neither did his children. It made them immoral in what they did also. Each ungodly thing you do has many results that you would not want. But the opposite is true also, each godly thing that you do blesses many and results in joyful lives of dignity. I bless you to be a blessing. And that is acting in My interests. I am in the BLESSING business, so to speak. It is the first word I spoke over man and it will be the last word that Jesus will speak to you as He comes to take you with Him, “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” Matthew 25:34. And that is the Kingdom I prepared for you from the foundation of the world? The Kingdom of Heaven joined with a new earth in one amazing community where you are My people, reigning with Me, and I am your God dwelling among you. Revelation 21-22.

I love you. Lean on Me and not on your own understanding and I will direct your paths. Entrust your plans to Me and they will be established. For whom are you working? Do not forget all My benefits and I think your decision will will be in your best interest.