My soul, be at rest in God alone, for from Him comes my hope. God alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My safety and my glory are with God, He is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:5-8.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
It all started with a man named Abraham. I call him your Father in the faith. I do not tell you he was particularly talented or sharp. Just that he believed Me and was faithful. He was obedient and enthusiastic—he was willing to obey. And he ate the good of the land.
Start talking and walking with Me. If you are willing and obey you will be surprised where I will take you. We can change the world. Abraham did. Noah did. Moses did. Joshua did. Gideon did. David did. Daniel did. Mary did. Paul did. And so can you.
And what caused all of them to be so successful? They all walked with and talked with Me. They all focused on Me more than on themselves. They all were aware of Me. I was the main one in their lives. Just read the Psalms of David and the letters of Paul. Just consider the lives of Elijah and Elisha. Just read the life of Daniel and his visions and prophecies. Just listen to the few words recorded of Mary. You will I was the consuming passion of their lives. Their attention was focused on Me more than themselves.
Think less about what you are doing and more about what I am doing. Think more about My Words than about your words. Talk less to yourself and more to Me.
I know more than you do. I have better and bigger and longer lasting plans than you do. And My Words are Spirit and life. My Words have the power to save you, prosper you, heal you, and deliver you. My Words are never idle or vain words.
Come have the better part. That is the eternal one. There is a way that seems right in the eyes of men but ends in death. And that way is to just live to store up treasure for yourself—to seek your needs and wants first. And those treasures end with your death. To whom will all your piled up wealth go?
But My ways are all life—and life eternal. Following My ways returns a hundred fold in this life and stores up treasures in Heaven for you that no moth or rust can destroy or thief steal. Choose life.
In thinking more about Me you actually find the true you. You lose your life if you just concentrate on yourself all the time. But you find your life for eternity when you concentrate on Me. It is only in Me that you find who you really are. It is only in Me that you find out in whose image you are made and how wonderfully you are made and loved. It is only in Me that your find your true worth and value. It is only in Me that you find your special gift. It is only in Me that you find out your purpose and your assignment. It is only in Me that you can do all things. It is only in Me that you bear much fruit. It is only in Me that you will be strong and able to overcome all that would keep you from reaching your destiny.
It is only in Me that you can reign in this life and the life to come. It is only in Me that you will find all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. It is only in Me that you will know the things to come. It is only in Me that you will understand what is going on in the world today.
Do you think more during the day about what you are doing or have to do than what I desire to do through you, with you and in you to bless the people around you? Do you think more about the things you want to do with your life than what I know are the best things you could do with your life to reach levels far beyond what you can ask or imagine? Do you just think about your plans for the day or do you try to tap into Mine? Are your eyes only set on yourself and your needs or are you seeking to bring My Kingdom into the world first? If you seek My Kingdom first everything else you need will be given you besides.
Are you seeking to have Me glorify My Name in you or are you seeking to glorify your own name without Me? If you glorify yourself it comes to nothing but if you seek to show My glory in your life you will shine like stars in this dark generation and I will bring your gift before great men and women. Your light will shine among the ones around you whom Satan has blinded to light their path back to the Blessing.
It all starts by simply beginning to talk with Me, to really focus on Me and lift yourself out of your own thoughts to look at Me. Ask Me questions. Read My Word and ask Me to tell you how it applies to your life today. Read it with Me as if I were there with you, for I truly am there with you by My Spirit in you.
And I have given you My Son. If you only knew the gift I have given you, you would ask Him for a drink—a drink of life giving water. And the water He gives you wells up in you to eternal life.
Look for signs from Me each day. Look at rainbows, blue skies, clouds moving in magnificent splendor, the wind blowing around you, colorful flowers, and soaring birds as ways I am speaking to you through My creation. For I made all things for you to richly enjoy and they are all telling you of My splendor and My love. Day pours out My Word to day and night to night imparts knowledge. Not a word is heard but their message goes out to all the world, that is, to those willing to receive it.
Consider those I send into your life as opportunities to let Me speak to them and bless them through you. Appreciate people. They are wonderfully made and My Son died for every one of them—especially you! So honor and respect your own body too and do not use it cheaply or abuse it. You are a temple of My Holy Spirit if you have taken Jesus as your Lord.
Everyone can tell where your thoughts are focused. If you are filled with self-pity, depression, sadness, bitterness, resentment, jealousy, and anger, you are entirely focused on yourself and are not thinking about what I am doing, who you are in Me, My plans for your life, or My Words. If you are cranky and short with people, you are not focused on Me but on yourself and your needs, plans and wants. If you are mad when you do not win or get the promotion you wanted, you are only thinking of yourself. If you are impatient and unkind, you are not thinking about My Words or more about Me than yourself. If you are fearful, anxious, and/or worried you are not focused on Me but only on yourself. And, of course, if you are lying or abusive or rude or violent you are not even aware of Me but only of yourself.
Where are you? Be like Martha’s sister Mary and choose the better part. Fellowship with Me and ponder on My Words. Do not be so busy and anxious about your own things that you forget about Me. When you are only busy about what you have determined to do and others do not fit in with your plans are you irritated, resentful, and anxious—and you totally forget about Me and what I want to tell you in the situation. If you are too busy to look at Me, then you are too busy. Busy about things that are not your Father’s business. Learn from Jesus, your Teacher. He only did the works I showed Him to do and only said the Words I told Him to say. He was focused on Me and His life was powerful. The more focused you are on Me the more fruitful you will be and the better you will organize your time.
I love you. Start your walk with Me today by taking your attention off yourself for a moment—yes, stop talking just to yourself and start talking with Me—and really look at Me in your heart. You will be surprised how easy it is to get in touch with Me for when you seek Me, you will find Me with you.
And I will tell you a secret, if you start singing to Me you will find Me even faster. So address one another in psalms, hymns and inspired songs, making melody to Me in your heart.