Today, on Israel's Independence Day (Yom Ha'Atzma'ut), I feel the Lord longing for the freedom of His people. There is a tendency to settle in to "comfortable Christianity" and not to press in for ALL of the goodness of God to be manifest in our lives. I feel His longing for us to change that. I hear Him saying, "Arise, Church! Take up your pallet and walk! Don't yield to the paralysis of an invalid when I have made you free! For your destiny lies ahead of you, not in the past, and you must press forward to meet it."
"Speak, pray, and sow into your future. Continue to build those things I have called you to build for My Kingdom. Look around you and see: what have you let fall to the ground? Pick it up again - pick up where you left off and continue on in the hope and promises I have given you, for they SHALL come to pass!
"Discard the weariness of the enemy, for IN ME you have strength. Listen for Me daily so that your strength is renewed and your goals are in view! Without vision, people perish. Keep My vision as frontlets between your eyes and move towards the promises, not away from them! Stir yourself up, for the enemy would lull you into complacency, but I SEE A POT READY TO BOIL! Turn up your flame and allow My goodness in you to boil over and overflow to those around you. You will make an impact when you stay stirred up in My Spirit, ready at all times to be served to a dying world. For you are full of life-giving nourishment for others," says the Lord, "and you yourself do not even realize the wealth that is within you. Remember that this nourishment from My Spirit is not for you alone, but for My people.
"Dig deeply into the well of life-giving water I have deposited IN YOU, and begin drawing water again for those who come to you. My supply is endless. My deposits are limitless. My Spirit is beyond measure for those who draw from Me! All that you need will be provided, for I see the ones I am bringing to you and I have already made provision for them, anticipating their needs even as I anticipate yours. You need not fear lack, you need not seal up the wells I have given you out of a fear that there will not be enough. I say to you, I AM enough! I AM sufficient! I AM your supply!
"You must remain in Me: YOU MUST ABIDE TO SEE MY SUPPLY. Lift your hands and worship Me, then lower them again and draw from your wells. Let this become a cycle of praise for you as you dance through your days full of My joy! I will always meet you, so that you may always give. Stir up the waters of life within you and pour out My refreshment to a weary world."
"Is not My Word like a fire?" says the Lord, "And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?" ~Jeremiah 23:29, NKJV
May 2, 2017. © Deborah Perkins / www.HisInscriptions.com
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A severe hearing loss from childhood caused Deborah Perkins to develop what she now calls her secret weapon: tuning in to God's voice. A Wellesley College graduate and an award-winning writer, Deborah is now a wife and mother of 3 boys. Deborah has devoted over 25 years to professional and lay Christian ministry in New England and beyond. Her passion is inspiring people to cultivate greater intimacy with God.