Mary Lindow ~ The Messenger Podcast

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Monday Nov 21, 2022


By Mary Lindow
 
THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS SAYING...
"Be very careful whom you share your treasures with. How many pearls have you cast before piggish users in the past, only to have them ground to powder?
The servant Paul the apostle was more than a new herald in the order of the day. He stirred up old systems and disturbed demonic religious strongholds. You must be ready to "power up" for years of opposition and hoards of religious factions and fractures of truth!
The past years of agony have been hard soldierly-like boot camp. 
Elite forces training.
It will not go away. 
You must simply learn that it is My duty to do the fighting for you.
Just be certain that you are only speaking, ONLY SPEAKING, what I have told you to.
Speak Nothing more and Speak Nothing less."
 
THIS IS A TIME IN THE KINGDOM 
WHERE WE ALL MUST SOBERLY COUNT THE COST 
OF WHAT WE ARE ABOUT TO STEP INTO ON EVERY LEVEL.
 
If there is not the peace of the Holy Spirit resting on those whom you are involved with, don't move into anything until the peace comes.
Gatherings and movements can feel real exciting and purposeful, until conflict, control, and competition show up.
The apostolic and prophetic saints in Acts, fasted, ministered to the Lord, and then the Holy Spirit spoke. 
We have all learned many a painful lesson in the past from experiences of over planning, programming, and hurrying to help God out!
 
To everything there is a season, a time. 
Until you have a full green light, don't move. 
 It will keep you from having to backtrack and...
 …It trains you in humility.
 
Familiar Friends OR RELATIONSHIPS?
Ask yourself the following question. 
"Are you simply a familiar with people or are you working in relationship with others and those whom you feel are to move into a more Kingdom minded level of Spiritual intimacy with?"
 
IF YOU SHARE WHAT IS PASSIONATELY BURNING IN YOUR SPIRIT WITH THOSE WHO ONLY "RELATE" ON A CASUAL SPIRITUAL LEVEL THEMSELVES… 
 …YOU WILL BE CONTINUALLY DEVASTATED.
 
Spiritual intimacy can only be as deep as those who spend the time in spiritually intimate worship, waiting, and self-examining dialog with the Father, and in relating to others of a likeminded heart. 
This is not easy for busy human life!
 
"If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves."
Philippians 2: 1-3
 
A PROPHETIC WORD CONCLUSION:
"Hear Me", Cries the Spirit of Holy Grace and Mercy! 
I desire to move upon, in, and through each of you. 
Not one of you alone can endure the onslaughts of evil by standing aloof and silent.
Nor can the most vocal of gifts among you clearly communicate all that I long to express.
Until each one is willing to step into the Holy place of pure relationship with Me and with one another, waiting, crying out, Yes - even waiting until I come and refresh, then the generation waiting in the wings will not fully come forward.
Until it is branded into your spirits that this era in time is for the saving of the lost, the redeeming of the wasted, and the release of My power, of My glory, you will be so very very frustrated by the heaviness that doggedly harasses your soul.
 
What I ordain, I cover. What I command, I give direction to.
Be certain that you have heard what I am saying.
I am fully aware of the weariness and fatigue you have been experiencing.
Heavier than anything you can recall from the past.
 
"Do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you!" 
 1 Peter 4:12
There are many many others globally who are also still wrestling out of the cocoon in new birth and are suffering also. PRAY FOR THEM!
 
Hellish warfare will be a normal activity in the days ahead. 
Unless you harness the power of consistent prayer and train yourselves in regular gatherings of passion in prayer and worship together, you will shrink back into serious doubt, anxiety, bitterness and dread, when the trauma of warfare attacks!!
 
GIVE VOICE TO MY SPIRIT! 
Awaken your mute tongue and give voice to My name, My power and My Kingdom Solutions! No weapon formed against you will ultimately prosper! 
My Spirit longs to declare wonders, to decree Justice, and to destroy darkness with your lips proclaiming from the spirit.
"So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."  - Isaiah 55:11
Speak out in truth and in praise and I will step into your midst with the peace you have been craving, and groping for. 
 
Quickly! Enter in before you reflect and exchange ideas. 
After I am given My rightful place of honor and adoration, then I will speak and give you clear vision and direction.”
 
"In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I will lay my requests before you, 
And wait in expectation."  -Psalm 5:3
 
My friends, this is a word from the Lord and I encourage you to heed the word of the lord and not immediately go to the assessing and the sanitization of what some would do with a prophetic word from the Lord. He’ll show you what parts aren’t accurate or what parts aren’t fitting for you right now.
But the general overview of this word is that the Lord is calling us to a place of battle, a place of prayer, a place of growth, a place of tenacity, letting go of bitterness where we feel unfairly treated, where we feel like life will never get better.
These are the things that God is saying! If you want to continue to say these things, then you stand in the way of me being the ONE who is the Redeemer of time.
We need to have a challenge to each believer in the Body of Christ, each of you who are servants of the Lord. Every one of you!
Every person listening has an assignment from the Father at this time to tell someone else about the Lord to tell others who are feeling weak and discouraged, angry or bitter, that the need to be understanding that they are called to now grow up into the faith and to not just listen to what other people say, not be inundated with media and false narratives and lies about what Jesus says in His Word.
It is time to stand in the place of trust and ask God to strengthen us in every way, yielding every ounce of our being into His care. 
I bless you today in the mightiest and most powerful and Supreme, dynamic name there is ever to be, and that is the name of Jesus Christ the Messiah. We know that God is Sovereign!
 
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Monday Aug 17, 2020

 
By Mary Lindow
DEAR FRIENDS OR READERS. THIS IS MOST POSSIBLY ONE OF THE MOST SUCCINCT WORDS THAT THE LORD HAS GIVEN TO ME TO SHARE THIS FAR IN MY LIFE WITH HIM.
WHAT WE ACCOMPLISH AS MEMBERS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD
IS DONE BY THE POWER OF GOD,
AND BE EVER SO CAREFUL! KNOWLEDGE CAN BE MISTAKEN FOR MATURITY. The Times are RAPIDLY Changing, and I know that for me, it will require a different strategy to handle them and that I must be willing and able to walk out the days ahead. It seems as if I identify with the prophet Jeremiah more often now than ever before. And so, I am CHOOSING to adjust the way of delivering my portion of what the Spirit of God would give me, as He leads me. Daily.I AM IN WORDLESS, TEAR-STREAMING GRIEF over the rapid forms of meditation, eastern mysticism, competitive daily trendy "prophetic" articles/words (advertisements!) -and outright fear mongering one moment and then "hysterical" any moment breakthrough messages, (both which, recycle over and over, that are sweeping into the Body of Christ.Facebook posts are loaded like a buttered baked potato with a big scoop of sour cream, and belch out sarcasm; shaming, smug and rude "thumbing the nose" at any warnings or loving corrections, and the devouring and public slandering has become unbearable.WHEN PEOPLE REFUSE TO LET GOD BE THE JUDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL, when they inject their own standards to oppose His, these people who are "usurping" assume a sovereignty or power that belongs only to God. They choose to undermine God’s order, in order to demand their own, and in doing this, they hope to avoid the pinpricks of their conscience. After all, "if it's legal" then it must be right! Right?" No. God’s law is not so easily escaped or fanned away as an old dusty list of metaphors.CONCEIT AND PRIDE ARE THE GREATEST ENEMIES TO SPIRITUAL GROWTH!  Newly "acquired knowledge" or notoriety often leads to pride rather than wisdom. There is no more certain way to fall into sin and self-deception than to allow pride to lead us into putting confidence in ourselves rather than God. This kind of pride always leads to destruction, because it robs us of God’s power to stand against temptation!WHAT WE ACCOMPLISH AS MEMBERS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS DONE BY THE POWER OF GOD. AND, KNOWLEDGE CAN BE MISTAKEN FOR MATURITY. True knowledge is designed to bring us TO maturity. When we parade our so called freedom before others in an effort to reveal how much we know, we reveal our immaturity and are treading on dangerous ground! Knowledge put on PUBLIC display leads to heartbreak and divisive scattering...The Western Style "First World Church" is caught up in so many identity crises! And, with the many pushing movements and meetings, the voices crying out and weeping in the places of preparation (the wilderness) saying, "You! Yes YOU! Prepare the Way of the LORD!... ...straighten out those crooked, twisted paths!" -are suddenly being told to step back into a place of silence and travailing prayer, determined to lean in closer to THE Voice that is small, still, and sure.ONLY TIME SPENT WITH THE LORD, like a dear friend, will fill the gaping ache you have. He will speak, He will comfort, and He will show you what is true and what is false in the days ahead if you will return to that Place of companionship with Him. Away from the opinions of men and the noise of this life. As you turn your heart and hopes towards him you will see compassion poured out upon you and you will then have his power of pure godly compassion and “wisdom driven” grace to pour out on others.SPEAK TO HIM WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART, YOUR LONGINGS, YOUR HEARTACHES, AND YOUR DREAMS. HE WILL BE THERE WITH ARMS OF STRENGTH TO RESCUE YOU FROM DESPAIR."“A Prophetic Word” Can you not hear my voice speaking to you clearly? Has it become clouded with the cares of this life and the voices of men articulating what they “think” is my voice?My time for you to hear the truth is never when man decides it. The world screams that all the chaos and change is turning and twisting men's hearts away from me. But when I speak and when I move and I am lifted up, men's hearts ache for me!There is a greater power in my silence then there is in the shouting of mankind saying that I do not exist! It is folly and foolishness to think that man can try to silence or attempt to erase me!I am preparing for myself a bride. Not a foolish, emotionally lovesick self-seeking bride! No I am seeking and preparing for myself a mature godly gathering of those who will become one and unified with and in me. I am the one that is shaping and fashioning this bride in the refining fires that are currently burning across the earth.Men may try to redefine me, say that I do not exist, they may attempt to twist words that I have spoken in order to fit the base agenda in their own souls, but all the while I am shaping and fashioning and preparing for myself an army and a bride that will not be defeated in the days to come. Adjust your thinking child!I am not a God to be dictated to or to be demanded of! I am one to be approached with brokenness and humility! Those who have a contrite heart and a right spirit are the ones that I will answer. There is a time coming when I will sweep away and clean up the false examples of prophetic ministry claiming and declaring things that have nothing to do but glorify the flesh.If a person's heart is not right with me, no matter what they declare, decree, or shout, it will fall upon ears of deafness in heaven. I desire truth in your inward parts.Let me reduce you to love.Stripping away title, presumption and secret desires for notoriety. In order to be like me you have to live like I did in the earth. I served mankind and was spat upon. I spoke truth and I was mocked. I challenged the proud and religious thinkers of the day and they desired to silence me and kill me.I am calling you my people to become honest in heart, broken and humble before me, and with willing and heart to serve me, and those that I send to you. It is not their external condition that you are to judge, nor categorize.Your job is to share my life my light and my love with them. And in your example of how you treat them is how I see you treating me. Show no favoritism but humble yourselves in my site and do the work of my servant.Yes, the days are changing and the mandates for your life are becoming more defined. Bow before me and reconnect your heart to truth and simplicity and the grace of knowing that you were purchased with a life poured out so that you might live life to the fullest."It is necessary for him to increase and for me to decrease." -John 3:30
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Sunday Aug 18, 2019

 
By Mary Lindow through the Holy Spirit 
 
PLEASE TURN UP VOLUME ON THE PLAYER PROVIDED HERE!
While spending time preparing to share and minister, I was impressed to have the recording equipment running when I went to the keyboard to minister unto the Lord and then to people attending the meeting. As we worshipped and waited upon the LORD In His Presence, this recording was captured unedited and was recorded ‘live”.
It is a timely word to the Body of Christ right now as we are all sensing major events and many changes ahead. There is also a glorious time of adoration and worship right after the prophetic song in response to the LORD’s words sung over His people.
 
The flow and adoration and boiling of Praise and honor was so beautiful and unusual.
I think that you might just want to sit back and use this message and music
as a time to enter into the Glory of His Hand!
 
“HEAVEN IS WAITING TO POUR OUT MY GLORY”
Spontaneous Song of the LORD and Music
by Mary Lindow through the Holy Spirit
 
Heaven is calling you child
It’s opening up, the eyes of glory.
Heaven is calling out to all
Who long to hear My voice
 
And I speak a word of truth in an hour
when darkness seems to rule.
Even though the world is lost in pain and grief.
 
Open up your eyes and see My face,
I’m looking for a people of My grace.
 
Heaven is waiting to pour out my glory
As I roll back the veils of ancient time
But first I need to see; your love is just for Me.
And not simply of, the things I do through you.
 
It is a time – To look into the Master’s eyes.
It is a time – To look into the glorious skies of hope
And see…
…See Me.
 
So listen with your spirit man!
LISTEN with your spirit man
And raise up lives, holy to My Cause.
 
It’s not a time for dreams and wishes
No it’s not a time for that.
The time is now for those who will arise!
 
It is the season of MY dreams
It is the season of MY Destiny as King!
 
So look for the Glory, in each salvation story
That’s where I’ll manifest, My Hand.
I’ll manifest across the land
 
Come into the Glory! Come into the Glory!
Come into the Presence of My Hand!
Come into the Glory! Come into the Glory!
Come, into the glory of My Hand!
  
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Thursday Jan 17, 2019


By Mary Lindow
 
WHAT IS THIS OBSESSION THAT IS BEGINNING TO DRIVE PEOPLE AWAY
FROM RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES AND STRUCTURAL PROGRAMMING?
 
Is it fatigue from fleshly efforts?
Is it weariness with well doing?
Or!
Is it the beginning of a matter?
 
"Self Is The Blurred Veil That Hides The Face Of God From Us.
It Can Be Removed Only In Spiritual Experience,
Never By Simple Instruction."
- A. W. Tozer
 
The Lord is allowing man to have the joy and shock of coming to the end of his means of prodding and producing until he falls into a heap at the feet of the One who has the key to the place of hope and rest!
He. The King of tranquility and Divine Purpose, has the place of Sanctuary carved out in a definite place.
 
THE PLACE OF WORSHIP
" But the time is coming--it has, in fact, come--when what you're called will not matter and where you go to worship will not matter."
"It's who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That's the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship. God is sheer being itself--Spirit. Those who worship him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration."
John: 23-24 (MSG)
 
THE CATALYST OF APOSTOLIC ORIGINS BEGAN WITH A "PLACE" OF SANCTUARY.
Those waiting for the Move of the Spirit of God in an upper room. Hiding from the world and its pressures and threats! Waiting. Worshiping.
Asking the heart questions of,
"Why are we here? What are we waiting for? Who is this all about?"
We are Again...
...In the same place.
 
AND FINALLY - AGAIN,
WE ARE SIMPLY RESTING IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE LORD HAS BROUGHT US TO END OF THE OF THE PAST WAYS AND FORMS OF MAN.
He is preparing the way of His Power with a place of personal introspection and heart searching until we see that we must be truthful in our worship of Him. We must come into agreement with His Spirit and the way that He desires to move among those who know Him and among those who do not.
Old things are passing away. LOOK! He does a new thing!
New to us.
BUT Not To Him.
 
AS WE BECOME OBSESSED WITH THE IDEA OF NOTHING TO PERFORM,
nothing to take to task, nothing to self generate but only to "marinate" and saturate in, we see the promises He has made begin to be realized.
 
SO OFTEN AS OF LATE, IN PLACES OF MEETING AND GATHERINGS OF HUNGRY SAINTS, THE HOLY HUSH OF HEAVEN HAS FALLEN WITH SUCH SWEETNESS AND SIMPLICITY.
All the fancy trappings of "noisy worship strategy" pale compared to this heavy rich perfumed presence that descends on those who will wait upon the Lord and grow stronger. There is no need for airy or trendy teachings and thoughts. No need for the pious and well versed to instruct in well-oiled speeches implying the way to go.
As we wait.
Humble.
At His feet...
...He moves upon many within the Body to rise up and declare, to share, risk, expound and grow in the Grace of God, as well as in much Mercy.
 
HEAVEN LONGS TO KISS THE EARTH AGAIN.
The King of Heaven is descending with an unexplainable and definite wave of stillness.
It is His manifested Presence.
In His Presence. His Sanctuary.
Is fullness. Completion.
Needs met...
...And Joy.
 
COME. LET US BE MAGNIFICENTLY WRAPPED UP IN HIM!
 "O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you;
My soul thirsts for you, My body longs for you, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory."
- Psalm 63:1-2
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Thursday Apr 23, 2015

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AN IMPORTANT NOTE FROM
MARY:
Dear Readers,
Again, I would
lovingly encourage you to please choose to listen to this message in the free
audio/podcast form since it was taught and shared in a conference where the
Holy Spirit enhanced the message, as well as giving a prophetic dream to one of
the Pastors the night before this service.
 A supernatural confirmation about what the
Lord was about to have me teach was expressed in the dream and the Lord gave
the Pastor a song to sing in the dream as well which further confirmed the message!You will be
tremendously blessed when you hear him (risk) and sing this song at the
beginning of this conference session.
 
A Prophetic
Teaching
“HANGING ON FOR DEAR LIFE”
The Lord Is The Friend Of Those Who Are In Despair
 
By Mary LindowSo, I went with
him,
And when we were
climbing the rocky steps up the cliffs…
…My beloved
shepherd said to me,
"Oh my dove, while you are there
in
the seclusion of the clefts in the solid rock,
in
the sheltered and secret place of the cliff.
 
Let
me see your face. Let me hear your voice.
For your voice is
sweet. And your face is
lovely.”
 ~Song of Solomon 2:
14 
I
am starting this message with a few references from portions of the book,  
“Free To Be You:
Living From Your God-Given Design”
This was written by a precious, humble and brilliant woman by the name of Sylvia Gunther. You can
find more reading and devotionals on her website,
The Father’s Business
 
ALL
OF US HAVE DREAMS IN OUR HEARTS that
seem too wild or unachievable. To pursue them could mean great gain, but it
could mean great loss and pain.
So.
Much
like a rushing river whose power cannot be fully harnessed, we build walls to
contain it, often without even knowing we are building them. We go through life
bumping up against things, like the expectations of others, fear, and rejection
that lead us to quietly start laying
bricks, just a few at time, until one day we wake up and realize we have walled
ourselves off from our own heart. We are no longer living out of our true
selves.
But
like all walls built by man to contain what they cannot control, the levee
breaks. The wall crumbles.
 
The Creator, the
loving Artist who was so intricately involved in knitting you together in your mother's womb, is longing for you to discover
the masterpiece of you.
 
He
desires for you to discover the joy of living out of everything he has put in
you for life and godliness. This journey requires you to take the time to take
an honest look at your story. It will require peeling back some layers to get
beyond what you do to why you do what you do.
 
TRUE
FREEDOM IS WAITING when
you cease striving to fit into everyone else's box or stop trying to make
everyone fit into your box for them, and become exactly who God designed you to
be — a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of art.
 
THE
PEOPLE AROUND US SHAPE US ALL.
How
has that affected you? How would you be different if you
were assured of complete freedom and affirmation to be who you really are?
To
answer these questions we have to look at a few levels, such as family,
friends, church, and community — levels of expectations, behaviors that we have
learned either by force or in order to please others, and what we’ve been
taught to value.
Under
all these layers of expectation, there lays the true you.The Master Artist
knew the precise colors, tones, and brush strokes he wanted to use when he
painted the canvas of you.
Some
of us have allowed others to paint over that creation with their own agenda of
who they need us to be. Vivid colors have been dampened and hidden.
Here
is the glorious news!
The
original canvas is still there, and God delights to strip away all that was
not in his plan and wants to restore the beauty of you.
 
THE
MASTER ARTIST SMILED ON THE DAY YOU WERE CREATED.He
dances and rejoices over you with singing, wooing you to join him on a wild voyage
of discovery.
Will
you accept his invitation? Are you ready to take an honest look at your own
life to discover your true heart?
IMAGINE
THIS!
There
you are, struggling and hanging on for dear life, trying to find a toehold or
finger hold to grip and hang onto on a steep climb. The sun is beating down on
you and your ropes are fraying.
 
LIFE
IS SEEMINGLY GETTING HARDER,
the
world around you is swirling and shouting out bad news about terrorist plots
and Ebola outbreaks, your job is not producing any sense of delight, there are
fights in the family, fights in the church, you are tired, thirsty, beat down
and afraid…

And you don’t dare look down for fear of falling, failing or perhaps giving in
to gravitational pull and just letting go.
You
are sweaty; you are exhausted, and feel as if you have little to offer.
 
AND
THEN THE VOICE OF THE ONE...
...Climbing
not too far away from you, dares to say:
“Oh my dear! While
you are hanging there in the clefts and toeholds of these rocks, let me give
you a bit of shade, a shelter here under a cliff.
Let me see your
face! LET ME LOOK AT YOU!
Let me hear your
voice, I WANT YOU TO TALK TO ME!  For
your voice is sweet to ME and your face is so lovely right now.”
 
As
you hang there…
…Stunned
at these words coming at you during this desperate attempt to climb to higher
ground and to find rest and safety, you are shocked, doubtful and almost angry!
 
“YOU
HAVE GOT TO BE JOKING LORD!
NOW?
HERE?
“I
am a desperate, weary, exhausted mess!”
This
is the HONEST cry of a person who is in the midst of adversity that threatens
to sweep them away.  
The
reasons for broken heartedness are more numerous than I have time or space
to address.
My
intention is to show you that the Lord is the friend of those in despair.
 
THE
LORD IS YOUR REFUGE DURING THIS TIME.
Do not be mislead into believing another human
can address the healing needs of your soul, for only THE LORD can see the
extent of the damage that has been done to you, and only He can truly heal your
broken heart.
Continue
to SPEAK OUT-LOUD to this companion on the CLIFF! Bring Him your wailings and
suffering. I suggest you do so verbally, in the privacy of your room or a place
you go to pray.
Many
people are fearful of letting God see all that is going on within them as they
wrestle and hurt. They think that God does not want to hear their moaning and
that God will not understand their pain. 
They
fear that to allow God to see all the emotions churning within them would cause
God to be angry with them. They might look UGLY in their current desperate
state. THAT THEY ARE WRETCHED UNBELIEVERS!
 
HE
SAYS THIS TO YOU AND I TODAY!
“Be not afraid to let
me see you.
To let me hear your
voice — Your prayers and praises.
Your hopes, your
sorrows.
 For sweet is your voice to ME.
You are Perfection in My Eyes.”
 
And
then at the hardest place, where you are sweaty, barely able to hold on much
longer Jesus relieves us from such discouraging thoughts.
In
the holes of craggy and broken rocks, which resemble stairs, He, the one climbing
alone with us speaks.
 
LET
ME SEE YOU! FACE TO FACE!
Don’t be afraid or
ashamed to look at me! Come boldly into my presence, and LET ME KNOW YOU, AND
YOU – ME!
Sweet is YOUR
voice, and YOUR face is comely; (no – It does not say HOMELY)!  Your face is lovely! YOU as an individual person
are accepted by me, and are pleasant in my sight.
I
know that we don't see Him as He really is all the time. There are times we’d
rather run from Him rather than run “to” Him.
I
think there are times I see Him as pointing fingers at me for my sins, rather
than standing with open arms in love.
If
we saw Jesus as He really is, I think we would be more likely to run to Him.
 
I
ALSO WONDER IF WE ARE JUST SOMETIMES AFRAID TO BE DESPERATE FOR JESUS.
To
be desperate for Him means that we would have to face our brokenness.
To
see and admit our need for healing.
We
would have to admit we are in need.
That
we got off course.
That
we are hanging on a rocky place and we are getting scared and weary of the
exhaustion.
And
we are all often, these things! We
do need Jesus!
Of
course we will be reminded, often by others who are masking pain and doubt, that
desperation isn't attractive.
 DESPERATE
PEOPLE AREN'T PRETTY.
But
this is who Jesus came for. He came for those who could acknowledge that they can't
do life well on their own and for those who are empty and want the fullness
that Jesus offers.
We
must relinquish our unattractiveness and ugliness and be willing to run to
Jesus!
It
doesn't come easy either! Accepting the fact that we have bought the lies others
have spoken over us is not easy!
 
DO
YOU KNOW WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE WHEN GOD CALLS YOUR NAME? 
Can
you hear the tone in which He says your name?
Do
you know what it feels like? 
Do
you feel the brush of heaven’s breath coming near your very soul? 
Do
you feel the warmth of it all?
 
AS
HE CALLS EACH OF OUR NAMES, HE MAY SAY SOMETHING DIFFERENT. 
Sometimes,
many times - as a matter of fact, He reminds me, “Let go of the past.  There is nothing there for you.  Go
forward.  Do not pause in the road I’ve laid before you and look back for
onemoment!”
 
Close
your eyes today and “hear” his voice as He speaks softly.  Listen with
your heart.  Close out all the sounds.  The ticking time, the
screaming laundry or dishes, the buzz of your phone demanding that you respond. 
Climb
up under a shaded spot  - under his
shadow, Right at His feet and soak in His presence on purpose.  Not by
accident. 
 
LOOK
AT HIM FACE TO FACE ON PURPOSE TODAY AND HE WILL MEET YOU THERE.
Listen
to what He tells us in His word - at this very moment.Isaiah 43:1-3 Read
it out loud.   Insert your name
But
now,  _____(insert your name)
The
LORD who created and formed you says:
“Do
not be afraid, for I have rescued you.
I
have called you by name; you are mine. 
When
you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you.
When
you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown!
When
you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up.
The
flames will not consume you. 
For
I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One,
Your
Savior.
LOOK
AT HIM! LET HIM HEAR YOUR VOICE!
HE
LOVES TO BE WITH US!
HE
LOVES TO SPEND TIME WITH US!
As
you do this openly and humbly, your own heart and life will be restored. 
But
you must listen when He calls your name…

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