“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Remember the rhythm of being with Me. Remember the rhythm of rest as well as work. I’ve said this before: I am with you now, but living this life purely, resolutely, does take effort ….
It takes commitment and focus and resolve to stand fast with Me. It takes a heart stripped away of all your burdens, all distractions. Everything in this world attempts to distract you from Me. But I give you what you need so you can do the things I’ve prepared for you to do ….
But you have to believe Me. And you have to live believing Me, with every action you take. But maybe I am not what you are pursuing ….
What is it you are pursuing? What is it you are chasing? What is it you desire? What is it you spend most of your days thinking about, longing for? What is it you worry about, wonder about? What are you working toward, leaning toward? What do you hope to accomplish? What do you hope, more than anything, this life brings you?
Be intentional, my love, about the choices you make. You are designed to make choices alongside Me, with my guidance, so you are never alone. But the times you do feel alone are opportunities to probe your heart, considering what drives it, what consumes it, what drains it ….
You are meant to have a pure heart, and anything in it distracting you from living purely, with intention and good purpose toward my good plans for you, needs to be laid down. Give Me your heart again, my love. Don’t wrestle with that burden on your own …
So ask for more faith, and I will give it. So ask for more courage, and you will feel Me close. But that isn’t enough. Try it out now, the faith and courage I give you. Try out the presence of Me within you being enough for you, and do the things I’ve created you to do ….
I will purify your heart. I will keep you and strengthen you and carry you. But you won’t know I’m doing this unless you take some risks, trusting Me more than anything, anything, else. Trust Me ~
I Love You ~ God ❤