Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not walk in fear. For I am with you and I am walking beside you every step of the way. Do not conform to the ways of this world. Do not give into their talk and the pleasure they find in causing chaos in this world. Keep your hands clean from engaging in the chaos created by the enemy. You are not of this world, but you were created to live above it and dwell richly with me. You are my representatives who show the world what it looks like to dwell with me.
Remain steadfast with me. Remain fixed on my glory and not the things of this world. You were given my glory to touch the world with my light – not dwell in the darkness and cause chaos to ensue. You have been given my light and I have raised you up higher than you perceive. See where I am taking you and see all the good things I have done for you. See me in all my glory and leave the things of earth behind.
Seek me in everything you do and in everything you pursue. Let me step in and lead the way to an everlasting existence. Let me lead the way to living righteously for me. Many do not have because they do not ask or think they can have what I want to give to them each day. They live with a mindset of work and receive a reward. But my presence and my power are all they need. If they would seek only to please me, they would receive their reward.
Be caught up in my presence. Be one with me. Be the sons and daughters I created you to be. Dwell in me pursuing my life and light and I will show you how to live in me. You will receive showers of blessings just because you dwell here with me. Come and receive all that you need by dwelling here with me.
Don’t look to others, seeing what they have or how they meet with me. Come spend time alone with me in the way that I created you to do. I made you uniquely like me and I created things and ways in you that perfectly connect and communicate with me. Give of your time each day to dwell with me in the richness of my love for you. Let me surround you and saturate you in the goodness of my love. Everything about you will begin to turn to my love for all that you need. You will not conform to the things of this world, but you will conform to me.
Practice being in my presence each and every day. Let me cleanse your own ways of thinking and cast off the mire and the clay. Let me renew your mind each day and lead you in my ways. There are many things I want to teach you, reveal to you, and give you each day. So come to me on bended knees and let me teach you how to walk in the ways of YAHWEH. Give of your time to me each day and I will bless you in a myriad of ways. Come to me and let me bless you indeed!
John 14:1 The Voice
14 Jesus: Don’t get lost in despair; believe in God, and keep on believing in Me.
John 17:14-19 The Passion Translation
14I have given them your message
and that is why the unbelieving world hates them.
For their allegiance is no longer to this world
because I am not of this world.
15I am not asking that you remove them from the world,
but I ask that you guard their hearts from evil, [a]
16For they no longer belong to this world any more than I do.
17“Your Word is truth! So, make them holy by the truth.
18I have commissioned them to represent me
just as you commissioned me to represent you.
19And now I dedicate myself to them as a holy sacrifice
so that they will live as fully dedicated to God
and be made holy by your truth.”
- John 17:15 Or “the Evil One” (or Satan). The implication is that the disciples of Jesus will influence the systems of this world but need to be preserved from evil influences.
James 4:1-4 The Passion Translation
1What is the cause of your conflicts and quarrels with each other? Doesn’t the battle begin inside of you as you fight to have your own way and fulfill your own desires? 2You jealously want what others have so you begin to see yourself as better than others. You scheme with envy and harm others to selfishly obtain what you crave—that’s why you quarrel and fight. And all the time you don’t obtain what you want because you won’t ask God for it! 3And if you ask, you won’t receive it for you’re asking with corrupt motives, seeking only to fulfill your own selfish desires. 4You have become spiritual adulterers who are having an affair, an unholy relationship with the world. Don’t you know that flirting with the world’s values places you at odds with God? Whoever chooses to be the world’s friend makes himself God’s enemy!
Colossians 3:1-10 The Voice
3 So it comes down to this: since you have been raised with the Anointed One, the Liberating King, set your mind on heaven above. The Anointed is there, seated at God’s right hand. 2 Stay focused on what’s above, not on earthly things, 3 because your old life is dead and gone. Your new life is now hidden, enmeshed with the Anointed who is in God. 4 On that day when the Anointed One—who is our very life—is revealed, you will be revealed with Him in glory! 5 So kill your earthly impulses: loose sex, impure actions, unbridled sensuality, wicked thoughts, and greed (which is essentially idolatry). 6 It’s because of this that God’s wrath is coming [upon the sons and daughters of disobedience], so avoid them at all costs. 7 These are the same things you once pursued, and together you spawned a life of evil. 8 But now make sure you shed such things: anger, rage, spite, slander, and abusive language. 9 And don’t go on lying to each other since you have sloughed away your old skin along with its evil practices 10 for a fresh new you, which is continually renewed in knowledge according to the image of the One who created you.
Psalm 40:1-3 Berean Study Bible
1I waited patiently for the LORD;
He inclined to me and heard my cry.
2He lifted me up from the pit of despair,
out of the miry clay;
He set my feet upon a rock,
3He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear
and put their trust in the LORD.