Sacrifice your time to hear from me. You complain and grumble that you don’t hear from me, yet you do not commit the necessary time to be with me and dwell in my presence. What is it that you desire more; to hear from me or to do as you’ve always done and pull away from me? Do not fear what you do not know of. You have not because you ask not. You desire to hear my voice, yet you cannot spend your precious time with me.
Where is your sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving? Why is your heart so very far from me? I so desire to be with you and clothe you with blessings from on high, but your heart is far from me. Come closer to me while there is still time and spend the necessary time you need to truly get to know me and dwell with me on high.
You have been chosen, set apart for me, to be a vessel that can be used by me. You were called many years ago to find and follow me, yet your heart continues to stray from me. Come and spend some time with me and see if I will not bless you in your obedience to me. I am your Father and there is nothing I would not do for you my child, my Bride.
Pick up your mat and walk with me. Quit laying there living like you’re paralyzed. I have never knocked your feet out from under you, that has been your own doing. I am here to lift you up and help you see your full potential. I will never abandon you to keep living as you do, but I will continue to pursue you each day I give you to live. Live instead for me and my Kingdom and leave your old self behind. There’s nothing there for you but sackcloth and ashes.
Start on a fresh path that’s laid out here for you. I desire to give you a new start living your life for me. Do not turn your head back at your old ways of doing things, but look straight ahead at me. I will take your life places you’ve not yet been. I will escort you to where I want you to go – the adventure will never end! You think you’ve seen it all, but you’ve never really been. You’ve never seen as I see and you’ve only seen with your glass half full. There’s so much more I cannot wait to show you, but you need to come to me.
Your life will never look the same but do not let that fill your mind with fear. For, when you are with me and I am guiding you, you have nothing to fear. I will equip you for every good work. I will guide you and lead you where I want you to go. Nothing shall be impossible for you as you continue to look to me for everything. I will take you out of the darkest hole and lead you out into the light where everything feels and seems right.
Let the path I’ve placed you on become a shining light for you. Give me your time, your talents, your ability, and I will cause you to shine out as a beaming light for all to see. Nothing shall be impossible for you. You and I will work together like a well-oiled machine, knowing exactly what to do and say at the proper and appointed time. I make all things work together for those who are called by my name. You are my sons and daughters and nothing shall be too hard for you.
Psalm 50:23 The Passion Translation
23The life that pleases me is a life lived in the gratitude of grace,
always choosing to walk with me in what is right.
This is the sacrifice I desire from you.
If you do this, more of my salvation will unfold for you.”
Psalm 116:17 New Life Version
17 I will give a gift of thanks to You and call on the name of the Lord.
Isaiah 29:13 New Living Translation
13 And so the Lord says,
“These people say they are mine.
They honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
And their worship of me
is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote.[a]
- 29:13 Greek version reads Their worship is a farce, / for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God. Compare Mark 7:7.
Matthew 15:8 New Life Version
8 ’These people show respect to Me with their mouth, but their heart is far from Me.
Mark 1:17-18 New Living Translation
17 Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” 18 And they left their nets at once and followed him.
Luke 1:37 New King James Version
37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”