Read the story of creation. It is filled with order, love, intention, purpose. Every part of My creation has a purpose for which I created it.

I created it for My children to live and flourish with Me. Walking together in the cool of the day.

Take note of when I called out to Adam and Eve to speak with them. It was “in the cool of the day.” My compassion was already present while I was drawing them out to talk to Me about what they had done. Continue reading

His.story = Our Story

Yes, I referenced a movie when we spoke yesterday. Pop culture. I speak in a language you will understand. A language of your culture. Just like I have spoken to all My children over the course of His.story.

You have seen people take the word History and break it up to say it’s His.story. This is not just “His” story. This is our story. Yours and Mine. The story of love in creation.

It’s the story of a God who is love. Whose essence is love. Love within Himself as the Godhead. And out of that love and communion and fellowship We have together, We made man and woman in Our image. A continuation of that love. A continuation of our story. A multiplication. Continue reading

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.” Psalm 100:4

Entering My gates with thanksgiving and My courts with praise isn’t a formula. I don’t want perfunctory thanks and a few words of praise to be said before you can enter My presence. The posture of your heart is what this verse means.

Are you coming to Me grateful, and with a heart poised to praise Me? If not, that’s okay. Even if you’re struggling to understand something I’ve allowed in your life, or you’re flat out angry with Me, you can still have the heart posture those verses describe.

The very fact of your coming, even when you’re feeling that way is the posture of heart I desire in all My people. The posture of come. Just come. Come as you are. Continue reading

I asked – again. And guess what? He answered – again!

Gotta love the hubby for keepin’ it real with me. He told me this morning he’s only been reading my “short” posts that arrive in his inbox. If it’s too long, he moves on to something else.

Of course I entered into a state of complete shock, because every word I write is worthy of the world’s undivided time and attention. Sheesh. Doesn’t he know that?

So I stewed. Partly in rejection, partly in discouragement. Because what I’ve been hearing in my time with God has felt like one continuous thought that keeps building on itself. How in the world would I ever be able to take what I’m writing and make it manageable, while still keeping the continuity of what I’m hearing Him say to me?

I heard the Lord gently remind me of my very last post, the one where He told me to, “Ask Him.” So I did. Continue reading

Q: Why didn’t You tell me? A: You didn’t ask.

My encounters with the Lord of late have been filled with “🤦‍♀️ D’oh” moments. The simplicity He keeps bringing me back to shows me how much I unnecessarily complicate My communication with Him.

During the Great Kitchen Clean-Up of 2020, I held a mysterious lid to a travel mug in my hands for quite some time, turning it over and over, trying to figure out which mug it belonged to. I finally made the decision to toss it, assuming it didn’t have a mate or I would have recalled it. (I am very attached to my mugs, but that is a discussion for another post – or therapy session.) Continue reading

Why do you Answer a Phone When it Rings?

A telephone has two ends – a speaker and a receiver 📞. When you answer the phone, both parties can’t start talking at the same time. You won’t be able to hear each other. One person speaks while the other listens. And vice versa.

A phone is for two-way communication. God is always ready to listen. We all seem to believe that. But He is also always ready to speak.

We just need to stop talking long enough to listen.

Behold! Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20
When we answer the door, He doesn’t just come in to eat with us. We eat with Him. Two-way interaction.

Harmony in all of it.

Good morning My love. Yes, you are My love. As are all My children. They are My loves. My great loves. I created them to love them. It was out of the love I shared with Myself in the trinity that bore the desire to create a world and fill it with people who were made in Our image – male and female. I wanted to have constant fellowship with them, and them with each other.

Yes, I do mean constant. In the story of creation, I “show up” in the narrative walking in the cool of the day to speak with Adam and Eve. You can be with your husband in the kitchen, each peacefully prepping one part of the meal yet not speaking. But you are still together, and it is still fellowship.

I intend to be with My people when they are speaking with Me directly, and when they are walking out the call and plans I have for them. So constant fellowship is indeed the word I meant to say to you. Continue reading

Conversation

Good morning. I want to talk with you. Have a conversation. It takes two parties to have a conversation. By definition a conversation is an exchange – reciprocal giving and receiving.

You used to come and talk to Me in prayer. Now you are learning to let Me talk to you. Next I want us to speak together. To have a conversation. An exchange.

Look at how I interacted with My people in My Word. I had a conversation with Adam and Eve. I spoke with Moses. Face to face. That is what I want with all My children. Continue reading

Of First Importance

For years, when I heard the phrase “Of First Importance,” my immediate thought that followed was, “That Christ died for our sins.” Period. The end of what was most important to remember. After all, that is what 1 Corinthians 15:3 says:

“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

What I didn’t notice before was the comma at the end of that verse. It wasn’t a period. Paul hadn’t concluded his thought as to what was of first importance. He had more to say. So I read on, and for the first time I saw the entirety of what Paul wanted us to keep first in our minds: Continue reading

Good is Enough

Good morning daughter. Yes, I’m still here. I’m always here. For you. For all my children. Life is not a soap opera I’ve written for My amusement. I haven’t written a script for shock value or with dangling endings that keep you guessing and in suspense while you wait for the reveal in the next episode.

The story I wrote is the story of creation. And it was very good. My story is the story of Eden. And humanity wrote it’s own story with that first choice – the choice to eat the one fruit I forbid, while surrounded by every other kind of fruit in creation I offered.

My “nos” are not meant to deprive you of anything good. My definition of “good” is not the same as yours. Look it up in the dictionary and see what it says: Continue reading