Trust = Rest

Trust Me and “use up your strength.” Trust Me that I will provide more. Just like the manna I gave My children in the desert rotted if they saved some for later (kept some gas in the tank).

If Moses started his time on the mountain sitting down, that would no longer be a place of rest when he needed it. When his legs got tired, I provided a seat. When he could no longer hold up his arms for the work I had called him to, I provided friends to hold them up for him until the work was finished.

Trust Me to refresh you. I will give you everything you need for your enjoyment. And I will give you rest.

I modeled it in creation. In the foundation of all things I built in rest. Continue reading

Not an Interruption

Good morning. Yes you can still hear Me even when someone else is in the room. Just listen. Don’t strive. Don’t strain. Just listen.

You will need to reconcile with your husband. Don’t let this argument fester.

When you are worried you won’t hear My voice, or afraid you’ll “miss it” – or even worse – “mess it up” – remember what I told you yesterday. I will teach you. And you will learn. Your only job is to keep coming to Me and keep listening.

If you catch yourself striving or “trying” to hear Me, or if you notice you are starting to construct sentences on your own, just pause and look to Me. I am always here and I will turn your —

(At this moment my mind wandered to the conflict with my husband, and mentally decided to just ‘confess’ I was wrong to put an end to it.) Continue reading

Apologies to you inbox

Hi Nugget followers! I am sorry for the onslaught that is about to hit your inbox. God has been speaking all week and I have been listening, but not writing.

When I sat at my computer to write the “one” from last week, I opened my journal and was in shock at the volume of He had given me. And fresh conviction of the call I feel to put these times with Him on “paper” and put it out into the world for Him to use as He wills.

I will endeavor to post as they come, rather than all at once like I’m about to do today.

So hang on folks, ’cause I’m about to hit “send”…

Why walk when you can fly?

Watched a large crow outside my window, walking along the narrow brick ledge about a foot off the ground. His walking was slow and seemed quite cumbersome. I wondered why would he choose to walk so far when he could just fly to his destination in a flash.

As I was thinking about all the time this silly bird was wasting, I saw him hop off the ledge and walk under a nearby bush. He emerged with a mouth full of food.

And that’s when it hit me. He never would have seen that food from the air. He needed to slow down to notice what he would otherwise miss. Continue reading

Don’t study Me, be with Me

Good morning. I’m glad you heard Me remind you again to just come. Don’t study Me – be with Me – and let Me be with you.

Your time with Me is not just for you to be filled/fueled up to start your day. I don’t want to be a gas station where you come whenever your tank is low and drive off after you’re full. I want a relationship with you. When you remain in Me, you are connected to a constant source of supply.

When you open your Bible, don’t read it as a book about Me. Don’t open it to study Me. This is a book full of life. My life. There is life in these words because I am the Word. It is living and active. Come to My Word to be with Me, to be anchored in who I am. In heaven you won’t need a written copy of My word. Because My word will be fully realized in you. Continue reading

Why do you wash your hands? 🤦‍♀️

Ever have God show you something so simple yet utterly life-changing at the same time? Read on to experience my D’oh that turned into an Ahhhhh!

I had a picture in my mind of a person approaching the kitchen sink with their hands covered in dirt. Then I saw them wash their hands and once they were clean, right away they went back to work using their hands.

Then God showed me the person didn’t dwell on the dirt that used to be on their hands. They simply took their clean hands and started using them again.

The image was so clear of the reason why we wash our hands – so they can be clean and are ready to be used right away. And the ridiculousness of focusing on the dirt that is no longer there.

Message received Lord. Don’t spend time dwelling on the sin that is no longer there. Take your clean hands and put them to work!

Constant Connection

8:10 am – started writing what I was hearing:

I’m glad you’ve put yourself before Me. Thank you for letting Me quiet you and letting Me speak to you. I am a good Father who loves and longs to speak with His children, just like any parent. The difference is I am not a man – I don’t get “sick” of your chatter. I never need a break from you or any of My children. They are all My beloved. And I love to be with all of them, all the time.

Take note of this process. I want to slowly lead you into hearing My Voice so you can lead others. I love and long to speak to My children. I never intended to create a world, populate it with people and animals, and never interact with it again. Continue reading

Test Everything.

Hello again! I am veering from my traditional posts to bring y’all into my private time with Jesus. He is speaking, and I am listening. And what He says to one He says to all. What He’s done for me He’ll do for you.

How I am about to begin posting needs a disclaimer – nothing I write on this site at any time is “Thus Saith the Lord.” And anything that contradicts scripture gets kicked to the curb. I am writing as I am hearing – and He is speaking to me as He speaks to all of us, as Himself. In the first person. So that is how I’m writing. Continue reading

What I heard when I just listened…

These words below are what I felt like God said to me this morning. I just put myself before Him, pen and paper in hand, and this is what I heard. If you choose to read on, read slowly, and allow yourself time to absorb whatever God may have for you. Continue reading

The Lord knows those who are His

I began my morning soaking in Rest in the Shadow. An amazing new song written by our worship leader and his wife.

As the lyrics washed over me, I was reminded of my responsibility to dwell, hold fast, rest, call on Him – and His return promise of refuge and deliverance.

Still listening, another voice joined the chorus – an evil one. The enemy twisted these beautiful words and began using them against me: Continue reading