He says, All things have no comparison to following Me. Allow Me as your good shepherd, to lead you always, to green pastures. Let your love and security rest in My provision and faithfulness. Think bigger and keep following Me. Get comfortable with Mystery. Embrace it as a delight, like a surprise, like a gift from Daddy. Part of being childlike and having childlike faith is the pleasure and enjoyment of surprises and mystery. Embrace it. Adults lose their faith and tend to control their environments, due to pain and misunderstandings. Children, on the other hand, embrace surprise and wonder and enjoy its reward. They are drawn towards it and secure with it. Become childlike again in your faith with Me. Allow Me to heal the areas where you thought I wasn’t a good Father…
Once upon a time, there was an Old Grape Branch. He had been growing in the vineyard for a very long time and his fruit was the biggest and sweetest fruit around! People came from far and wide to taste his fruit.
The Old Branch said, “Be willing.”
The Young Branch thought, “That’s strange…be willing?”
We discussed in a previous Word for the Week how discernment may operate through impressions, which is where we start to feel in ourselves what someone else is dealing with. One reason many prophetic people suffer depression is that they pick up on so much spiritually around them that they think it is their problem and fail to distinguish this as the gift working. Just because we feel depression does not mean that we have depression, but we may be feeling what someone close to us is dealing with. If we inquire of the Lord about these feelings, He will lead us to the truth about them. As we mature, we will learn to distinguish what we are picking up from others, or other situations, and what is actually in our own hearts.
Mid-Life doesn’t have to be a crisis. Discover what’s really going on during your mid-life years. God has a plan and He hasn’t forgotten about you. No, far from it. He is actually taking you through a metamorphing season preparing you for the center of your calling.