Where are My people? What are they doing? They are rebellious seeking only to satisfy their desires. They give Me a few minutes. They pretend to worship, but their hearts are with their plans and activities for the day. They do not listen to Me. They do not seek to find out what I want for them. But I love them. What will I do? I will pour out My Spirit and I will love them with fresh love until they repent and respond to Me. They are My people and I will not abandon them.
My ways are higher than your ways. So I will guide you to the way of life and joy and peace. It may not always be easy for life contains pain and work, but it will be satisfying for your soul.
I am leading My people whether they realize it or not. Some can see My hand upon them. Expect Me to lead you and look for the signs that I am leading you. Trust Me for I love you and I have a good plan for you. You will glorify Me as you follow Me. I am more concerned about you than I am about the nations of this world. I hold My people close to My heart. No one can snatch them from Me. When two or three or more are gathered together in My Name, there I am in their midst.
One day at a time. Is that how your faith operates or do you think of Me for the long haul? Do you live for Me as if this might be your last day on earth? Are you careful to obey Me in everything, even when you don’t understand? Do you think of Me throughout the day? Do you see Me at work in your life and in the lives of people around you? I am there and My Spirit is working. You have invited Me into your life. You are now Mine.
My heart is glad for you have discovered truth from My Word. Look to Me and not to yourself. I will be found by you as you seek Me with all of your heart. My ways are not your ways, but they can be your ways as you submit to Me and learn from Me.
By grace you have been saved through faith. By My mercy and kindness I draw all men to Myself. They will be given a choice. They will choose between life with Me or life with themselves alone. Some have been blinded from the beginning by the god of this world. Some will struggle to decide as their own desires cloud their thinking. Some out of desperation and hopelessness cry out and are rescued. Some respond joyfully as they respond to My love. I make all things new. The folly of this world will be consumed by the wisdom of My Son. The sin of unbelief will be banished for all will see Me in My glory. I will draw a people to Myself. My kingdom will stand.
My joy is incomplete without My people gathered around Me. But I see that happening. My joy is lifted when My people realize the truth of My Word and obey. My Word brings forth life and health to all who obey its commands. There is a place of joy for all to experience and it is found in My Presence. Praise brings joy. Beauty brings joy. The joy of the Lord is your strength.