In this world you will have tribulation, but take heart for I have overcome the world. Nothing will be able to separate you from My love. When you call upon Me, I am there for you. Nothing touches you without it first touching Me. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. What can man do to you? Be careful and pray always.
The heart is fragile. It can be damaged easily by those who are supposed to give it love and support. We trust in our innocence as children. Only when the heart finds rest and purpose in Me can the healing start of past wounds. I can go back with the person to take out the barbs of the past. Forgiveness is the only real way for healing. Sin also damages the heart. Sin must be exposed and confessed. My Spirit is very good in this. Do not let the enemy lie about your heart. My Word is true.
Your heart is who you are in the center. It is a better word than your spirit or your mind; those have specific roles and functions. Diligence, faithfulness, persistence – these are good words to describe what please Me in the man seeking after Me. He has been touched by My love and he wants more. He realizes how empty he is without Me.
I will be their hope. No one can really love the way I love – unconditionally, sacrificially, in a way that transforms and frees. I want you to try and with My grace you will succeed in certain situations and with certain people. Receiving love brings hope, restoration, healing. You are My representative to a lost world, My ambassador. You are My light. You show the way, the evidence and example – imperfect and flawed, yet close enough. A little candle brings enough light in a dark place to lead the way. What did you need to see? An example, a testimony of My working in the life of a person. My Spirit is working today as always, preparing hearts showing people their need for a Savior.
Your Word is great for it brings life and truth. Be prepared to do battle. Put to death the old man in all of its places. Renew your mind and heart with My truth.
Excellence – what does that look like for a believer? Humility, submission to My will, obedience, being led by My Spirit, relationship, fruit-bearing, inner peace and confidence and faith in the Almighty, all-loving God.
My Word is true. The enemy is full of lies, accusations, distortions, imitations of My truth. Use discernment and rely on My Spirit and My Word.