As the deer pants after the water brook, so my soul pants after You, O Lord!
To Know Me is to love Me, and to spend your precious time with Me; that is, to give Me the first fruits of your day, to spend time with Me to learn to walk and talk with Me in the cool of the day, like Adam did before the Fall.
I am calling My people once again to stir within their hearts that deep longing after deep desire to be at one with Me, in deep communion with Me, to learn of My ways, to walk like I would walk, and to say what I would say, because you know Me so well you know how I would handle different situations.
You are learning to put down your flesh and walk in the spirit by: crucifying the desires of your own will, to be able to be blessed by putting My will before your own. And you are learning that to crucify your selfish desires and to put other’s needs above your own, you have the assurance that I will take care of your needs.
If everyone who calls themselves by My name would humble themselves, and seek My face and pray, then I will lead you, and guide you into all Truth, and you will know My will, and desire, and even be blessed to be able to walk in it.
Learning comes by the experience of seeing the pleasure that comes by seeking first My kingdom and My righteousness. To desire My will you need to draw close, and walk with Me, and learn from Me My ways in how to handle different situations.
My ways are so much higher than man’s, and you need to always be guarded not to fall into the snare of selfish living; only being concerned that your needs are being met above those that I have called you to serve.
For this is the day and the hour that I am separating those who desire to go deeper into My plan and purpose for their lives… those who are willing to do unto others what you would desire others to do for you; to love and care for your neighbor as if they are your own family.
This is hard when many don’t even have that desire to care for their own flesh and blood because of selfish living and the fear of lack… if you help others, will my needs be met, will I have enough if I give to others?
I have made you like a free flowing stream that replenishes itself when it keeps flowing, but if you dam it up, then death enters in, and stagnation, and pollution. If you continue to give, you will be kept replenished, all your needs will be met. What you sow unto others, you will reap.
If you sow into My kingdom first, then all your needs will be met. If you lend to the poor, you are giving unto Me, and I will reimburse you with plenty more benefits than you could ever imagine receiving. Take the risk, step out in faith, follow My leading, and see what I will do in your own life.
Yes, this is the day that I am drawing you near. I want to teach you My ways. I want to live my desire through you. Do not dam up the flow of My River. Let the prosperity flow unto the multitudes. Be a stream that I can trust My riches to.
If you want to see Light and Life, then you must stomp out the darkness. Love is your greatest force against the enemy. Where there is love, there is no fear for My love is drenched in My faith and My enabling power to carry you to the end with victory.
Seek My face and I will show you My ways, which will overcome all the strategies of the evil one. Keep your mind set on Me and I will give you perfect peace. I will lead you through the storm in safety, and assurance knowing that your steps are being ordered by Me.
If you feel you have missed it or have done wrong, look for the good that will come out of it. For whatever you do if your motives are pure, you will receive goodness and prosperity in every area of your life. Follow the leading of your heart. When I said to bless your enemies, to pray for those who persecute you or use you, I meant to pray blessings and grace over these people. How do you expect to turn them around if they can’t see My light in you?
Love covers a multitude of sin. My love washed away the sin of the whole world, but I had to choose the will of My Father above My own. So if you want to see greater works flow, with signs and wonders and miracles, then you must die out to your own will and seek to do Mine.
This is the day of the great falling away all because many choose to live according to their selfish desires and to take matters into their own hands rather than to just trust Me. Learn from the mistakes of others. Learn from the times you walked in the flesh, which brought death to your spirit man.
If you want Life to flow, you must surely die!
~ Yolanda Ballard
|Yolanda Ballard of At The Father’s Feet website, shares with you, the body of Christ, the words she’s received quietly sitting at the Father’s feet. I believe Jesus set the example for us to follow. Whenever He could He would come apart from the busyness of the world so that He could quiet Himself before the Father, for that is where He received direction and strength to carry out His will.