So….. while running some errands this am, I’ve been listening to Graham Cooke series Radical Permission, from Brilliant TV mentorship. I am seriously undone this afternoon; and gratefully so. I am growing to realize that perhaps there are things the Lord is re-writing in my understanding of Him; in how He speaks and how He relates. He is faithful to pull us closer and help us to hear better. And as we let Him, He will reveal more of Himself.
After I turned off the recording, the Holy Spirit spoke very simply. “My yoke is easy”
This is what I heard as I listened quietly to Holy Spirit:
My yoke is easy and My burden is light. After all I’ve already paid it all.
Radical obedience is fostered through love. My love for you is all consuming, all encompassing, unconditional unapologetic love. I never apologize for loving you. I created you for my pleasure and in you I have put everything you need for godliness and holiness. I oil you. I provide for you, I delight in you.
It’s a super natural love that knows no boundaries or limits – Breaking free from the limitations of mans expectations and judgments.
Prophecy aligned is prophecy refined. As you consume yourself with My thoughts, My ways, My character, you will begin to see the process.
So take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble of heart and you will find rest for your souls. Matt. 11:29 Bearean Study Bible
By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the one who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence. 2 Peter 1:3
In our quest to be pleasing to God; to “do” everything right; it is possible we can miss the simplicity of relationship with a loving God, who paid the ultimate price just to “walk with Him in the cool of the day”. Who wants to communicate with us, to walk with us through our days. (He is always present)
I don’t know about you; but there have been times I have thought ” I did this, or I didn’t do this right, so He must be disappointed or mad with me.” Absolute LIE of the devil. He wants to confuse you about your identity in Christ. When we received Jesus’ finished work of the cross for ourself, our old man DIED! It is not by works we are saved (Eph. 2:8,9). Faith in the finished work of the cross is what sets us apart to Him. We continue to build up “our new man in Christ” . I loved this from G.Cooke…… and Jesus…….. “Our OLD MAN is DEAD”. We are buried in His identity if we are born again. We are Risen with Him in His glory. So we have to continue to build the new in us.
He makes it easy….. He has already finished the work. Now we get to learn to partake of a relationship with Him. It’s His greatest pleasure that we enjoy Him. And as we do, it will be our greatest Joy while we are on this earth.
I pray you are blessed by this. I am on a journey with the most wonderful, kind, loving God. My prayer for you is that you sense His presence and love for you today! Thank you for taking the time to read 😊