And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought, nor shall it cease yielding fruit. (Jeremiah17:8 Amplified)
You are the garden of My tender love. I am continuously watering and nurturing you. When your leaves wither and your roots go dry, my rain, yes my rain, will drench you. It will rain blessings, reminding you that I am a caring God. It will rain showers of deliverance, washing away any dust collected along the way. This must be so. I have important things for you to do.
The many surprises coming your way will remind you I am always by your side. You are anchored in my safe harbor. I am your sanctuary, your safe place.
I will see to it that you are well-watered, enabling you to grow robust and mighty as an oak tree. Your branches will be home for many searching souls as you grant to those who mourn in Zion consolation for their souls (Isaiah 61:3). Your discerning spirit will always lead you to aching hearts, and your patient ears will listen without reservation. This thing is already completed in Me, and now it is time for the fullness of it to reveal itself before your very eyes. Not only will you see and respond, you will see and hear My wisdom-filled answers and solutions. Be prepared to be astounded.
Yes, like the leaves of a mighty tree rooted by streams of living water, you will absorb the pains and sufferings of yearning souls, and in the process, you will exhale the exciting news of deliverance (Psalm 1:3). Like a parched land, your soil will eagerly absorb the rain, and it will flourish until the harvest is ready. All will be consumed into my hope of salvation as your life demonstrates itself as a living example.
The windows of opportunities outside the scope of your awareness until now will be triggered by your heart of adoring love for Me. The wildest and most impossible dreams you have ever imagined are coming to pass, unfolding blessings greater than your dreams could ever grasp. They are beyond the scope of all human understanding (Ephesians 3:16-21).
Have I not told you I do far over and above all you ask, think, infinitely beyond all your highest prayers, hope or dreams! I am taking the seed packed with potential, capable of holding within it a giant redwood, and nourishing it with all it needs to become an incredible monument of strength and beauty. Whatever you need to produce and grow, I have. Listen and discern My voice, and I will tell you all you need to know in order to grow.
I made you like a robust tree where people can find shade, shade of hope and a future in Me. The seed of destiny, the seed of My image is producing a magnificent, stately habitation for all around you. I have given you the richest measure of My divine presence, and today I say, “You are one wholly filled and flooded with Me!” Yes, My love, it is so (Ephesians 3:19 AMP)
Your flowers will bloom in time, and spring will dominate your life. A life full of wholesome activities all geared towards the proclamation of My greatness will be your priority. Yes, this is to be your priority of supreme importance. You will call to Me, and you will heed My prompting with intimacy and absolute obedience. You will call to Me, and I will answer. I will give pressed down, shaken together and running over, for you are asking according to My will for your life. When you ask according to My will, I hear you, and because I hear you, you have what you ask (1 John 5:14-15). This is so for you.
Your soft heart full of compassion and genuine care for others is very pleasing to my eyes. I can’t help smiling at the very thought you have for the needy, the lonely, the broken. Yes, you love and long for restoration of all things in the lives of the downcast. This is My heart and yours as well (Isaiah 61).
Like a lightning flash, your quick mind thinks of ways to help anyone who needs it. You are My willing one, the expression of My serving heart. Unmindful of your own welfare, others come first. Yes, you are always last. Sometimes you don’t see yourself as a servant, mainly because your idea of a servant differs a little bit from Mine. Anything you do for another is service, from the faintest smile to the greatest feat. Yes, it is a gifting I give all My sons and daughters, even though they may not see themselves that way. I see what you and all My kings and priest do. I have recorded every deed, and your account has accrued great interest. Draw on your account today. Your balance is great.
Where was I? I was talking about your heart and My heart. They are entwined together, your three-stranded cord and My three-stranded cord entwined together into a rope of great saving strength and beauty. Yes, My heart celebrates the mere sight of you, comprehending how you will make it comfortable for others. I see the generosity in your heart, and I am exhilarated. How I love your big and generous heart. Your love for Me overflows, and you are ever willing to reach out to others. Indeed, our hearts gushing and overflowing with love are surely entwined.
I delight in the courage you have each time you get into a commitment far beyond your means. What courage you have! You are so much like Me, more than you know. Joshua has nothing on you, My beloved. As I said to him I say to you, “Be of good courage!” (Joshua 1:9). Your ravished heart is full of courage (Song of Songs 4:9).
Because of your great courage, I am sending breakthrough angels to prepare the way, to make a way. In your times of silent meditation, many Jericho walls of opposition will fall because your heart and mind are fixed on Me. I can’t let you, won’t let you, be harassed, burdened or attacked while you feast from My table with a heart of devoted adoration. If I could let this happen, I would not be who I am, your Lion of Judah.
Your faith that I will always make a way when there seems to be no way does not surprise me at all (Isaiah 43:15-17). Knowing how brave you are, wearing the helmet of a brave soldier always geared up for any danger, I cannot resist giving My ready and timely help to assist you in any endeavor you plan. We are always partners. Your heart always believes beyond doubt. It never surprises me, whenever you venture into anything pioneering. You are gifted with the courage of Esther!
Like Esther, you have been positioned for such a time as this. The day and hour is for you, My beloved. I say to you, “Esther, oh, My Esther? my Solitary Star, you will always shine bright because you bear My Light. Anywhere you go; your brightness will always be noticeable. Like a lamp, your brightness cannot be hidden. It may at times flicker in the beginning but will shine really bright to illumine dark spots in the lives of many. As I have illumined your darkness, you shall illumine others (Psalms 18:28). Be not silent, My Esther, in this day of your favor (Esther 4:14; Esther 5:3).
You will glow in the dark, and the truth of My divine light will guide you on your journey towards the work I have set for you to do since the beginning of all time — yes, even before the foundations of the world. You are meant to do as Esther did. You will gain favor from people of influence that will benefit a multitude of those in need. You will gain the favor from people in order to bless the Kingdom, and your influence shall be greater than you have ever known. Today, a trumpet is blowing, announcing the coming forth of your victory, unfolding purpose and great success.
I am commissioning you for a task only a brave and determined heart like yours can tackle. I am gearing you up for a very special task. I am assured of your readiness. In fact, I know it to be so for I have decreed it. After all, don’t I know you and how you were made? Yes, I do My loved one. It was such a pleasure to knit you, to form you, and now to launch you. Come, My Esther, and rise up on wings once hidden and fly. You have favor with God and man (Proverbs 3:4)
Along the way, there will be obstacles and entanglements posing as insurmountable foes. You will rise up, and like the eagle you are and no mountain will stop you. You will fly around some, fly over some, and speak to some. See and hear only what I am doing, and you will know which to do. They will not all require the same mode of attack. Some you will simply dismiss like swatting away an almost invisible, yet irritating gnat. Oil yourself in My presence, and those gnats will all flee. They hate the anointing and cannot stay in its presence. Like a good soldier, do not be entangled in worthless things, My love, and know all is possible (2 Timothy 2:4).
You have already had some entanglements that seemingly have eaten up your precious time. The enemy has devoured what you have worked for in many past years, but like all great women and men of My house, you didn’t give up. Now is the time to restore to you and cause a reaping to come forth.
I admire your tenacity to bear all hardships. You are my brave little one, brave like Esther. Yes, you are not moved nor discouraged. You are simply focused on Me. Your eyes are set before the throne of your loving Father, and nothing shall come between us, neither life nor death nor anything else up the enemy’s sleeve. He knows he is a defeated foe (Colossians 2:15). Yes, he knows it. He is just banking on an increasingly failing hope that you don’t know. You are coming to know this more and more. Because of this, it is harder and harder to catch you with any trick he might have up his sleeve. I will see to it you have the advantage of foresight, so listen carefully. I am the calm in the midst of your every problem. I am joy the permeating every day of your life. Receive all I have to offer.
I decree and proclaim the Lord and the Lord alone knows the plans created for me, plans for prosperity and not disaster. The Lord is not silent and is revealing these things to me. You Lord are true to Your promises. You never change! You never lie! Your yes is yes and Your no to the enemy is just that, NO! I am the salt and light in the earth planted by You. My fingers are anointed and My heart plays the tunes of Your heart like a grand piano and spreads sweetness and love to all.
My garden is tended by the Lord himself like a master gardener among beautiful roses and multicolored flowers of intricate beauty. He cultivates me. Other, sent by the Lord, like robust trees of great faith surround me to impart into my life. You give me shade in the scorching heat of opposition. At Your right hand are pleasures forever more and You are sharing them with me this very day. I abide in You and You abide in me. As we journey together only Your will shall manifest. I am Your Joshua, Your Esther, Your shining star and You are my great love. I journey with You unafraid. Amen
1. Have you felt dry, in need of water from the throne? Open up your heart in a time of worship and accept what He is already pouring out. Record all He says.
2. He has made you to walk in Isaiah 61. It always helps to give in the midst of struggle. Who is He speaking to you about and what does He want you to step out and do?
3 Have you been afraid or limited in any way or stood afar off from God when it comes to asking for big things? What has stopped you? Write down what you have always been afraid to ask or lacked faith to believe for.
4 Put these request before the tender loving heart of the Father for he wants to give you your purpose and destiny. Let Him impart faith to say, “Yes and amen
5 The Lord has entwined His heart with yours, two three-stranded cords bound together by the cross. In light of this, what is He saying to you today about who you are and how He sees you?
6 He compares you to Isaiah 61. Can you accept this and His bragging about the beauty of your heart? How He loves you. Reflect on this great love and service to others today.
7 Has He called you to something intimidating yet grand? Are there thoughts in your heart of great feats for the Lord left unspoken? Today is the day to write them down and speak them?
8 He cannot resist giving you help today, so write down your unspoken desires, ask big and listen close.
9 Have you lacked favor in any area of your life? He has purchased your life at great cost” Why would He stop now? There is no way for Him to do this, to stop. Come to Him with this understanding and receive your place in history and the favor to carry out such a time as this.
10 Stand before Him in a posture of receiving and let Him adorn you with great courage; let Him press great courage into the depths of your being. Listen carefully to what He says and agree. Please agree. It is imperative to success in the days ahead.
11 What entanglements or distractions have you encountered lately? The time has come to untangle yourself and if you do not know how, Holy Spirit will show you. Make a decision of obedience and be freed by the hand of Father.
12 His Word says nothing will come between you and the love of your Father in heaven. In light of this He has a vested interest in accomplishing your deliverance so His plans for you can come about. Think on this very carefully and record your entanglements and wait for the wisdom from Him to be set free.