God’s Restoring Grace Abounds, Part One


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Behold, I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of) you on the palm of each of My hands; [O Zion] your walls are continually before Me (Isaiah 49:16 Amplified)


It Is Written

It was long ago written on the palm of My hands the plans I have for you (Isaiah 49:16). Each and every detail of your life is etched in the very fabric of My heart. As the worlds were being shaped, formed, and spoken into existence, you were on My mind.

With each thought and preparation of the earth to hold and cradle man, contemplations of your gifting stirred Me—ever provoked Me to move with endless grace on your behalf—to prepare a place, a habitation in which the full expression of your gifts could unfold.

I have not forgotten a single desire I have for you. Just as I have numbered the hairs on your head, I have counted all the breaths to be inhaled and exhaled by you in the time you have been given.

Beloved, your gifts are astonishingly beautiful because you are the expression—the mirror image of unique and diverse aspects of My heart. I am like a diamond with many facets of which you are one. Each and every facet of a natural diamond is necessary to reflect a complete and full image. Those without flaw, like you, are rare and priceless.

How can I say you are flawless—because you are bought with the blood and have the righteousness of God through faith in Christ (Romans 3:21-23, 1Corinthians 1:30, Philippians 1:11). Yes, all have sinned and come short of My glory, but I have atoned for all including you. All My beloved ones need a reminder once in a while. Don’t let the little foxes rob you of your joy by reminding you of all your past failures. Confess all, repent and relish with great joy My complete and unconditional love flowing in streams of forgiving grace.


Ambassador Of The Kingdom

Cherish the extraordinary gifting I have put in you. In doing this, you cherish Me. As you esteem your gifting with a heart of gratefulness and due diligence they will be put to use for the world to know and to hear. I will use them to specific portions of My light unable to be reflected by another.

As you let gifting flow from your surrendered heart and boldly proclaim My mighty deeds, the hearer will be astounded. There will be people sent by Me to work on your behalf to execute favor in the things I have called you to do. I will cause them to be there at your beck and call, enabling all your desires of restoration to come forth. I am sending the most capable hands to work on your behalf and bring affront to the impediment of the enemy.

I am working by all possible means beyond your wildest imagination in order to bring things to pass for the good of your own life and the Kingdom. Always be aware of how your life affects the Kingdom at large. Each ambassador of the Kingdom has the power to affect or disaffect it with seeds of life or death (2 Corinthians 5:20, Mark 6:7). Release your gifting with an undefiled heart and light and life will go before you.

Yes, release your gifting to those around you and ignore the enemy with all his threats and insidious slander, knowing I am at work to bring about your good and the good of others. To despise or derogate your gifting according to the enemies lie is akin to throwing pearls before swine. It just can’t be.

Cherish and protect all I have given you. It is vital to your progress and the progress of others. And always remember in dealing with others who are objectionable toward you and even at times disdainful of you and your gifts, you must walk in love to overcome (Ephesians 5:2). I want you to represent Me in such a way it is as if in looking at you, they see Me. Therefore, ask and it shall be given.


Sovereign God Of The Impossible

Beloved, as events unfold in days ahead, defying ordinary human ways outside of worldly corporate systems, you will know it is I who move and make things happen (Acts 4:24). I am not bound by the world and its systems. I am sovereign in every way. Yes, I love for you to participate in what I am doing, but I am not bound by your zeal or your complacency at any given time. I desire you to co-labor with Me but I am not bound if you don’t.

As always, in the end I will have My way. Why? Because I am good and My love endures forever—because I have a plan and have seen the end from the beginning. Because I am God and there is no other (Psalms 136).

Let these truths settle down in your heart and abide. Let it fertilize your heart with a faith that proclaims all things are possible with Me (Colossians 3:16, Matthew 19:26). Each application by faith of My Word will cause richness in you capable of sustaining great growth, and you, taught of the Lord, shall become teacher and trainer of the Word. Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs shall arise out of your being. They shall be released into the atmosphere of the world to bring about an effectual change.

Remember, each and every time you release any spiritual gifting I have given you, things change, even if you don’t see it in the natural right away, or if you never see it at all. You don’t always know why and for whom you do these things. Be faithful for some day you will know.

As you believe that all things are possible with Me whom you call My Big God of all possibilities, I will fill your simple heart with hope and unrelenting visions of Restoration. All will come to reality and My dictates will be heard very clearly and with perfect timing and precision. I will be the one as you have called Me to be.


Perfect Timing, Perfect Precision

Beloved, I have heard you proclaim My faithfulness to be on time in everything I do with a tenacity and bravado unknown to most or not experienced by many. How clearly you proclaim it with a heart of endearment and praise. You call Me the God of perfect timing and precision. It is true. I am precision personified in every way. Come before and receive well-timed help for every need (Hebrews 4:16).

When you doubt, when you fear, when you need grace to overcome and love others, when you need strength to go on, call on Me as I AM. I will be who you call Me to be. I AM.

I will satisfy your longings and will stand before you and defend you among those who do not believe. Unbelieving witnesses to the work I am doing in and through you shall see Me in a unique way through the eyes of your faith. I work with precision in and for you no matter the situation and circumstance. And I do it all with precise timing, for the benefit of all concerned.

Each and every prayer is answered with your best interest at heart and with perfect timing. The declarations you speak are not born out of your own selfish desire, but are born out of My Word spoken to your heart. Therefore, I answer you in ways the world has never known, and those who have heard you declare My will and My Word will be astounded for all your declarations will come to pass (Job 22:28).

My ways are not your ways for My thoughts are not your thoughts. I have access to all wisdom and knowledge for I am Wisdom and Knowledge. I know you and I know what is best for you. Remember, I have seen the end from the beginning (Revelations 1:8). Your steadfast faith is indeed endearing to Me. Beloved, your faith brings delight to My Heart.

I treasure the gift of your steadfast and unfailing faith in all My promises. I do not lie and all I say will come to pass. Your faith pleases Me and has compelled Me to open the gates of Heaven on your behalf that you might relish My goodness. And all is done with perfect timing with perfect precision! Let your heart be open to the fullness of My Word and anxiety shall dissipate like fog at the rising of the sun. Trust shall be the occupying force at the door of your heart and exalted praise shall be the fruit of your lips.

The Right Hand Of God

Beloved, with trust born from thankfulness and contentment guarding the gateways of your heart and life, I am moved to intervene in the affairs of your life with My Big Hand. As I do these things you must continue to fondly proclaim who I AM. My hands will lead the way and My footprints shall be easy to see. I will point you in the right direction with clarity of mind yet unknown to you.

Be attentive and listen carefully to the slightest impression and softest whisper. Be willing to abide with a heart set on beholding My face. All things are revealed by beholding Me—by beholding My Word.

There are times your grateful heart is so full, you are lost for words to express your gratitude. Never deny the outpouring of your gratefulness for it takes you into the courts of Heaven. Have I not said, “Enter My courts with thanksgiving, enter My courts with praise” (Psalms 100:4)?

Yes, I marvel at your grateful heart. Each time you utter a sigh of thanksgiving in even the smallest occurrences, I am deeply touched. My hands lead you to a safe anchor. I will settle you into your dream abode where I will speak to you while the stars adorn the heavens above you. Amid the passing hours of night and day I will nurture the sweet memories abiding in your heart and build your faith and trust in My caring hands.

Yes, as you faithfully whisper My name, even in the middle of a noisy and turbulent world, My hand leads and saves. My heart says to your heart, “Fear not . . . .”(Isaiah 41:10 Psalms 78:53)

As you move from confusion to hope, from chaos to order, from want to prosperity, from ignorance to revelatory knowledge, My capable hands will hold yours. My grip will give you strength. My touch will give you freedom from all your fears. My soft whispers will illumine your confused mind and darkness will be no more (Psalms 18:28). Abide in Me and all will be well with your soul.

Prayer of Supplication and Declaration

Lord, You have restored me at great cost. Help me to realize and come to know intimately the beauty You see in me. Past failure has no power over me for each day begins with new mercies. I receive new mercy today to walk in all You say I am. I confess my unbelief and let go of any guilt or shame. I step into the rivers of forgiving grace, for I am the righteousness God in Christ Jesus. I am loved. Help me to be obedient and walk in sacrificial love. I am Your ambassador in the earth and have the obligation to release the Kingdom to all I see. Life, not death, is the fruit of all I do. I cherish and protect all the gifts You have endowed me with, not for my sake but for the Kingdom’s sake.

Have Your way in every area of my life. Change me from the inside out. Your truth settles down in my spirit to nourish the seeds, the visions and the dreams planted there by You. Many psalms, hymns and spiritual songs are flowing out of me and water the dry and barren places in my life and the lives of others. Lord, My life is an example of Your goodness and enduring love. With a steadfast spirit and strength I receive grace to overcome. You defend me on every side. I do not have to contend, for You contend with those who contend with me. With great wisdom and love You declare Your Word to me and I proclaim it to bring about Your will in my life.

My heart is open to the fullness of Your Word and rises up to declare and call on those things that are not as though they are. My heart trusts in You and thankful praise flows from my heart. I am in You. As I behold You, all comes into focus. Gratefulness for all You have done and are doing floods my being day by day, causing me to walk in more faith. You come to me in the night to fill my dreams with Your plans and visions for me. I whisper Your name and You are with me.

Your hands hold me; transport me out of unhealthy thoughts, attitudes and actions into freedom and liberty. I live and move within the Word of Your mouth. Your touch caresses me with tenderness and fear abates. All is well with my soul when I am with You. Draw me nearer and I will come. Amen

Reflect and Journal

  1. Reflect on the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit ruminating with joy over your gifting and how it would be used to advance the Kingdom . . . even before you were ever born.
  2. Reflect on being a mirror image of His heart, on being a reflection of who He is.
  3. He calls you flawless in Christ. What goes through your mind and heart when He says this?
  4. Father wants you to reflect on your gifting and understand its unique beauty. He wants you to know there is not another person alive or who will ever be alive that can reflect His heart in the way you can. How does or should this affect your thinking
  5. He has gone before you to make divine appointments and connections. He is bringing others to help facilitate who He has called you to be. This includes your family and friends whether you see it right now or not. Reflect on how this understanding can change how you view those around you.
  6. How are you limiting God in any way based on the world and its systems, which include all you circumstances, situations and the actions of other people?
  7. Every time you release spiritual things, change has to happen even if you don’t see it. Have you in any way felt discouraged because you haven’t seen change right away?
  8. Take some time to reflect on things He has already done. Cultivate a heart of thankfulness and faith will grow. If you aren’t thankful, examine your heart to find why not.
  9. He calls you brave and tenacious. Reflect on this and come into agreement with Him no matter what you see or think.
  10. Have you been declaring the things He speaks to you? If not, why?
  11. Have you felt faithful lately? He says you are. Choose to believe Him and declare it so. You are what you say.
  12. Have you had anxiety about anything? Submit it to the light of His Word and watch it dissipate in His presence.
  13. In what areas of your life do you need clarity of mind to continue on and do things He has asked you to do?
  14. Take some time to reflect on the many good things He has done in your life. Write them down and audibly speak with a grateful heart and watch your faith rise like the morning sun.
  15. Do you have any situations which are chaotic; need wisdom, need resolving, or need hope? Whisper His name among the worldly noise. Speak peace and listen. What is He saying?

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About the Author

Brenda

Brenda Craig is a published author, prophetic teacher and Seer whose desire is to know the Lord in all His fullness. Her writings and teachings reflect a deep intimacy with the Lord. As a worshiper, Brenda has received revelation on how to take the simple act of “Soaking in His Presence” to a new level and developed a teaching called Soaking with a Purpose.

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