Walking With Jesus, The Good Shepherd


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“that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height-to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Eph 3:16-19 NKJV)

Jesus Sweet Whispers Of Love

“My child, My Beloved, come. Come … Yes, come and taste the clear waters of My unfailing love, and you will be refreshed. Forget the troubles of the world. Be drenched with My love now poured out (Romans 5:5).

Come into My presence in your silence and solitude. Come near Me, really close to Me. You can feel Me; you can even touch Me in your heart. I will rest in your being, and you will be in awe. Forget all your worldly cares. You will be transcendent as I come to rest in your weary mind. Many promises of the past, long forgotten, have been watered by your tears of repentance, causing them to grow within the soil of love occupying your heart. Be rooted and grounded in My love (Ephesians 3:17).

Draw deeply from the wells of salvation, and see My redemption come to fruition and bloom into fullness (Isaiah 12:3). The fullness of time has come. Don’t be so distracted by what has not happened yet, causing you to miss what is taking place right in front of you. In looking back, you lose. In looking ahead, you fear. In looking at Me in the midst of the here and now, you abound with faith and joy.

Only in the here and now can you be infused and submersed in the moments of poured out love. All else causes you to be depleted, causes you to leak. The aroma of all your past burnt offerings and sacrifices are ascending to My throne, and I am sending refreshing help just in time from My sanctuary (Psalms 20).

Only in the here and now can you be infused and submersed in the moments of poured out love. All else, causes you to be depleted, causes you to leak. The aroma of all your past burnt offerings and sacrifices are ascending to My throne and I am sending refreshing help just in time from My sanctuary (Psalms 20).

I Am Your Good Shepherd

I will dry your tears with gentle winds, and the passing of the singing birds will be a delight to cheer you up. When the wind blows, when the branches sway and the leaves sing melodies in tune with My eternal wind, I am there. The tiny pebbles you step on along the way will remind you of My abounding grace. Be not afraid! When the sun shines, beams of My secure love, will melt your fears. When it is dark, worry not for the moon and stars shine over you. And I, your Solitary Star, will be your light.

Yes, My love, be not afraid. You won’t desire anything other than Me nor will you want for anything. I, like a good shepherd, in full watch over his sheep, will see to it that you will have more than enough. I am your Good Shepherd, and you shall not lack any good thing (Psalms 23:1-3).

Trust in My wisdom to know when you need a rest, to know when you need quiet waters. Follow Me always for I know how to walk on mountains, and I know how to walk through valleys (Habakkuk 3:19). I have hinds’ feet for high places, and I give them to you (2 Samuel 22:34; Psalms 18:33). The paths you’re walking have already been traveled by Me. Fear not, worry not, doubt not, for I am able and willing. In fact, what you need and long for is already complete, already completed before you ever were.

Yes, the sun is shining, birds are singing, and tree branches are swaying. Notice how they do what comes natural without one thought or care. How much more are you than all of these? Don’t ever think for even a split second that I get tired of telling you how much more valuable you are. I will say it and say it till you believe what I say above all other things. You are My great LOVE. There is no other beside you. It is as simple as this: I adore you. Here now, let Me have that precious tear I see slipping down your face. It is precious to Me, and I have great plans to turn it into something else. Just you wait and see.

Free Gifts Of Forgiveness

Your heart will become soft as flesh as I pour out My graces of unconditional love and forgiveness into its very depths. I am placing your heart upon My potter’s wheel to mold and shape it (Isaiah 64:8). I want you to experience the warmth of My strong hands loving, holding, molding, and shaping the very fabric of your being. My hands of love are wrapping around you at this very moment, creating in you newness of life. Remember, I never stop creating. It is who I am, Creator.

As you forgive others and your own self, your heart will be cleansed of all defilement and guilt. My blood poured crimson red for this and now you are dressed in white linen, full of love and bursting with joy. Though your sins were as scarlet, they are now white as snow (Isaiah 1:18). I will see to it there is no room for hate, for vengeance – for my justice has emancipated you from the tyranny you suffered at the hands of your enemies. Not one thought, plan, or scheme of the enemy has escaped My notice, and now it is time for him to pay. And pay dearly he will, with seven-fold justice (Proverbs 6:30-31).

Remember, the quickest way to justice is through the narrow gate of forgiveness. The sins of those you retain, they are retained (John 20:23). The sins of those you have forgiven are forgiven (John 20:23). Holding onto hurts disables you, My beloved vessel of honor. Let no little foxes of seemingly unimportant things seep into your vessel of forgiveness, thereby defiling the whole of it.

I will wipe away all guilt, doubt and stains of the past making you as clean and fresh as a white sheet blowing in soft breezes of a spring day. All your resentment, guilt and anger are wiped away. Forgive and it is forgiven. Do this even if you see no difference right away in the one you have forgiven. I did it before I ever saw any change in you. I loved you first. And you changed (Proverbs 22:11), didn’t you? Be the first to love. Be like Me

Bestowing Gifts Of Grace

My job is to make you shine, to present you to the world as an image of who I am. I will see to it. You are shining and will shine. All your potential and the gifting once suppressed by a heavy yoke is coming into full bloom. Even now, you are blossoming in ways indiscernible to the eye. Some are indiscernible because you have a tendency to look at your failures and not your successes. This needs to change. Too much inward focus blinds the eye to see and causes an ungrateful, resentful heart. Be careful, My love.

Know in the depth of your heart; know how much I have already given you. I have given you so very much. These gifts, along with your abiding spirit, are to use for the proclamation of My kingdom. I will not let you be hidden under a bushel. I am causing your light to shine. I am the Solitary Star illuminating your heart and life. I am the Solitary Star Shining through you. I am the Solitary Star shining from above, shining over you.

All I made you to be is never hidden from Me (Mark 4:22). Even if you can’t see everything right now, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. I will guide you and will lead you to springs of refreshing water (Isaiah 49:10). I will send My angels to draw you near to people who will work in harmony with you, who will be in agreement with you, whose love will be pure as My love for you.

I love you so much, yes, so much, that I will not allow your gifts and beauty to be unappreciated or misused anymore. Take joy, for the birthing of your gifts is at hand. Let Me deal; let Me contend with those who hinder you (Psalms 35:1). I am putting a secret smile on your face, one radiating from your heart. Those who have held you back will wonder about your secret smile. Out of it, conviction will flow to others, and tranquility will reign in you like a peaceful river. Ingest My Word and let it nourish, and you will be at rest like a weaned child with its mother (Psalms 131:2).

Tears Of Beauty And Enduring Grace

Nothing you have ever shed tears for will be left unclean, unattended or forgotten. I have stored every tear away, every tear of longing, every tear of sorrow, yes, even every tear of unfulfilled hopes and dreams. I have saved every tear (Psalms 56:8). I captured each one as it slid down your face. I am holding all your tears in the cup of My hand, carefully placing them in My bowl of remembrance. They are the ingredients of sweet perfume, heady to My senses, precious to My heart.

I have in the past, and I am, in this very moment, transforming your tears into beautiful showers of grace. They feed a fountain of redemption like underground springs feed a stream. This fountain of grace and mercy, this fountain pouring forth sweet perfume, is flowing with grace to cascade over your life and heart. There is healing in your tears, healing of fractured and unloved places. Like the balm of Gilead, like honey from the Rock, like sweet anointing oil, they flow back over your life. A heart of humble forgiveness is a receptive vessel for this heavenly concoction formulated in by My heart of enraptured love.

I am your Fountain of Redemption in all cases. I wash you right now with tears now transformed by My infused presence and turned into an essence of healing love. My death on the Cross redeemed all. I came for you and for all you love. I am here for you and all things concerning you right now. Do you trust Me enough to let go? Do you trust Me enough to pour out your own fountain of transformed tears on those you love? You see it isn’t just for you.

I will always be near to you. Just call and I will be available because My love for you is infinite. As a matter of fact, I am already with you wherever you are before you call. I just love to hear you say My name, “Jesus.”

Here now, come close; let Me collect the tears I see flowing from the underground springs of your heart. Be they from joy or from sorrow, I love them all. I love you. Your tears are now producing a time of joyful shouting (Psalms 126:5). Enjoy!

Here now, come close, let Me collect the tears I see flowing from the underground springs of your heart. Be they from joy or from sorrow, I love them all. I love you. Your tears are now producing a time of joyful shouting (Psalms 126:5). Enjoy!

Prayer

The areas in my life once obscure are now becoming clear, as clear as the waters of a small brook, cascading its effervescence beauty across the rocks-cleansing the land. I look around and see the immensity of beauty displayed in Your many gifts of nature and my heart is in awe. You have forgiven me of much and I choose to forgive, to love first and foremost. Let not my eyes focus on things of this earth or be easily distracted by others around me.

Even now my heart, ever so soft and pliable, is being molded by Your warm, loving, and capable hands. I am safe with You. While I rest in You, my enemies are contended with, the enemies of my family are contended with. We shall arise and shine together for Your Kingdoms sake. The enemy is even now returning seven-fold because of Your justice and my heart of repentance. I ask for and receive forgiveness and I give forgiveness as freely as it has been given to me. I am standing under Your showers of grace. You have, stored up every tear and are now pouring them over me as rivers of life-giving abundance. What the enemy meant for evil You have turned to good. The time of joyful shouting is here. Amen

Reflect and Journal

    1. What worldly cares and fears have distracted you from being in His presence?
    2. In what ways have you been looking to the past with regret or the future with fear?
    3. What is He speaking to you right now about any of the above?
    4. What areas of darkness in your life need an injection of the Light?
    5. Reflect on the fact He has already walked the path He is leading you on?
    6. Take some time, real time, and let Holy Spirit show you any unforgiveness you are walking in toward another person. Remember, He loves them too.
    7. What stops you from being the first to forgive, the first to love, or the first to repent? Break covenant with pride and self-preservation and forgive.
    8. Have you valued the gifts placed in you as much as He has and does?
    9. Has anyone ever misused or disparaged your gifting? One by one forgive them and repent of any judgment against them for doing so.
    10. Do you trust Him; have faith in Him to turn your tears to joyful shouting?
    11. In what areas do you need to experience the oil of heaven, the honey from the Rock?
    12. Do you need to humble your heart in any way to become a receptive vessel?

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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.

    One Response to “Walking With Jesus, The Good Shepherd”

    1. Ms. Craig, God bless you for being used in such a mighty way! As I read these love letters, I can feel tangible peace in my heart and in the pit of my stomach! Praise God!

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